- Genre: action game
- Release Date: March 12, 2015 (PS3, PS4), August 1, 2018 (PC), February 26, 2020 (XOne)
- Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Average time needed to complete the game (main story & additional activities): 66 hours
- Average time needed to complete the game 100%: 141 hours
What's the game about?
Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the entire series. In the game, we move to 1988 and learn about the events from seven years before the action of the first part of the series. The story is about two men, 20-year-old Kiryu Kazuma and 24-year-old Majima Goro, who become embroiled in a clan struggle for power over Tokyo's Kamurocho district.
What can you do for so many hours in a game?
The gameplay in Yakuza 0 doesn't differ from what we've become accustomed to in previous installments of the series – once again, players are presented with a highly evocative open world, in which, apart from classic story missions, they can focus on many additional activities and mini-games that significantly increase the time of play. Here, we have the opportunity to indulge in such activities as running a club, fishing, bowling or gambling. However, we spend a lot of time simply learning about the fate of the two protagonists and completing available side missions.
How was the game received?
Yakuza 0 was very well received by both critics, and the gaming community. Though the game wasn't perfect, the things that were most hoped for – an exciting story, interesting characters and the atmosphere – were delivered in a great fashion, which even contributed to the fact that many people still consider this item to be one of the best games in the series.
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