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Yakuza 0

Yakuza Zero: The Oath's Place

Another installment in the popular action game series, known as the Japan’s take on the Grand Theft Auto series. This time, the developers from SEGA created a prequel of the whole series, taking place in 1988, seven years before the events seen in the first installment.

Action | TPP | Gangster | sandbox | beat 'em up | Japan | 80s

Yakuza 0 cover

developer: SEGA

publisher: SEGA

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game release date:

12Mar2015

PS3 PS4

01Aug2018

PC

Mar2020

XONE

Yakuza Zero for PS4 and PS3 is a new installment of the popular action game series established in 2006 with a release on PlayStation 2, generally perceived as a Japanese response to the Grand Theft Auto series. Similarly to the previous installments and spin-offs, the game was developed by SEGA, with Yakuza Zero being a series’ debut on eight generation consoles.

Plot

When it comes to story, Yakuza 0 is a prequel of the whole series – we are taken to 1988, being a witness to events that happened seven years before the events shown in the first installment of the series. The game stars two protagonists: Kazuma Kiryu, a 20 year old member of the Tojo clan, and Majima Goro, a 24 year old businessman looking for action. The first hero dreams of making his mark on the Tokyo’s underworld while moonlighting as a debt collector, while the second one, even with a legal business working for him, searches for a way back to life of crime. The heroes meet while tensions rise as two hostile clans fight for domination over one of Tokyo’s districts.

Mechanics

The gameplay is similar to what we could experience in the previous installments of the series, and is based on the typical third person perspective model. However, Yakuza is characteristic for its complex combat system and specific atmosphere of metropolitan Japan. As a result, the game mixes steady, role-playing segments with dynamic pursuits, shootouts and brawls full of spectacular cut scenes. However, the leisure segments are also engaging, involving exploration of city streets, conversations with encountered characters, and completing numerous story missions. The world is open and exploration-friendly, full of additional activities that can be undertaken by our heroes. The game sports atmospheric visuals and since it’s located in Far East, we encounter a lot of eye-catching elements and distractions.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Minimum: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 / Radeon HD 6870 or better, Windows 7 64-bit

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