Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life


PlayStation 4
Yakuza Studio


Game Rating

User Ratings: 129

Our Review: 9/10

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life News





  • News Yakuza 6's Release Roll Out Continues to Be a Mess

    English version available now in some countries

    What the frig is the deal with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life? Delayed into April on the PlayStation 4, we’ve already played the title in its entirety and published our review. And now the release has popped up in South East Asian shops, with English subtitles, amid very

  • News Yakuza 6 Demo Coming Back to PS4 Following Full Release Fumble

    Available early this week

    The demo for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was only made available for a short time, as SEGA inadvertently released the full game on the North American PlayStation Store and, understandably, quickly removed it. Having now been unavailable for a few weeks, SEGA announced yesterday that the demo will be making a return soon...

  • News Watch 25 Minutes of Yakuza 6 Open World Gameplay on PS4

    Street fighter

    Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is almost upon us. With only mere weeks left until we can all grapple with Kaz's latest adventure, a new video from PlayStation Underground has appeared to fill the time. It's a 25 minute video that dives into purely open world stuff, so there's no need to worry about spoilers here. We get a look at how...

  • Hands On Yakuza 6 PS4 Demo Promises Big Changes for Kiryu's Final Adventure

    It's Kamurocho, but not as we know it

    We're all big fans of the Yakuza series here at Push Square Towers, so when SEGA (rather messily) released a demo of Yakuza 6 last week, we began swinging bicycles at each other in delight. Last year's Yakuza 0 was fantastic, telling a compelling origin story for main man Kiryu and series mainstay Majima, a

  • News Sony Removes Access to Yakuza 6 Following Demo Mix Up

    Heat action

    Following on from news that SEGA mistakenly stuck the entirety of Yakuza 6 on the North American PlayStation Store instead of the demo, Sony has taken action by revoking the licence to the demo. In the US, if you downloaded the demo, the app icon should now have a padlock in the bottom right corner, meaning you can no longer play it,...


  • News SEGA Accidentally Released Yakuza 6 in Full on US PlayStation Store Instead of Demo

    Now unavailable

    This is pretty mad: today saw the launch of the demo version of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, but SEGA inadvertently published the full, unlocked game on the North American PlayStation Store. When you download the demo, you're actually downloading the whole game (hence the size), but the majority of the content will remain locked off...

  • News You're Gonna Need a Lot of Space for That Yakuza 6 Demo on PS4

    It's bloody huge

    So, that Yakuza 6 demo is starting to appear on the PlayStation Store in various regions. Officially due out on the 27th February (that's tomorrow at the time of writing), you'll be able to carry over your progress from the demo into the full game, which is set to launch on the 17th April. There's just one small potential problem,...

  • News Heat Things Up with 2 Hours of Yakuza 6 English Gameplay

    Kazing in

    Those lucky b*stards over at PlayStation Access have done it again, streaming two whole hours of English Yakuza 6 gameplay. It's fair to say that the game's looking pretty bloody good -- as is the localisation. Yakuza 0 has really set the bar for Japanese to English translation, so we're glad to see that this upcoming instalment appears to...

  • News Yakuza 6 Delayed, Demo to Release This Month


    On the game's official Twitter feed, it has been announced that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be delayed from 20th March to 17th April. No real reason was given, but we assume the game needed that little bit of extra time to get everything polished up as much as possible. The statement continues, announcing that there will be a demo made...


  • News You Can Create Your Own Clan in Yakuza 6 on PS4


    A new trailer for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has appeared, this time showcasing the game's clan creator mode. As is typical of Yakuza's extracurricular activities, it looks relatively deep. You recruit clan members by fighting and defeating them, and once they're on board, you can place them in a hierarchy from chairman (our main man Kaz,...

  • News New Trailer for Yakuza 6 Highlights Typically Excellent Minigames

    That's rad

    There are many things that the Yakuza series brings to the table, but its penchant for fleshed out and eclectic minigames is always a joy to behold. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be no different, it seems; this new trailer focuses on what kind of activities you'll be able to partake in during Kiryu's downtime. The minigames shown vary...


  • News Here's Almost 2 Hours of Yakuza 6 PS4 Gameplay in English


    Those incredibly lucky b*stards over at PlayStation Access have got their hands on an English version of Yakuza 6, months ahead of the full game's launch in March next year. Fortunately, they've been kind enough to stream almost two hours of gameplay, which is now archived for your viewing pleasure. The footage features general...



  • News Sing the Song of Life with 15 Minutes of Yakuza 6

    Streets of rage

    What a time to be alive! If the excellent Yakuza 0 and upcoming Yakuza Kiwami weren’t already enough, SEGA is bringing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to the PlayStation 4 next year. And via IGN, here’s our first look at the English language version of the game. It sure looks like Yakuza alright, but series veterans will notice a...

  • E3 2017 Kaz Is Looking Old and Out of Patience in New Yakuza 6 Trailer

    Old boy

    Age is just a number, and that's a motto Kazuma Kiryu seems to live by in Yakuza 6. The latest entry in the series, Kaz is getting on in years by the time that this new story unfolds. Haruka's in hospital, she's got a kid, and the Dragon of Dojima's out to find the father - it's a setup that we can't wait to watch unfurl. Give the game's E3...

  • E3 2017 13 Sentinels, Yakuza 6 Feature on This Year's Badges

    Lovely lanyards

    E3 is so weird that the badges… Actually get sponsored by upcoming games. Whatever, this has given us an excuse to finally break out the E3 2017 article prefix, as it’s been revealed that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will adorn this year’s lanyard fodder. Atlus usually occupies the spot solo, but this...



  • News Yakuza 6 Scores a Snazzy PS4 Hardware Bundle

    But it ain't a PS4 Pro

    We're not entirely convinced that we understand Sony's decision to promote the PlayStation 4 Slim ahead of the impending PS4 Pro, but we're sure that it's all part of some masterplan. Nevertheless, the platform holder will be spotlighting the diminutive device ahead of its triple-tiered brother for the release of Yakuza 6, in...


  • News Yakuza 6 Has Kitty Cafés, Livecam Girls, and Virtua Fighter 5

    Play time

    If you weren't already hyped for Yakuza 6, then take a look at its roster of minigames. SEGA's seedy series has always prided itself on its various side-activities – Yakuza 5, incredibly, had a first-person snowball fight deathmatch arena, for example – but it looks like the latest entry in the series will take things to the next...

  • TGS 2016 Yakuza 6 Sparkles in 17 Minute PS4 Gameplay Demo


    Yakuza 6 is the first entry in the storied series to be developed natively for the PlayStation 4, and it really shows – the game looks stunning. In this 17 minute live gameplay demo from the Tokyo Game Show, we see seasoned protagonist Kazuma Kiryu exploring a glittery Kamurocho. And the clip ends with a bit of weight training, because...



  • News Drool Over 40 Minutes of Yakuza 6 PS4 Gameplay

    Kiryu go

    Yakuza is one of the few franchises that Push Square Towers collectively adores, so you're right to assume that we watched this 43 minute gameplay video from Yakuza 6 with our jaws agape. The game looks so bloody good – and according to creator Toshihiro Nagoshi, the PlayStation 4 exclusive is still a long way from being finished. Hnngh...

  • News Yakuza 6 Drags the Series Kicking and Screaming into 2016

    Feeling the heat

    Regular readers will know that we're gigantic fans of the Yakuza franchise here at Push Square Towers, but even we have to admit that the series has aged poorly. The PlayStation 3 entries, while vibrant, were essentially up-ressed PlayStation 2 games, and the current crop of PlayStation 4 titles all run on the same engine, too...


  • News Yakuza 6 Looks Drop Dead Gorgeous on PS4

    Oh, Kamurocho

    Yakuza 6 is the first entry in SEGA's seedy series to be developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and this tech trailer demonstrates just how far the visuals have advanced as a consequence. Shown during a 10th anniversary commemoration event in a Tokyo theatre overnight, the video gives us a good look at Kamurocho's rain stricken...


  • News Your First Look at Yakuza 6 on PS4 Is Impressive

    Gangster's paradise

    Yakuza 6 is being built exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and boy does it show in this first ever video. SEGA debuted the footage during a NicoNico livestream yesterday, and it shows Japanese actor Beat Takeshi's character in all of his new-gen glory. The facial modelling has always been good in the Yakuza games, but this is...

  • TGS 2015 Two New Yakuza Titles Dragon Punch PS4

    Kiryu's coming

    Start those localisation petitions, as SEGA has announced two new Yakuza titles for the PlayStation 4. The first of the reveals is Yakuza: Kiwami, a complete remake of the original game with updated visuals and all-new scenarios. Due out on 21st January, the title will include a demo for Yakuza 6, which will launch exclusively on the...