- Also Known As
- Yakuza 7
- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 2nd Mar 2021
- 2nd Mar 2021
PlayStation Plus Essential (Subscription)
- 2nd Aug 2022 until 6th Sep 2022
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 20th Dec 2022 until 19th Dec 2023
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Job's a good'un
Republished on Wednesday 27th July 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Where do we even start with Yakuza: Like a Dragon? SEGA's series has always been eccentric, but this latest instalment takes things to a whole new...
A hero's work is never done
The tale of incredibly endearing protagonist Ichiban Kasuga shines brighter than ever on PlayStation 5, where Yakuza: Like a Dragon offers enhanced visuals. This next-gen upgrade lets you choose between 60 frames-per-second at a slightly higher resolution, or 30 frames-per-second with 4K support. And, well... That's about...
SEGA's Yakuza or Like a Dragon series has been around since the days of the PlayStation 2, but only over the last half a decade or so has it really started to seep into the consciousness of a wider Western audience. This is largely thanks to 2017's Yakuza 0, which sparked a whole new wave of interest on PlayStation 4. It helped, of...
We can totally see it
Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduced the world to lovable lout Ichiban Kasuga, a petty criminal with a heart of gold. But did you know that part of the inspiration for Ichi's portrayal comes from the manga mega-hit One Piece, and specifically, the characterisation of protagonist Monkey D. Luffy himself? It's true, and this tasty...
Add them to your library
It's a fresh month, which means a new batch of PS Plus Essential games is on the horizon. However, before we concern ourselves with September's goodies, let's not forget August's PS Plus lineup. Today, 5th September, is your last day to claim this trio and add them to your games library, and it's a selection you'll want...
The PS Plus Essential monthly games always pop up on the first Tuesday of the month, and would you believe it, we've reached August's selection already. Available to all PS Plus subscribers on all tiers, this month's lineup is now available to download and add to your library. As a reminder, this month sees a fresh trio of PS5 and PS4...
Plus or minus?
The PS Plus Essential line-up for August 2022 has been officially announced, and as always, we would like nothing more than to hear whether you're happy with what's being offered. But first, let's run through a quick recap, shall we? You could argue that August has not one, but two headline acts in the form of top notch remake Tony...
Following yet another leak, the PS Plus Essential monthly games for August 2022 have now been officially unveiled. It's the usual three games spread across PS5 and PS4, and there's something for everyone in this latest trio. August 2022's PS Plus Essential monthly games are: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 (PS5, PS4)
Take your turn
Just the other day, Yakuza and Judgment developer RGG Studio confirmed the departure of Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato — two SEGA veterans who helped shape the Yakuza series as we know it. The company has been restructured as a result, and the new team has already revealed what it's working on next. We all knew it was coming,...
I'm walkin' here
Hugely talented cosplayer Enyen has recently been making waves with a very impressive adaptation of Yakuza: Like a Dragon — and we just had to write about it. Enyen's Twitter posts have been going viral over the past few days, with the cosplayer taking to the streets as protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. With the help of fellow...
Bigger is not always better – at least, that’s what I try to tell myself every time I hop in the shower. Alright, I’m probably lying to myself: after all, no one orders a single patty from Five Guys, do they? I do believe, however, that in the case of open world games, a smaller, denser environment is preferable to gigantic open...
Enter the dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon finally launched on PlayStation 5 earlier this week, following the end of an Xbox exclusivity period on next-gen hardware. The often insane RPG runs better than ever on Sony's new system, and even though we had already played it to death on PS4, we've been enjoying it all over again on PS5. At its best, we...
It's all in the suit
The 'Legends Costume Set' for Yakuza: Like a Dragon is currently going free on the PlayStation Store, in celebration of the game's launch on PS5. It includes eight different outfits, all of which are based on existing characters in the series. And yes, it lets you dress protagonist Ichiban up as the infamous Goro Majima. If...
RISE LIKE A DRAGON
Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn't commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most.
Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city’s outcasts on his journey.
LEVEL UP FROM UNDERDOG TO DRAGON IN DYNAMIC RPG COMBAT
Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls!
ENTER THE UNDERWORLD PLAYGROUND
When you're not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There’s always something new around the corner.