Yakuza 6

Yakuza 1's remake Yakuza: Kiwami announced for US release in 2017, Yakuza 6 in 2018

Yakuza 1's remake Yakuza: Kiwami announced for US release in 2017, Yakuza 6 in 2018

Eric Frederiksen

The Yakuza games have had a weird, storied history over here in the US. In Japan, the series is one of Sega’s premiere titles, if not the biggest, and the stories are deeply entrenched in Japanese culture and post-war history. Over here, we have little direct connection to the types of characters we see in these games, and they’ve struggled to find a wide audience. The first four games...

Yakuza 6 couldn't be more gorgeous if it tried; even the chicken nuggets look real!

Yakuza 6 couldn't be more gorgeous if it tried; even the chicken nuggets look real!

Ron Duwell

The Yakuza series is often a hard sell to play from beginning to end. They are very chatty, have a ton of back story, and are constantly outperforming the previous entry when it comes to gameplay and graphics. Unless you are here strictly for the story of this well oiled machine, it’s tough to give a recommendation to go back and explore the rest. Yakuza 6 takes that train of thought...