Over 14 years now, we’ve had a lot of Yakuza to love. Here’s a very quick recap of all the main series entries.
2006 (PS2, PS4)
The story of Kazuma Kiryu begins – a tale of injustice, greed, an orphan and product placement.
2008 (PS2, PS4)
The saga continues, with a trip to Osaka, alliance wars, a missing child, love and Virtua Fighter 4.
2010 (PS3, PS4)
A new location opens up – Ryukyu – plus an orphanage, legitimate business and instant noodles.
2011 (PS3, PS4)
An expanded Kamurocho delivers murder, honour, money, a mysterious woman and karaoke.
2015 (PS3, PS4)
Kazuma’s quiet taxi-driving life makes way for a broken truce, clandestine meetings and dance battles.
2017 (PS4, Xbox One)
It’s prequel time – an ’80s tinged tale of debt collection, murder, wrongful arrest and cabaret.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Moving right along, we encounter a helpless child, unlikely allies, family and a Nyan Nyan Café.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
2020 (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S)
We’re bang up to date, as Ichiban Kasuga takes on prison, betrayal, cracking skulls and go-karting.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is out now for Xbox Series X|S/One and PS4, and hits PS5 on March 2, 2021.