Reviews of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life first arrived over a month ago, but now the game is out let’s revisit how it fared with the critics.
Actually, so have a number of players, after Sega released a demo for Yakuza 6 that unlocked the full game. Whoops.
Anyway, if you haven’t played the demo or the full game, you’ll be curious as to how the latest in the long-running Yakuza saga stands up.
A long time favourite in Japan, among importers and now a growing fanbase in the West, Yakuza 6 focuses on Kazuma Kiryu. He’s been recently released from prison and is investigating a friend’s accident, as he explores the seemingly quiet town of Onomichi.
As well as his open-world adventures, players can visit a cat cafe, work out in the gym and play full ports of arcade classics like Puyo Puyo and Virtua Fighter 5.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life review scores
Here’s some of the Yakuza 6 review verdicts from across the web – all scores are out of 10 unless otherwise noted. If we’re missing any, drop them in the comments below.
- The VG247 review – “a successful series finale that embraces its quirks”
- PlayStation LifeStyle – 9
- USgamer – 4 / 5
- RPG Site – 8
- PlayStation Universe – 9.5
- TechRaptor – 7.5
- GameSpot – 8
- Push Square – 9
- Worth Playing – 8
- IGN – 7.5
- EGM – 9
- Polygon – 8.5 / 10.0
- GamesBeat – 75 / 100
- Gaming Nexus – 8.8
- Attack of the Fanboy – 3.5 / 5 stars
- Gaming Gamma – 8.8