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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

The 6th installment in the series of gangster action games published by SEGA, which is popular in Japan. The titular Yakuza is the Japanese word used to describe local organized criminal structures and its members. In Yakuza 6 the player once again assumes the role of the protagonist of the previous installments of the series: Kazuma Kiryu who since many years has had trouble with the local mafia – more precisely, since the time when he took the blame for killing the boss of the local Yakuza in order to save his friend. The player learns the plot of the game through the cutscenes and dialogues. The game takes place in a fictional district of Tokyo called Kamurocho. Similarly as the previous entries in the series, Yakuza 6 is a third-person perspective action game. The player is traveling through the streets of the city, taking quests from non-playable characters and he participating in hundreds of spectacular street fights. The fights are based on mechanics which require the player to learn various combinations of attacks and blocks. Yakuza 6 offers even larger open world and greater freedom to explore it (now it is possible to climb on the roofs of the buildings).

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Sony PlayStation 4
Game Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) cover
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life | PS4

Action, TPP, Gangster, beat 'em up, Japan, action adventure

Companies responsible for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

SEGA | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life release date for PS4:

game language:
English

17 April 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 561 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.8 / 10 calculated out of 36 players' votes.  

Yakuza 6 for PlayStation 4 is the next installment of the series of action-adventure games focused on the Japanese criminal underworld. As always, the title was developed by the Japanese company Sega. Yakuza series was born in 2005, on PlayStation 2. Since the debut of the first entry in the saga the franchise received a few main installments and spin-offs. Among the latter there were games that took place in 19th century and focused on different characters and there were games focused on completely unrealistic events like a zombie invasion in Tokyo (Yakuza: Dead Souls). It is worth adding that for the first time in the series, the director and actor that created movie adaptation of the first Yakuza that was released in 2005, will make a guest appearance in the game.

Plot

The story presented in Yakuza 6 once again focuses on the adventures of Kazuma Kiryu who must face new problems related to his long relations with Yakuza. The player will once again meet the well known characters and inhabitants of the fictional entertainment district of Tokyo called Kamurocho which appeared in the previous entries in the saga.

Mechanics

Yakuza 6 for PlayStation 4 doesn’t present any revolutionary gameplay changes. As always, the camera presents the action from the back of the protagonist. During the game the player will participate in dozens of melee fights and in many minigames and he will explore the streets and suspicious alleys. He will also complete various quests and missions. The developers expanded the size of the open world and optimized many of its elements, giving greater movement freedom to the player (for example, now it is possible to climb the roofs of the buildings).

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.
Yakuza 6 Game Guide

game guide 04 April 2018

The game guide to Yakuza 6 contains complete walkthrough and valuable tips about the game content. Our guide features detailed Yakuza 6 maps, solution for all side missions, and meticulous clan wars explanation. We didn't forget about collectibles like safes, stones or cats.