SEGA’S awesome Playstation exclusive Yakuza series has traditionally been pretty underappreciated in the west, and although there’s the obvious cultural rift, I can’t for the life of me fathom why.
Showing a slice of life in the seedy underbelly of Tokyo’s Red Light District, it’s the eastern equivalent of the Grand theft Auto series western gamers love so much – only with infinitely better melee combat. It’s violent, over the top and if I have to be honest, deliciously cheesy. Check out the trailer for the 4th in series, showing a beautifully recreated Tokyo, and then tell me that this hasn’t piqued your interest. Liar.
A motorcycle to the skull? Why not!
Last Updated: November 25, 2010