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Alternative Names

Ryu ga Gotoku 2






Release Dates

09/09/08 Sega
12/07/06 Sega
09/19/08 Sega

Community Stats

Owners: 109
Favorite: 11
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 3
Now Playing: 0

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Yakuza 2 - Summary

One year ago, Kazuma Kiryu left it all behind…
Marking the anniversary of his split from Yakuza life, Kazuma and his adopted daughter, Haruka, visit the graves of his Yakuza family. When they get a surprise visit from Terada, the Chairman who took charge of Kazuma’s old Yakuza clan, Terada makes Kazuma an offer he cannot refuse…

Yakuza 2 plunges you once more into the violent Japanese underworld. In intense brutal clashes with rival gangs, the police, and the Korean mafia, you will have even more opportunities to dole out punishment with an improved fighting engine. As the heroic Kazuma Kiryu from the original Yakuza, explore Tokyo and now Osaka. Wander through the back alleys of Japan’s underworld while trying to prevent an all-out gang war in over 16 complex, cinematic chapters written by Hase Seishu, the famous Japanese author who also wrote the first Yakuza. Endless conflicts and surprise plot twists will immerse you in a dark shadowy world where only the strongest will survive.

• Authentic, cinematic sequel. The gritty, genuine portrayal of life in the Yakuza is made more realistic throughout 16 gripping chapters with a return to the original Japanese voice cast and English subtitles.
• Twice as much to explore. There is now more to see and do than ever before in the hugely expanded world of the Yakuza. Visit bowling alleys and driving ranges, as well as cabarets and bars, all licensed from actual Japanese establishments.
• A vibrant, true-to-life world. Like the real Yakuza, you must ingrain yourself in the authentic, neon-lit adult playgrounds of Tokyo and Osaka and become a regular at nightclubs, hostess clubs, restaurants and stores to gain access to secret services and uncover tips.
• Brutal hand-to-hand brawling. An improved fighting engine allows you to fight numerous enemies at once with less load times and smoother camera angles. Experience points earned from brawls will help build up strength, stamina and fighting techniques.
• The intensity of battle is raised. By stringing together a combination of fighting moves, you’ll take out multiple enemies simultaneously. Objects in the environment can be used as weapons and even more context-sensitive Heat moves, like throwing foes down the stairs or off a balcony, will give you the upper hand in battle.


Shipping Total

720,200 Units
As of: March 31st, 2008

Opinion (26)

pots555 posted 10/03/2012, 09:36
Amazing game. A gem from the PS2 era.
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GetALife posted 01/04/2010, 08:31
i hate all you non supporters of this amazing game. if you like mgs god of war or even devil may cry you will love this. if you liked shenmue, it destroys shenmue. pick up the friggin games, get yakuza 3 now, and get yakuza 4, support this shiznit. makes me sad, sega are being kind and releeasing it western and middle
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Fleeman posted 08/12/2009, 05:46
i preorder it like 2 months in advance best game on the ps2
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whatz3rname posted 25/06/2009, 09:19
One of my favorite games of all time and absolutely one of the best games of 2008. Top 5, easily.
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akuseru posted 27/05/2009, 01:06
Yakuza games are really some of my favourite games of all times!! I am currently sudying in Japan, and leaving in August. Already bought Kenzan! as I doubt it will be released outside of Japan and if nothing is said about Yakuza 3 as well, it will join Kenzan! in my bag when I go back home =)
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Tuanniez posted 07/05/2009, 06:52
With sales this poor outside of Japan, I don't think SEGA cares when Yakuza 3, if ever, will ship to US/Others. Sad sad really.
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