Parents' Guide to

Yakuza 2

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Intriguing but violent Japanese crime drama.

Game PlayStation 2 2008
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Yakuza 2 is an excellent extension of the first game in the series, only changing itself for the better with a more involving combat system and a storyline that expands the excellent tale that was laid out in the first title. The always twisting story makes for a very engaging game, but sometimes the focus on story makes this seem more a movie than a video game. For example, playing through the first chapter and watching the recap from the first title took nearly one hour, during which you control what is going on for only a few minutes.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: October 9, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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