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Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

PS5 Details

Native PS5 application


Release Date
November 9, 2023
Metacritic Score


We aggregate reviews from multiple sources, and use AI to summarize the pros and cons of each review.
  • Interesting protagonist replacement
  • Shift to RPG genre was a success
  • Main character has depth and flaws
  • New combat style introduces novel game mechanics
  • Range of side missions and personal upgrades available
  • Varied, memorable characters
  • Interesting game distractions and mini-games
  • Visually appealing game environment
  • Story is gripping and full
  • Quantity of content makes up for shorter game length
  • Concept of a Yakuza game without original protagonist was initially challenging
  • Some game gadgets feel gimmicky
  • Game seems shorter than previous versions
  • Gameplay can get repetitive when grinding ranks
  • Health depletion issue in battles
  • Artificial game lengthening methods used
  • The game provides more context to the story of Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
  • The plot is filled with twists and fantastic characters.
  • Kiryu's character is enriched and feels more fleshed out.
  • The narrative carries the experience overall.
  • The game offers an ample amount of minigames and side quests.
  • Sotenbori has much to explore.
  • The game's fighting styles complement each other really well.
  • Combat system feels refined.
  • Knowledge of the previous Yakuza game is needed for context.
  • Only one district, which can feel cramped.
  • Repetitive journeying across the same district.
  • The implementation of the colosseum and group battles disappoint.
  • Grinding required to assemble and level up team.
  • Optional excursions can feel too grindy.

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