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Yakuza 2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥6,800 (7,140)[1] SLPM-66602
Sony PlayStation 2
JP (The Best)
¥1,800 (1,890)[2] SLPM-74301
Sony PlayStation 2
US
$? SLUS-21769
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
£39.99 SLES-55242
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
€? SLES-55242
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
€? SLES-55242
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
€? SLES-55242
Sony PlayStation 2
AU
$? SLES-55242
Sony PlayStation 2
KR
₩? SLKA-25280



Yakuza 2, known as Ryu ga Gotoku 2 (龍が如く2) in Japan, is an action game developed by New Entertainment R&D Dept. #1 and published by Sega for the PlayStation 2 as a direct sequel to Yakuza.

Story

Taking place nearly one year after events of Yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu leaves Kamuro-cho with his adopted daughter Haruka and lives in the outskirts of the city. During a visit to cemetery which he prays for his friends who lost their lives during the "10 Billion Yen" incident, Kiryu meets Hanada, who he let to take control of Tojo Clan at the end of the first game. Hanada tells Kiryu that a gang war between Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance is immiment.

Omi Alliance is a very powerful Yakuza organization in the Kansai area and since Tojo Clan is still recovering from the civil war from the last year, a war between two clans would be disasterous. Kiryu, who wants to leave his old life behind, rejects Hanada's request of assistance at first. Immadiately after they are attacked by men with guns. Hanada is gravely wounded and eventually dies in Hospital from his wounds. Realizing that everything in Tojo Clan, and by that extension, Kamuro-cho is in danger, Kiryu decides to act as a mediator between two families and travels to Osaka. Kiryu teams up with old friends and new allies to solve the mystery, such as Kaoru Sayama, a police detective from Sotenbori who keeps him under close watch.

Kiryu eventually realizes there is another group playing with both sides from the shadows and bring two clans to brink of war for their own reasons.

Kiryu's primary rival in this game is Ryuji Goda, son of the chariman of Omi Alliance and leader of Go-Ryu family. (He can be seen in the cover with Kiryu)

Game takes place in both Kamuro-cho and Sotenbori, another fictional district, this time modelled after Osaka.

History

Legacy

A big success in Japan, Yakuza 2 received positive reviews much like its predecessor, however some parts of the story were criticized for being xenophobic, particulary anti-Korean. The game was later re-released in Japan as part of "PlayStation 2 The Best" budget range on 6 December 2007 for ¥1,800 (1,890 inc. tax), and was remastered as part of the 2012 release of Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition.

For a while a Western release seemed unlikely as the original Yakuza failed to live up to expectations (not to mention declining support for the PlayStation 2 console as developers and consumers moved to its successors), however an English version emerged in late 2008, nearly two years after the Japanese version, potentially spurred on by fan petitions. Yakuza 2 sold adequately in the West - while not enough for Sega to part with spin-off Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!, it appeared to justify the release of Yakuza 3 and Yakuza 4 in the years that followed.

Yuma Asami, a famous Japanese adult video star, shows up in the game as a hostess.

Production credits

This article needs a list of production credits, either from the game itself, a manual, or other reliable source.

Magazine articles

Main article: Yakuza 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 November 2008, p99
95 №939, [1]
68 November 2008, p81
100 2008-09-26
85 2008-10-25
Sony PlayStation 2
86
Based on
5 reviews

PlayStation 2, US
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, EU
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Cover
PlayStation 2, UK
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Cover
PlayStation 2, FR
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Cover
PlayStation 2, DE
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Cover
PlayStation 2, IT
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Cover
PlayStation 2, JP
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Cover
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Disc 1
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Disc 2
PlayStation 2, JP
"the Best" version
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Cover
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Disc
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Preview DVD
PlayStation 2, AU
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Cover
PlayStation 2, KR
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Cover

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm66602.html (archived 2006-10-28 17:24)
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm74301.html (archived 2007-12-04 21:27)
  3. File:Yakuza2 OneSheet Final.pdf
  4. http://archive.is/LsJbP


Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku series of games
Sony PlayStation 2
Yakuza (2005) | Yakuza 2 (2006)
Sony PlayStation 3
Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (2008) | Yakuza 3 (2009) | Yakuza 4 (2010) | Yakuza: Dead Souls (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition (2012) | Yakuza 5 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami (2016)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (2010) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (2012)
Nintendo Wii U
Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition for Wii U (2013)
Sony PlayStation 4
Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Yakuza 0 (2015) | Yakuza Kiwami (2016) | Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami 2 (2017) | Hokuto ga Gotoku (2018)
Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku related media
Music
Ryu ga Gotoku & Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Original Sound Track (2007) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Original Soundtrack (2008) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Original Soundtrack (2009) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2010) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinsho Original Soundtrack (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2011) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku Karaoke Best Selection (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku The Best Original Sound Track (2011) | Majima no MajiROCK (2012) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Asura Hen Original Soundtrack (2012) | Entenka / Shonan no Kaze (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Featured Songs (2012) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku 5 The Best Songs Collection (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku Series Best Soundtrack (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side A (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side B (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami Original Soundtrack (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Original Soundtrack (2017)
Book
Yakuza Official Strategy Guide (2006) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2017)


(unsorted): Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shin Fumi Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Thank You no Sho (20xx) |

Film
Like a Dragon: Prologue (2006) | Like a Dragon (2007)