Regardless of being on Steam for years, the Yakuza video games have simply made their DRM-free debut on GoG.com. This is able to not be particularly notable information have been it not for the beautiful absurd deal that GoG has managed to attain to have fun. It is providing Yakuza: The Full Collection for simply over $34 (£27), a bundle of seven video games within the collection that, and we counted this scientifically*, our Yakuza-liking UK editor-in-chief Phil Savage has spent 456 hours taking part in. That is, like, seven cents an hour.
That is in all probability as a result of Yakuza is nice, and every entry within the collection does simply sufficient to differentiate itself whereas serving up precisely the identical OTT slapstick violence, sombre and emotional smoking scenes, completely byzantine and sensible minigame-slash-sidequests, and fortune cookie homilies by the truckload. “The Yakuza collection taught me learn how to be a Japanese mobster,” wrote PCG’s Jorge Jimenez, “daily I stand up, suplex 25 guys who have been impolite to me on the road, hit the batting cage, eat cheeseburgers and sing karaoke”.
Now there may be one oddity about Yakuza: The Full Collection which is that, how can I put this, it isn’t the entire collection. This bundle consists of Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami 1 & 2, Yakuza Remastered 3, 4 and 5, after which Yakuza 6: Tune of Life. It doesn’t, nevertheless, embrace Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon. The rationale for this could be, firstly, it isn’t on GoG but and, secondly, this was the primary mainline game to maneuver past Kazuma Kiryu. So should you squint a bit, that is Yakuza: The Full Collection (starring Kiryu).
Oh and do be aware that, in addition to the enormous pack with the largest low cost (70%), there is a pack with the primary three video games for 66% off, and one with the remasters of 3-5 on the similar low cost.
It is onerous to think about extra bang to your buck than this, and should you ever did work your approach by way of all of them it could be the deal of the century. However it must be mentioned that these video games do usually see steep reductions and, should you’d reasonably simply take a look at the waters, you need to perhaps begin by searching for a great deal on Yakuza 5 (66% off): And grasp the methods of the taxi driver.
(*Phil counted a complete of 456 hours. Nonetheless, his Yakuza Kiwami 2 save was misplaced when a PS4 onerous drive failed, god’s approach of telling you to play these items on PC, so completionists could need to add one other 10 hours or so.)