1UP writes: "This third game in the series continues the big-budget action-adventure starring Kazuma Kiryu, aka the infamous "Dragon of the Dojima Family." Its Japanese-gangster-drama plot swirls around crime-family rivalries and vendettas, much like the storylines of The Sopranos.
The game uses a broad mixture of elements to create an immersive experience. It starts with a star-studded voice cast that gives it a truly cinematic storytelling presentation. It then pairs that presentation with combat; fighting naturally plays a big part in the game, but unlike the gunplay-heavy gangsters of the West, Kazuma mixes it up with a combination of martial arts and improvised weapons. But he's also handy with steel when the need arises."