GameDaily writes: "Perhaps you've heard of Yakuza. If you're the type of person who follows the import scene, it's probably one of your favorite series. This is an unabashed Japanese franchise, and the only way you'll listen to it is in Japanese (with English subtitles). Takes place in Japan? Check. Filled with Japanese references obscure to the average Western gamer? Check. Chances are, though, that the first two Yakuza games on the PS2 slipped completely under your radar."