Yakuza 3 wows Famitsu

First impressions of Sega's open world mobster title, Yakuza 3, are in. The title has scored 10, 10, 9 and 9 from Famitsu's panel of critics, for a combined score of 38/40. This is along the lines of how the previous titles have done. Yakuza 2 got a 38/40 as well, and last year's Yakuza Kenzan! scored a 37/40.

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TheHater3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

I hope this game make it way to the Sates sometime this year or early next year.
I am curious to see how this game affect the sales of PS3 in Japan next week.

facepalm3688d ago

I hope so as well as Kenzan... I need to finish the series.

As for the score, I could careless... It's Famitsu... Enough said.
I'll wait for the Dengeki scores instead.

GiantEnemyCrab3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

Aren't the states still waiting for Yakuza 2?

Yeah, dunno about this making it over. I watched the trailers on PSN and it looks like an asian GTA game and it looks awesome.

EDIT: Thanks for the corrections. For some reason I thought I heard 1up complaining that they don't bring Yakuza over to the states and that 3 would be a "pipe-dream".

George Sears3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

I believe 38/40 is an awesome score no? Or is it that everything has to be perfect for it to be trustworthy?


The game released around mid September if I remember correctly but regardless, Sega takes there oh so sweet time for these games to come out stateside. So even if they do indeed decide to bring it, I would expect a late 2010 release.

pwnsause3688d ago

Yakuza 2 has been released in the states since last year. its That Yakuza prequel that has not been released in the US yet.

Alcohog3688d ago

I think what FacePalm meant was that lately when Famitsu scores a game low, it tends to be a good game. Therefore he is getting at the fact that Famitsu just sucks in general and their opinion means nothing to the masses.

jams_shop3688d ago

Yakuza 2 was released last year btw great game

SuperTanker3688d ago

And Famitsu also gave Haze a high score, so it's a little hard to trust them.

George Sears3688d ago

Oh so now there one of the not trusted ones. I see.........

facepalm3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

^-^ I really want this game, but even if it gets a great score from Famitsu it won't really matter. Famitsu has been rather all over the board, giving games I like rather lower scores (Demon's Souls and WKC), while giving games I didn't like (HAZE, The Last Remnant) higher scores.

I usually agree with Dengeki's scores more than Famitsu's... (I'm not sure what Dengeki gave TLR so I might disagree with them on that part.)

Nothing to do with me hating the game, it's me disapproving of Famitsu's inconsistency when it comes to scoring.

@George Sears (1.8): In a nutshell, yes.
@Alcohog (1.5): My sediments exactly... ^-^

INehalemEXI3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

Where the best thing published by SEGA since Shenmue (DC). Unless im forgot something.

hweita3688d ago

38/40 is on par with Fallout 3 and LittleBigPlanet

It also says the main quest alone takes more than 30 hours to complete... nice

eagle213688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

Yakuza 3 is sooooooo getting purchased, even if I have to import it. :)

Immortal Kaim3688d ago

I never played the Yakuza games, can someone explain what type of genre they fall into?

Are they anything like Shenmue? If so I need to play them cause Shenmue is a masterpiece.


hades073688d ago

This is one game I would love to get my hands on but sadly I only own a xbox360. Anyone know if this game is an exclusive to the PS3 or if there is any chance of it coming to the 360?

INehalemEXI3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

Its closest thing to a shenmue. Its gangster though. It is PS3 exclusive.

Lifendz3688d ago

and they can have the 80 bucks it'll probably cost to import it.

Pixel_Addict3688d ago

I am sure Sony is looking into moving this title in the States. All they really need is to translate somethings really. Another quality exclusive for the PS3. Funny, giantenemycrab, how fast your forgot that the PS3 is not region locked. Another feature xbox fanatics tend to leave out of their arguments.

ActionBastard3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

I agree that Yakuza is the best thing Sega has published since Shenmue. Then I would add Valkyria Chronicles to the list as well. I have both Yakuza 1&2 and they were absolutely fantastic. I actually liked Yakuza 2 having no English voice over. I'm fine with subtitles (plus for whatever reason, it felt more authentic).

To Sega: If this game doesn't make it stateside, I will Bastard Thrust my way to your headquarters hell bent on destruction!

Danja3688d ago

great score even though I really dont trust Famitsu ne more..all the other Yakuza games has gotten the same score so I wont judge this review..

but wow...The PS3 is on a role ...all these great games such at once

pain777pas3687d ago

If this game comes out this year I am officially spending a lot on games again for another year this month has been killer Sf4 ce, flower, and killzone2 next week.

solidt123687d ago

Im looking forward to this game in the states as well.

FrankenLife3687d ago

I will keep that in mind for future reference. In the event somebody says, "hey, I wonder what Famitsu thinks about Yakuza 3.", then I will be able say, "yeah, it got a 38/40"

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Nightfallen3688d ago

That game has my interests, would be a waste not releasing it world wide.

pwnsause3688d ago (Edited 3688d ago )

Sega Better bring this game to the west and give it some form of advertising over here. Valkyria Chronicles Suffered from low sales because of advertising. it was a Great game.

shadowfox3688d ago

Nice Yakuza score... Looks like Halo Wars got straight 8s.

jams_shop3688d ago

This needs to be release outside Japan thank SEGA