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Yakuza 4 is a video game developed and released by SEGA for the PlayStation 3. The game was introduced on July 24, 2009; a promotional video was presented at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show, and a preview of the main plot was released on January 13, 2010. The sequel to Yakuza 3, it was released on March 18, 2010, in Japan after a playable demo was released on the Japanese PlayStation Store on March 5. Yakuza 4 was released in Europe and North America in March 2011.

Gameplay

Available mini-games are pachinko, fishing, onsen, table tennis, Hana Fuda and karaoke, including duets with non-player characters. In Haruka's Wish, the player must raise Haruka's trust level. Each main character has a side game or goal which must be completed, and many side games are related to trophies.

Reception

Yakuza 4 received mostly positive reviews from critics. The game received an Award for Excellence at the 2010 Japan Game Awards, and received a score of 38 out of 40 from Famitsu. It has a 79-percent rating on GameRankings based on 40 reviews and a valuation of 78 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 59 reviews.

Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 79.98%
Metacritic 78 / 100
Review score
Publication Score
Famitsu 38/40