Yakuza 4

From WE Computers Museum
Revision as of 19:19, 21 January 2023 by Jenni (talk | contribs) (remove redundancies)
Yakuza 4.jpg
Yakuza 4
Developer Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher Sega
Platforms PS3, PS4
Released PlayStation 3
JP: March 18, 2010
NA: March 15, 2011
EU/AU: March 18, 2011
PlayStation 4
JP: January 17, 2019
WW: October 29, 2019
Windows, Xbox One
WW: January 28, 2021
Added to
PS3: October 26, 2018
PS4: August 21, 2019

Yakuza 4, known in Japan as Ryū ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono (龍が如く4 伝説を継ぐもの, “Like a Dragon 4: Successor of the Legend”), is the fourth mainline game, and the sixth game overall, in the Like a Dragon series. It was released on PlayStation 3 in Japan on March 18, 2010, in North America on March 15, 2011, and in Europe and Australia on March 18, 2011. It received a high-definition port in Japan for PlayStation 4 on January 17, 2019 and worldwide on October 29, 2019. The high-definition port was released worldwide for Windows and Xbox One on January 28, 2021.

Unlike the first three games in the series, in which Kazuma Kiryu was the only protagonist, Yakuza 4 features four protagonists.


Kazuma Kiryu, Masayoshi Tanimura, Shun Akiyama, and Taiga Saejima find themselves in a conspiracy stretching back to 1985.

Akiyama's story

Shun Akiyama, the lifeline of Kamurocho, runs a money-lending business named Sky Finance. A mysterious woman named Lily arrives at his office looking for a loan.

Saejima's story

Taiga Saejima, the Tiger of Sasai, is on death row for the murder of eighteen people. He is scheduled for execution, however, he escapes from prison.

Tanimura's story

Masayoshi Tanimura, the parasite of Kamurocho, is a police officer that takes bribes from illegal businesses and gives them to Asian immigrants. He is the son of a police officer and is convinced his father was murdered despite the fact his death was ruled a suicide.

Kiryu's story

Kiryu Kazuma, the Dragon of Dojima, is running an orphanage in Okinawa, but when Taiga Saejima washes up on his doorstep, he reluctantly helps discover the truth of the massacre that occurred twenty-five years earlier.


Akiyama, Saejima, Tanimura, and Kiryu fight the people involved in the conspiracy on top of the Millenium Tower.

Playable games

At Club Sega, you can play arcade games:

  • Answer x Answer (only in the original Japanese PlayStation 3 release)
  • Boxcelios 2
  • UFO Catcher 8

In addition, there are gambling parlors, casinos, and bars that allow you to play various parlor games and gamble.

  • Aroma massage
  • Baccarat
  • Batting Center
  • Billiards
  • Blackjack
  • Bowling
  • Cee-lo
  • Cho-han
  • Darts
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hostess maker
  • Karaoke button-based rhythm game
  • Koi-koi
  • Mahjong
  • Oicho-kabu
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Shogi
  • Underground coliseum (street fighting)