Yakuza 2

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Yakuza 2
Developer New Entertainment R&D Dept.
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher Sega
Platforms PS2, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox One
Released Yakuza 2:
PS2 JP: December 7, 2006
PS2 NA: September 9, 2008
PS2 EU: September 19, 2008
PS2 EU: September 25, 2008
Yakuza 1&2 HD
PS3 JP: November 1, 2012
Wii U JP: August 8, 2013
PS4 JP: December 7, 2017
PS4 WW: August 28, 2018
Windows WW: May 9, 2019
Xbox One WW: July 30, 2020
Added to
PS4: October 18, 2018

Yakuza 2, known in Japan as Ryū ga Gotoku 2 (龍が如く2, “Like a Dragon 2”), was the second game in the Like a Dragon series. It was released on PlayStation 2 in Japan on December 7, 2006, in North America on September 9, 2008, in Europe on September 19, 2008, and in Australia on September 25, 2008.

It received a high definition port in Japan as part of Ryū ga Gotoku 1&2 HD (龍が如く 1&2 HD, “Like a Dragon 1&2 HD”) on PlayStation 3 on November 1, 2012, and on Wii U on August 8, 2013.

It later received an enhanced remake titled Yakuza Kiwami 2, which was known in Japan as Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2 (龍が如く 極2, "Like a Dragon: Extreme 2"). It was released in Japan on PlayStation 4 on December 7, 2017. It received a worldwide release on PlayStation 4 on August 28, 2018, and on Windows on May 9, 2019.


The former fourth chairman of the Tojo clan, Kazuma Kiryu, is pulled back into the yakuza life after the murder of the fifth chairman.

Majima Saga

In Yakuza Kiwami 2, a three-chapter story is included wherein Goro Majima has to clear his name when he is blamed for a crime he didn't commit. The chapters are unlocked as the main story progresses, but they take place before the main storyline.

Playable games

Yakuza 2

At Club Sega, you can play Sega arcade games.

  • UFO Catcher
  • YF6 - a first-person lightsaber fighting game

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

  • Baccarat
  • Batting Center
  • Blackjack
  • Darts
  • Karaoke button-based rhythm game
  • Mahjong
  • Pachinko Slot
  • Roulette
  • Shogi

Yakuza Kiwami 2

At Club Sega, you can play Sega arcade games.

In addition, there are gambling parlors, casinos, and bars that allow you to play various parlor games and gamble. As with Yakuza 0, the Japanese gambling games that had previously been cut out of previous western releases of Yakuza games are playable, complete with instructions on how to play them.

  • Baccarat
  • Batting Center
  • Blackjack
  • Bowling
  • Cee-lo
  • Cho-han
  • Darts - includes 301, 501, 701, 901, cricket, and count-up
  • Golf
  • Gravure Photo Studio
  • Karaoke button-based rhythm game
  • Koi-koi
  • Mahjong
  • Oicho-kabu
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Shogi
  • Video booth


The original PlayStation 2 release of Yakuza 2 had several changes when it was translated into English, including the name of the game itself. In Japan, it was titled Ryū ga Gotoku 2, or Like a Dragon 2, after the dragon tattoo on Kiryu's back. In addition, several character names had been changed.

Yakuza Kiwami 2, the high-definition remake of Yakuza 2, had reverted most of these changes when it was translated into English. The characters regained their original Japanese names. Shintaro Fuma is Shintaro Kazama, Akira Nishiki is Akira Nishikiyama, and Kage the Florist is given the translation of his Japanese title Sai no Hanaya, Florist of Sai.

Pre-order bonus

People who pre-ordered the original Japanese version of the game received a physical magazine with articles based on the world of the game titled Kamutai Magazine.