Yakuza Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
PS2YakuzaAmusement VisionTons of minigames, ARPG combat, and a badass protagonist; lots of major Hollywood actors in the English voice cast
PS2Yakuza 2Amusement VisionKazuma Kiryu's Kamurocho shenanigans continue with a JP-only voice cast
PS3Yakuza 3Amusement Vision/SegaContinues Kiryu's story but takes out a fair amount of content due to rushed localization (hostess clubs, for example)
PS3Yakuza 4Amusement Vision/SegaAdds additional protagonists in addition to furthering Kiryu's saga (with tons to do in Kamurocho as always)
PS3Yakuza 5 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioHas 5 controllable protagonists total and takes place over 5 different cities, uses a more enhanced graphics engine than other PS3 games in the series
PS3Yakuza: Dead SoulsSegaNon-canonical spinoff taking place after Yakuza 4; 4 playable protagonists and reduced exploration ability (on account of there being zombies everywhere)
PS4JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioA Yakuza spinoff from a detective's point of view, skill points can be used to increase stats
PS4The Yakuza Remastered CollectionRyu ga Gotoku StudioA bundle containing the remastered versions of Yakuza 3/4/5 (first instance of a physical Yakuza 5 in the West)
PS4Yakuza 0Ryu ga Gotoku StudioMoney serves as a sort of XP in this prequel to the main series, starring 80's Kiryu and Majima
PS4Yakuza 3 RemasteredRyu ga Gotoku StudioBrings back a lot of content (substories/cabaret) originally cut from the western version and streamlines the localization
PS4Yakuza 4 RemasteredRyu ga Gotoku StudioCleans up the localization and has a major character recast from the original due to real-world legal proceedings, otherwise is very similar
PS4Yakuza 5 RemasteredRyu ga Gotoku StudioMinimal changes from the original overall, most notably a reworked localization
PS4Yakuza 6: The Song of LifeRyu ga Gotoku StudioFinal game in Kiryu's saga, only one playable protagonist and fighting style, experience is divided into multiple types to level stats
PS4Yakuza KiwamiRyu ga Gotoku StudioA retelling of the story of the first Yakuza in the Yakuza 0 engine, using Japanese dialogue rather than a dub and adding a system where Majima can ambush you anywhere
PS4Yakuza Kiwami 2Ryu ga Gotoku StudioA retelling of Yakuza 2, adding minigames seen in other series entries as well as prequel chapters (and more Majima)
PS4Yakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
PS5Yakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
Xbox OneThe Yakuza Remastered Collection (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneYakuza 0 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneYakuza 3 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneYakuza 4 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneYakuza 5 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneYakuza Kiwami (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneYakuza Kiwami 2 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox OneYakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioPlays way more like a traditional turn-based JRPG, Kiryu is for once not the main character in the story, classic Yakuza shenanigans
Xbox SeriesThe Yakuza Remastered Collection (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 3 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 4 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 5 Remastered (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza: Like a DragonRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
Xbox OneYakuza 6: The Song of LifeRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
Xbox SeriesYakuza 6: The Song of LifeRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4
PS5JudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4, but with a smoother framerate and gradient changes that may not be preferable to the original
Xbox SeriesJudgmentRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS5