PS4 Review: Yakuza 3 – The Yakuza Remastered Collection

This time, I go back to where I began…

Celebrate Kazuma Kiryu’s saga with the beautifully remastered Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. With restored content and updated localization in 1080p and 60fps, experience the complete Yakuza collection on one console for the first time in history.

All the way back in March 2010, I reviewed the original Yakuza 3 and the review is still live here:

It was my first time playing an entry into the series and was captivated by its story and combat. All these years later and now I’m actually all caught up with the series thanks to the likes of Yakuza Kiwami 1 and 2 which were also remasters of the first two games.
Yakuza 3 on PS4 is the first remaster of “The Yakuza Remastered Collection” which will later include remakes of 4 and 5. It’s an interesting idea to release it like this, but I suppose it gives you plenty of time to enjoy 3 before 4 comes out and the same before 5 drops sometime in February.

The 1080p/60fps remake of Yakuza 3 is nothing short of incredible, you’d almost think that it was a PS4 game in its own right and not a remaster. The level of detail is superb and a great showcase of how remakes can be a good thing when handled right.
The game itself retains all the original content and while it doesn’t add anything new other than better visuals and framerate, it doesn’t need anything extra. Plus, when you think you’re getting 3 huge remastered Yakuza games for £50, I’d say it’s nothing short of a bargain.

The Verdict

The first game in the Yakuza Remastered Collection Is a nice trip down memory lane since it was my first entry back in 2010. The updated visuals and framerate are worth more than the price tag and there’s still 2 more remastered games coming, Yakuza 4 in October and Yakuza 5 in February.

Score: 9.0