Every Yakuza Game Ranked

Welcome to MojoPlays, and today we’re ranking the Yakuza series. For this list, we’ll be going over every main game in the Yakuza franchise that was released in the west and ranking them from worst to best. We’ll be focusing on the latest version of each game, so that means the Kiwami versions will take precedence. Our list includes “Like a Dragon: Ishin!” (2023), “Yakuza Kiwami” (2016), “Yakuza: Like a Dragon” (2020), “Yakuza 0” (2015) and more! What’s your favorite Yakuza Game? Let us know in the comments below!

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160 Comments

  1. Just finished the judgement games first, I don’t know how any will ever top that.. but 0 so far is also incredible

  2. Judgement games being super underrated here

  3. Judgement and lost judgement is the best i played so far only ishin i havent played yet

  4. Yakuza: Like a Dragon got me into the series. I have played Ishin Zero kiwami 1 and finished kiwami 2 like 5 min ago. I loved ishin and kiwami 2

  5. Yo whats yakuza 3 ive only heard of blockuza 3

  6. The moment they ranked Judgment at #10, I stopped watching this video.

    Judgment was my entry gate and the reason that it made me love Yakuza and RGG games.

  7. Being honest, Yakuza 4 is my favorite game in all the franchise, the protagonists, the gameplay, the ost, the ridicolous moments and the finale make this game, FOR ME, the best Yakuza game

    This is only personal opinion btw

  8. Yakuza 5 is the worst from the franchise

  9. 7:33 buddy, as Kiyu you press 1 button and gain full invincibility and can kill everyone in 5 seconds. Saejima with certain conditions (notably if you are out on the street and are by a red pole) can absolutely demolish everything with 0 pressure with hurculean spirit. And most notably, punch to throws are now free, so you can prefer literal infinite combos. I love this game and I think it’s in actually the perfect spot, but goddam not because of that lol. Also Kiwami 2 is trash deserved to be number 10, and Kiwami, Judgement, and lost judgement deserved way better, L list

  10. For me:
    10 – Yakuza 6
    9 – Yakuza 4
    8 – Yakuza K2
    7 – Yakuza K1
    6 – Yakuza 3
    5 – Judgment
    4 – Lost Judgment
    3 – Yakuza 5
    2 – Yakuza LAD
    1 – Yakuza 0

  11. Tier list is trash. Lost judgement especially the 2nd one was a masterpiece

  12. dog list, there's no way judgment and lost judgment are not in the top 5 MINIMUM.
    yk2 at 2 is a bit crazy

  13. Ngl I like the judgement series better the combat just feels so smoother

  14. Yakuza Dead Souls: “I mean it’s alright, like…”
    Yakuza 0: “That’s why he’s the MVP! That’s why he’s the GOAT! The GOAT!”
    Yakuza Kiwami: “Woooooh!”
    Yakuza Kiwami 2: “It was perfect. Perfect. Everything, down to the last minute details.”
    Yakuza 3: “Wooooooh!”
    Yakuza 4: “I mean, it’s alright, like…overrated as fuck in my opinion.” or “It’s the biggest piece of dogshit…”
    Yakuza 5: “That’s why he’s the MVP! That’s why he’s the GOAT! The GOAT!”
    Yakuza 6: “It was perfect. Perfect. Everything, down to the last minute details.”
    Yakuza Like A Dragon: Jury’s still out on this one. Haven’t finished it yet.

  15. Yakuza 0
    Kawami
    Kawami 2
    And Yakuza 6 are top tier
    Yakuza like a Dragon is great if tou like turned based or inshin. The rest you can ignore unles you really love the series.

  16. Ay yo did yall niggas put k2 on numba 2 seriouslly???!?!? 😭😭😭😭😭😭
    A good game but yall are overrating it bro
    Ichiban's story was the story us niggas needed to give the franchise a breath of fresh air 🤣🤣

  17. i absolutely love this franchise and this is very good list though i would personally move Yakuza Like a Dragon (Yakuza 7) lower maybe swap with one of the Judgment games BUT thats just personal bias cause i just love classic brawl fights in this franchise but i had still so much fun with that game and cant wait for another one and my favorite ofc Yakuza 0 it has everything i love about this franchise

  18. Dear god o no, i felt into a watchmojo borring copy and paste video

  19. I love all of the yakuza games, some of the best stories in games and has the right amount of drama, action and comedy in the world! The only one I don’t like the mechanics off is Like a dragon, now I love the story, the environments, the buddy system and so on…..but I hate the turn based setup since at times you gotta grind out gear and levels otherwise you’re gonna get totally wrecked by enemies that it feels like it brings the story to a halt

  20. Just played and finished yakuza 0 yesterday. One of the best ever. Let alone the franchise.

  21. I'm sorry but Judgment should be much, much higher on your list!

  22. Great series..I just started playing for the first time..

  23. Very strange ranking. Judgment, Lost Judgment and Ishin ranked much too low imo.

  24. Just finished the man who erased his name. Similar to the Arkham games, I started with the latest and finished them all, which one should I play next/start with?

  25. Im just starting my playthrough of yakuza 0 I've never played a yakuza game before😅

  26. I can see some lost judgement fans feeling slighted as it has one of the most compelling final antagonists of the series.

  27. yakuza 0 is the best one for me too, both Kiryu and Majima story are awesome

  28. Ishin 9th??? But yes I agree, there isn't a truly bad yakuza game.

  29. putting yakuza 4 and kiwami above lost judgment is one of the worst takes on this game series i think i've ever seen

  30. Bro disrespected judgment. I will not stand for this

  31. I just bought yakuza 0 because it was on sale but damn this series became my favorite of all time.

  32. Every game in the series hits harder than Kiryu hits Kuze.

    Except Yakuza 3. Yakuza 3 damage is ass.

  33. Imagine playing though all of these games, and making an in-depth ranking video, yet still not knowing how pronounce "yakuza" 😂

  34. Yakuza 6 is the worst in the mainline franchise. It seems like a Dragon was an apology for its worst aspects.

  35. It was a real act of patience to sit there and listen to this bro mispronounce Yakuza the whole time.

  36. My Top 3 base on story and mini game

    Yakuza 0
    Judgement/lost judgement
    Yakuza 5

  37. Lost judgement was very good even the cheesy school arc, i cant believe it wasnt higher

    Also isshin was good in its our right as its not only in deoth but has alot of gems

  38. to be honest, I love yakuza 3's combat, it's not like X X X X Y and u good to go

  39. The best by far, not even close is Yakuza 0. The cast of villains is unforgettable, every single one of them has personality, a reason for why they are the way they are. They had me going from hating their guts to respecting them.

  40. Lost Judgement is one of best game along with boxing dlc

  41. Just downloaded Yakuza 0 today, how did I never hear of this game. What a mastwr piece i was missing.

  42. Yakuza 0 has one of the best stories i have played in a game

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