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Like a Dragon: Ishin!

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Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Like a Dragon: Ishin! cover
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows February 21, 2023
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 81
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Sponsored
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Infinite spend
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Hack and slash, Brawler, Mini-games, Open world
Art styles Realistic
Themes Historical, Japan
Series Yakuza (Like a Dragon)
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Like a Dragon: Ishin! on Wikipedia
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Like a Dragon: Ishin![Note 2] is a singleplayer third-person open world action game developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega. It is part of the Yakuza (Like a Dragon) series.

The game is a remake of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!, originally released only in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in 2014. It was released on February 21, 2023 via Steam and Microsoft Store.

The game launched with shader compilation stutter, which was subsequently fixed through the March 3, 2023 patch 1.03.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere.
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[3]
A demo is available from Steam.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Sponsored The real life discount store chain Don Quijote appears in the game.


Type Notes
Boost Packs of items for weapons upgrades and character growth.
Cosmetic Cosmetic items, outfits and skins.
Infinite spend Boost packs can be purchased multiple times.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Pre-Purchase Bonus Weapons Pre-order only
Dragon’s Clutch Katana Free
Bonechewer Katana Free
Waterdrop Katana Free
Elite Generals Trooper Card Bundle Free
Dragon of Dojima Skin Digital Deluxe Edition only
Shinsengumi Captain's Set Included with Digital Deluxe Edition.
Gun Upgrade Materials Kit One-Time Use Consumable. Included with Digital Deluxe Edition.
Ryoma Growth Support Kit One-Time Use Consumable. Included with Digital Deluxe Edition.
Sword Upgrade Materials Kit One-Time Use Consumable. Included with Digital Deluxe Edition.
Third Division Armament Expansion Kit One-Time Use Consumable. Included with Digital Deluxe Edition.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\SEGA\LikeADragonIshin\<user-id>\system\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1805480/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.ProjectMacan_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>
Steam %APPDATA%\SEGA\LikeADragonIshin\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1805480/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed.
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use IshinFix to remove pillarboxing from gameplay and cutscenes.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV slider has no numerical reference. Default is at about 50%.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Cursor movement is restricted to the game window while in focus. Automatically minimizes when focus is lost.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA. Cannot be disabled in the options menu.
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 2.1, DLSS 2.0, XeSS 1.1
FSR 2.1 has a sharpness slider, though the UI does not show a numerical value for sharpness.
DLSS 2 was added in a subsequent update.[5]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On/off toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes are capped at 30 FPS. Some minigames are capped at 30 FPS, some at 60 FPS and others are uncapped.[6]
Use IshinFix to disable the frame rate cap for cutscenes.
Framerate can be capped up to 120 FPS, or unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Color blind mode
3 pre-configured options.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings


Audio settings
Audio settings
Accessibility settings
Accessibility settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, sound effects, and dialogue volumes can all be adjusted independently.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 surround.
Cannot be disabled on all languages besides Japanese. Singing Bar (Karaoke) lyrics are always shown.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Enabled if "Auto-Pause when Exiting Focus" in Gameplay Settings is set to Type 1.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English lyrics are displayed if set to English in the Singing Bar (Karaoke).
Simplified Chinese
Simplified Chinese lyrics are displayed if set to Simplified Chinese in the Singing Bar (Karaoke).
Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese lyrics are displayed if set to Traditional Chinese in Singing Bar (Karaoke).
French lyrics are displayed if set to French in the Singing Bar (Karaoke).
German lyrics are displayed if set to German in the Singing Bar (Karaoke).
Italian lyrics are displayed if set to Italian in the Singing Bar (Karaoke).
Japanese Kanji (and Romaji if set to Roamji (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean only)) lyrics are displayed in the Singing Bar (Karaoke). Two selectable font types are available.
Korean lyrics are displayed if set to Korean in the Singing Bar (Karaoke).
Fan translation, more info here.
Spanish lyrics are displayed if set to Spanish in the Singing Bar (Karaoke).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Ogg Vorbis
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon RX 460
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum system requirements are for 1080p 30 FPS on Low settings; recommended system requirements are for 1080p 60 FPS on High settings.
Requires a CPU which supports the AVX and SSE4.2 instruction set.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.27.2[1]
  2. Known as Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! Kiwami (Japanese: 龍が如く 維新! 極) in Japan.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Verified by User:Cadenzaplus on 2023-02-17
  2. Like a Dragon: Ishin! 1.03 Patch Update - last accessed on May 2023
  3. Like a Dragon: Ishin! on Steam - last accessed on 2023-01-21
    "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo"
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2023-02-17
    Tested by setting the Texture Quality to different presets. No apparent change to the amount of AF tho there is some AF being used at all times. If i had to guess x4 at most. Changing settings further brought no changes.
  5. Like a Dragon: Ishin! 1.05 Patch Update - last accessed on 2023-04-04
  6. Verified by User:Jigen123 on 2023-02-23
    I have personally tested every single minigame with Vsync disabled and frame rate cap set to Unlimited. Here are the results:
    Karaoke = 30 FPS
    Fishing = 60 FPS
    Udon shop = Uncapped
    Woodcutting = 60 FPS
    Lottery = Uncapped
    Chicken racing = Uncapped
    Shogi = 60 FPS
    Traditional dancing = 30 FPS
    Poker (all 3 variants) = 60 FPS
    Koi-koi = 60 FPS
    Oicho-kabu = 60 FPS
    Cee-lo = 60 FPS
    Cho-han = 30 FPS
    Sake drinking contest = 60 FPS
    Rock, paper, scissors = Uncapped
    Sensual healing = Uncapped
    Cooking = Uncapped
    Shinbei's cannonball training (both sword and pistol variants) = 60 FPS