Yakuza 0

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Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0 cover
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Windows Lab42[1]
Windows Hardlight[1]
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2018
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
Monetization One-time game purchase, Sponsored
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Brawler, Mini-games, Open world, RPG
Sports Bowling, Pool or snooker
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Japan
Series Yakuza
Yakuza 0 on HowLongToBeat
Yakuza 0 on IGDB
Yakuza 0 guide on StrategyWiki
Yakuza 0 on MobyGames
Yakuza 0 on Wikipedia
Yakuza 0 2018
Ryu ga Gotoku Online 2018
Yakuza Kiwami 2019
Yakuza Kiwami 2 2019
Streets of Kamurocho 2020
Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2020
Yakuza 3 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 4 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 5 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 2021

Yakuza 0 is a singleplayer third-person action, brawler, mini-games, open world and RPG game in the Yakuza series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on March 11, 2019.


Type Notes
Sponsored Suntory drinks are featured in the various bars in game including their own branded drinks, as well as foreign brands. Pizza-La is featured in a substory and Fuji Soba, Ringer Hut, Don Quijote, Maharaja Disco, and SEGA Hi-Tech Land arcades (Now Club SEGA) are real-life restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues appearing in game. The Karaoke minigame uses Joysound software.[2]

Version differences[edit]

In-game magazine covers were altered in Microsoft Store version and can't be viewed. Some of the texture, texts and audios were altered in Microsoft Store version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza0\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.Yakuza0PC_s751p9cej88mt\LocalCache\Local\Sega\Yakuza0
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.Yakuza0PC_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\638970\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced Settings (1/2).
Advanced Settings (1/2).
Advanced Settings (2/2).
Advanced Settings (2/2).

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use this mod to remove cutscenes letterbox on non-16:9 resolutions.
[citation needed]
Full ultrawide support can be enabled through graphics.ini editing.
4K Ultra HD
Maximum display resolution is 4096x4096
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Texture Filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, up to 8x SSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 240 FPS. Changeable in graphics.ini.Minigames capped 60fps.Some scenes are pre-rendered at 30 FPS. An option to have in-game cutscenes run at a full framerate is available.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Edit graphics.ini to remove all ultrawide borders
  1. Locate graphics.ini in %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza0\.
  2. Edit the TargetAspectX value to 43 and TargetAspectY value to 18 for 3440x1440 [other resolutions may require slightly different values].
  3. Save the file and launch game.
  4. Run the game at your native monitor resolution.
  5. Ajust UI Scale settings to correct over-stretched UI. Offset value will change depending on resolution and personal preference, however offsetting the scale by 1 is usually accurate to original 16:9 UI scaling.
Errors can be corrected through verifying integrity through Steam or setting values back to default, however a backup is always recommended.


Use Yakuza Kiwami 3D Vision Fix
Toggles for black bars, HUD, depth of field, SSAO, and bloom presets.

Increased Level-of-Detail & draw distances[edit]

Distances can be increased beyond the settings menu maximum via the LodMod patches
Also includes optional patches to remove first-person blur, depth-of-field, & low-quality models.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Cross, Circle and Square prompts are incorrectly mapped for the V2 controller. Can be fixed by enabling PlayStation Configuration Support in Steam.[3]
Light bar support
Connection modes V1, V2, Wired, Bluetooth
Wireless Adapter untested. V1 does not support Bluetooth.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.[4]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
DualShock 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One presets are present. Steam Controller defaults to the DualShock 4 preset.
Steam Controller button prompts
Controller prompts are Xbox prompts by default
Cursor detection

Cursor appearing in-game[edit]

The in-game is constantly in the game
Remove ingame cursor icon
  1. Download No cursor icon mod.
  2. Unpack the files to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.


Replaces in game cursor icon with fully transparent texture.
Doesn't remove system cursor in borderless mode.

Disable Xbox 360 Controller Vibration[edit]

Download and extract the two files in Disable 360 Rumble to same folder as game exe.

Enable PlayStation Prompts on XInput Controllers[edit]

PlayStation Prompts For Non DS4 controllers[citation needed]
  1. Follow This Forum Post


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
See Separate volume controls.
Surround sound
Karaoke lyrics are always shown.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese Kanji and Romaji lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.
Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Microsoft Store version only.
Fan translation, download.
Japanese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Two selectable font types are available.
Korean lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Microsoft Store version only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Translation by Brazil Alliance. Download.
Translation by Bydlo-Vydro Team (+ Google Translate). Download this. Extract to the game folder and overwrite exiting files.
Translation by Siberian Studio. Only for patrons.
Fan translation, Download.

Separate volume controls[edit]

Tweaking volume controls[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open audio.ini.
  3. Change these volume options to your liking.


1.000 is equal to 100%; 0.500 is equal to 50%, etc.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Bowling, Darts, Disco, Pool
LAN play
Online play
2 Versus
Cee-lo, Mahjong, Poker

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Yakuza 0 - Kiwami.

Issues fixed[edit]

Microstutters and small freezes ingame[edit]

Disable Windows Game Mode on Windows 10[6]

The following fix is for older versions of Windows 10 where Game Mode was known to affect the runtime of games. Recent versions of Game Mode no longer affect the currently running game, and should not cause stutter, but if you are interested in troubleshooting, here is how you disable Game Mode:

  1. Enter Windows Settings > Gaming > Game Mode.
  2. Switch it to off
Toggle Refresh Rate/VRR/G-SYNC[7]

On some systems, the game can exhibit stutters no matter if you are in a certain kind of gameplay, menu, or cut-scene, which appear as brief freezes at semi-regular intervals. The issue can occur regardless of other settings, open applications, and game graphics options, and is easily noticed on the start screen as well as save loading screen before you launch the game, or shortly after starting. If you notice this issue, this can be worked around by toggling your screen refresh rate, G-SYNC, FreeSync, or some other kind of VRR technology and relaunching the game after your PC is configured to your monitor. For example, if you are running the game on a 4K TV or monitor at 120hz, change your TV to 60hz and back to 120hz. If that does not work, try disabling G-Sync or VRR in your graphics settings and/or your screen and then re-enable it. Starting the game again after this may have alleviated your stuttering/freezing issue.

Inventory corruption[edit]

Sometimes, the game will fail to save, and this can cause items in your inventory to become corrupted. If the game does not display 'save complete' at the bottom right of the screen, continue trying to save until it does save successfully, and your inventory should be fixed. It is recommended to keep multiple saves in case it is not fixed by a successful save, however.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Karaoke replay loading screen lag[edit]

When replaying karaoke cinematics, the white loading screen may appear for too long, causing the cutscene itself to show a few seconds into the song, unlike in console versions where the cinematic is revealed almost immediately.[8]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Restore licensed music[edit]

Restores two cut licensed songs "Bubble" and "Kurenai" by Shonan no Kaze. One track is used in the intro cutscene and opening credits, the other in the ending credits.

Increase ingame character texture resolution[edit]

Replaces the textures ingame with the higher quality textures from cutscenes for major characters.

HD Font[edit]

Replaces the main font used in the game for an edited, higher-resolution (400%), font. It mainly changes dialogue and menu text.

Kaplas's ParTool[edit]

Tools for unpacking the par archives and modding the PC version of Yakuza 0.

Mahjong Numbers[edit]

Adds numbers to the top left corner of the numbered Mahjong tiles.

Yakuza 0 rebalanced[edit]

Rebalances the game, making it harder.

music pack[edit]

Adds music from the first three yakuza games with an optional shenmue music in free roam.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 28 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/638970/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (638970) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.