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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life cover
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Windows QLOC
Dragon Engine
Release dates
Windows March 25, 2021
Metacritic 82
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Sponsored
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Brawler, Mini-games, Open world
Sports Baseball, Fishing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Japan
Series Yakuza (Like a Dragon)
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on HowLongToBeat
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on IGDB
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life guide on StrategyWiki
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on MobyGames
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on Wikipedia
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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
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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is an open world action game in the Yakuza (Like a Dragon) series originally released in 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. It was developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio while the PC port was handled by QLOC.

On December 11, 2020, it was announced that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life would come to PC on March 25, 2021 following the Yakuza Remastered Collection, which was scheduled to be released in January 2021.[1] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was the last remaining title to be ported for the whole main series to have made its way to PC.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is distributed through Microsoft Store and Steam, and also included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Type Notes
Sponsored The game includes numerous in-game product placements:[2]
  • Imaraya, a confectionery company selling azuki bean products, is featured on billboards and stores.
  • Ikinari Steak appears in the form of restaurants.
  • APA Hotel is featured in one of the story missions and also as a hotel.
  • ESP Guitars is featured on billboards.
  • Sony billboards are seen throughout the city, and the protagonist's phone is a Sony Xperia.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Clan Creator Card Bundle Contains exclusive cards for the Clan Creator mini-game.
One healing consumable, two experience items and in-game currency are also included as a bonus.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza6\ %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza6_GOG\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.Yakuza6PC_s751p9cej88mt\LocalCache\Local\SEGA\Yakuza6\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1388590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1388590\remote\ %LOCALAPPDATA%\\Galaxy\Applications\56296606511683989\Storage\Shared\Files\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1388590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.
See Ultra-widescreen to remove the pillarboxing up to 32:9.
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.[3]
See Ultra-widescreen to remove the pillarboxing up to 32:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable with a slider between +25 and +75.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Texture Filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA and SSAA up to x2 available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some cutscenes are pre-rendered at 30 FPS.
The Virtua Fighter 5 mini-game is capped at 60 FPS.
Limit options of 30, 60, 120, and Unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)


Use a trainer to remove pillarboxing from cutscenes
  1. Download the Yakuza 6 superwide & multi-monitor cutscenes fix.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive to any location.
  3. Run the Yakuza 6 Ultrawide.exe file.
  4. Press F8 during gameplay to toggle pillarboxing on and off.
The trainer needs to be run before starting the game.
Supports Microsoft Store versions.
Use a mod to remove pillarboxing from cutscenes
  1. Download the Yakuza 6 Letterbox Removal For Ultrawide.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive to the <path-to-game>\data.
Letterbox Artworks setting must be set to ON for this mod to work.
Incompatible with Microsoft Store versions.


Game settings
Game settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Some keys cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Available as a slider from -5 to 5.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion is also available. Separate options for third and first person camera.
Setting also affects controller input.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Some buttons cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Available as a slider from -5 to 5.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion is also available. Separate options for third and first person camera.
Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts flickers (Keyboard/Mouse button icons will be prioritized), Camera Controls conflictions and certain gameplay functions (like Sprinting) doesn't work correctly while Gamepad and Keyboard/Mouse Inputs is in use at the same time.[5]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Official presets for Dualshock 4, Xbox 360/One and Steam controller available.
Steam Controller button prompts
Uses Xbox button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master, Music, Effects, Dialog, and Cinema volume.
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1 with options to adjust each speaker's angles.[6]
Karaoke lyrics are always shown.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese Kanji and Romaji lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.
Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.
Japanese Kanji lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Two selectable font types are available.
Fan translation — see Korean Localization. Korean lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation — Brazil Alliance.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Puyo Puyo, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
LAN play
Online play

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Audio Criware
Cutscenes Criware

Shin Ryu Mod Manager (SRMM)

Mod manager for PC versions of Yakuza (Ryu Ga Gotoku) series games.
Fully compatible with the Steam, GOG and Microsoft Store/Gamepass releases.

Yakuza 6 Restoration Patch

Restores licensed music that was cut from the western version of Yakuza 6.
Use restoration patch[7]
  1. Download Yakuza 6 Licensed Music Restoration Patch.
  2. Unpack the files to <path-to-game> and overwrite when prompted.

Enabling High Resolution Characters Textures

A simple mod that replaces textures for characters during gameplay with textures from cutscenes.

High Resolution Font for Yakuza 6

Replaces the font in the game with the same official higher resolution text font for better 4K experience.

Korean Localization

Fan-made 100% complete Korean localization mod.


  • Created for Steam version Patch 3 (dated 2021-05-06), but can be made to work with later Steam versions.
  • May also work with the GOG version (tested only briefly).
  • Replaces the existing Traditional Chinese localization in the game files.
  • Explicitly compatible with the music restoration patch.

Known issues

  • Minor typos and inconsistencies compared to official Korean localizations of previous games in the series.
  • First mod variant crashes when adjusting game settings (graphics, audio, etc.) at title menu.
    • No crash occurs when adjusting settings while in game.
    • Second mod variant is unaffected.
  • Crash during the final cutscene of some hostess missions.
    • Temporarily set language to English as a workaround.
  • Most Clan Creator codes are not recognized.
    • Temporarily set language to English as a workaround.
    • Clan leaders may need to be reassigned afterwards.
Installation and usage[8]
  1. Download the mod from one of the links in the release announcement.
    • There are two mod variants meant to differ only cosmetically in the logo shown on the game startup screen.
    • The second variant (두번째 버전 [YAKUZA6]) is nevertheless recommended due to a UI crash bug in the first variant.
  2. Unpack the files. Afterwards, depending on the mod variant, run Ryu6 - KorPatch Ver 1.00 [타이틀 변경].exe or Ryu6 - KorPatch Ver 1.00.exe.
    • Despite appearances, this is not an installer but a nonstandard self-extracting archive containing the actual mod files.
  3. Follow the prompts to select an output folder (i.e. a temporary location) and "install" (unpack) the actual mod files.
  4. From the output folder, copy only data to <path-to-game>\data. Overwrite when prompted.
    • Do not copy other files. They appear to be from an outdated Steam version and will only cause problems.
    • Optionally, make a separate compressed copy of data from the mod files first to facilitate future reinstalls.
  5. To activate the mod, set the game language to Traditional Chinese.
    • Steam and GOG Galaxy users can do this via the per-game settings in either launcher.
    • For the GOG version, if GOG Galaxy is unavailable, <path-to-game>\ may be manually edited:
      • Change "English" in line 5 to "Chinese (Traditional)" exactly, including "s.
      • Change "en-US" in line 7 to "zh-Hant" exactly, including "s.
      • As an aside, "Japanese"/"ja-JP" is the combination that sets the game language to Japanese.
Linux users can also follow these steps by running the self-extracting archive using Wine. Note that the Korean-language prompts may not render properly, and unpacking the mod files may fail if the output path (or the path to the self-extracting .exe itself) contains Korean characters.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
CPU AVX support is required.
Runs on Windows 7 and 8.1 despite minimum Operating System requirements


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. RGG Twitter Announcement - last accessed on 2021-03-26
  2. Yakuza Fandom Wiki - last accessed on 2021-03-26
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-03-26
    Tested using a custom resolution of 2560x1080.
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-03-26
    Tested at 3840x2160 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Al2009man on 2022-05-05
    Tested by Assigning the Gyro Input as a Mouse using an Input Remapper
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-03-26
    Tested with custom Surround Sound with Razer Surround.
  7. Verified by User:Jigen123 on 2021-03-26
  8. Verified by User:Kangtastic on 2023-10-04
    Tested by completing a 100% playthrough of the Steam version on Windows and Linux with Proton-GE. Resulting saves were also briefly tested with the GOG version on Linux.