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Yakuza Kiwami

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Yakuza Kiwami
Yakuza Kiwami cover
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Windows Lab42[1]
Release dates
Windows February 19, 2019
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 82
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 (Like a Dragon)
Yakuza Kiwami on HowLongToBeat
Yakuza Kiwami on IGDB
Yakuza Kiwami guide on StrategyWiki
Yakuza Kiwami on MobyGames
Yakuza Kiwami 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
Judgment (series)
Like a Dragon: Ishin! 2023
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name 2023
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth 2024

Yakuza Kiwami[Note 1] 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, which was released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in 2016, is a remake of Yakuza[Note 2], originally released on PlayStation 2 in 2005. It was ported to PC by Lab42 and released on February 19, 2019.

Save file from Yakuza 0 can be imported to get a bonus item in-game.

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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Game data

General settings
General settings

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\YakuzaKiwami\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.YakuzaKiwamiPC_s751p9cej88mt\LocalCache\Local\Sega\YakuzaKiwami\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/834530/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location %LOCALAPPDATA%\\Galaxy\Applications\56296604923139714\Storage\Shared\Files\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.YakuzaKiwamiPC_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\834530\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/834530/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Ultra-widescreen to remove 16:9 cutscene letterboxing up to 21:9.
4K Ultra HD
Maximum display resolution is 4096x4096
Field of view (FOV)
Exploration and Combat FOV can be adjusted separately in the graphics.ini config file.
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, but Pocket Circuit races cap at 60 FPS for physics stability.
Quick time events require double the inputs compared to 60 FPS.[citation needed] 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.
Ray tracing (RT)


Patch game files to remove all ultrawide borders
  1. Download the Proper Ultrawide Mod.
  2. Copy the file into <path-to-game>\media\data\2dpar\ and replace the existing sprite_c.par file.
  3. Run the game at your native monitor resolution and all borders are now removed.
Errors can be corrected through verifying integrity through Steam and re-attempting installation, however a backup is always recommended.


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

Increased Level-of-Detail & draw distances

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.
Works only with the Steam release.


Enable PlayStation Prompts on XInput Controllers

PlayStation Prompts For Non DS4 controllers[citation needed]
  1. Follow this Steam guide


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Background Audio
Surround sound
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. English dub available here and here.
Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Microsoft Store version only.
Translation by Mechapoulpe. patch fr.
Fan translation, download.
Japanese Kanji 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.
Partial fan translation by «Like a Dragon».
Partial fan translation by «The Miracle».
Translation by Siberian Studio. Only for patrons.
Translation by anadolu studios.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Bowling, Darts, Pool
LAN play
Online play

VR support

Other information


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

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.

Restore licensed music

Restores two cut licensed songs "Receive You [Reborn]" and "BLEED" by Koshi Inaba. Restorations pertain to the game's intro cutscene, another cutscene very early in the game, a boss fight near the end of the game and the game's ending credits scene.
Use music restoration patch[3]
  1. Download Yakuza Kiwami Licensed Music Restoration Patch.
  2. Unpack the files to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.

Enabling High Resolution Characters Textures

How To Enable High Resolution Characters Textures[4]
  1. Follow this Steam guide

High-Resolution Font

How to replace the default low-resolution font with a high-quality version[5]
  1. Download 4K Font Mod (Original Font)
  2. Unpack the file to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.

Gibbed's Yakuza 0 Tools

Tools for modding the PC version of Yakuza 0 and Kiwami.

Mahjong Numbers Mod

This mod replaces Mahjong tile faces with those from Yakuza 5 Remastered, adding English numbers to the number tiles and letters to wind and dragon tiles.
  1. Download Mahjong Numbers Mod.
  2. Extract it and copy to <path-to-game>\media\. Overwrite files when prompted.

Classic Music Patch

Replaces the remixed tracks with the original ones.
Includes restored music patch.

PS2 Expressions Restoration

Restores expressions from the original Yakuza 1 to make characters more expressive.[7]

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
Other GPU with a gpumark of: 2600 to 3100, CPU with a cpumark of 4500 to 6300
AVX Support on CPU needed


  1. Known as Ryu Ga Gotoku Kiwami (Japanese: 龍が如く 極) in Japan
  2. Known as Ryu Ga Gotoku (Japanese: 龍が如く) in Japan
  3. 3.0 3.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Lab42 Games Tweet
  2. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2019-10-14
    Tested using DS4 V1 controller.
  3. Steam Community :: Guide :: Yakuza Kiwami Licensed Music Restoration Patch - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Steam Community :: Guide :: High resolution characters textures - last accessed on May 2023
  5. 4K Font Mod (Original Font) - last accessed on May 2023
  6. Verified by User:Silent on 2024-01-08
  7. PS2 Expressions Restoration :: YouTube - last accessed on 2024-02-07