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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 8 2024

Key points

Remake of Yakuza.
Yakuza 0 save file can be imported.

General information

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) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/834530/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.YakuzaKiwamiPC_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\834530\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/834530/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use this mod to remove cutscenes letterbox on non-16:9 resolutions.
Full 21:9 support (including heat actions and cutscenes) can be enabled through the use of this mod.
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.


Patch game files to remove all ultrawide borders
  1. Download the full ultrawide fix.
  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.


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.
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.
Partial fan translation by «Like a Dragon».
Translation by Siberian Studio. Only for patrons.
Translation by Mechapoulpe. patch fr.


Multiplayer types

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

VR support

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

Other information


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

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 adds numbers to the top left corner of the numbered Mahjong tiles.
Download and install Yakuza 0 Mahjong Numbers Mod
  1. Download Yakuza 0 Mahjong Numbers Mod (should work with Kiwami too)
  2. Extract it and copy to <path-to-game>\media\

Classic Music Patch

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

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
AVX Support on CPU needed


  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>/834530/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (834530) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.