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Yakuza Kiwami 2

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Yakuza Kiwami 2
Yakuza Kiwami 2 cover
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Windows QLOC[1]
Dragon Engine
Release dates
Windows May 9, 2019
Metacritic 82
OpenCritic 86
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, RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Japan
Series Yakuza (Like a Dragon)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 on HowLongToBeat
Yakuza Kiwami 2 on IGDB
Yakuza Kiwami 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Yakuza Kiwami 2 on MobyGames
Yakuza Kiwami 2 on Wikipedia
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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 2[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. It was built on the Dragon Engine, a proprietary engine originally developed for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

The game, which was released on PlayStation 4 in 2017, is a remake of Yakuza 2[Note 2], released on PlayStation 2 in 2006. It was ported to PC by QLOC and released on May 9, 2019.

Save files from Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami can be imported to get bonus items in-game.

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Region-locked to Europe.
Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Clan Creator Bundle

Essential improvements


Fixes the Toylets minigame by capping it to 30 FPS.
Frame pacing has been improved when Framelimit option is not set to Unlimited.
Uncaps minigames that were capped to 60 FPS for no reason.

Game data

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\YakuzaKiwami2\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.YakuzaKiwami2PC_s751p9cej88mt\LocalCache\Local\Sega\YakuzaKiwami2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/927380/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\YakuzaKiwami2\<user-id>\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/927380/pfx/[Note 3]

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
Use this mod to remove cutscenes letterbox on non-16:9 resolutions.
HUD is properly spanned.
HUD is properly spanned.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable between +25 and +75.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Texture Filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Running the game above 30 FPS may cause certain combos to become harder to perform. Additionally, the AI may dodge out of combos that it would not normally be able to.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Special K is capable of converting the game into HDR.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Negative Mouse Acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Camera Control (Vertical) and First-Person View (Vertical).
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Camera Control (Vertical) and First-Person View (Vertical).
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Turns blue when launching the game.
Connection modes wireless, wired
V2 tested. Does not support Bluetooth connected controller.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Controller Vibration toggle. XInput only.[2]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts flcikers (Keyboard/Mouse button icons will be prioritized) and certain gameplay functions (like Sprinting) doesn't work correctly while Gamepad and Keyboard/Mouse Inputs is in use at the same time.[3]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Official controller presets for Steam Controller, Generic Gamepad, PlayStation 4 Controller, as well as Xbox 360 Controller.
Steam Controller button prompts
Uses Xbox button prompts.
Cursor detection

Fix Karaoke Button Outline Colors For Xbox Controllers

How to fix karaoke button outline colors to match the buttons of Xbox controllers[4]
  1. Download Karaoke Button Outline Colors Fix Mod
  2. Unpack the file to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Dialog, Cinema
Surround sound
2.0, 5.1. Option to adjust speakers' angle for optimal quality.
Karaoke lyrics are always shown.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Depends on the context. Gameplay and cutscene pauses when focus is lost, which mutes the audio, but losing focus on in-game menus does not mute the audio.
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.
Translation by Team Explora.Steam version only. Patch FR.
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.
Translation by The Miracle.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter 2.1
LAN play
Online play

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Yakuza Kiwami 2.

Issues unresolved

High FPS issues

Some aspects of the AI seems to be tied to framerate, resulting in fights being harder to complete above 30 FPS. For example, the AI may dodge out of combos that it would not normally be able to above 30 frames.
Certain combos may become harder to perform when running the game above 30 FPS.

Other information


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

Ryu Mod Manager (RMM)

Mod manager for Yakuza series (Ryu Ga Gotoku) PC games. More info and github link here.
Only work for the Steam version, incompatible with the version as it has not been updated for it to work.

Restore licensed music

Replaces the licensed songs by SiM with the ones by Crazy Ken Band used in the original PS2 version. Restorations pertain to a cutscene in Chapter 12 and the game's ending as well as the credits.
Use music restoration patch[5]
  1. Download Yakuza Kiwami 2 Licensed Music Restoration Patch.
  2. Unpack the files to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.

High-Resolution Font

How to replace the default low-resolution font with a high-quality version[6]
  1. Download 4K Font Mod
  2. Unpack the file to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 42 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.
The minimum requirements are for "Pre-set Graphics Setting: Low, Target FPS: 30FPS (1080p at 75% render scale)". The recommended requirements are for "Pre-set Graphics Setting: High, Target FPS: 60FPS @1080p".


  1. Known as Ryu Ga Gotoku Kiwami 2 (Japanese: 龍が如く 極2) in Japan
  2. Known as Ryu Ga Gotoku 2 (Japanese: 龍が如く2) in Japan
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/927380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (927380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Review copy Tweet
  2. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2019-11-11
    Tested using DS4 V1 controller.
  3. Verified by User:Al2009man on 2022-05-05
    Tested by Assigning the Gyro Input as a Mouse using an Input Remapper
  4. Fix Karaoke Button Outline Colours - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  5. Steam Community :: Guide :: Yakuza Kiwami 2 Licensed Music Restoration Patch - last accessed on May 2023
  6. HiRes Font Mod - last accessed on May 2023