Yakuza is easily one of the most underrated franchises in PlayStation history, and now, it's finally getting the attention it deserves on PS4. Yakuza 0 is the perfect jumping-off point for newcomers to the franchise, acting as a prequel to all previous games as our heroes are plunged into 1980's Japan.
At the core of Yakuza 0 lies an emotional tale that will grab you by the heart and never let go, taking you through a series of brutal fights and unpredictable storybeats. This is balanced out by the sheer variety of side-activities on offer, many of which are utterly mental in their execution.
You could spend your entire day in the arcade or hit up all the local restaurants sampling dozens of dishes. Fancy a spot of karaoke? Just pop by the local and sing your heart out. Yakuza 0 strikes a perfect balance with its gritty criminal underworld and light-hearted exploration.