It has been flying under the radar for the past few years, but that's only because all the titles are on the aging PS2. And although none of the Yakuza games can really compete with the best next-gen offerings, they're still solid action/adventure experiences. Here's a look at the weapons that will be on display in the third installment (which is already out in Japan but won't come to North America for a while), and as you can see, there's a great deal of in-your-face brutality. It's easily one of the most appealing aspects of these games - along with the in-depth and satisfying storylines - and we gotta say, the combat never got old in either of the first two Yakuza titles. Here's hoping the third gets here sooner rather than later!
1/14/2009 Ben Dutka