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consists of 5 releases.
Released Dec 29, 1999
The sixth chapter in the Yakuza series follows Kazuma Kiryu as he tries to unravel the events that lead to Haruka's hospitalization and the parentage of the infant child she has with her.
A prequel to the original Yakuza set in 1988, featuring a young Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima as dual playable protagonists.
The fifth entry in the Ryu ga Gotoku/Yakuza series, overhauled in terms of style and game mechanics.
Yakuza 4 is the fourth game in Sega's crime drama series, known as 'Ryu ga Gotoku' in Japan. As a first for the series, the story is split between the viewpoints of four different protagonists.
An open-world action-adventure game following an eccentric FBI agent as he investigates a series of bizarre murders in the small rural town of Greenvale.
An interactive thriller from the studio behind Indigo Prophecy, sporting a dark storyline involving the investigation of a mysterious serial killer.
Sega's Yakuza series moves to the PlayStation 3 for its third installment, bringing all the comically brutal beat-em-up gameplay, Japanese RPG storytelling and various mini-games with it.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is a role-playing game developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 2. It is chronologically the fifth installment in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. Like its predecessor, its gameplay combines a traditional role-playing game with elements of a social simulation. Its critical and commercial success spawned a sizable media empire, including several spinoff titles.
Kenzan is an off-shoot of Sega's Yakuza series that is set in feudal Japan.
PachiPara 14: Kaze to Kumo to Super Umi in Okinawa is the last of Irem's Japan-only pachinko simulators to appear on the PS2. It also features the last open world RPG iteration of the PachiPro Fūunroku subseries to date prior to transitioning into the visual novel genre.
Yakuza 2 is a free-roaming action-adventure brawler which is a continuation of the original Yakuza game on the PlayStation 2. The game is set 1 year after the first game in Osaka, Japan and follows the exploits of Kiryu Kazuma as he tries to settle a gang war.
PachiPara 13: Super Umi to Pachipro Fūunroku is a Japanese exclusive PS2 installment in Irem's long-running pachinko simulation franchise. As in other PS2 entries in the series, it also features a story-driven open world RPG mode for those wanting to play more than just pachinko.
Funcom's long-awaited follow-up to the point-and-click adventure, The Longest Journey. Dreamfall depicts three unique characters who live apparently disparate lives, but whose stories are intertwined, along with the fate of two worlds.
Yakuza, known in Japan as Ryu ga Gotoku (Like a Dragon), is an open-world action-adventure game with RPG elements, developed and published by Sega, in which you play the role of a Yakuza gangster known as Kazuma Kiryu. It was released in 2005.
Indigo Prophecy is a mystery-driven action/adventure game that harkens back to the point-and-click era. The game incorporates rhythm mini-games at key points as you try to figure out why you murdered a stranger in a local diner.
Virtua Quest is a 3rd person Action RPG set in the Virtua Fighter universe.
The third release in the Grand Theft Auto Franchise stars silent criminal protagonist Claude who, after having been betrayed and left for dead, is out for revenge. It was the first GTA game in 3D, an evolution that proved to be pivotal and helped establish the franchise as one of gaming's most popular (and controversial).
Control Eike Kusch as he attempts to change the course of history and stop a mysterious figure from killing him.
Developed by Millennium Kitchen, this is the first game in the Boku no Natsuyasumi series that takes place in 1975 and chronicles a 9 year old boy's summer vacation in the Japanese countryside.
3D comedy action/adventure/RPG hybrid built off of the Spikeout engine. Reimaging of the earlier Mega Drive release.
Web Mystery: Yochimu Wo Miru Neko is an adventure game that was released for the Dreamcast in 1999. The plot involves a man who receives e-mails of bizarre murders. The gameplay involves browsing the internet through e-mail, web pages and video clips.
A killer stalks a North American town in this open world adventure from Human Entertainment. Released on December 23, 1998, it was an ambitious sandbox adventure game ahead of its time, and served as Human Entertainment's swan song, just a year before their closure.
Step into the mind of an ancient Japanese person in the Heian period in ancient Kyoto. Live their fears, fight their demons, and understand their history and legends by actually experiencing them first hand. Released in 1993, it was an early open-world, sandbox adventure game.
One out of five launch titles for the 3DO. This is a "House" simulator for the 3DO. It was the first 3D simulation/adventure game.
Rent A Hero is a role playing and 2D fighter hybrid. It later saw a remake Rent-A-Hero No. 1 for Dreamcast and Xbox.
An atmospheric adventure game following the story of the lead singer for a band named Elleno Vision.
An action RPG designed by Yu Suzuki for the Sega Genesis. The original advertising for this game claimed that it had "over 300 hours of gameplay".
Known outside of Japan as "Takeshi's Challenge", this game is an unconventional action-adventure platformer created by famous Japanese comedian Beat Takeshi. Along with its open world exploration and mature themes, the game is known for its unorthodox game progression (where the game can easily be made unwinnable).
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