Yakuza 5 Walkthrough, Guide, Gameplay, Wiki

Yakuza 5 

Yakuza 5 is an action-adventure video game developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega for the PlayStation 3. It’s the fifth main entry in the Like a Dragon series. Originally released in Japan in December 2012, it became available globally on PlayStation Network in December 2015. The game received a remaster with improved features for PlayStation 4 in 2019 and later for Windows and Xbox One in 2021.

Unlike its predecessors, Yakuza 5 introduces a new game engine, showcasing five distinct settings in Japan and featuring five playable main characters. The game’s success led to spinoffs and sequels, including Like a Dragon: Ishin! and Yakuza 0, with a direct sequel titled Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2016.

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Yakuza 5 Walkthrough

Before diving into the Yakuza 5 walkthrough, note that special items can be obtained if you have data from previous Yakuza games. These items provide a helpful boost at the beginning of the game.

  • Gion Bell: Yakuza game save data.
  • Nishikigoi Amulet: Yakuza Kiwami data.
  • Yellow Dragon’s Binding: Yakuza Kiwami 2 data.
  • Morning Glory Scarf: Yakuza 3 Remastered data.
  • Fat Stacks Amulet: Yakuza 4 Remastered data.
  • Gold Plate: Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise or Judgment data.

Part 1 – Kazuma Kiryu

Chapter 1 – The Wanderer

  • Begin as Kiryu, living a humble life as a taxi driver.
  • Apologize to Tenjin Transportation for giving Daigo a ride.
  • Purchase a gift and present it to Tenjin Transportation.
  • Complete side activities or explore Fukuoka.
  • Return to the taxi office and call your boss.
  • Send money at M Store and encounter street thugs.
  • Fight the thugs and enhance Kiryu’s skills.
  • Meet Nakajima and learn about Haruka’s situation.
  • Engage in a night of revelry with Nakajima.
  • Explore Fukuoka, encounter various challenges, and learn about Majima’s apparent death.
  • Confront a mysterious young man, Sosuke Komaki, who challenges Kiryu.
  • Return to your apartment, unlock the hideout, and regenerate health.

Chapter 2 – Uninvited Guest

  • Work as a taxi driver, engage in Taxi Missions, and assist various passengers.
  • Encounter Devil Killers, participate in a race, and win against them.
  • Return to the office, meet Tatsuya the chef, and dine at Hanamidori.
  • Face Morinaga and Aizawa, members of the Tojo Clan, who inquire about Daigo’s whereabouts.
  • Engage in a series of battles and escape from Yamagasa HQ.
  • Explore Fukuoka, undertake side activities, and collect revelations.
  • Continue with the main story and confront Yahata to advance.

Chapter 3 – The Plot Unfolds

  • Head to the taxi office, interact with Nakajima, and work on various taxi missions.
  • Participate in a race against Devil Killers and assist Furumichi, a police detective.
  • Explore Fukuoka, engage in substories, and assist Tatsuya the chef.
  • Attend a meeting at Olivier and encounter Watase, leading to a series of fights.
  • Pursue Aoyama, face challenges in Yamagasa HQ, and confront the boss, Yahata.
  • Chase Kobayashi, catch him, and obtain information on the Yahata gang’s hideout.
  • Head to the hideout, fight through enemies, and confront Yahata for the next chapter.

Chapter 4 – Destinations

  • Track down Yahata by investigating sightings in Fukuoka.
  • Engage in fights with Yahata’s underlings to gather information.
  • Chase and catch Kobayashi in a chase battle.
  • Investigate Yahata’s hideout and fight through various areas.
  • Confront Yahata in a climactic battle and conclude Kiryu’s section.

This concludes the walkthrough for Kiryu’s part in Yakuza 5. Continue with subsequent sections for a comprehensive guide through the entire game.


Yakuza 5 Guide

Hello and konnichiwa! Welcome to my guide for Yakuza 5, the fifth mainline game in the Yakuza series. This guide is designed to help you progress through the intricate tale of yakuza crime, providing insights into the main storyline and numerous fun extra experiences that make the Yakuza series a cultural phenomenon.


I’d like to express gratitude to two key sources that contributed significantly to this guide:

  • The Japanese wiki for the Ryu Ga Gotoku series at kouryakutsushin.com.
  • Yimbocarimbo35 at GameFAQs for translating the Japanese game, enabling early play for many.

Important Note

This guide is specifically tailored for the PS4 remaster of Yakuza 5, part of the “Yakuza Remastered Collection.” If you’re using this guide for the Western PS3 version, be aware that names may differ for certain events or items.

Exploring Japan

Yakuza 5 offers a massive exploration of Japan, covering five different cities. Each city area is color-coded on the map to denote specific functions, such as restaurants, shops, entertainment establishments, and story-based locations.

  • Orange: Restaurants and bars for health restoration.
  • Yellow: Shops selling various items.
  • Purple: Entertainment establishments like karaoke and bowling.
  • Blue: Story-based locations and major landmarks.
  • Pink: Gentlemen’s entertainment, including hostess clubs.

Map markings guide you to key points:

  • Pink Dot: Story objective.
  • “S”: Save and access Item Box.
  • Cab with an Arrow: Taxi Stand for city travel.
  • Person: Master for learning new techniques.
  • Van: Kamiyama Works, the weapons service.
  • “?”: Substory.
  • “!”: Non-story-related events (e.g., Coliseum tournaments).
  • IF8 Hexagons: Inner Fighter Road Battle game.
  • Key: Lockers, openable with locker keys.
  • Oval over an Arrow: Manholes (Kamurocho) for sewer access.

Combat and Abilities

Delve into the combat system and character abilities, providing insights into effectively using each character in combat. For detailed Heat Actions, refer to the relevant section.

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Yakuza 5 Gameplay

The gameplay in Yakuza 5 is quite similar to the previous games in the series but comes with a few changes. There are two main components: Adventure Mode and Combat Mode. In Adventure Mode, players can explore various areas, engage in side activities, and enjoy mini-games like Virtua Fighter 2 and Taiko No Tatsujin. The cities in the game are larger than before, offering more exploration opportunities and a record number of play spots in the series. The transition between Adventure Mode and Combat Mode is smoother, and controls have been significantly improved, enhancing the tempo of the combat mode. Overall, Yakuza 5 provides a seamless and engaging gaming experience.

Yakuza 5  plot

In Yakuza 5, the story unfolds with the 7th chairman of the Omi Alliance, Tsubasa Kurosawa, falling ill, leading to tensions between the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance. Kazuma Kiryu, now a taxi driver, gets involved when Daigo Dojima goes missing. Kiryu discovers a plot by Minoru Aoyama to take over the Tojo Clan, leading to a conflict. Meanwhile, Taiga Saejima escapes prison, and Haruka Sawamura faces challenges in her idol career. Investigating match-fixing, Tatsuo Shinada uncovers a scandal that connects to the underworld.

As events unfold, it’s revealed that Aoyama’s boss is Chairman Kurosawa, and Haruka’s life is in danger. The story weaves together the efforts of Kiryu, Saejima, Akiyama, and Shinada to protect Haruka and uncover the mastermind behind the chaos. Ultimately, the plot explores themes of power, betrayal, and sacrifice within the criminal underworld. The characters face challenges, confrontations, and unexpected alliances in the quest for justice and survival.

Yakuza 5 Trailer

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