Yakuza: Dead Souls

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Yakuza: Dead Souls
Developer(s) Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Yakuza
Release date(s) JP June 9, 2011
NA March 13, 2012
EU March 16, 2012
Release type PlayStation 3 exclusive
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Survival horror
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLUS30826 (IRD), BLES01399 (IRD), BLJM60316 (IRD), NPUB31509, NPEB02034
Internal resolution 1024x768
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Yakuza: Dead Souls (Japanese: 龍が如く OF THE END Hepburn: Ryū ga Gotoku OF THE END, lit. Like a Dragon of the End) is the sixth installment in the Yakuza series. The game was originally scheduled for release in Japan on March 17, 2011 two days after the release of Yakuza 4 in North America; however, after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the release was indefinitely delayed. A new release date, setting the game's release for June 9, 2011, was announced on April 7, 2011. Dead Souls is a non-canonical side story set during April 2011, one year after the events of Yakuza 4. A sudden outbreak causes the residents of Kamurocho to become zombies, biting victims to continue spreading the plague. Kamurocho is slowly quarantined as the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is called in to contain the infection. In the wake of the outbreak, four men take charge to help the people of Kamurocho and find the source of the disease: Shun Akiyama, a local loan shark attempting to rescue his sick receptionist; Goro Majima, a feared yakuza and construction company owner trying to stave off his own infection; Ryuji Goda, a disgraced former yakuza and takoyaki chef whose clan has ties to the outbreak's origins; and Kazuma Kiryu, an orphanage caretaker and legendary former yakuza forced to return when his adopted daughter Haruka is kidnapped.


Options that deviate from RPCS3's default settings and provide the best experience with this title are listed below.

CPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
SPU block size Mega No improvement to performance but reduces the number of SPU cache objects.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Resolution scale threshold 512 x 512 Prevents screen borders from showing up.

Debug configuration

This tab is hidden by default. For instructions on how to enable the Debug tab in the settings window, click here.

Setting Option Notes
Force CPU blit emulation On Improves FPS and allows for better resolution upscaling.

Recommended patches

Game patches are available through the RPCS3 Patch Manager. To enable them, right-click a game in RPCS3 then select "Manage Game Patches". Game Patches are created by RPCS3's community, and can alter how a game runs. More information can be found here.

Recommendation Patch name Notes
Highly recommended patch Disable SPU MLAA Improves performance

Known Issues

Random Crashing - Issue 4489

The game currently suffers from random crashing without any log output.

Incorrect Color - Issue 11027

In certain parts of the game the colors are rendered incorrectly. This is only present in the Vulkan renderer.

Game updates for the JP copy - Issue 12068

If you're interested in installing the game updates for the jp copy of this game then before doing that you must first run the game in the base version (v1.00) and let it install its game data to the HDD, after that's done you can safely install the game updates. Failing to do so before installing the updates will prevent the game from going past the initial boot screen.

Special Notes

SPU MLAA removal patch

Thanks to Whatcookie, a SPU MLAA removal patch is available for this title. Do note, it won't work at 100% resolution scale, needs to be either above or below. No visual issues were found using the patch.