Yakuza 0

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Yakuza 0
Developer(s) Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Yakuza
Release date(s) JP March 12, 2015
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLJM61249 (IRD), BLAS50796, NPJB00684, NPHB00720
NPJB90764, NPHB00719
Internal resolution 1024x768
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Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the Yakuza series. The game takes place in Kamurocho and Sotenbori, fictionalized recreations of Tokyo's Kabukichō and Osaka's Dōtonbori areas respectively. The game is set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. The player controls series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and recurring character Goro Majima, alternating between the two at predetermined points during the story.

Players can freely walk around Kamurocho and Sotenbori, interacting with people they meet to trigger side-quests, battling enemies who attack them on the street, or playing one of several minigames, including fully playable versions of Sega arcade games such as Out Run, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone. Completing certain objectives, such as eating every dish at a restaurant or reaching a target score in a minigame, will also grant the player special Completion Point currency; this CP can be spent at a shrine to receive additional bonuses, such as special items or character upgrades.

The story takes place in December 1988, where two unlikely figures from the Yakuza world, Kazuma Kiryu of the Kantō region and Goro Majima of the Kansai Region, have suddenly found themselves getting involved in the terrible events of the so-called "Empty Lot" dispute, which is the centerpiece of power struggle for all the dark organizations across Japan. In order to find out the truth behind such a power struggle, as well as maintain their own innocence and safety, they set out to investigate all the events surrounding the Empty Lot incident.


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
Framelimit Auto Use 60 instead if using Vblank to reach 60fps
ZCULL accuracy Relaxed Improves performance when paired with SPU MLAA patch.
Write color buffers On Optional. Reduces performance, but fixes visual issues when using Force CPU Blit

Advanced configuration

Setting Option Notes
Accurate GETLLAR On Reduces random crashing.
Sleep timers accuracy As Host Improves performance.
Vblank rate 120 Optional. Allows for 60fps gameplay, requires framelimiter set to 60 instead of Auto to fix menu gamespeed. Some minigames will be sped 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 Optional. Improves upscaling quality and may improve performance. Requires Write Color Buffers and MLAA Patch to negate the visual issues.

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. Enable Accurate GETLLAR to reduce the amount of crashes.

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.

Partial English Translation

This game has a fan-made translation patch which can be found here.

Netplay testing

For the complete list of games tested with RPCN, please check the RPCN Compatibility List.

Game Version Connects? Create/Join lobbies? Match with others? Online features working? Notes
1.08 Yes No No No RPCS3.log.gz