Yakuza 5

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Yakuza 5
Developer(s) Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Yakuza
Release date(s) JP December 5, 2012
NA/EU/AU December 8, 2015
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLJM60489 (IRD), NPEB02228, NPUB31658
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Yakuza 5 (Japanese: 龍が如く5 夢、叶えし者 Hepburn: Ryū ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono, lit. Like a Dragon 5: Fulfiller of Dreams) is the fifth main entry in the Yakuza series. A remaster with improved resolution and frame rate was released for the PlayStation 4 on June 20, 2019 in Japan, and is scheduled for worldwide release on February 11, 2020 as part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection. The game features a new graphics engine, unlike previous games in the series that have been re-utilizing the same engine since Yakuza Kenzan!. For the first time in the series, it features five settings across Japan along with five playable main characters.

The gameplay is relatively similar to previous games in the series, with a few changes. Similar to past games, gameplay is divided into two components being Adventure Mode and Combat Mode. Adventure Mode allows players to explore different areas and play sports across the city including mini-games and retro games such as Virtua Fighter 2 and Taiko No Tatsujin. The cities will also be significantly bigger than previous games, providing more areas to explore in the game and is said to feature the greatest volume of play spots across cities in the series' history. The change between the game's Adventure Mode and Combat Mode is also said to be more seamless than previous games, which involved a transitional change when encountering enemies whilst in adventure mode. Controls for the game have also been said to have been improved "dramatically" as with the tempo of the game's combat mode.


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.

Advanced configuration

Setting Option Notes
Accurate GETLLAR On Reduces random crashing.
Sleep timers accuracy As Host Improves performance.

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.

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.

Incorrect snow visuals on characters - Issue 4489

The snow in the characters get a stripe pattern that extends throughout the characters. This can be corrected with WCB but CPU Blit needs to be disabled (not recommended).

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.

Netplay testing

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

Game Version RPCS3 Version Connects? Create/Join lobbies? Match with others? Online features working? Requires custom servers? Notes
N/A Untested Untested Untested Untested Untested