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 PlayStation exclusive
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.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

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
Renderer Vulkan Recommended to get the best performance.
Resolution scale threshold 512 x 512 Prevents screen borders from showing up. Outlines and Heat Auras will still be bugged.

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.
Accurate GETLLAR On Reduces random crashing.

Known Issues

This game is currently not playable.

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.