Yakuza 4 Trophy Guide

Yakuza 4 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***  A third-person action title in an open-world and a direct sequel to the 2009 Yakuza 3. While three full playthroughs are required, the lack of a mini-game completion trophy marks this Platinum as slightly easier than its predecessor.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Yakuza 4 *** 49 SEGA Japan 38 7 3 0 0

Yakuza 4

Yakuza 4, known in Japan as Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono (Like a Dragon 4: Successor of the Legend) is a third-person open-world action game, similar in style to the Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row series, and is a direct sequel to the 2009 title Yakuza 3. Like other games in the series, Yakuza 4 takes place mainly in the fictional district of Tokyo named Kamurocho, based on the real location Kabukicho. Aside from the main storyline, players switch between different characters to perform unique side-quests and goals. The game also includes several mini-games, including pachinko, karaoke, mahjong, table tennis, hanafuda, as well as fishing and visiting hot springs.

Taing place one year following the events of Yakuza 3, a man is found dead within the Tojo Clan's territory. After a small group from the Tojo Clan attempt to investigate, their leader is found stabbed to death. These events start a chain reaction that will see four men compete in a heated battle for power, status, and honor.

Yakuza 4 received high praise in Japan and fairly positive reviews overseas, with an average score of 84% worldwide. The game was praised for its plentiful amount of activities, and its graphics, though criticized by some Western critics for its repetitive battles and the presentation's lack of updates.

Since there is no mini-game completion trophy, Yakuza 4 is certainly easier than its predecessor, Yakuza 3. Also, some of the boss battles and Ultimate Challenges aren't as tough, either. Players who have completed the previous game will probably find Yakuza 4 a walk in the park, in comparison. However, there is still a lot to do, as well as some trophies that require both skill and luck, which warrants the game a low 3-star rating. Also, three full playthroughs are required.

Expect roughly 70-90 hours of gameplay for the Platinum, and perhaps more if you need to learn the rules of some mini-games, such as Mahjong or Pachinko.

You'll need to play through the game three times on your route to the platinum. One time on Normal in order to unlock the Indomitable trophy, another playthrough on Hard in order to unlock the Ex-Hard mode, and then again on Ex-Hard to unlock the Heir To The Legend trophy. Though its up to you which mode to begin on, we recommend - particularly if this is your first time playing a game in the Yakuza series - beginning with your Normal run.

There are only two missable trophies. Indomitable requires you to play a full game on Normal without reverting to Easy. (This trophy cannot be unlocked on Hard mode) While playing on Normal, if you fail or die several times, you'll be given the option to switch to Easy mode. Do NOT revert the game, and you should unlock Indomitable at the end of your Normal playthrough.

The other is the Fashionista trophy, which requires you to purchase one of each outfit type for the hostess. This cannot be done once the hostess has reached the No. 1 rank, so just make sure to unlock this trophy before that happens.

Otherwise, after completing each playthrough, you will enter a free-roam stage where you can mop-up all the other trophies. We recommend doing this all one one playthrough, leaving your second and third playthrough to simply focus on completing the story. Be sure to check out the Yakuza 4 trophy guide links under our Links tab to see which trophies you still need and what the requirements are.

awritingdog has a detailed, text-based Walkthrough here:

IGN has a Walkthrough here:

And a text-based Walkthrough for the Japanese version, by Patrick Coffman:

BreadSkin and yewjhin have a great Trophy Guide here:

And a great Trophy Guide created by trophybot:

And a detailed, text-based Trophy Guide by barticle:

Here's a Substory Guide by BreadSkin:

An Ultimate Challenge Guide by xRicexCakex:

And a Challenges List by BreadSkin:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List:

Yakuza 3 Trophy Guide

Yakuza 3 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***  A third-person action game in an open-world similar in style to Rockstar’s GTA series. While not at time consuming as GTA IV, the Platinum does demand a lot of time and some skills.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Yakuza 3 *** 45 SEGA Japan 36 5 3 0 0

Yakuza 3

Yakuza 3, known in Japan as Ryu ga Gotoku 3, is a third-person open-world game, similar in style to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series. The game is the third title in the Yakuza series which first began on the PlayStation 2. Players control the protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, through areas in Okinawa as well as fictional locations in Tokyo. Aside from the main story, the game also includes twenty different mini-games, a battle mode in an underground coliseum, and a vast number of sub-stories. The kyabakura events have been removed from the international version, as well as several mini-games and sub-stories.

Kiryu is looking after the orphanage in Okinawa where he had grown up. Unfortunately, the land it rests on is of interest to the government to turn it into a seaside resort, which spurs several Yakuza bosses to take an interest and drive the orphanage out. After his friend and Chairman of the Tojo Clan is murdered, Kiryu must confront and deal with the yakuza bosses.

Yakuza 3 received positive reviews, both in Japan and abroad, with an average score of 85%, praised for its graphics, attention to detail, and vast number of available activities.

This game is a high 3-star rating. If you've played any of the GTA titles, then you'll have some idea of what's involved, only on a smaller map and without online play. Aside from requiring a minimum of two playthroughs - one on Hard and one on Extra Hard - there are also a ton of mini-games to complete, collectibles to find, hitman missions, eating food at all the different restaurants, as well as all the sub-stories to complete. On top of this, some of the bosses and even sub-stories can be tough and rather frustrating.

The Platinum is certainly doable for any average player, but will require a considerable amount of time and effort to unlock, with close to 100 hours of gameplay, depending on your skills and some luck.

NOTE: The Japanese version, Ryu ga Gotoku 3, includes 5 extra trophies that were removed from the international version, such as completing the sub-stories related to the kyabakura girls, as well as some extra sub-story missions and mini-games.

We highly recommend you begin the game on Hard mode. Not only will completing Hard unlock Extra Hard, but will grant you the "golden pistol" with infinite ammo, allowing you to simply whip through your second playthrough on Extra Hard with ease.

Completing the game on Hard mode isn't too bad. Just make sure your inventory is stacked with a few weapons and lots of energy drinks when going against the bosses, as some of them can be quite tough. Also, keep in mind that the game doesn't automatically save, so it's a good idea to visit a nearby telephone booth to save your progress every once in awhile.

The Sub Story Completionist trophy is the only one that is missable during your first playthrough. If you are playing the international version, make sure you complete the following submissions: Love Letter in a Bottle in Chapter 4 (which pops up again in Chapter 10), Dotting The Eye in Chapter 6, and Girl From Back Home in Chapter 6. If you are playing the Japanese version (Ryu ga Gotoku 3) then you'll also need to complete A Trip Before Marriage in Chapter 4, and The Couple Who Wouldn't Learn in Chapter 12, which are two sub-stories removed from the international version. All other sub-stories can be completed at any point in the game, including after finishing the story.

After you complete the story on Hard mode, you'll unlock a Premium Story mode, which is basically a free-roam version of the game. Here, is where you can mop-up all those miscellaneous trophies, any sub-stories you missed, battle in the arena, and those mini-games. Also, completing the final mission in the hitman series will award you with the "golden pistol" which will be available when you start your Extra Hard playthrough.

By this point, you should have nearly all the trophies. Next, you can start your Extra Hard playthrough to earn the Testament Of Strength trophy. With the golden pistol, this is actually quite easy to do. Just run through the story, firing away, and remember to dodge once in awhile when facing the bosses.

Last, is the Ultimate Challenger trophy, where you need to beat 34 of the 35 challenges. This is best left for the end, when Kiryu has been fully upgraded.

Congratulations! You've just earned a Platinum you can be proud of.