Yakuza 0 is the recommended start of the series for a reason. Not only does it shed more light on key characters like Kiryu and Majima, but it also makes a big impression with its dynamic battle system and mini-games, dramatic main story, and hilarious side stories. If you stray from the main story, Yakuza 0 can easily take over 100 hours to beat, especially if you’re a completionist.
The game already features a complete package, but no game is completely perfect. There are countless mods that make the PC version of Yakuza 0 even more fun to play and add a lot of replay value.
8 New move sets and heat actions
This mod is a no-brainer if you love the combat and cinematic heat actions in Yakuza 0, but you’ve already seen the same ones a million times. It gives you a new set of moves to beat enemies, as well as new heat actions. Additionally, it modifies the quick-time events that occur in boss battles and their introductions before the fight starts.
Not only that, but there are also changes and additions to the weapons. Overall, this mod breathes new life into the game, making sure to keep it fresh for longer.
7 Infinite durability and bullets
Weapons in the game can be very useful against particularly tough enemies, such as Majima and Kiryu’s respective Mr. Shakedowns. But when they break or run out of bullets on the spot, you could be in trouble. This mod allows all your weapons to have infinite durability and bullets.
Most people don’t like weapon durability mechanics in games, and if you’re one of them, this mod is basically made for you. Just make sure to repair any weapons you had before installing this mod in the Dragon and Tiger store for them to get this effect.
6 Komaki Restoration
A great incentive for finishing Kiryu’s Real Estate Royale minigame is unlocking his iconic Dragon of Dojima fighting style. New fighting styles are always welcome in this game, and this one is especially powerful once it’s updated enough.
However, if 0 isn’t your first Yakuza game, you may have noticed that this style is missing some of Komaki’s iconic moves that he uses in the other games. This mod puts those Komaki moves into Yakuza 0, allowing Kiryu to use them in his Dragon of Dojima fighting style. It also adds some additional quality of life details related to the fight.
5 All annoying CP completed
No matter how much you love Yakuza, you’re probably not a huge fan of all the minigames it has to offer. This makes it even more frustrating when completion points are locked behind certain achievements related to those hated minigames.
Fortunately, this benevolent mod has done most of the dirty work for you and completed most of the achievements that give you CP. The important ones, like the side stories, are still available for you to experience and unlock. With this mod, you don’t have to worry about playing the things you don’t like to complete them.
4 Licensed Music Restoration Patch
If you’re only familiar with the Western release of Yakuza 0, you may not be aware that the Japanese version had licensed music that wasn’t included in the English version. This mod restores that music so you can enjoy it in the English version as well.
While it may not be a big deal, it’s nice to be able to experience the game’s cut-scenes with the music that was originally intended for them. Licensed songs are played during the intro and end credits, as well as a cutscene at the beginning of the game.
3 modern minimap
This detail is purely cosmetic, but it’s nice to have everything the same, especially when you’ve stared at the same interface for hours. This mod gives the in-game minimap a makeover, improving the definition of the icons and changing the colors to be more in line with the 80s.
You’re going to be looking at the map pretty much all the time to get from one place to another, so why not liven it up a bit and make it nicer to look at with this minimap mod?
two Nishiki’s last mod
Whether you’re a huge Nishiki fan or just want a chance to play as someone other than Kiryu (which isn’t Majima), this mod will take the itch out of you. Replaces everything related to Kiryu, such as his model and voice lines, with Nishiki versions. It even uses Nishiki’s movesets, so you’re not just doing the same thing in battle with a Nishiki skin.
This is another mod that works well to keep the game fresh and the combat fun. You might also enjoy playing as Nishiki before the events of Yakuza Kiwami 2.
1 rebalanced mod
If you feel like you’ve pretty much mastered everything the game has to offer, give this mod a try. It adds an extra layer of challenge in places by recalibrating many of the fighting aspects. Enemies, including bosses, will have higher HP, and most fighting styles deal less damage to them.
On the other hand, it adds convenient changes, like making Real Estate Royale and Cabaret Club Czar faster so there is more free time for the main content. There is also some conditional weapon durability, as well as many more additions. It’s almost like playing a remaster.
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