The Yakuza series is coming to PS Plus — let's talk Yakuza trophies

By Sean Lawson,

We are taking a look at all of the Yakuza trophies that you can earn throughout the Sega series, from each platinum trophy and what you'll need to do to unlock it, right down to some of the more unusual bronze trophies.

It felt appropriate to do a trophy breakdown of all the Yakuza games and their respective trophies, especially seeing as the Yakuza series is heading to PS Plus very soon. Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and Yakuza Like a Dragon have already filled the PS Plus games list full of trophies for Extra and Premium subscribers to collect, so let's follow the rest of our Yakuza series order guide and talk about which trophies you need to keep an eye out for in each game.

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A closer look at the Yakuza series trophies

Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, Yakuza 5 Remastered, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will arrive on PlayStation Plus later this year. Sadly, Yakuza Dead Souls is nowhere to be seen on PS Plus, which is a real shame as the game is a crazy good time. Alas, we will not be diving into the trophies for Dead Souls as the game is not on PS Plus. If you do want to check out the Yakuza Dead Souls trophies, hit that link there to see what you are missing out on.

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Yakuza 0 — PS4, PS Plus Extra/Premium

Starting off with the Yakuza 0 trophies will give you a good idea of what to expect going forward if you want to earn all these beautiful platinum trophies. Anyone who is planning to snatch the platinum trophy, 'Where It All Began,' is going to have to put in some work, as the trophy completion rate sits with 0.8% from PSN users and 5.4% from TT users. Let's take a closer look at some of the Yakuza 0 trophies that might cause you an issue or two.

First up we have the Yakuza 0 completion/collectable trophies that will certainly cause a few people to bow out. With the trophies Perfectionist having just 1% PSN completion, Story of my Life having 2.9% PSN completion, Just Beat It amassing 1.3% PSN completion, Master of Style snatching 4.1% PSN completion, and finally Eye of the Dragon and Tiger nabbing 1.4% PSN completion, you can see you will be here for a while. These trophies ask you to max out all of your skills, finish all side-quests, win all Climax battles, obtain all equipment parts, and finally 100% the game.

This takes us to a mixture of Yakuza 0 miscellaneous trophies to try and snag, which require you to do some strange little bits and pieces around Kamurochō and Sotenbori. Cat Scratch Fever, for example, asks you to win ten bets on three-round tournaments at JCC, something only 1.2% of PSN users have even managed to achieve. '...I Did It for the trophy' rewards you with a lovely bronze for watching a "sexy" video at one of the adult stores that are littered about the game world; it seems 46.2% of PSN users have grabbed this one — naughty naughty. There are a plethora of these trophies to earn, so you will need to explore every nook and cranny to uncover all these bizarre little trophies.

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Your final trophy before the platinum will most likely be this Yakuza 0 difficulty trophy called 'Stuff of Legend' that only 1.4% of PSN users have managed to do. As you may expect, to earn this you must beat the game on the hardest difficulty possible — though there are three catches to this trophy outside of the difficulty spike. The first is that this difficulty will not unlock until you have beaten the entirety of the game once; after which, it will unlock for you to attempt. Second, none of your data carries over from the first playthrough, meaning all your skills, equipment, money, and weapons will no longer be available — you essentially will be doing a hard reset of the entire game. Lastly, you no longer have checkpoints, so if you die the game will load back up at your last manual save. Better make sure you are saving frequently!

Finally, you have your Yakuza 0 story-related trophies — you will get a bronze trophy for completing every other chapter, for example, chapters 2, 4, and 6 will all have them, but chapters 3, 5, and 7 won't. There are also misc trophies that are littered through the main story that can be missed, but with you needing to replay the game for the difficulty-related trophies, you can always snag any you miss in that playthrough instead. Looking at the first story-related trophy, 'Nostalgic for the 80s' has a completion rate of 97.3% on PSN, and the final story trophy, 'Awakened and Unleashed,' has a completion rate of 33.5%. This is quite a large number of players dropping off the game before the end. However, Yakuza 0 has over 17 chapters and a massive world to explore and get lost in, so it isn't the craziest thing that so many people didn't make it to the end.

Yakuza Kiwami Xbox Game PassYakuza Kiwami trophy breakdown

Yakuza Kiwami - PS4, PS Plus Extra/Premium

These Yakuza Kiwami trophies are going to put you through your paces, with the platinum trophy called 'Kiwami' having an awfully low completion rate from PSN users, sitting with just 0.4% and 4.3% from TT users.

Starting with the Yakuza Kiwami collectable/completion trophies we can see some recurring nightmares that you will need to heed in your platinum hunt. 'Perfectionist' which only been earned by 0.4% of PSN users, 'The Dragon of Dojima Returns!' has 4.1%, 'Story of My Life' has 1.8%, 'Death By Climax' has 0.6%, 'Master of Body and Soul' has 10.3%, and 'The Strongest Fighter' has 3.7%. It looks as though a few of these are going to be a real hassle in getting that sweet little platinum trophy.

The Yakuza Kiwami miscellaneous trophies are actually comprised of mainly substory completions, which is a nice change of pace compared to other games in the series making you do an abundance of random tasks to earn the bronze trophies. Here you can hit two birds with one stone while collecting trophies like 'A Bad Business' or 'She's Worth It?,' as you can also work on the three trophies associated with completing substories which are 'Tell me a Story,''Hero of the Story,' and the previously mentioned 'Story of My Life.' There are still trophies for doing random tasks, like the bronze trophy called 'Can I Call You?' which wants you to ask a hostess out on a date.

Legendary mode is back to give you a run for that Yakuza Kiwami difficulty trophy. This mode functions similar to Yakuza 0, only unlocking after you have beaten the game on any difficulty. You will want to take your time and stock up on a plethora of healing items if you are attempting to earn 'Dragon of Legend.' Unlike in Yakuza 0, you can actually start this mode in new game plus, significantly lowering the difficulty overall and making this far more achievable than its predecessors.

Lastly, let's look at the Yakuza Kiwami story-related trophies. There are fewer chapters to wade through here than in Yakuza 0, which you would think equates to a higher story completion rate — surprisingly, this is not the case. The first story trophy is called 'When You Don't Pay Your Debts...' has a completion rate of 86.0% from PSN users and 99.8% from TT users. The final story trophy, 'Thank You!,' has a completion rate of 17.8% and 42.0% respectively, far less than Yakuza 0 and the number of people who managed to reach the end of that story.

Yakuza Kiwami 2Yakuza Kiwami 2 trophy breakdown

Yakuza Kiwami 2 - PS4, PS Plus Extra/Premium

Right off the bat, Yakuza Kiwami 2 has a platinum trophy called 'Yakuza Kiwami 2' — very original — that has a completion rate of 2.6% on PSN and 13.4% from our TT users. This is already a vast improvement over Yakuza Kiwami — in fact, it's a whole 2.2% of improvement. While that is fantastic news, these Yakuza Kiwami 2 trophies may still pose a little bit of a hindrance for those gunning for the platinum.

Starting with the Yakuza Kiwami 2 collectable/completion trophies, we can see a lot of familiar trophies here, with the likes of 'Story of My Life' which has a completion rate of 9.9% on PSN, 'All Done' that sits with 3.0%, 'Skill Master' has 4.0%, Half Performance, Half Raw Power has 6.7%, and 'Movie Buff' which has 15.3%. Most of these trophies have a much higher completion rate than their predecessor, signalling a much smoother time earning this platinum trophy.

The Yakuza Kiwami 2 miscellaneous trophies also follows Yakuza Kiwami's lead by adding a bunch of trophies centring around maximising your skills, unlocking all abilities, and completing some substories. This once again is great as you can work on earning multiple trophies at the same time, therefore reducing your overall playtime. We suspect this might relate to the higher volume of users earning the platinum trophy. A few trophies you'll earn while attempting to earn some of these miscellaneous trophies are 'Weapon Master, 'Amon Defeated,' and 'Peak Kiryu.'

Oh boy, here we are once again taking a look at the Yakuza Kiwami 2 difficulty trophy, can you guys guess what you might have to do? That's right, 'Dragon of Legend' tasks you with beating the entire game on Legendary difficulty once again. Thankfully just like Yakuza Kiwami you can playthrough this difficulty mode on new game plus, massively reducing the difficulty of this golden trophy. Looking at the completion rate we can see that 4.0% of PSN users have accomplished this task and 15.5% of TT users have absolutely knocked it out of the park as well.

Looking at the Yakuza Kiwami 2 story-related trophies, we can see that there is a substantial amount of users that have seen Yakuza Kiwami 2 through to completion. With the first story trophy called 'The Dojima Legacy' amassing an overall completion rate of 90.7% on PSN and 99.8% from TT users and the final story trophy called 'Thank You!' garnering over 59.2% of PSN users and 78.5% of TT users finishing up the main story. That's a huge increase over the first instalment of the Kiwami series, which only garnered 17.8% completion on PSN.

Yakuza 3Yakuza 3 Remastered trophy breakdown

Yakuza 3 Remastered - PS4, PS Plus Premium

The Yakuza 3 trophies give you slightly better odds of earning the platinum trophy called 'World's Greatest Dad' has a PSN completion rate of 1.4%, that's 0.6% higher than the Yakuza 0 platinum. Yeah, that doesn't fill us with much hope either.

The Yakuza 3 Remastered collectable/completion trophies are as follows: Minigame Master which has 1.6% completion rate on PSN, Legendary Champion has 3.3%, Substory Completionist has 3.5%, Gourmet Aficionado has 4.1%, Path of the Warrior has 14.5% and Bounty Hunter that sits with 7.5% completion. These trophies look substantially easier than the Yakuza 0 ones and there is no trophy for getting an overall completion rate of 100%, meaning some things can be left undone. Except for the substories, that is — but why would want to skip over those?

Moving on to the Yakuza 3 Remastered miscellaneous trophies, these actually make up a huge amount of the trophy list for Yakuza 3 — a massive 20 of the 43 trophies that are in the game, many of which are linked to the Yakuza 3 Remastered Minigame trophies. Some stands outs are Touchy-Feely, Chip Hoarder, Big Tuna, and Fat Cat. While not explicitly hard to achieve, some of these misc trophies will require a little patience and practice to earn, especially if you aren't an expert at poker or mahjong. These trophies should provide you with a good laugh and a bit of fun on the side instead of just beating up everyone that wrongs you.

The Yakuza 3 Remastered difficulty trophies once again centre around Legendary difficulty. That's right, the 'Testament to Strength trophy sees you battling against the hardest difficulty that the franchise has to offer, with only 1.9% of players managing to best this unforgiving setting. Unlike other games in the series, you must first beat the game on hard for the option to even unlock. Why do you do this to us, Yakuza?

The Yakuza 3 Remastered story-related trophies see you taking down a variety of bosses at the end of each chapter, rewarding you with a shiny bronze trophy. There are 12 chapters in total, not including the prologue. The first story trophy you will earn is 'Mad Dog Tamed' which has a completion rate of 87.0% and the final story trophy will be 'Thank You!' which has a completion rate of 56.1%. The amount of players who finished Yakuza 3 is much higher compared to Yakuza 0, though this could be due to the shorter story campaign with fewer side activities to distract you.

yakuza 4 remsteredYakuza 4 Remastered trophy breakdown

Yakuza 4 Remastered - PS4, PS Plus Premium

Yakuza 4 Remastered does slightly better than Yakuza 3, as the platinum trophy called 'Master of Kamurocho' has an overall completion rate of 2.2% on PSN and 12.3% from TT users. However, this platinum is still going to cause major issues for most that are planning to snatch it — though you're probably starting to see a pattern here.

Kicking off with the Yakuza 4 Remastered collectable/completion trophies, we have a few familiar sights ahead of us with trophies like 'Fearsome Foursome' which sits with 8.4% on PSN, 'Ultimate Challenger' with 3.4%, 'Substory Champion' with 9.0%, 'Novice Gambler' with 4.9%, and 'The Human Jukebox' with 7.4% completion on PSN. Compared to the previously mentioned Yakuza games, these collectable/completion trophies appear to be a lot simpler in Yakuza 4. With tasks not being as time-consuming, and the fact that there appear to be far fewer trophies demanding that you collect every single item here or there, anyone who doesn't enjoy these types of trophies is in for a happier time with this instalment in the Yakuza series.

Hopping into the Yakuza 4 Remastered miscellaneous trophies, there is actually quite a substantial amount here and you will probably find that a majority of the trophies centre around more random tasks and mini-games this time around. We recommend you check out trophies like 'Weapon Master' which has a completion rate of 3.6% on PSN, 'Table Tennis Pro' with 16.8%, 'Mr Outdoors' with 4.8%, 'Kamurocho Tree Hugger. with 28.2%, 'Fashionista' with 5.3%, and 'Hat Trick' with 5.5% completion. We have quite a mixed bag of difficulties on our hand here, with some of these trophies having quite a high completion rate, while others dive down into the single digits. You may have a decent challenge on your hands here as you try and sweep these ones up.

Guess who's back in the house? That's right, the dreaded Yakuza 4 Remastered difficulty trophy 'Heir to the Legend.' Once again you will need to clear the game on hard difficulty before you can even unlock legend difficulty mode. So far, only 2.9% of PSN users have managed to beat this challenge, with a better ratio from our TT users who have garnered a completion rating of 13.2%. However, this is not the only trophy related to difficulty this time round, as there is also a trophy called 'Indomitable' that tasks players with beating the game on normal mode while never dropping the difficulty to easy mode — though don't worry, it has a completion rate of 38.9% on PSN, so it shouldn't provide any form of challenge to you.

The Yakuza 4 Remastered story trophies are quite a bit shorter than previous instalments, with only five trophies actual relating to beating the story — if you don't include the difficulty trophies. The story is split up into parts, rather than chapters, so this time the first trophy earned comes for clearing part one, 'The Plot Thickens,' sitting with a completion rate of 80.2% from PSN users. The trophy for finishing the story is called 'Thank You!' and that sits with a completion rate of 66.7% by PSN users. This means quite a large number of players made it all the way to the end of Yakuza 4 — far more than those who played Yakuza 0 for instance.

Yakuza 5 RemasteredYakuza 5 Remastered trophy breakdown

Yakuza 5 Remastered - PS4, PS Plus Premium

Yakuza 5 Remastered doesn't fair anywhere near as well as Yakuza 4 when it comes to the number of players who have earned the platinum trophy. The platinum trophy called 'The Dream Fulfilled' sits with a completion rate of 1.5% from PSN users and 8.5% from TT users. That tells us that we are in for quite the struggle if we're planning to net all of the Yakuza 5 Remastered trophies.

Like clockwork, we will start our breakdown by taking a look at the Yakuza 5 Remastered collectable/collection trophies. Starting off with 'Ultimate Heir' that sits with a completion rate of 3.1% by PSN users, 'Hall of Famer' with 1.6%, 'Substory God' with 7.5%, 'Gourmet Dragon' with 3.9%, 'Reaching the Limit' with 8.0%, and 'A Toast Together' with a completion rate of 4.0%. A substantial drop in completion compared to Yakuza 4, with the main offender being the gold trophy 'Hall of Famer' that requires you to 100% the game — why Yakuza? Why?

Delving into the Yakuza 5 Remastered miscellaneous trophies, we can see that there are quite a few that fall into certain subcategories such as combat, mini-games, and challenges. With such a broad spectrum of trophies here — that also takes up a majority of the trophy list — you will be spending a lot of time running around and completing random tasks alongside the main story. Trophies like 'Dragon Fury' which has a completion rate of 21.3% on PSN, 'Mr Climax' with 3.4%, 'Old-school Gamer' with 10.9%, and 'Fish for Dinner' with a 22.9% completion rate. There are far more than this, but these give you an idea of the sorts of tasks ahead of you.

Oh look, yet again, it's the Yakuza 5 Remastered difficulty trophy, 'Heir of the Legend,' the dreaded gold trophy that works entirely the same as it's predecessors before it. This time around the trophy sits with a completion rate of 2.2% on PSN and 9.8% from our impressive TT community. We also have the lovely 'No Easy Way Out' which sits with a completion rate of 36.2%, where you must beat the game on normal without ever dropping to easy. Simple.

The Yakuza 5 Remastered story trophies also follow suit with Yakuza 4, as the trophies are split up into parts, rather than chapters. However, there do appear to be some story-related trophies that are earned in between these 'part' trophies. The first story trophy you will grab is called 'Welcome to Nagasugai' and has a completion rate of 93.9% on PSN. The last story trophy is called 'Thank You!' sits with a completion rate of 55.6% on PSN, which is over a 10% drop from its predecessor. Maybe Yakuza 5 just didn't hit the spot like Yakuza 4 did?

E3 2017Yakuza 6 The Song of Life trophy breakdown

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life - PS4, PS Plus Extra/Premium

The Yakuza 6 The Song of Life trophies appear to be a tad simpler than all that have come before it, as the glorious platinum trophy called 'The Song of Life' sits with a completion rate of 3.7% on PSN and 22.5% from all you wonderful TT users. Let's take a dive into why this Yakuza game has a higher completion rate than its predecessors.

Let's start with the Yakuza 6 The Song of Life collectable/completion trophies, where a few familiar trophies make a reappearance with the likes of 'Story of My Life' which 5.7% of PSN users have snatched up, 'Skill Master' with 7.9%, 'Peak Kiryu' with 6.1%, 'You Did It' with 26.8%, and 'What a Player' with a completion rate of 6.3% on PSN. These shouldn't pose too much of a challenge for players who enjoy clearing all the side stories and maxing out all of their skills. In fact, most of these should come quite naturally as you progress through the story.

The Yakuza 6 The Song of Life miscellaneous trophies are filled with all the wild and random things you expect to see in a Yakuza trophy list. From cats to combat, there is a plethora of fun and amusing trophies to try and snag as you make your way towards that platinum trophy. Just look at the likes of 'That's Purrecious,' 'Play Ball!,' 'Dandling Dragon,' and 'Get Out and Stay Out!' — all great examples of trophies you'll be stumbling across. These trophies all have a completion percentage higher than 15% as well, so hopefully these random bits and pieces shouldn't cause too much grief for anyone.

Well, what do we have here? Another Yakuza 6 The Song of Life difficulty trophy? I think so. This time players are in for a much smoother time, as the golden trophy 'Dragon of Legend' allows players to beat the game first on any difficulty to unlock this mode, and then all of your skills, money, and so on pass over to this playthrough. This should mean a far simpler time netting this pesky difficulty trophy — with 5.0% of PSN players grabbing it and 25.8% of TT users also accomplishing this task — it looks as though this shouldn't pose too much of a threat for players.

The Yakuza 6 The Song of Life story trophies see a return to the chapter-specific trophies, where you will earn one for every other chapter you demolish. That said, there is quite a high drop-off in players who start the game and those that finish the game — the final story trophy has one of the lower completion rates out of all of the Yakuza series. The first story trophy 'Welcome Back' sits with 87.8% on PSN and the final story trophy 'Thank You' has a surprisingly low 44.7% completion rate on PSN — we wonder why this is?

Yakuza: Like A Dragon TrophiesYakuza: Like A Dragon trophy breakdown

Yakuza Like a Dragon - PS4, PS Plus Extra/Premium

The Yakuza Like a Dragon trophies are proving to be quite the challenge, as the platinum trophy called 'The New Dragon' has only amassed a completion rate of 1.1% on PSN and 13.4% by our TT community. We have a sneaking suspicion, however, about which particular trophy might be causing players to miss out on earning this beautiful little platinum.

First up, the Yakuza Like a Dragon collectable/completion trophies, which have a variety of trophies we have come accustomed to by now. With the likes of 'Fulfiller of Dreams' which has a completion rate of 3.4% on PSN, 'Super Human' with 3.7%, 'Food for Thought' with 3.0%, 'Honk-Honk Hero' with 2.6%, 'Pop the Cork' with 3.7%, and 'Jack of All trades' with 6.9%, these percentages are quite a lot lower than in other Yakuza games. It looks as though there is a much bigger grind in store for maxing out in Like a Dragon.

When it comes to the Yakuza Like a Dragon miscellaneous trophies, they are surprisingly sparse compared to the other Yakuza games, which are usually littered with strange little oddities to uncover. Yakuza Like a Dragon has a few, like 'Pound It' and 'Make the Money,' but most of these trophies revolve around building bonds with companions and overcoming various combat situations. Nothing truly stands out here compared to previous iterations in the series.

Unlike other Yakuza games, the Yakuza Like a Dragon difficulty trophy is a little different. There is no trophy linked to beating the main story on a specific difficulty and there is no trophy revolving around Legendary mode — which is great! Then again, maybe it's not so great: the trophy 'Victory of the Millennium' tasks you with beating the final level of the game with all the enemies and bosses dealing out insane damage, while also sporting extended health and defence. The big issue is that you will be severely under-levelled after beating the main story, so you will need to grind for quite some time to even stand a chance here. We imagine that this is why so many people have not claimed the platinum trophy. After all, this trophy sits with 1.1% completion on PSN — the exact same as the platinum trophy.

The most surprising element comes in the form of Yakuza Like a Dragon's story trophies, which have a staggeringly low completion rate compared to any Yakuza game in the series. The first story chapter called 'For the Family' only has a completion rate of 45.6% on PSN, while our TT community has earned a 99.9% — which is also a strange comparison to see. The final story trophy called — you guessed it — 'Thank You!' has a 10.8% completion on PSN, so at least 30% of players who made it past chapter one were gone before the end credits rolled. The reason for this could simply be the switch-up in genre and fans looking for that classic Yakuza action just weren't satisfied.

Well that brings us to the end of this deep dive into all the Yakuza games on PS Plus right now. We can see a pattern throughout, with a lot of these games sharing an almost identical trophy list, bringing only a few minor changes between each iteration. We will leave it up to you what you think and feel about the similarities, though we can hardly deny that this franchise is one of the best out there right now, and is absolutely filled to the brim with charm and character. Nothing makes for a better incentive when it comes to hunting platinum trophies down than this kind of charm! What is your favourite Yakuza game? Have you earned any of these platinum trophies? Let us know in the comments below!
Sean Lawson
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer with a focus on the geekiest Sony news. He writes stories about unobtainable PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, as well as RPGs and Fighting games. He is also excited for Tekken 8, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, Baldur's Gate 3, and Dragon's Dogma 2 to launch on PS5. Sean’s favourite games include Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, Tekken, and Persona.
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