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Considered to be the spiritual successor to the Shenmue series, the Yakuza games follow Kiryu Kazuma, a former Yakuza who's life was changed when he took the fall for a crime he didn't commit. The first Yakuza game was localized in 2005 for the PS2, and got generally positive reviews. The second game, also for PS2, wasn't localized until 2008, but still received positive reviews. I personally thought Yakuza 2 was excellent, and well worth the late localization.
After Yakuza 2, the fans were hoping for more There was Yakuza Kenzan!, which takes place in feudal Japan, but it's considered to be a side story. Fortunately, Sega announced a while ago that there will be a direct sequel to Yakuza 2. Yakuza 3 is currently a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and it certainly looks like it's going to take advantage of all the next gen goodness: