English Title: Ryū ga GotokuBetter known in the west as Yakuza. The first title in Toshihiro Nagoshi's Japanese gangster action-adventure drama series, and essentially the spiritual successor to Yu Suzuki's overly ambitious Shenmue series.
Japanese Title: 龍が如く
Publisher / Developer: Sega
Genre: Gangster Action
Released: Dec. 8, 2005
Product Codes: SLPM-66168 / JAN 4974365831370
I've played a bit of the English release, and while it's certainly a solid game, it's not really my style. Of course, I still own two copies because they came in a giant wholesale lot. Pictured below is one of the two budget reprints, which includes a preview DVD with footage of the second game.