The Yakuza series contains many excellent boss fights, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 is no less. This could be because the encounter itself is an epic showdown, or simply because you finally have a chance to defeat a character that gives you a sore throat. Either way, the best battles are a satisfying test of the skills you’ve learned up to that point in the game, as well as awe-inspiring spectacles.
Ryuji Goda (Early Of The Game)
Ryuji Goda is the main antagonist of Yakuza Kiwami 2’s story. This fearsome “dragon” opponent is determined to defeat Kiryu and claim supremacy for that title, and he repeatedly interferes with Kiryu’s plans. You even get a taste war in the early hours of the game.
It might not feel as climactic as the final battle at the end of the game, but it does a great job of showing who you’re up against. After all, Ryuji still fought vigorously after getting tired of his encounter with Daigo.
Sotaro Komaki – Yakuza Kiwami 2
Komaki is only available as a ‘boss’ in the Colosseum, but like many optional bosses in the video game, he is said to be tougher than most people in the main story. Part of this is due to his massive health, but mostly due to his second stage.
Komaki’s fighting style is very similar to Kiryu’s Dragon of Dojima style in the previous games, and when his health is down to half, he will go into heat mode. Here, he will punish predictable attacks with a Tiger Drop counter-attack, and his combos can wash away your health.
Jo Amon – Yakuza Kiwami 2
The Amon brothers are a ferocious race of assassins, and Jo Amon is the toughest. You confront him after spotting Komaki knocked down in an alley, and you quickly learn how good Amon is.
He uses a Photon Blade in his first phase, but he dual-uses two in his second phase, and he also gains a shield. When this happens, he becomes deadly to fight and is arguably the toughest encounter in the game. Thermal actions also lose their effectiveness if you just spam the same actions.
Ryuji Goda (Finale)
Ryuji’s last encounter might feel unsettling at first because he comes down so easily. However, the real fight happened after Terada and Takashima were defeated.
Even with Kiryu’s powerful counterattacks and heat moves, Ryuji still unleashes some powerful attacks that can knock you down if you’re not careful. What makes this battle so intense, however, is the emotional build-up, Ryuji finally learned the truth about who he was, but in his mind, it was too late. This battle is the only wish he has left to feel any purpose.
In Yakuza Kiwami 2, Goro Majima and his forces have left the Tojo Clan, and along with his construction company, he is eyeing Purgatory. Majima only agrees to help Kiryu if the latter wins a series of battles in the Arena, with Majima being the last.
This fight is a great sight because according to the classics, it’s been a year since Kiryu and Majima have fought, and you can tell they’re really enjoying themselves. It might not be the hardest battle, but it’s arguably the most enjoyable of the bunch.