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How Long Does it Take to Beat Like a Dragon: Ishin!?

Like a Dragon Ishin review

Like all other Like a Dragon / Yakuza games before it, Like a Dragon: Ishin! isn’t short on content.

Jump into Like a Dragon: Ishin! and you’ll find not only a meaty story to follow, but a whole host of substories and activities to complete, too. But if you’re wondering just how long it takes to beat it, we can give thankfully give you a decent idea.

Playing on Easy or Normal difficulty, you should probably expect the story of Like a Dragon: Ishin! to be over in around 20 hours if you pretty much head straight through it. The best way to enjoy the game, however, is by doing things on the side. There’s a good chance, then, that many players will spend 30-40 hours playing the game before watching the credits roll if they get invested in things like fishing, farming, karaoke or chicken racing.

It’s completionists that will get the most out of Like a Dragon: Ishin! With so much to see and do, there’s over 100 hours of gameplay, for sure. And to get all of the game’s achievements or trophies a playthrough on Legend difficulty is required, which is no walk in the walk. It’s best to put aside at least 30 hours for this title, then. But you could spend much more time with it.

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Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!