Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1251
posted on 11.27.12 at 04:52 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Yakuza 5 becomes 20th game awarded perfect score.

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in. And they include a treat.

Yakuza 5, Sega’s fifth numbered sequel and fifth PlayStation 3 entry in the seven game series, scored four straight 10s, adding for a total score of 40 out of 40, and becoming the 20th Famitsu reviewed game to receive a perfect score. The last few titles to receive perfect scores were Kid Icarus: Uprising, Final Fantasy XIII-2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Also reviewed this week is Paper Mario: Sticker Star for 3DS. It received four straight 9s, adding for a total of 36 out of 40.

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  • Skerj

    I need Yakuza 5 (and to finish 4), one more week. ..one more week. 

  • fireemblembeast

    Only two games, lol.

  • Raiyu

    Woah at Yakuza 5

  • Awnye

    Awesome! Played the demo & can’t wait for the full game.

    Still don’t understand how XIII-2 got a perfect score though.

    • Kazziyan

      Do not start that here, please.

      Lets just generalize it and say Famitsu gives any high caliber game a 40/40.

  • Yakuza 5 got a perfect score?

    /Sees Famitsu

    Yeah, Not really sure about this….

  • Ace

    Famitsu is overrated. Let me tell you why. Their four review editors have to play 4-6 games in a span of two weeks. After they’re done, they give a one-two sentence review on each of the games they played and then slap a score on it. I dunno about you, but playing 4-6 games (especially if they’re RPG’s) while having other job duties in two weeks is not ample time to give a solid review on a game… 

  • I don’t agree with a lot of their scores, but I believe Ryu ga Gotoku 5 certainly deserves a high rating. A 40 though? I’m not so sure…

    In my own opinion, I don’t think any game would ever reach a perfect rating because there will ALWAYS be something about the game which would knock off at least one point. Regardless, I find it odd you didn’t list the titles how you usually do for the weekly Famitsu scores, Sal @[email protected]

    EDIT: Oh wow, nevermind. I see that only two titles were reviewed this week. That’s… Kind of crazy, lol. Oh well. My world makes sense because Ryu ga Gotoku scored higher than Mario, so all is well :3

    • YangTerlupakan

      MONEY always talk that enough for famitsu to give perfect score

      • Eh… To be fair, I’d honestly rate Ryu ga Gotoku 5 higher than Paper Mario: Sticker Star anyway. Money or not. It’s funny you should mention money though.

        If it was truly run by money, do you honestly think they’d pick Ryu ga Gotoku 5 over Mario? Not likely. I believe Mario would have beaten it and gotten the perfect score if it was really controlled by money.

        Now, that’s not to say Famitsu isn’t persuaded by such things as I have seen high ratings given to games that made me go, “Wat?”, but I think in this particular case… The reviewers were genuinely impressed with the game. I’ve been following it since we first got wind of it and I gotta say, not just as a Ryu ga Gotoku fan who has been following since the original, but as a gamer in general… This game is looking to be fantastic and has a LOT going for it.

  • Marco Tinè

    I’m glad Ryu ga Gotoku 5 got this much love from Famitsu. It may or may not be a biased score, but I don’t really care: as far as I’ve seen from the demo and the previous experiences on the franchise, I’m inclined to say this is the highest profile game produced in Japan nowadays. It has great graphics, tight controls, realistic and interactive locations, atmosphere and tons of side activities… And most of all, is a game that manages to introduce new features in every subsequent iteration while staying true to its roots.

  • PrinceHeir

    Yakuza 5 the best?? :D