Yakuza: Like a Dragon Guide – Quick XP, collectable locations, job skills

Level up, raise bonds, and rule Yokohama with our Yakuza guides.
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon (also referred to as Yakuza 7) isn’t like any Yakuza game before it. This latest entry in the long-running Sega series is a love letter to the JRPG genre infused with the same criminal underworld skulduggery and thick wedges of weird side content fans have come to expect.

As Thomas points out in our review, Yakuza: Like a Dragon isn’t some cobbled together homage to turn-based roleplaying games. It stands on its own as strong surprise instalment in the Yakuza series with a cast of compelling characters and some fun, engaging battle mechanics.


With the game now available on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, we’ve put together some handy guides to help you and Ichiban on your way to ruling the streets of Yokohama. Those playing on PS5 can also get in on the action, benefiting from a number of improvements.

Read below for more information on how to find collectables in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, master each job skill, increase character bonds, and bag some quick XP.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon – Quick XP and levelling guide

Here we discuss the best methods and techniques for earning experience points to level up your characters. This covers the best places to grind as well as which items and gear can help score you as much XP as possible.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Guide – All Mini-Games and where to find them

The Yakuza series is well known for its repertoire of mini-games. Between completing missions and beating down Yokohama’s more unsavoury crowds, you can partake in a number of fun side activities. From SEGA arcade classics to running your own cabaret club, here’s an in-depth breakdown.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Guide – Where to find all Kappa Statues

One of the optional quests in Yakuza 7 will have you searching for 10 Kappa statues. These creepy looking monuments are scattered around Yokohama – snapping photos of all 10 is a great way to earn some money fast. This guides includes every location with images to help guide you.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Guide – Where to find all Missing Cats

Somewhat similar to the Kappa statues quest, you can have Ichiban and his party scouring the game for 9 missing felines. Here’s every location, each one tagged with a handy screenshot.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon – how to improve friendship bonds

As you progress through Yakuza’s story, you will recruit more characters to your party. Each of them has their own role to play in the game’s story and – as in the Persona series – you can increase your friendship bond with them for special perks. Here’s everything you need to know about how bonds work in how to increase them using the most efficient techniques.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Job Guide – Every character starting job and skills

One thing we love about this Yakuza game – and JRPGs in general – is the job system. This allows you to change a character’s profession and thereby change their combat role with different commands and abilities. However, each member of your party has a starting job unique to them – this guide gives you a deep dive on these jobs and their attached skills.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Job Guide – Every male character job and skills

Some jobs in Yakuza: Like a Dragon are gender-specific roles. Here you can view all the jobs available for characters Kasuga, Nanba, Adachi, Joon-gi, and Zhao.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Job Guide – Every female character job and skills

The last of our Yakuza job guides hones in on characters Saeko and Eri, detailing the jobs available to both characters.

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