Samurai-themed action-adventure Like a Dragon: Ishin! was originally released in 2014, but its recent remake was so solid, Kotaku staff writer Sisi Jiang called it the “best samurai game ever” way out here in 2023. That was mostly due to the appeal of the original game’s absorbing historical fiction, inspired by Japanese history, and not necessarily its “lackluster graphical fidelity,” Jiang said.
“Water can be too shimmery, and hair can look like plastic in some real-time rendered scenes,” they continued. Even so, “Most of the time, it doesn’t feel like it matters because the small artistic details in the clothes and props look so damn impressive.”
Release date: February 21
Available to play on: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC