After recently posting the great news of PlayStation 2 Classics hitting the US PSN, we thought we’d recommend a few other classics that should join them. Our first recommendation is for the Japanese brawler, Yakuza. With Yakuza 3 and Yakuza 4 on the shelves, why not re-release the first two games as PSN PlayStation 2 Classics?

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Yakuza and Yakuza 2 would make great additions to PSN's PlayStation 2 Classics section!

Yakuza 3 was an incredible experience. It offered a fantastic journey through Japanese culture with a very entertaining real time and quick time fighting system. The character development was superb and the story was well crafted and immersing throughout. To us, Yakuza 3 is one of the only games where you feel a genuine threat from its villains. In order to create a believable and worthy hero, you must first create a worthy villain. Yakuza 3 is one of the best examples of this.

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Yakuza 3 is a perfect example of how villains should be introduced, developed and encountered

Although the 3rd installment was an absolute masterclass in story telling and character development, many PS3 gamers had never played the first two Yakuza installments. There’s nothing worse than being left in the dark and sometimes quick movie or comic-like recaps just don’t cut it.

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After kicking butt in the first Yakuza, Kazuma went on to teach Dead Rising's Frank West, this very move!

The solution to this problem? Simple. Release the PlayStation 2 versions of Yakuza and Yakuza 2 on the PSN PlayStation 2 Classics section! Players can not only relive the back story to the amazing Yakuza 3, but even learn more and relate better to the cast if they never experienced the originals.

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Shenmue's Ryu, then went on to teach Kuzuma the wonders of SEGA! Yup...all those cool mini games are in the originals!

With just about every developer re releasing their classics as HD 360 and PS3 remakes, Yakuza games seem the best bet from an ever decreasing ps2 classics list. Fingers crossed!