Like A Dragon Gaiden: Total Chapters [How Long To Beat]

Learn how many chapters there are and how long will it take for each type of player to reach the end of their journey.

The Yakuza (Like A Dragon) games are always a delight to play from start to finish, and now that Gaiden has finally been released, long-time fans must know just how long it will take for them to finish RGG’s latest title and how many chapters in Like A Dragon Gaiden are there.

Key Takeaways
  • The main story of Like A Dragon Gaiden consists of five chapters.
  • For players focusing solely on the story, it will take around 8 hours to finish Like A Dragon Gaiden.
  • Players wanting to finish all substories can expect around 20+ hours’ worth of content.

How Many Chapters In Like A Dragon Gaiden

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Chapter 1 screen in Like A Dragon Gaiden [Image Captured by Me]
Interestingly, Like A Dragon Gaiden is one of the shortest games released by RGG, with the story only having five chapters. With all the previous Yakuza games having more than ten chapters, it is certainly a surprise to see just how short Gaiden is in comparison.

The five chapters in Like A Dragon Gaiden are:

  1. Chapter 1- Hidden Dragon
  2. Chapter 2- Castle on the Water
  3. Chapter 3- The Man Who Knew Too Much
  4. Chapter 4- The Laughing Man
  5. Final Chapter- The Man Who Erased His Name

Like A Dragon Gaiden Playtime

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Starting off Like A Dragon Gaiden [Image Taken by Me]
Just how long it will take to finish Like A Dragon Gaiden depends on the type of gamer you are.

  • If you were to focus solely on the main story, then it should take you around 8-10 hours.
  • If you are like me, who prefers to occasionally focus on side content as well and enjoy some well-written substories and mini-games, then it should take around 12-15 hours to end Like A Dragon Gaiden.
  • But if you are a completionist who wishes to complete every single substory, you can easily expect around 20+ hours of playtime.

With most RGG games easily taking around 30 hours or more for proper completion, it is definitely disappointing to see just how short Like A Dragon Gaiden is. But with Like A Dragon 8 releasing next year, fans only need to wait a bit longer before being reunited with Kiryu, Ichiban, and his gang.

And that neatly wraps up my how many chapters in Like A Dragon Gaiden guide. I hope my guide helped you out. Do let me know what you think about Gaiden in the comment section below.

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