Released: 2005
Developer/Publisher: Amusement Vision for Sega
Platform(s): PS2

Pretty much everything about this game, from its combat mechanics to its mafia storyline, is standard action-adventure fare, but Yakuza earns its place on the list because it has one of most faithful recreations of Tokyo we've ever seen in a video game, right down to the Boss coffee adverts. And boy, do we love Tokyo. 

Michael Madsen and Mark Hamill provide voices in the game. Wait, they were available?