A spin off title in the "Yakuza" ("Ryu ga Gotoku" in Japan) series, Dead Souls focuses on a "what if" scenario where a zombie outbreak occurs in Kamurocho.
Featuring characters: Kazuma Kiryu (main character in most Yakuza games), Goro Majima (also a character since the start), Ryuji Goda (of Yakuza 2) and Shun Akiyama (of Yakuza 4); they each play a role in trying to stop the outbreak.
The gameplay changes from what Yakuza is mainly about--fighting. Instead, you now mainly use guns, from shotguns to gatling guns. Returning is the upgrade system, not only for the player character; but now for weapons and armour. Dead Souls still uses most of the familiar Yakuza systems of inventory management, playable mini games (such as: Mahjong and Gambling), and the familiar setting of Kamurocho (although somewhat changed due to the outbreak).
With the main mission of stopping the outbreak, there are side quests of helping people with their problems, should you choose to do so.
Bad points of the game include the character animation, where once hit, it takes you a couple of seconds to get up and move. Problem with this, is that any object sent towards you will knock you down. This state of always getting hit by something will repeat this animation until you are clear to move away--which can lead to you losing quite a lot of health. Another bad aspect of the game, a minor for most people, is that you cannot change the control setup. You will have to aim with the left stick, instead of the shooter standard right stick.
Nonetheless, the game is fun and any Yakuza fan should play this game.