Kung Fu brawler Sifu released earlier this year and was jam-packed with the fast-paced and intense hand-to-hand combat that we all expected from the game's early trailers. It's also been the subject of plenty of mods, some of which go so far to replace the main character, giving the game a completely different feel to what the developers likely intended. One such example is a recent mod which let players recreate the fight scene between Neo and Agent Smith in The Matrix: Reloaded.
Now Sifu's main character has been replaced by another character, and Yakuza fans will definitely want to check this one out. Everyone's favorite Mad Dog, Goro Majima, is now playable in Sifu courtesy of a new mod by developer TheMedineer. This mod can be downloaded via Nexus Mods and this model of Majima can even open his mouth to speak. Granted, he won't be speaking in his original voice or language, but its still a nifty little mod that reminds us of Majima's prime.
Just to make the experience even more authentic, TheMedineer has also made it so that you'll need the Majima Moveset (Thug And Slugger) mod by developer CorvoCorvus45. Fans of the Yakuza games will probably know that these are both fighting styles Majima uses in Yakuza 0. The Breaker style is unfortunately missing, presumably because adding breakdancing into a game like Sifu would be pretty difficult, but you'll still be able to crack skulls with baseball bats to your heart's delight.
If this mod makes you want to try out Sifu but you're put off by the game's difficulty, you may be pleased to hear that a recent update has added difficulty options to the game. You can now either set the game to Student difficulty - making the game easier by giving yourself more health and having you age slower - or challenge yourself with Master difficulty, upping the damage enemy's deal. If you want to check out what we think of the game overall, you can read our very own George Foster's review here.
Sifu is currently available for PC, PS4, and PS5.