• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2005
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 62
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 62
  3. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. With a couple of dozen characters to master, tons of action, great music, amazingly good graphics (why the hell didn't Soul Calibur II look this good on the PS2?), three extra Tekken games, and the character customization mode, Tekken 5 gives you a lot of value for your money.
  2. A totally lush and vibrant experience.There's a palpable sense of energy in the game, and it shines so brightly it's impossible not to see.
  3. The best game in the series - even if it's not totally original. [May 2005, p.70]
  4. Tekken 5 really has almost no faults, it’s simply the best game in the series. Perhaps the only real flaw is that it won’t convert the fans of other fighting games, if you can think of that as a flaw. [June 2005, p.50]
  5. Namco has gone all out to present the ultimate Tekken experience for long-term fans while enticing potential newcomers with its sassiest ever line-up of characters.
  6. It looks amazing, its sounds amazing, and it succeeds in providing a wide variety of modes that will please average gamers and thrill Tekken fans.
  7. While there are deeper thrills to be found within "Virtua Fighter," Tekken 5 offers one of the most accessible and exciting entries into the genre.
  8. Battles are marvellously theatrical, with punches, kicks and throws so powerful the ground ruptures when pugilists fall.
  9. 90
    It’s one of the better fighting games that we’ve experienced, and that includes such greats as Dead or Alive Ultimate, Mortal Kombat Deception, Soul Calibur II, and so on.
  10. While it’s not the best fighter ever, Tekken 5 is truly something special. It has the style, sound and longevity you want from a fighting game.
  11. An excellent beat 'em up. It is not the most original, but who cares when everything works this well. [Aug. 05]
  12. 88
    If you're into 3D fighting, Tekken 5 is the the one game in the genre that you should consider a must buy.
  13. The series may feel a little dated, but once you start your training and chain together a massive 10-hit combo that sends your opponent reeling, it's still a tough game to put down. [Apr 2005, p.125]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 170 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 71
  2. Negative: 4 out of 71
  1. Jul 15, 2011
    8
    Effective fighter, and good gameplay is worth the play by new gamers that want fighter's. Great catalog of good fighters in it which is fine.Effective fighter, and good gameplay is worth the play by new gamers that want fighter's. Great catalog of good fighters in it which is fine. The bad thing is that is to slow the scheme, and frustrating. Tekken is classic followed by tekken 3 , but tekken 5 fails to do dome stuff, but not in the big way. Full Review »
  2. BobStu
    Jan 2, 2009
    10
    For those of you who think it's hard maybe you should actually practice. This game is awesome and it was the best fighting game.10 right here.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 29, 2006
    4
    Why can't the game be a little less frustrating for people like me who would actually like the easy mode to be...well, EASY! Isn't Why can't the game be a little less frustrating for people like me who would actually like the easy mode to be...well, EASY! Isn't that the point. I'm about to punch the wall cause the main bad guy just won't die...and you can't save either until he dies, how ridiculas! Argh! Full Review »