Wild ARMs 5 PlayStation 2

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  1. Wild ARMs 5 is one of the best RPGs to hit the PS2, simple as that. An old-school approach to the genre whittles down the gameplay to simple, core elements while stripping out all the annoying bits that have built up over the years. A definite buy.
  2. 85
    With a fairly lengthy main quest and extras galore, at only $40 it's armed thievary.
  3. On its tenth anniversary, the series has managed to come up with its biggest and brightest entry yet with a stock of engaging battles, quirky cutscenes, and slick shooting.
  4. 80
    The sometimes ridiculous characters, anime presence, and engaging story line work together with intensely fun and strategic play mechanics to make this installment of the ARMs series the best yet.
  5. 80
    The other major RPG released this week, the disappointing "Blue Dragon," promised to transport players back to those beloved days. Wild Arms 5 is the game that actually delivers.
  6. This Cowboy RPG generally doesn't mosey too far from the old dusty trail, but when it does (hex battles, spurs and... well, that's all we can think of) it's a good thing.
  7. AceGamez
    80
    It may have taken ten years, but it appears that with Wild ARMs 5, the series is ready to make the jump from appetizer to main course.
  8. The story is elementary with having to fight a great evil to save the world. But forget about the oversimplified storyline; the characters in the game are wild and crazy enough to keep players curious.
  9. It's a solid RPG experience, but its dated graphics, odd storyline resolution and sometimes weak dialog hamper the game
  10. There's a lot of genuinely amusing character interaction, but the adolescent teasing and mock anger routines get old quickly, and they simply didn't put enough effort into most dungeons.
  11. Although it is not extremely challenging, the scale and scope of the game will keep you hooked.
  12. Though rough in places, the RPG series' latest entry is one of its weirdest, if not best.

Awards & Rankings

#91 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. LorenH.
    Apr 15, 2007
    9
    Definitely better than number four, improved on just about everything. Worth buying, especially for long time fans of the series.