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  • Summary: DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is the definitive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 package, with new content aimed to bring players the best 3D DoA fighting experience to date. The addition of modes from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS, including "Details Plus" and a tutorial mode, will allow novice and expert fighters toDEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is the definitive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 package, with new content aimed to bring players the best 3D DoA fighting experience to date. The addition of modes from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS, including "Details Plus" and a tutorial mode, will allow novice and expert fighters to refine their fighting style with precision. Expand
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  1. Sep 23, 2013
    91
    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate truly is, an Ultimate experience, a must buy!
  2. Sep 6, 2013
    85
    If you’ve ever loved the series before, make this a part of your collection ASAP, and if you’ve been turned off by it before, at least try the free-to-play game out to see if you like the gameplay mechanics.
  3. Oct 17, 2013
    85
    Make no mistake: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is still a very strong fighting game. The offline game modes are excellent, and the mode and roster additions are very welcome, especially since they don't seem to upset the balance of the game.
  4. Sep 24, 2013
    80
    Anyone who already owns either Dead or Alive 5 or Dead or Alive 5 Plus already knows a lot of this stuff, so why am I repeating it? Because it's probably only worth buying if you don't already own it in one form or another, unless you absolutely must have the few additional characters or environments. However, if you don't already own Dead or Alive 5, this is certainly the best version of the game.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 7, 2013
    75
    If you’re a fan of the franchise you’ll be getting this for new challengers Jacky Bryant, Rachel, Momiji, Leon and Ein. The Power Launcher move is about the only new mechanic addition. It looks hilarious, won’t rock worlds. [November 2013, p85]
  6. Sep 9, 2013
    73
    Sold for the budget price of 39.90€, Dead or Alive Ultimate 5 reveals a rather interesting purchase, though it's certainly not essential.
  7. Sep 6, 2013
    60
    Unquestionably the definitive version of Team Ninja’s flamboyant fighter, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate repurposes the panache of its predecessor – and pops a glazed cherry on top. The gameplay mechanics are still a smidgen shallow, and there may not be enough meaningful content to woo those that have already had their fill with the original release – but franchise fans and curious newcomers will find a competent option here.

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  1. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    Dead or Alive has always been one of my favorite fighting games and believe it or not the fan service it provides is NOT the only reason! WithDead or Alive has always been one of my favorite fighting games and believe it or not the fan service it provides is NOT the only reason! With DOA5U Team Ninja really performed marvelously for the past-gen by creating a game that's astonishing in they eye, fun in the way it plays and serious for Pro-Gamers that want to go competitive on it. You won't find a game with better visuals on PS3/Xbox 360 and that's a fact. Gameplay remains fast paced and easy to get involved and if you want to go deeper it certainly provides.Modes, characters and costumes are A plenty giving the game a strong time appeal. Having that said i'd really wish Team Ninja would make those costume DLC either cheaper to get or stop doing them all together. FInally i would like to comment on something people tend to ignore as it's a gold standard in the ignored factors that make a fighting game: Story! I belong to those few gamers that LOVE watching a story unfold on Fighting games and i do believe that , if not a major drive, it should always be on the highest priorities. Well this game manages to do that splendidly! I really liked the story mode and can't wait to see what happens on DOA 6. All in all this is a gem in the Fighting genre and i can easily and without any qualms say, that this was the BEST fighting Game of the past year! Can't wait for next installment ! Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2014
    10
    Great fighting game - interesting battle system, characters each with their own fighting style, beautiful arena, the Internet is a great,Great fighting game - interesting battle system, characters each with their own fighting style, beautiful arena, the Internet is a great, bright zapominayuschmesya characters, excellent training mode, control setting and beatiful graphic.
    DoA5 Ultimate - best fighting game of PS3.
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  3. Sep 5, 2013
    9
    ninja and techmo deliver what the true fans want. Nuff said. Easy buy if your a DOA fan (one of the best fighting series of all time) They didninja and techmo deliver what the true fans want. Nuff said. Easy buy if your a DOA fan (one of the best fighting series of all time) They did what I wanted. Added Ein and Leon, added more costumes, stages, modes, features. It feels like a "solid 60 bucks" now! Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2013
    8
    1st of all let me get this out. i worship the doa series, since doa1 as a teen, and now as an adult i still love the game.

    this version,
    1st of all let me get this out. i worship the doa series, since doa1 as a teen, and now as an adult i still love the game.

    this version, ultimate, isn't really as ultimate as it should be. its more like dead or alive 5 with most of the dlcs and a little bit of extras to go with it. the most noticable in game change is the power launcher, which lets one juggle an opponent higher than the usual juggles present in vanilla 5.

    extras like movie theater is great and provides the fan service the game is known for, but i really wished they had included a BOSS fight in the arcade mode, as well as an ending of sorts for each characters. speaking of ending, the storyline remains unchanged as far as i know, and this is a bummer for newcomers like rachel(my fav) doesn't play a role in them.

    saves do carry over from doa5 so your unlockables remain, at least thats a nice touch. but sadly this should have been just a 15usd dlc instead of a re-release. as of this time i am writing this, there is an announcement for doa5 ultimate in the arcades with 1 extra character, so this console version might not be the 'ultimate' one after all.

    i scored it 8/10, because i love the series. if you don't own doa5, this is a great value fighting game. i bought the CE too, because i believe one day team ninja will give us doax3. cheers.
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  5. Oct 9, 2013
    8
    I have been a huge fan of Dead or Alive games prior playing DOA 2 ultimate onwards and I loved what DOA 5 did on purchase. So this game wasI have been a huge fan of Dead or Alive games prior playing DOA 2 ultimate onwards and I loved what DOA 5 did on purchase. So this game was right up my alley and I appreciate it more than the original. I love the addition of new characters, stages and the music change up. Its a great game to pick up and play but harder to master. I appreciate this addition to the series and its left me feeling giddy about playing it again. Sexy, Slick and Super fun. Can't wait to see a sequel pop up soon. Hopefully Expand
  6. May 17, 2016
    8
    Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate
    Basic but packed with content
    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate put your favorite boob physics into a fighting a game,
    Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate
    Basic but packed with content
    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate put your favorite boob physics into a fighting a game,
    there is an awesomely varied 29 character roster, each having 4 to 12 unlockable costumes,
    24 different arenas with different levels and layers to them as well interactive objects,
    your standard, vs mode, a tag mode, survival, arcade, online mode which works amazingly well when you can find an opponent, which isn’t too rare, but rare enough to be noticed..
    Create your own lobbies, have people drop into your single player matches if you have the option on
    as well as a story mode and a surprisingly deep training modes to help you become the very best like no one ever was.
    Unfortunately, at least for my personal taste, this fighting game is more about combos than it is cool moves...
    This is no mortal kombat, tekken, or dragon ball z…
    this is all about pulling off combos…
    juggling your opponent... which can make the fighting seem fairly repetitive and basic..
    You essentially have a mid-high and low variation of a kick, block, and punch for each character...
    and you take these 9 variants and turn them into combos…
    Which sadly takes any spectacle out of the fighting…
    Even with the intractable stages... there are just no jump out of your seat moments…
    Thankfully each character feels different...
    They all have their own martial arts style, and as a martial artist myself, it was quite satisfying pulling off strikes and grappling moves I was familiar with…
    This satisfaction due to familiarity made of for the pretty lifeless fights…
    But what isn’t lifeless is this games story mode...
    It’s all about the 5th Dead or alive tournament... at least I think… but then it’s about a clone... and people from the tournament for some reason get involved...
    it’s all over the place..
    I have no idea what went on in the story, but it was crazy and I enjoyed it...
    As you play through this impressively hefty 3 hour long story mode, you get introduced to dozens of characters…
    This was my first dead or alive game, and I feel like the story mode did a perfect job of introducing these unfamiliar characters to me…
    The delivery of the story though, not so much…
    While I did find Dead or Alive Ultimate fairly basic...
    It’s full of content for fighting fans to sink their fists into.
    I give Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
    a 7.5/10
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  7. Apr 13, 2016
    8
    Combos brutal and easy to execute, beautiful and realistic graphics, scenarios full of detail and animation. escelente selection of bariadosCombos brutal and easy to execute, beautiful and realistic graphics, scenarios full of detail and animation. escelente selection of bariados and charismatic character created. very fast and very spectacular game. Expand

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