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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 to refine their fighting style with precision. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Sep 23, 2013
    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate truly is, an Ultimate experience, a must buy!
  2. Sep 6, 2013
    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
    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
    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. 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
    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
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. Feb 1, 2014
    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.
  2. Mar 14, 2014
    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! 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
  3. Sep 5, 2013
    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 did what I wanted. Added Ein and Leon, added more costumes, stages, modes, features. It feels like a "solid 60 bucks" now! Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2014
    Without question, DOA5 Ultimate is one of the most underrated games of all time. It features a lot of characters and stages that are all backed up by a great fighting system that could use just a hint of polish to perfect the mechanics presented. I encourage anyone that is in to fighters to check this one out. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2013
    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.
  6. Oct 9, 2013
    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 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
  7. Sep 22, 2013
    DOA 5: Ultimate is a Must buy for DOA diehard fans but if you stopped playing 5 several months ago then you'll be wasting your time with Ultimate. It does have some benefits for those interested (like me of course) your DOA 5 game save carries over to Ultimate, as does any DLC you've purchased and all of your unlockables and titles. I love being able to go back and watch the videos from story mode, I like the new outfits that are unlockable and I just love DOA (the entire series) so I may be partially biased. The fighting feels slightly smoother to me, I haven't had an issues online although I've only done a few battles so far and the graphics are gorgeous (I can't see any improvement over 5 though). The new tutorial and training is great for newbies and the music options are a nice touch. Overall this is the definitive version of DOA 5 but its not gonna win you over if you hated the first game last year. I highly recommend it for fans of the series. I'd also like to add this tidbit: If you have the free DOA 5 Ultimate: Core fighters game and your planning to upgrade to the full version, don't waste your money on any of the DLC until after you upgrade because most of the "core fighters" DLC is included in the premium upgrade and you'll end up paying for something you already have. Expand