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  • Summary: Building on the DOA series' signature fighting style, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS brings the graphics and new martial arts techniques of the recent console release to the PS Vita with all-new system-specific features. Players take on the roles of the cast of DEAD OR ALIVE fighters in an action-filled brawler set in locations from around the world, with each stage featuring backdrops that change and interact with players. Characters are rendered in lifelike detail. New touch controls bring a new experience to fighting games. Simple taps, swipes, and pinches on your opponent trigger a variety of devastating moves. Using the Vita's motion sensor, you can even play vertically for a first-person, full-screen view of your opponent. Both novice and expert players can also find even more ways to up their game with new training-focused modes and a new display of advanced frame data that reveals twice the amount of information for each move compared to previous versions. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Mar 21, 2013
    Dead or Alive 5 Plus is an incredibly accurate recreation of a modern console fighter, and suffers very little in the transition from the big to little screen.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    With a variety of different attacks that can also be chained together and some great offline and online modes, this game is definitely bordering on one of the best fighters on this console.
  3. Mar 27, 2013
    Much like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, this is a textbook example of a fighting game port done properly. Dead or Alive 5 Plus is the genuine article, matching and occasionally surpassing its excellent console brethren in nearly every regard.
  4. Mar 20, 2013
    Those who haven’t experienced the original incarnation of the game will find Plus to be the premier version, and the fact that it’s the handheld rendition of a graphically-intense six month old game makes that fact alone worth the price of admission.
  5. Apr 4, 2013
    DOA5+ is a must-have for PS Vita owners, as it has a lot of content you don’t normally get with other games in the genre – and it’s portable.
  6. 80
    The game looks and sounds incredible on the smaller platform, and that’s not just a testament to the handheld’s power, but also a testament to Team Ninja’s ability to create a quality title.
  7. 60
    A good quality port that maintains almost all the original features, and even adds a few of its own, but the game itself is still a disappointing and unadventurous sequel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 19, 2013
    Great gameplay, fluid and fast amazing graphics, and sound.
    History mode is long, and the versus mode have a cross play PsVita x Ps3
    Have a
    ton of extras and the frist person mode is horrible.... Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    A jam packed game full of hot chicks that was ported successfully to one of the greatest handheld console of the decade. The graphics is so exceptional that PS Vita showed its competitors their big differences. Sound is excellent, the game enables you to enjoy those music that you can't clearly listen to while fighting. Highly enjoyable because of its new features, the all new Touch/Tap fight that was made because of Vita's touchscreen technology and so much more. Downloadable content is a must-have if you want to enjoy those sexy ladies fighting it all-out to the end. A must play title of the PS Vita for all the Arcade bad-ass out there. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2013
    I have played the DOA series for years and this is the best one yet. The game looks and plays amazing and the fun factor is there for sure. Great game for the Vita that should be in your collection. Collapse
  4. Mar 28, 2013
    A near perfect port of DOA 5, this one has slightly less shine than console versions, but that's not noticeable unless you're a graphics junkie, due to the smaller screen. Also Vita's OLED screen make everything look more vibrant. The fighting system, characters, modes etc. are all the same except for a few additions to the modes in this version. This is probably the best fighting game on the handheld, and one of the best looking Vita games as well. And it gives you a lot of bang for 40 bucks (which is cheaper than console versions). So overall I'll give it a solid rating. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2013
    If you haven't purchased Dead or Alive 5 for your home consoles, then get it for your Vita. As this is a near perfect port and by far my favorite fighting game to date. Fights feel brutal, interaction with the environment is spectacular but not too over the top, and the amount of game modes present make for a long play time. Also the graphics are worth a massive shout out. Expand
  6. Apr 16, 2013
    Not like ngs2+, the graphics in this games is look awesome, gameplay look good, smooth, & story look great in char hayate & true kasumi, love it full action. This games is close to perfect in vita, no doubt, can't wait the sequel... Expand
  7. Nov 20, 2013
    Okay,Ill start of by sayin am very familiar with Doa(my first doa game is 3 on the xboxx)Doa 5 on the vita is just plain awesome i will start with the goo:1:The graphics are fenomenal,2:The character models are great u can even see there freckles,sweat & dirt thats insane!!(!!!!!,3::The controls work very well on tha vita!!,4:Wide variety of modes,5:The way u can interact wit the stages while fighting is epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6:Each charcter has a unique move set7:The costumes are stunning,8:Online works well.,The bad:1:story mode is awful and very confusingg.,2::No tag teambattles only in story mode.

    8//10(this game will be remembered and should be in the vita game hallbof fame with:Killzone,Mk-,Teraway etc.)

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