Mega Man X5 PlayStation

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 1, 2001
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Fans of the classic 2D games will no doubt find much to love in X5, while those who can't get into the aging conventions and mechanics probably won't care a great deal for it.
  2. It's a bit of a step backwards, taking the more exploratory 3D incarnations into consideration. Still, if you're looking for some chaotic old-school 2D side-scrolling mayhem, it's worth checking out.
  3. No big surprises here, from level design to weapon selection. A complete retread of yesteryear's game play.
  4. CNET Gamecenter
    60
    Nothing more than a fun, nostalgic 2D platforming romp that will only appeal to true hard-core fans.

Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Ian
    Jul 22, 2007
    10
    In my opinion, this is the best X-series game that has ever been released. I used to play X4 and 5 on my cousins' PS1 at my aunts house In my opinion, this is the best X-series game that has ever been released. I used to play X4 and 5 on my cousins' PS1 at my aunts house when they brought it, and that's what made me get Collector's Edition. Ah, the memories. Anyway, to the review. The music is very good (I actually didn't really like Dynamo's theme that much (*cough*Armin M.)). Probably my favorite music in the game is tied between: The stage intro (where it shows the boss before the level), the opening movie (especially the American version (longer)), and the final Sigma stage's music. For graphics, it is only surpassed by X6 in 2D graphics. For gameplay, every boss and level is different. I enjoy blasting the enemies to bits and when I have the Ultimate Armor's Giga Attack, I LOVE owning the bosses. Overall, this game is awesome and brings back some of my very fond early (I was 7) childhood memories. Full Review »
  2. HybridNanaki
    Oct 9, 2001
    10
    Zero kicks azz and his black armor really kicks azz.
  3. MaXiMuS666
    Aug 19, 2001
    9
    This is the best MEGA MAN game ever created.