Mega Man X5 PlayStation
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  • Summary: The year is 21XX and the chaos of the Reploid Wars has passed. Lunar colonization is at its peak. The largest colony, Eurasia, is unexpectedly taken over by an unknown band of galactic terrorists. It's artificial gravity device has been hacked and Eurasia is now on a collision course with Earth. The only way to stop it is to deploy and ancient beam cannon, Codename: Enigma. Join Mega Man X and his pal, Zero as they race against time to collect the necessary parts to restart Enigma, prevent total annihilation and save life on Earth! Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    It's classic side-scrolling action like it was originally designed to be played. The two selectable characters and brain-spraining puzzles mean you'll get more than your money's worth in replay value.
  2. 85
    This is 2D action gaming at its best and I'll take this over almost any 3D adventure game or platformer any day of the week.
  3. Solid and consistent. If you loved 4 then you're almost certain to love 5. On the other hand if you've always hated Megaman then move on as this is truly more of the same.
  4. A fun game. It's classic Mega Man, a formulaic game that sticks to the same ground rules, but still works. And getting back into the familiar 2D groove just felt really good, especially with the gameplay refinements.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Nothing more than a fun, nostalgic 2D platforming romp that will only appeal to true hard-core fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Ian
    Jul 22, 2007
    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. Collapse
  2. HydroG.
    Jul 19, 2001
    I always liked mm for the NES and Gameboy...But wow this game is the bomb!
  3. ZexusM.
    Jul 24, 2001
    This game was refreshing, just purely great. Well, I did get many headaches from solving the puzzles, particularly the level that comes after the rocket has been launched. I love the new moves you get with it, and the extras that you can obtain. :: Nods :: this game's cool. BUY IT NOW! or else someone will come and getyah! Expand
  4. DarbyJ.
    Sep 19, 2005
    Although X4 is great, X5 is much better. I remember when this first came out, and I was all over it. Beat it 100% in a week.
  5. MaXiMuS666
    Aug 19, 2001
    This is the best MEGA MAN game ever created.
  6. Jul 14, 2011
    The Mega man game's are a combination of mario plat-forming and fused with the shooting of somewhat the Contra series. Very brilliant level design, and nice boss battles, just the same line for all the Mega man games. Expand
  7. B.S.
    Sep 13, 2002
    It's pretty good but not as good as as x4 I like x4's amour system more you find an amour piece you get it. but in stead of writing a novel I just gotta say buy it zero is so kewl. Expand

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