Thunder Force V PlayStation


Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. 85
    An extremely solid representative of the shooter genre, although it certainly doesn't deliver anything you haven't experienced countless times before. Innovation-wise it gets a below average score, but in terms of enjoyment it's a winner. It's fun, it's furious, and it's highly recommended.
  2. Easily as good as "Raystorm" or "G-Darius" and tough competition for "Einhander", Thunder Force V is a shooting fan's dream
  3. A good game in a genre that may have one foot in the grave. It isn't the most exciting, nor best shooter on the PlayStation but it does have some entertaining areas that might be enough to arise interest.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Until you begin to understand how each of the weapons work and learn when and where to use them, the game just seems outrageously difficult and often frustrating (on the Normal or Hard difficulties, that is). Once you figure out which weapons work best in given situations however, things begin to get much more tolerable and you start enjoying the game a lot more. [Oct 1998]

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JL
    Oct 25, 2005
    Great game!!! Holds well against time, even in 2005!!!
  2. Savio
    Oct 21, 2005
    Simply the best side style shoot 'em up ever.
  3. RogerB.
    Jun 16, 2005
    Far, far, far better than Einhander which is soporific and far better G-Darius. TFV is unique and probably the best shoot on PS.