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  • Summary: TEKKEN: Dark Resurrection arrives on the PSP. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast such as Jin, Heihachi, Paul and Law in the battle to be crowned King of the Iron Fist Tournament. An all-new intro movie lets you dive into the midst of the world of TEKKEN, this time withTEKKEN: Dark Resurrection arrives on the PSP. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast such as Jin, Heihachi, Paul and Law in the battle to be crowned King of the Iron Fist Tournament. An all-new intro movie lets you dive into the midst of the world of TEKKEN, this time with ad-hoc multiplayer mode to fight against friends as well as more items to customize your favorite characters. The beauty of TEKKEN is re-created on the handheld console, delivering one of the most realistic graphics on a handheld platform. A variety of destructible objects pump up the action on 19 stages. Play as one of over 30 characters, including classics Jin, Heihachi, Paul, Law and more. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast with all-new fight styles and moves. Collecting victories to lead your character to become king rewards you with ending movies for each character. Use your fight money to customize your characters – with more than double the items seen in TEKKEN 5. Using Wi-Fi connectivity of the PSP platform, you can battle against your friends – take your customized, original character against theirs and let the battle unfold. Mini-games provide a little breather from heart-pumping fighting action for more fun against friends. [Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    100
    This will feel fresh and immediate even to those whose Tekken-love was waning. It's engaging, exceptional and essential. [Sept 2006, p.82]
  2. It is easily the best fighting game to ever be released on handheld and is every bit as enjoyable as its console and arcade counterparts.
  3. Play UK
    92
    As well as being by far the best beat-'em up on the PSP, Tekken: Dark Resurrection is one of the machine's standout games: it looks great, controls well and is everything anyone could ever want from a handheld Tekken. Truly unmissable. [Issue 143, p.84]
  4. AceGamez
    90
    It is as most games aim to be - easy to learn yet wickedly hard to master, in a way that keeps you coming back time and time again.
  5. Games Master UK
    90
    A stunning return to form for Tekken, and a perfect fit for the PSP. [Oct 2006, p.60]
  6. Game Informer
    83
    Whether or not Tekken is your fighting game of choice, this portable bruiser puts up features and performance that could convert some of you non-believers out there. [Sept. 2006, p.100]
  7. It is unfortunate that the solo experience feels uncompelling; despite every effort to do otherwise, it's not likely to maintain interest except to hone your skills for the next time you face a worthy opponent, or earning a few more gold points to buy yourself a silly hair-do.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Nov 12, 2017
    10
    Another fantastic Tekken spinoff this time for the Playstation Portable.

    This is an upgraded version of Tekken 5 with more added content
    Another fantastic Tekken spinoff this time for the Playstation Portable.

    This is an upgraded version of Tekken 5 with more added content and a few changes.

    -Fighters were given new moves and damage balancing was updated to make the game more fair.
    -It improved on the customization system.
    -We get two new characters to the series: Sergei Dragunov, a Russian agent who specializes in Russian Martial Arts and a French aristocratic girl called Lili who lives with her grandfather Sebastian. Armor King also makes his return to the series since Tag Tournament.
    -New remixed stages with remixed music were created instead of using the Tekken 5 stages although we get the Streets, Ground Zero and Final Frontier stages.
    -We get a bonus game mode with mini games for players to earn gold for the customization mode and a dojo mode to prove you are the greatest Tekken player.
    -You could listen to the game's soundtrack and watch the endings when you beat Story Mode like Tekken 5 as well.

    A great spin-off to my favorite fighting game series.
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  2. AnthonyB.
    Jul 26, 2006
    10
    Brilliant. Probably the best fighting game ever made! Get this now!
  3. ShamusM.
    May 9, 2007
    10
    Great game, the best I've ever play this game is a smash HIT instantly and amazing graphics and game controls.
  4. BMW
    Jul 24, 2006
    9
    What a great game this truly is, and on a psp. The extras will keep you busy for quite some time, the graphics look beutiful, and the sound What a great game this truly is, and on a psp. The extras will keep you busy for quite some time, the graphics look beutiful, and the sound is actually worth listening to. This is the game thats gonna put the psp back in buisness. If your a tekken fan you must get this game, if you've ever liked a fighting game, get this game. Expand
  5. AndrewN.
    Jun 13, 2007
    9
    Quite simply its the ultimate Tekken experience. The graphics are outstanding for the console while the gameplay is spot on and just as Quite simply its the ultimate Tekken experience. The graphics are outstanding for the console while the gameplay is spot on and just as playable as the console version. While the series is a bit long in the tooth now, it still remains one of the best beat em ups around. This is arguably the best game in the series since Tekken 3. Expand
  6. BradM.
    Aug 3, 2006
    9
    Why the heck does 1up rate so low?? They praise it then say its near perfect then give it an 8?? Anyway I love this game.
  7. BrandonK.
    Mar 18, 2007
    1
    This game is awful, it is too easy, there aren't enough things to do and every character feels the same. Terrible D-Pad.

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#2 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
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#3 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006