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Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

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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] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 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. 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. 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. A stunning return to form for Tekken, and a perfect fit for the PSP. [Oct 2006, p.60]
  6. 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: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. NadeemZ.
    Mar 6, 2008
    10
    Excellent! I love this game.
  2. JahzonJ.
    Jul 23, 2006
    10
    do i have to explain?
  3. AlexM.
    Nov 17, 2006
    10
    Quite simply the perfect handheld fighter and one of the most stylish, most polished and generally awesome fighting games on any platform. Quite simply the perfect handheld fighter and one of the most stylish, most polished and generally awesome fighting games on any platform. The lack of wireless online almost made me give it a 9 but I don't consider this a flaw with the game itself. The moves and graphics are incredible. To master your favourite 4 or 5 characters would take a very long time, while Tekken Dojo mode reaches near impossibe levels once you become a Fujin. This also adds a lot of depth. Outstanding. Expand
  4. BrianC.
    Jul 20, 2006
    9
    Nothing can beat this. Tekkens always been the best fighting game for me.
  5. ZackC.
    Mar 29, 2007
    9
    Despite being exactly like Tekken 5 for PS2 in every way, shape, and form, despite 2 new characters, it is, along with the GTA's, the Despite being exactly like Tekken 5 for PS2 in every way, shape, and form, despite 2 new characters, it is, along with the GTA's, the greatest game for the PSP. Expand
  6. SpookyO.
    Jul 31, 2006
    9
    Hands down, the best portable fighter ever released(...and I am far from a fan of the franchise, prefer DOA and Soul Calibur on the Hands down, the best portable fighter ever released(...and I am far from a fan of the franchise, prefer DOA and Soul Calibur on the consoles). If they can do this now, just wait a few more years...PSP is starting to look somewhat like a handheld PS2. I'm starting to really like my PSP again (up until recently it was mostly used as an MP3 player, but boy oh boy are things starting to look up again gamewise. Expand
  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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