Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jun 13, 2012
    90
    Virtua Fighter may no longer be at the cutting edge, but Final Showdown proves that it still runs deeper than any of its peers.
  2. Jun 15, 2012
    90
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the best 3D fighting game out there. Deep, fast and visually impressive, this game is a must buy for every virtual fighter who is looking for a great fighting experience. The cheap price is the icing on the cake.
  3. Jul 24, 2012
    90
    It's not particularly flashy, but purer than driven snow. Get it for the ace multiplayer. [Sept 2012, p.101]
  4. Jun 22, 2012
    90
    This is a crowning achievement in fighting games, accurately simulating the dedication it takes to truly know what you and your opponent are capable of, and what they'll do next given their style and instincts. This is, without a doubt, Virtua Fighter's finest iteration yet.
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    87
    Virtual Fighter 5 Final Showdown shines in its utilitarian simplicity, delivering a premium experience that's focused on the fighting at an economical price. If you've ever wanted to see what the hubbub was all about in the arcades of Akihabara, consider this your ticket to find out.
  6. 90
    It's Virtua Fighter 5, only tarted up. [Sept 2012, p.105]
  7. Jun 8, 2012
    90
    It's this purity, balance and tactical depth that make Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown the best in its class.
  8. Jul 26, 2012
    90
    A radical evolution of the franchise. [Issue#87, p.78]
  9. Jun 13, 2012
    90
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown has thrown down its challenge by providing an Xbox Live Arcade game that delivers more content than some retail fighting games.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 9, 2012
    8
    "Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown" it's a great fighting game for the fans of Virtua Fighter 5: it has very nice and realistic graphics, with"Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown" it's a great fighting game for the fans of Virtua Fighter 5: it has very nice and realistic graphics, with fluid animations without any slowdowns, and a solid gameplay added to the classic Virtua Fighter 5 that we know. For a XBLA game, and for 1200MS it's a nice offer - if you like classic fighting games, this is the one. I particularly doesn't like Street Fighter or KOF series, always liked more Tekken and Virtua Fighter, and this title doesn't let me down on my expectations. Add to that a Online mode, and you will have fun value, for many hours. Full Review »
  2. Jun 8, 2012
    10
    Updated graphics, excellent online mode, one of the best communities of players, and the incredible gameplay even more polished make thisUpdated graphics, excellent online mode, one of the best communities of players, and the incredible gameplay even more polished make this title the best fighting game of the moment. Full Review »
  3. Jun 9, 2012
    10
    This is the best fighting game ! Online game is great ! Price is awesome ! The gameplay want to be "realistic" so don't look after fireball orThis is the best fighting game ! Online game is great ! Price is awesome ! The gameplay want to be "realistic" so don't look after fireball or dummy things ; here it's Skill Only and mind game. People who don't understand the gameplay simply don't have/use their brain :]

    Thx SEGA !
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