Virtua Fighter 5 Online Xbox 360

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 62
  2. Negative: 10 out of 62
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  1. AAACE5
    Nov 2, 2007
    6
    I can't believe they made it to the fifth edition of this game. It may have a good fighting engine... But overall the series is just boring! Which is why it always gets great reviews, but never sells as well as it should. The male characters need a dramatic overhaul, because they are corny. The female characters need more sex appeal to draw in more male gamers. And the overall I can't believe they made it to the fifth edition of this game. It may have a good fighting engine... But overall the series is just boring! Which is why it always gets great reviews, but never sells as well as it should. The male characters need a dramatic overhaul, because they are corny. The female characters need more sex appeal to draw in more male gamers. And the overall gameplay and environments need a new look and feel. This feels like virtua fighter 3tb with better graphics. Just cause it has online play doesn't make it better. Change the game! Expand
  2. MaxM.
    Nov 5, 2007
    6
    This game is a bit overrated. It's a cheap coppy of Dead or Alive. They did a good job of balancing the characters but the gameplay is a bit too slow for me.
  3. FPSMaster
    Jan 5, 2008
    5
    This game looks and feels generic like lots of other Sega games The graphics are not that great and pale in comparison to the 2 year old DOA4 being too colorful and arcadey looking. The environments look ok, but the characters look like plastic, are very generic and uninteresting and the animations are very clunky and are missing tons of frames. The movement is slow and the fighting is This game looks and feels generic like lots of other Sega games The graphics are not that great and pale in comparison to the 2 year old DOA4 being too colorful and arcadey looking. The environments look ok, but the characters look like plastic, are very generic and uninteresting and the animations are very clunky and are missing tons of frames. The movement is slow and the fighting is just absolutely boring. There are not very many moves for any of the characters and the rest are just plain old kicks, punches and throws and the ones that are there are the same old ones they've rehashed since the first Virtua Fighter. These moves need to be more dramatic and flashy because it just looks and feels generic and outdated. And it needs to play faster. These moves are waaaaay too slow for a fighting game in 2008. The arenas are no differnt than the ones in the Saturn versions, meaning they're just small, plain, lifeless squares. Compare this to DOA4 where the graphcis are top-notch still after 2 years, have animations that are smooth as butter, multi-tierd arenas that are destructable and full of life and tons and tons more moves that all look different and catch they eye to boot. I don't care what anyone else says, DOA4 is tons deeper and more interesting than this franchise as it has everything in order all-around from graphics, to characters, to moves, to gameplay, to environments.The VF series has become nothing more than one that is trying to be a generic clone of DOA and Tekken and succeeds at neither. Strictly generic in every way. Expand
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Is the most ballanced, prettiest, deepest fighting game ever made perfection? No, but being the most balanced, prettiest and deepest fighting game is more than enough. [Nov 2007, p.94]
  2. X-ONE Magazine UK
    90
    The most accomplished, perfectly balanced and dazzlingly polished fighting game ever made - but watch out, it punishes infidels unwilling to invest the time to learn the 'art.' [Issue#25, p.88]
  3. Veterans and newbies alike will be impressed with how sumptuous the game looks. It's easily the best looking fighter on a console.