• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 122
  2. Negative: 17 out of 122
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  1. Jul 28, 2013
    7
    Suikoden V refresh the series, and bring now interesting features in combat system, and the return of great size of the party of the Suikoden I & II. The history and characters are great, but in general, Suikoden III did better. But this game have its flaws, like level 1 starting weapon for all characters and boring loading times before random battles.

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#26 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
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#41 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. A very average to mediocre game that’s held together by a good story and cast. [JPN Import]
  2. 80
    A welcome return to form for the series. Even the plot revolves around minor characters from "Suikoden II," and the loading screens show the game's characters as they would have been rendered in a 32-bit sprite style, as if Konami is apologizing for the turns taken after that era.
  3. Play Magazine
    80
    Suikoden V is easily twice as long as the next-longest title in the series, a length it achieves not with filler dungeons and needlessly frequent battles, but by sheer weight of story. [Apr 2006, p.57]