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  • Summary: Building on the DOA series' signature fighting style, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS brings the graphics and new martial arts techniques of the recent console release to the PS Vita with all-new system-specific features. Players take on the roles of the cast of DEAD OR ALIVE fighters in anBuilding on the DOA series' signature fighting style, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS brings the graphics and new martial arts techniques of the recent console release to the PS Vita with all-new system-specific features. Players take on the roles of the cast of DEAD OR ALIVE fighters in an action-filled brawler set in locations from around the world, with each stage featuring backdrops that change and interact with players. Characters are rendered in lifelike detail. New touch controls bring a new experience to fighting games. Simple taps, swipes, and pinches on your opponent trigger a variety of devastating moves. Using the Vita's motion sensor, you can even play vertically for a first-person, full-screen view of your opponent. Both novice and expert players can also find even more ways to up their game with new training-focused modes and a new display of advanced frame data that reveals twice the amount of information for each move compared to previous versions. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Mar 21, 2013
    92
    Dead or Alive 5 Plus is an incredibly accurate recreation of a modern console fighter, and suffers very little in the transition from the big to little screen.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    90
    With a variety of different attacks that can also be chained together and some great offline and online modes, this game is definitely bordering on one of the best fighters on this console.
  3. Mar 27, 2013
    88
    Much like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, this is a textbook example of a fighting game port done properly. Dead or Alive 5 Plus is the genuine article, matching and occasionally surpassing its excellent console brethren in nearly every regard.
  4. Mar 20, 2013
    80
    Those who haven’t experienced the original incarnation of the game will find Plus to be the premier version, and the fact that it’s the handheld rendition of a graphically-intense six month old game makes that fact alone worth the price of admission.
  5. Apr 4, 2013
    80
    DOA5+ is a must-have for PS Vita owners, as it has a lot of content you don’t normally get with other games in the genre – and it’s portable.
  6. 80
    The game looks and sounds incredible on the smaller platform, and that’s not just a testament to the handheld’s power, but also a testament to Team Ninja’s ability to create a quality title.
  7. 60
    A good quality port that maintains almost all the original features, and even adds a few of its own, but the game itself is still a disappointing and unadventurous sequel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 19, 2013
    10
    Great gameplay, fluid and fast amazing graphics, and sound.
    History mode is long, and the versus mode have a cross play PsVita x Ps3
    Have a
    Great gameplay, fluid and fast amazing graphics, and sound.
    History mode is long, and the versus mode have a cross play PsVita x Ps3
    Have a ton of extras and the frist person mode is horrible....
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  2. Apr 8, 2013
    10
    Excellent port from the consoles. One of the best graphical game on vita. fightning animations are fluid, like all the past DOA's. LackingExcellent port from the consoles. One of the best graphical game on vita. fightning animations are fluid, like all the past DOA's. Lacking Tag-mode, Team Battle. Can easily recommend this game for a fightning game player, must be for a DOA fan if you dont have the console versions. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2013
    10
    A jam packed game full of hot chicks that was ported successfully to one of the greatest handheld console of the decade. The graphics is soA jam packed game full of hot chicks that was ported successfully to one of the greatest handheld console of the decade. The graphics is so exceptional that PS Vita showed its competitors their big differences. Sound is excellent, the game enables you to enjoy those music that you can't clearly listen to while fighting. Highly enjoyable because of its new features, the all new Touch/Tap fight that was made because of Vita's touchscreen technology and so much more. Downloadable content is a must-have if you want to enjoy those sexy ladies fighting it all-out to the end. A must play title of the PS Vita for all the Arcade bad-ass out there. Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2021
    9
    La versión portátil de Dead or Alive 5 no tiene nada que envidiar de las versiones de PS3 y XBOX 360. Se ve de lujo en PSVita, casi al mismoLa versión portátil de Dead or Alive 5 no tiene nada que envidiar de las versiones de PS3 y XBOX 360. Se ve de lujo en PSVita, casi al mismo nivel que en consolas domésticas. En cuanto a jugabilidad, más alla de disponer de 2 botones menos, sigue siendo excelente con su sistema triangular. Además se añade un modo táctil para combatir en primera persona usando los paneles táctiles de la persona, aunque no es un modo cómodo para jugar: como experimento es curioso. Por lo demás, es una versión igual a la de PS3 y XBOX 360. Si buscas un juego de lucha de calidad para tu PSVita, Dead or Alive 5+ debe estar en tu colección. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    Not like ngs2+, the graphics in this games is look awesome, gameplay look good, smooth, & story look great in char hayate & true kasumi, loveNot like ngs2+, the graphics in this games is look awesome, gameplay look good, smooth, & story look great in char hayate & true kasumi, love it full action. This games is close to perfect in vita, no doubt, can't wait the sequel... Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2013
    8
    I am one of the biggest fighting fans around, and while this game came out on PS3 and Xbox 360 months ago, I decided to wait and get DOA 5+I am one of the biggest fighting fans around, and while this game came out on PS3 and Xbox 360 months ago, I decided to wait and get DOA 5+ for the Vita since it would come with more features. I am both happy I waited, and kind of upset. Lets start with the basics of a fighting game, the fighting.

    The fighting is here and better than ever. You'll be searching a long time before you find a fighting game that looks this realistic while fighting. The fighting moves somehow look real enough to recall some fighting movies I have seen. The counters are one of the biggest reasons I love the DOA series. If someone is a really cheap fighter, the counters are here to combat that. You can turn the match around if you sense the moves fast enough.

    There are a few different game modes here as well, Survival, Time Attack, Arcade, Versus, Story, Multiple training modes to teach you how to be amazing, and the online mode. All of the modes are fun to have when bored, mainly Survival.

    The extra modes Plus comes with are less than worth the wait. Plus only comes with a few new features, and while some can be a fun time waster, you won't be using a lot of them. First is the Touch Fight. It works okay, but it gets pretty easy to win, and can get old fast since the regular fighting is so fluid and fun. The other new modes are a Tutorial mode for training, A Combo Challenge for training, Music customization for stages and characters which is very under utilized, and the ability to re-watch story cutscenes. The only one I really appreciate is the Touch fight, as it's at least a new fighting mode instead of training and ignorable new features.

    My favorite part of any game is the online modes. Plus comes with the online mode from the console versions, but they left out Tag Battle (Both online and offline), a great feature I loved from the older games. I don't know why they scrapped it, because the Vita runs Tag battles in the story mode perfectly. The online runs pretty flawless as long as you don't come across someone with a weak signal. You can search for people with high signals specifically though, so you can always be sure to find a lag-free battle by sacrificing a little more time to find them perfect signals.

    Other things to note are that the game still runs at 60FPS, and the Vita actually controls perfectly for fighters unlike the PSP. So there should really be no disadvantages when playing against PS3 players in the new cross-play which pits you against PS3 owners of the game. Cross-Play works great, and the game lets you know very well when you're up against a PS3 or Vita player via, a picture of a Vita or PS3 controller.

    While the new modes can be sacrificed for a bigger screen on PS3 and 360, having this game portable is actually really neat. I have an online fighter while I'm out which can be really handy, And the versus mode included is there just for you to hop into an offline fight wherever you want.
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  7. May 14, 2022
    6
    One of Vita game i had played.. not so good gameplay but the story is quiet interesting

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