Mega Man X5

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  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 1, 2001
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: The year is 21XX and the chaos of the Reploid Wars has passed. Lunar colonization is at its peak. The largest colony, Eurasia, is unexpectedly taken over by an unknown band of galactic terrorists. It's artificial gravity device has been hacked and Eurasia is now on a collision course withThe year is 21XX and the chaos of the Reploid Wars has passed. Lunar colonization is at its peak. The largest colony, Eurasia, is unexpectedly taken over by an unknown band of galactic terrorists. It's artificial gravity device has been hacked and Eurasia is now on a collision course with Earth. The only way to stop it is to deploy and ancient beam cannon, Codename: Enigma. Join Mega Man X and his pal, Zero as they race against time to collect the necessary parts to restart Enigma, prevent total annihilation and save life on Earth! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    It's classic side-scrolling action like it was originally designed to be played. The two selectable characters and brain-spraining puzzles mean you'll get more than your money's worth in replay value.
  2. 85
    This is 2D action gaming at its best and I'll take this over almost any 3D adventure game or platformer any day of the week.
  3. Solid and consistent. If you loved 4 then you're almost certain to love 5. On the other hand if you've always hated Megaman then move on as this is truly more of the same.
  4. A fun game. It's classic Mega Man, a formulaic game that sticks to the same ground rules, but still works. And getting back into the familiar 2D groove just felt really good, especially with the gameplay refinements.
  5. Fans of the classic 2D games will no doubt find much to love in X5, while those who can't get into the aging conventions and mechanics probably won't care a great deal for it.
  6. It's a bit of a step backwards, taking the more exploratory 3D incarnations into consideration. Still, if you're looking for some chaotic old-school 2D side-scrolling mayhem, it's worth checking out.
  7. CNET Gamecenter
    60
    Nothing more than a fun, nostalgic 2D platforming romp that will only appeal to true hard-core fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Ian
    Jul 22, 2007
    10
    In my opinion, this is the best X-series game that has ever been released. I used to play X4 and 5 on my cousins' PS1 at my aunts house In my opinion, this is the best X-series game that has ever been released. I used to play X4 and 5 on my cousins' PS1 at my aunts house when they brought it, and that's what made me get Collector's Edition. Ah, the memories. Anyway, to the review. The music is very good (I actually didn't really like Dynamo's theme that much (*cough*Armin M.)). Probably my favorite music in the game is tied between: The stage intro (where it shows the boss before the level), the opening movie (especially the American version (longer)), and the final Sigma stage's music. For graphics, it is only surpassed by X6 in 2D graphics. For gameplay, every boss and level is different. I enjoy blasting the enemies to bits and when I have the Ultimate Armor's Giga Attack, I LOVE owning the bosses. Overall, this game is awesome and brings back some of my very fond early (I was 7) childhood memories. Expand
  2. HydroG.
    Jul 19, 2001
    10
    I always liked mm for the NES and Gameboy...But wow this game is the bomb!
  3. ZexusM.
    Jul 24, 2001
    10
    This game was refreshing, just purely great. Well, I did get many headaches from solving the puzzles, particularly the level that comes after This game was refreshing, just purely great. Well, I did get many headaches from solving the puzzles, particularly the level that comes after the rocket has been launched. I love the new moves you get with it, and the extras that you can obtain. :: Nods :: this game's cool. BUY IT NOW! or else someone will come and getyah! Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2014
    10
    The Blue Bomber and the Red Ronin(?) strike again in this mega buster, Z saber, platforming, run n gunner. You won't even notice how manyThe Blue Bomber and the Red Ronin(?) strike again in this mega buster, Z saber, platforming, run n gunner. You won't even notice how many hours have passed until you remember how to blink. It's a great game well worth playing. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2016
    9
    The last good mega man x game until it went downhill and I love this last amazing game of the good side of Mega Man X. I think this is theThe last good mega man x game until it went downhill and I love this last amazing game of the good side of Mega Man X. I think this is the 2nd best out of the series. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2015
    9
    Boy I love this one. I've always enjoyed the Mega Man X series but my all-time favourite is X5, there's something about this game that justBoy I love this one. I've always enjoyed the Mega Man X series but my all-time favourite is X5, there's something about this game that just makes me want to replay it over and over, maybe it's the wonderful epicness that this game has, maybe it's the super entertaining Mavericks, maybe it's the really enjoyable plot, the replay factor, the fantastic control, etc. The plot is a lot more epic than the last, but I'm not going into it here because I'll fill the page. The references to guns n' roses are awesome with every maverick being named after a member of the band. The bosses are super awesome, some are pretty easy while other are pretty challenging, the final boss is super challenging without any sub-tanks, and a complete cakewalk when you do have sub-tanks. The bosses are awesome, the levels are super fun, this is my favourite X game in the series, for good reason Expand
  7. B.S.
    Sep 13, 2002
    4
    It's pretty good but not as good as as x4 I like x4's amour system more you find an amour piece you get it. but in stead of writing It's pretty good but not as good as as x4 I like x4's amour system more you find an amour piece you get it. but in stead of writing a novel I just gotta say buy it zero is so kewl. Expand

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#3 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
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#9 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2001