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  • Summary: Virtua Fighter 5 features an all-star cast of 17 fighters, including characters from the previous iterations along with two new characters named El Blaze and Eileen. El Blaze is a Mexican fighting champion who defeats opponents with his quick Lucha Libre fighting style. Eileen, originallyVirtua Fighter 5 features an all-star cast of 17 fighters, including characters from the previous iterations along with two new characters named El Blaze and Eileen. El Blaze is a Mexican fighting champion who defeats opponents with his quick Lucha Libre fighting style. Eileen, originally from China, uses a Monkey Kung-Fu fighting style that she learned from her grandfather, a former Kung-Fu master. Players are able to customize their characters by selecting from four uniquely patterned costumes and a wide range of attachable items that can be placed onto each fighter’s various body parts. Virtua Fighter 5 delivers fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action as players head into battle, taking on a host of popular characters. Players not only achieve victory by defeating highly-skilled opponents, but also by competing for prizes which earn them in-game money allowing them to buy many items at in-game shop. These items allow players to customize their ultimate warrior and become the top Virtua Fighter. In addition, the game introduces "Offensive Move", a new maneuver that allows players to easily approach opponents from the side, adding a more strategic element to the battle. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. 100
    If you love fighting games and want to play a fighter that continually unveils new wrinkles day in and day out and rewards dedication like no other, this is the game to get. Virtua Fighter 5 may not have kangaroos or weapons or bridges to fall off of, but it has unmatched playability as its calling card, and that's the only thing that counts.
  2. Games Master UK
    93
    Looks, skill, depth, balance. Virtua Fighter 5 has got it all. [Dec 2007, p.85]
  3. A must buy for fans of the series and a serious look for those that have always wondered why the series is regarded by many as the best fighting game out there.
  4. Not only are the graphics as good as they can be, but the game sports some of the most compelling game modes found in a fighting game.
  5. 90
    And this is where the 360 version has a distinct edge over the PlayStation 3 version; you can actually show off your customized creation in online fighting, which gives players an all-new reason to play the quest mode religiously.
  6. If you're a fighting game fan, you'll find it hard not fall in love with the depth of control and fantastic presentation of Virtua Fighter 5 Online.
  7. This is essentially the same game they’ve been making for years with a couple new characters and updated graphics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. MarkM.
    Nov 2, 2007
    10
    For a fighting game it delivers, point blank. Virtua Fighter 5 is a wonderful experience and it has it where it counts!
  2. Jan 28, 2017
    10
    Este es un juego de paciencia, un videojuego de lucha como deberían ser, aca no hay bolas de energías o combos de presionar botoncitos enEste es un juego de paciencia, un videojuego de lucha como deberían ser, aca no hay bolas de energías o combos de presionar botoncitos en secuencia, aca se debe calcular cuando defender, aprender al pie de la letras las técnicas de cada personajes. esto si es un gran juego. En espera del Virtua Fighter 6... Expand
  3. Nydrin
    Nov 3, 2007
    10
    One of the deepest and most beautiful fighters ever. With smooth online play and customization options, you'll be playing this one for a One of the deepest and most beautiful fighters ever. With smooth online play and customization options, you'll be playing this one for a long time to come. Expand
  4. SayedI.
    Nov 3, 2007
    9
    I was impressed that the 360 iteration was better than the PS3.
  5. DavidH.
    Nov 28, 2007
    8
    I have been a VF purist since the first game hit arcades. I have read other user reviews and have this to say: 1) DOA1 was copied from VF1 I have been a VF purist since the first game hit arcades. I have read other user reviews and have this to say: 1) DOA1 was copied from VF1 (using the same hardware even), not vice-versa. They have gone different directions since then, but both are good in their own right. 2) Because VF3tb didn't sell well Sega removed the only "new" thing since this series' inception - varied terrain height. Honestly going back to the roots works, but with the exception of some new fighters and online play, you HAVE played this before, in VF1, VF2, and VF4. I LOVE VF and this game is excellent. If you aren't familiar with the series, you need to take some TIME to learn the inticacies of the controls. HOWEVER I had to dock some points for: 1) Texture clipping, body parts pass through one another. 2) Animations, while good, are not varied enough 3) Online play lag, common to all twitch fighting games, pick a faster fighter to help overcome timing issues, but breaks gameplay balance. 4) Rings? While I always liked ring-outs, the level designs consist of a pretty background behind a square ring. This is one place where 3tb actually improved on the level design, and one place where DOA really shines with tiered levels that you actually feel like you are INSIDE of, rather than pasted on top of. Expand
  6. 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 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
  7. Jun 20, 2012
    2
    I haven't played this anywhere near enough for my opinion to be valid, but the game did not attract me. Normal rounds are far too short, theI haven't played this anywhere near enough for my opinion to be valid, but the game did not attract me. Normal rounds are far too short, the game is so boring and dull, and the moves list of each character is endless. Had some fun in trials mode (or Command time attack), but got so bored I never really gave it a try. Overall, the graphics are hideous and variety in characters and moves and gameplay... almost non-existent. Again, I have to say I didn't play it for long- perhaps a couple of hours. But from what I've seen there's no attraction to this game if you're not experienced with or a fan of fighting games. I would recommend Street Fighter IV instead. Expand

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