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Mega Man X5

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Years after the Reploid Wars, all seems peaceful in the world. But peace was not meant to last forever. When the "Eurasia" space colony is attacked by an unknown virus, the call goes out! X and Zero are called back into action to help destroy the colony, which is now on a collision course with Earth, and is expected to collide into the planet in only 16 hours! At the same time, Sigma, the archenemy of the Maverick Hunters, shows up again...

Mega Man X5 retains the gameplay style of the previous games, adding new features such as advanced Maverick AI, bigger and more challenging stages, and new gameplay elements: ducking and swinging on vines and ropes.


Mega Man X5 PlayStation X is climbing up the walls of the statue.
Mega Man X5 Windows Main menu
Mega Man X5 PlayStation Another intro shot showing a giant cannon.
Mega Man X5 PlayStation Try not to fall down here...

Alternate Titles

  • "洛克人X5" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Rockman X5" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

What the hell happened here!!?? PlayStation Satoshi Kunsai (1816)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 26, 2001 5 out of 5 100
Game Revolution PlayStation Feb, 2001 B 75
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 08, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation Aug 27, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult PlayStation Feb 24, 2001 7 out of 10 70
7Wolf Magazine Windows Aug 23, 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
All Game Guide PlayStation 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PSM PlayStation Feb, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Absolute Games ( Windows Aug 22, 2002 10 out of 100 10


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In what is probably their most contraversial move ever, Capcom U.S.A. renamed the Mavericks in Mega Man X5 and named them after the band Guns 'N Roses. Here are the American names of the Mavericks (proper names in parentheses):

Grizzly Slash (Crescent Grizzly), Squid Adler (Bolt Kraken), Izzy Glow (Shining Firefly), Duff McWhalen (Tidal Whale), The Skivver (Spiral Pegasus), Axel the Red (Spiked Rosered), Dark Dizzy (Dark Necrobat), and Mattrex (Burn Dinorex).

What's next? Is Mega Man X6's Maverick lineup going to be named after Metallica? Better hope not...

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Contributed to by Adam Baratz (1352) and Satoshi Kunsai (1816)