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Mega Man X5 (PlayStation)

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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 Intro scene
Mega Man X5 PlayStation X is climbing up the walls of the statue.
Mega Man X5 PlayStation Another intro shot showing a giant cannon.
Mega Man X5 PlayStation Alia

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

What the hell happened here!!?? Satoshi Kunsai (1813) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Jan 26, 2001 5 out of 5 100
IGN Feb 02, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play Jul, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Feb, 2001 B 75
GameSpot Feb 08, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Gamekult Feb 24, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Aug 27, 2001 14 out of 20 70
All Game Guide 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PSM Feb, 2001 5 out of 10 50 (UK) Aug 09, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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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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Adam Baratz (1351) added Mega Man X5 (PlayStation) on Apr 13, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Satoshi Kunsai (1813)