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Tekken 5 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The mysterious G Corporation launches a full-scale attack involving military helicopters and combat cyborgs on the building Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima were in during the final scene of the previous game. Kazuya betrays his father and escapes, while Heihachi is presumably killed. However, the Mishima Zaibatsu continues operating as usual under undisclosed leadership. When the fifth King of the Iron Fist tournament is announced, both Kazuya and his son Jin enter in in an attempt to solve the mystery.

Tekken 5 is a versus fighting game that reduces the unusual stage design elements introduced in its immediate predecessor, thus resembling earlier installments. Five new characters join the growing regular cast, and the special modes from the previous games return, with the addition of a platforming ("Devil Within") and fighting minigames starring Jin Kazama in a sub-story of his own. Also new to the series is the ability to customize the characters with colored outfits, additional costumes, and items that can be bought with money gained in the fights and equipped.

Screenshots

Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 You earn gold from fighting, and this is where you get to spend them; to customize your characters.
Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 It's freezing, isn't it?
Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 In-game
Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 Fighting in Devil Within. (Interlacing... ARG!)

Alternate Titles

  • "铁拳5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Back to basics Elliott Wu (39) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Good If you like fighting games Alex Donovan (3) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
An insulting mishmash of copycatting and stupidity. Greg Mitchell (71) 0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars
Not another mediocre Tekken game... lord of daedra (63) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Mar 14, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Game industry News (GiN) 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone Mar 08, 2005 9.6 out of 10 96
PSX Extreme Mar 07, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
4Players.de Jun 28, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Gamesmania Jun 09, 2005 88 out of 100 88
Gamezine Mar 06, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Apr 12, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TTGamer Jul 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

The arcade railline shooter StarBlade is also a hidden feature in this game.

Related Web Sites

  • Tekken 5 (Official site for Tekken 5 by Namco.)
  • Tekken Zaibatsu (Great fan page with information on Tekken 5, including FAQs, secrets etc.)
Alexander Michel (267) added Tekken 5 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 28, 2005
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