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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 Fighter selection screen
Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 In-game
Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 They try to kill him with a bomb (intro).

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

The Video Game Critic Aug 25, 2005 A 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
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 21, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Softpedia Feb 09, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Revolution Mar 10, 2005 B+ 83
3DAvenue Jul 28, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Diehard GameFan Mar 09, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

To commemorate the series 10th anniversary, Tekken 5 includes emulated versions of the arcade releases for Tekken 1, 2 and 3.

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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