Virtua Fighter 5 (PlayStation 3)

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17 invitations have been sent out for the fifth edition of the World Fighting Tournament. 15 fighters make a return and two new faces appear in the arena; the young girl Eileen using monkey kung fu and lucha libre wrestler El Blaze. Little do the participants know that the organization J6, funding the tournament, has prepared a new Dural fighting program. In the previous game, their first version was defeated and the organization kidnapped Vanessa. She managed to escape, but her fighting data was captured and used to design V-Dural. With the new tournament, J6 wants to reveal the insider who helped Vanessa escape and test their new program against the best fighters of the world.

The overall one-on-one arena fighting gameplay is still present but there are a few changes. The ranking system has been revised, the throw speed has been reduced and there is a new offensive move, which allows fighters to sidestep each other to dodge and make more strategic attacks. The new clash system can be used to cancel out an attack with a throw. This edition also includes deeper character customization.


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Alternate Titles

  • "バーチャファイター5" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb 13, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamernode Feb 24, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Mar 23, 2007 90 out of 100 90 (UK) Mar 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Apr 04, 2007 90 out of 100 90
IGN Feb 20, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
Cheat Code Central Feb 20, 2007 4.3 out of 5 86
Worth Playing Feb 21, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Maxim Magazine Feb 20, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Apr 01, 2007 D+ 33


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1001 Video Games

Virtua Fighter 5 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #6 PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #7 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PS3 Fighting Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Xbox 360 Fighting Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #7 Multiplayer Game of the Year

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Justin Lambros (65) added Virtua Fighter 5 (PlayStation 3) on Feb 27, 2007
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