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Tekken 5

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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 Main menu
Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 They are after Heihachi (intro).
Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 It's freezing, isn't it?
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 PlayStation 2 Elliott Wu (39)
Good If you like fighting games PlayStation 2 Alex Donovan (3)
An insulting mishmash of copycatting and stupidity. PlayStation 2 Greg Mitchell (71)
Not another mediocre Tekken game... PlayStation 2 lord of daedra (63)

The Press Says

GameSpy PlayStation 2 Feb 25, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game industry News (GiN) PlayStation 2 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2005 10 out of 10 100
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 25, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Mar 27, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jun 28, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Gamers.at PlayStation 2 Jul 06, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Jun 09, 2005 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar 10, 2005 B+ 83
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) PlayStation 2 Apr 12, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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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.)
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