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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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Virtua Fighter 5 Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "バーチャファイター5" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Virtua Fighter Finally Returns To A Console That Can Run It Xbox 360 MasterMegid (902)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy PlayStation 3 Feb 19, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Nov 28, 2007 A- 91
Game Shark Xbox 360 Dec 10, 2007 A- 91
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 3 Mar 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PlayStation 3 Mar 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Entertainment Depot, The Xbox 360 Dec 10, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Feb 20, 2007 4.3 out of 5 86
Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Nov 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Jan 02, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Jive Magazine PlayStation 3 Feb 21, 2007 4 out of 5 80


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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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