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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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User Reviews

Virtua Fighter Finally Returns To A Console That Can Run It Xbox 360 MasterMegid (896)

Critic Reviews

Destructoid Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Nov 07, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2007 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Xbox 360 Oct 30, 2007 9 out of 10 90
DarkZero PlayStation 3 Apr 08, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
XBox Front Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Gamezine PlayStation 3 Feb 21, 2007 17 out of 20 85
IGN UK PlayStation 3 Mar 21, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 3 Feb 23, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 PlayStation 3 Mar 30, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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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