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Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360)

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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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The Press Says

Destructoid Nov 08, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) 2007 A- 91
Xbox Exclusive Nov 12, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamigo Nov 04, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamer 2.0 Oct 30, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
XBox Front Oct 26, 2007 87 out of 100 87
TeamXbox Nov 01, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot Oct 31, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Monster Nov 03, 2007 85 out of 100 85
GamingExcellence Jan 02, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83


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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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