Tekken 5

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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.

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  • تيكن 5 - Arabic spelling
  • 铁拳5 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Average score: 88% (based on 29 ratings)

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Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 55 ratings with 4 reviews)

Good If you like fighting games

The Good
I liked the ability to do combos or advanced users. The graphics in this game are awesome in comparison to other Tekken games.The destructible level's are pretty cool, but they don't actually break, they just dent. I also love the little mini game within, a 3D game where your the Tekken series main character Jin.

The Bad
If you're a button masher, you may not enjoy this game as much as others would, especially if your going against an advanced a player. There is a rather strong learning curve to this game, so if you don't have patience your not going to succeed. The difference between the female characters isn't enough in my opinion. I mean they are pretty much the same character, just different skins and styles, same basic moveset though.

The Bottom Line
Should you play this game or not? Well if you like a good fighting game with lots of opportunity or you are just a fan of Tekken games, you will love Tekken 5. I mean, good combo's lots of moves, neat characters.. Good stuff! But if you are a button masher, don't worry you can still succeed, just not as well as you would hope. If your not a fan of the Tekken games, you may not be so well adjusted to this game. Overall, I'd say an awesome game from Namco again.Hard to believe, from Pacman to Tekken 5.. I sense a bit of change there.

PlayStation 2 · by Alex Donovan (2) · 2005

Back to basics

The Good
Within the Tekken community, many have been split over which was the best Tekken: 4 or Tag? The reason behind that is because of T4's attempt to try out their faux 8-way run system. The experiment came with mixed results. Some loved T4, others HATED it. (This is especially true of the Tekken veterans who grew up playing through T3 and Tag.)

The result? Tekken 5 seeks to go back to it's roots of Tekken Tag and did away with some of it's experimental mechanics. To many within the Tekken community like the Tekkenzaibatsu.com, T5, whilst it was new, was considered the best Tekken to date.

It boasts a fantastically large cast of characters, each one with an incredibly large movelist. While not as deep as say, Virtual Fighter, the fighting system is fairly deep and is able to endure very high level of play.

The character customization menu, while not as robust as Virtual Fighter Evo, is definitely a fun addition and adds to some of the personal investments into the game. Plus, some of the costumes are just awesomely designed.

The Bad
- Devil Within

I can say without any hesitation that Devil Within was an after thought of a game. Honestly, it was just so bland and boring that the only reason I'd bother playing through it was to unlock the secret items that you can use for customization. (That and the perfect arcade port of the Star Blade game)

  • story

yeah, it's a fighting game, so it's not really all that important. But the initial Tekken franchise had so much promise in the story department. Now? They've completely threw it out the window and it now resembles some ape-crap insane sci-fi morph. Not exactly impressive. That and a lot of the characters are just not developed very well. In fact, I dare say most of the story, like Devil Within, was tacked on at the very end to just get right to the action.

The Bottom Line
3D fighting game that goes back to it's popular roots. If you're a Tekken fan, you'll probably like it. Play for the quick action, stay for the tournament. For the rest of you non-fighting game people, there are probably more interesting games out there for you.

PlayStation 2 · by Elliott Wu (40) · 2008

Not another mediocre Tekken game...

The Good
This game's graphics, music and controls were decent, and the game actually featured story battles, which enhanced the play experience a bit, but not by much. The gameplay is back to a one-on-one system, and the King of Iron Fist Tournament is back, but those are the game's only good attributes.

The Bad
On the other hand, but there was still no 8-way run, and it was still too short for me. This game is best left alone until it is in the bargain bin for < $20

The Bottom Line
This game is an improvement, but it still does not go down smoothly.

PlayStation 2 · by lord of daedra (62) · 2007

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Trivia

This is the first game in the series that doesn't allow you to play as the final boss without the aid of a Gameshark or other hacking device.

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  • 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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Game added by Alexander Michel.

Arcade added by mars_rulez.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Apogee IV, karttu, CaptainCanuck, Ammar Al-Waeli.

Game added March 30, 2005. Last modified February 16, 2024.