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Tekken: Dark Resurrection

aka: Tekken 5.2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken: DR

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Detroit Free Press (Freep) (4 out of 4) (100%)

"Tekken Dark Resurrection" can be summed up in one word: Wow. Fighting game fans, you are in for a real treat. This portable version of the popular "Tekken" series looks fantastic -- its visuals rival those of its PlayStation 2 cousins -- and it has more game play and customization options than you can shake a virtual fist at.

Aug 20th, 2006 · PSP · read review

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (A) (100%)

If you like fighting games, there's no reason why you wouldn't enjoy everything Tekken has to offer on the PSP. With the meaty single-player portion, the impressive visuals, and enough multiplayer content to last until the PSP2, you won't be disappointed.

2006 · PSP · read review

Gameplanet ( ) (100%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection personifies everything good in a fighting game. We couldn't really summarise it better than that. If you are a fan of Tekken or any fighting game for that matter, you do not want to go without what could easily be the best hand-held fighting game to be released.

Sep 7th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Stuff Magazine / stuff.tv (10 out of 10) (100%)

Buy two copies. Just in case you accidentally kiss this one too much and get drool all over the important shiny parts.

Jul 25th, 2006 · PSP · read review

UOL Jogos ( ) (100%)

"Tekken: Dark Resurrection" é, de longe, o melhor jogo de luta para o PSP. Tudo bem que não haja concorrentes sérios no portátil por enquanto, mas mesmo que existissem não seria fácil superar esse título que traz uma mecânica de jogo sólida e estabelecida, além de um caminhão de modalidades. Com um valor de produção altíssimo, é algo que faz valer o investimento. Ainda mais para fã de games de luta.

Aug 11th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Game Chronicles (9.7 out of 10) (97%)

Namco has achieved perfection on all fronts; gameplay, graphics, sound, and longevity. Whether this is your first fighting game or just your next, Dark Resurrection deserves a permanent home in your PSP library.

Aug 4th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamebrink (96 out of 100) (96%)

Since the launch of the Playstation Portable, Namco has pretty much established themselves as the technical kings of the platform. From Ridge Racers to Katamari Damacy, they've shown that they could not only create outstanding graphics and sound on the system but even allow players to record their saves without dealing with the generic PSP OS save screen. The Tekken franchise is also long known for being a graphical showcase series on Sony systems, so when Tekken Dark Resurrection was announced for the PSP, many wondered if they could really pull it off. After all Tekken 5 is one of the more impressive looking fighters for the PS2 console, can the PSP really handle a port of the enhanced arcade upgrade to Tekken 5?

Jul 6th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Kombo.com (9.5 out of 10) (95%)

Tekken: DR is a must buy for any PSP owner. This is one of the contenders for game of the year, no doubt. To keep this short and void of too much gushing about how great Tekken: Dark Resurrection is, just buy it and never open your UMD slot for a long time.

Aug 1st, 2006 · PSP · read review

Softpedia (9.5 out of 10) (95%)

I feel like I've wronged this title before playing by calling Daxter "the best PSP game ever"... My apologies to the producers and their beautiful title, for not knowing what I was about to experience. Tekken: Dark Resurrection manages to resurrect the Tekken series, in case it ever died, instead of being as glorious as ever. Those of you that never played a fighting game will be blown away by the experience, while the arcade fans will be sucked in Tekken's world so much that they'll start throwing high kicks in real life, while walking on the street. The perfect game, the perfect fighting game. We demand an encore, Namco!

Aug 8th, 2007 · PSP · read review

TotalPlayStation (9.5 out of 10) (95%)

Maybe it was just the idea of doing a 3D fighter on the PSP that instantly made me thing Tekken: Dark Resurrection was going to be at least a little compromised as it morphed from arcade to handheld formats. Dark Resurrection had already made the leap, transitioning from the fantastic Tekken 5 into a full-fledged quarter muncher, but I still didn't think Namco had it in them to replicate the game so perfectly on Sony's portable not-quite-PS2.

Aug 7th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Portable Review (38 out of 40) (95%)

After playing the PSP version of Tekken Dark Resurrection, you’ll immediately begin making comparisons to Playstation 2’s own Tekken 5. Those who have played it will likely compare this to the arcade version of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection. That alone is a testament to the sheer power of the PSP.

Jul 26th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven (94 out of 100) (94%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection manages to deliver everything that was expected of it and more. Its few problems can mainly be attrbuted to the nature of the platform itself (Sony really made a bad design decision with the D pad) and the lack of true infrastructure multiplayer is somewhat alleviated with the ghost sharing ability. All of these downsides can be easily forgotten when drooling over the incredible graphics, listening to the catchy music and losing track of time with the amazingly addictive gameplay the game offers. Dark Resurrection is a truly A+ title that every PSP player should own.

Sep 8th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GamingExcellence (9.4 out of 10) (94%)

Once regarded as the premiere fighting franchise, Tekken made no qualms about being a fighter’s fighter. But after a few poor showings on the PS2 and other franchises stepping up the flash, the fan service, the over-the-top brutality, the additional modes of play and the speed of fighting games, many fans of the 10-hit combo were left wondering if Tekken and Namco could mount a suitable comeback. The answer (which was yes by the way) was Tekken 5.

Aug 22nd, 2006 · PSP · read review

Deaf Gamers (9.3 out of 10) (93%)

Whilst no single game should ever make you want to purchase a console, there are games that are so appealing that you do start to think about purchasing a console or handheld just to play that game. Tekken Dark Resurrection is one such game and fans of the Tekken series will simply want to get their hands on this. Even if you don’t have any experience of the Tekken series (maybe you haven’t played a Tekken game in a while) or simply desire a fighting game for your PSP then Tekken Dark Resurrection is again highly recommended. In fact it’s arguably the best game on the PSP to date and definitely the best example of what the handheld can do when developers really get to grips with the system.

2006 · PSP · read review

Play.tm (93 out of 100) (93%)

The content on offer is frighteningly good, and even more so because Namco-Bandai didn't simply scale the portable modes down along with the screen sizing. Finally, the unfailingly satisfying delivery of its gameplay-despite the time required to adjust to the d-pad-makes the entire game the perfect quick-fix accompaniment for those on-the-go moments when dipping into a PlayStation Portable experience is absolutely top of the 'must-do' list.

Nov 25th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GameSpot (9.2 out of 10) (92%)

The Tekken series has always done well in arcades, but it truly came into its own as a home release on Sony's various video game consoles. The PlayStation and PlayStation 2 have received the brunt of Namco's Tekken series, but now it's time for the PlayStation Portable to get into the act with a port of the latest arcade upgrade for the series, Tekken: Dark Resurrection. This game builds on the content and characters from Tekken 5, adding more fighters, more moves, new backgrounds, new customization options, and more. Plus, it's one of those amazing portable games that raises the bar and resets your expectations about what a portable machine can do.

Jul 21st, 2006 · PSP · read review

Defunct Games (92 out of 100) (92%)

From the numerous single player modes to the exciting two-player fights, Tekken: Dark Resurrection has something for everybody. It's too easy to simply call this one of the best fighting games on the PSP, as this is certainly one of the best fighters I have ever played ... regardless of the console. This Tekken gives me hope for the future of the PSP, it's games like this that really set the portable apart from the competition. If you're a fan of fighting games and own a PSP then you owe it to yourself to rush to your local game store and discover the greatness that is Tekken: Dark Resurrection!

Sep 7th, 2006 · PSP · read review

PSX Extreme (9.2 out of 10) (92%)

There's no doubt about it that every PSP owner knows the reason they bought a PSP is to play flagship titles than they loved on the PS2 in the palm of their hands. Certain flagships arrived early on in the system's life (Metal Gear, Ridge Racer), others trickled in (Grand Theft Auto, Daxter), meanwhile others are taking much longer than expected (Gran Turismo). Awaiting on promises from Sony aside, Namco has graced the PSP with one of the most defining series' to ever grace the PlayStation consoles; Tekken.

Aug 14th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Fragland.net (92 out of 100) (92%)

With Tekken in your PSP you always have your own arcade with you. A sad thing is the multiplayer that shines in its absense.

Oct 5th, 2006 · PSP · read review

VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (92 out of 100) (92%)

Tiempo habrá de ver si Sega se decide a adaptar Virtua Fighter, o Namco hace lo propio con Soul Calibur, ya que incluso mirando en el horizonte de títulos confirmados, no creemos que la recopilación de Power Stone o el próximo Mortal Kombat puedan hacer sombra a este Tekken: Dark Resurrection.

Sep 15th, 2006 · PSP · read review

IGN (9.2 out of 10) (92%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection is the best PSP fighter released for the system. It blows its competition right out of the water and everything about the title, from its graphics to its mini-games to its multiplayer options, are exactly what the PlayStation Portable needs. But let's take that one step further -- Namco Bandai's Dark Resurrection is also the best arcade port available for Sony's miniature platform thus far, and even more impressively, one of the PSP's most outstanding pieces of software for any genre. Yes, it's that good.

Jul 20th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamesmania.de (91 out of 100) (91%)

Mit Tekken Dark Resurrection ist den Entwicklern der ganz große Wurf gelungen. Der Titel begeistert in jeglicher Hinsicht. Technische Perfektion, voller Spielumfang, Game Sharing und das gewohnt gute Gameplay geben Fans der Serie die Möglichkeit, ein vollwertiges Tekken immer und überall dabei zu haben. Wer dem Genre auch nur ansatzweise etwas abgewinnen kann, kommt definitiv nicht um dieses Spiel herum. Eines der besten PSP Spiele wartet beim Händler eures Vertrauens darauf, von euch erworben zu werden. Worauf wartet ihr noch? Zuschlagen!

Oct 25th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Game Shark (A-) (91%)

During my playtime with this game, I often remark that I can’t believe I’m playing this on a PSP. It’s that good and it’s highly recommended – you just have to get over the controls.

Aug 24th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Worth Playing (9.1 out of 10) (91%)

The King of Iron Fist Tournament has never been quite so much fun, or portable, as it is with the release of Tekken: Dark Resurrection for the PSP. Tekken has been a flagship title for Namco for the past decade, serving as the quintessential arcade fighter. Thankfully, hardware has evolved from heavy, non-portable gaming cabinets to home consoles, and now, gamers can take the arcade experience with them – all that's needed are a couple of PSPs and a copy of Tekken: DR.

Aug 17th, 2006 · PSP · read review

4Players.de (91 out of 100) (91%)

Von der brillanten Technik mal abgesehen (gerade in Sachen Ladezeiten sieht z.B. das vergleichbare WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2006 sooo 1980 aus!) punktet Dark Resurrection auch spielerisch in jeder Hinsicht: eine perfekt ausbalancierte Kämpferschar, in der für jeden Martial Arts-Geschmack was dabei sein dürfte, ein großartiger Arcade-Modus, der witzige Tekken-Dojo und natürlich das beste Minigame aller Zeiten: Tekken Bowling! Ein klares Muss für jeden PSPler, der sich auch nur ansatzweise für Beat-em-Ups interessiert. Und eine weit geöffnete Tür, durch die hoffentlich auch irgendwann ein gleichwertig perfekt umgesetztes Soul Calibur 3 schreiten wird!

Sep 11th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamer 2.0 (9.1 out of 10) (91%)

To sum it up, Tekken: Dark Resurrection is the greatest handheld fighter ever developed, by a mile. It represents the actualization of all the potential shown by games like Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX. The more serious players will, at worst, be begging Namco for a PS2 port sooner than later, and at best, spend the next year wondering where to plug their arcade sticks into their PSPs. All that aside, though, Dark Resurrection is the latest killer app for the PSP, when it needed one the most. With any luck, it will kickstart a new wave of great games for Sony's otherwise-slumping handheld.

Jul 27th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gaming Nexus (A-) (91%)

This PSP Tekken manages to be everything you could possibly want from a portable 3D fighting game … and a whole lot more!

Sep 7th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GameZone (9.1 out of 10) (91%)

After more than 10 years of arcade mastery (and 10 years of dreaming of an arcade-perfect portable adaptation), Namco has finally brought the game to a handheld powerful enough to reproduce Tekken’s unrivaled fighting engine. As always, you won’t discover the game’s true beauty until you’ve played it with a friend. But like NFL Street, the handheld single-player experience is perfect for perfecting your moves, which you can then use on any version of the game – PSP, PS2, or arcade.

Dec 18th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GamingTrend (544 out of 600) (91%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection is one of the best, if not THE best game for the PSP. If you own a PSP and are a fan of fighting games, picking this up is a no brainer. Those who might have been hesitant to pick this up after the embarrassment of Tekken Advance have nothing to worry about. Namco Bandai has a huge winner here. If you have a PSP, you owe it to yourself to check out Tekken: Dark Resurrection.

2006 · PSP · read review

Eurogamer.net (UK) (9 out of 10) (90%)

With everything a fighting fan could ever need somehow shoehorned onto the smallest of discs, Dark Resurrection is without question the finest portable beat-'em-up ever released.

Sep 7th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Eurogamer.de (9 out of 10) (90%)

Es ist wirklich Tekken und ich liebe es! Es fühlt sich genauso an, sieht genauso aus und spielt sich einfach traumhaft. Für echte Tekkies geht also ein Traum in Erfüllung. Bedeutet aber nicht, dass der Titel völlig perfekt wäre. Multiplayer per WLAN ist super, doch nicht immer hat man einen Mitspieler in der Nähe. Ein echter Online-Versus-Modus wäre meiner Meinung nach traumhaft gewesen. Was mich außerdem seit Jahren nervt, sind die Move-Listen der Kämpfer. Diese werden nämlich nur der Standard-Belegung entsprechend auf dem Screen angezeigt. Wer jedoch die Steuerung umstellt und das tun nicht wenige Spieler, muss die gezeigten Kommandos geistig erst auf die neue Belegung übertragen. Tekken-Profis kennen die Attacken sowieso auswendig, aber Neulingen wird der Einstieg dadurch erschwert.

Sep 21st, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamigo (9 out of 10) (90%)

Tekken: Dark Ressurection von Namco ist ein Must-Have Titel für die PlayStation Portable. Das Spiel bietet traumhafte Kampf-Action mit schöner Grafik, einer von Anfang an verfügbaren Charakterriege, inkl. zwei neuen Charakteren, sowie schöne Spiel-Modi, die Möglichkeit Charaktere auszustatten und die schöne Idee mit den Geister-Profilen von Freunden, gegen die ihr antreten könnt. Wer auf Beat ´em Ups steht und eine PSP besitzt darf sich das erste Tekken für die PSP nicht entgehen lassen.

Oct 18th, 2006 · PSP · read review

3DAvenue ( ) (90%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection PSP could have been better, but when the only notable problem with the game – its repetition - is a genre wide problem, then you know you have a winner on your hands. Tekken buffs will dig the ability to play online and those who just want a quality fighting game for the PSP will have to wait no longer, Tekken: Dark Resurrection is it.

Sep 5th, 2006 · PSP · read review

AceGamez (9 out of 10) (90%)

Dark Resurrection is essentially the same game, only improved and adapted for its new portable home, complete with fantastic visuals, sound and, most importantly, addictive and satisfying gameplay to back up that wondrous presentation. It is as most games aim to be - easy to learn yet wickedly hard to master, in a way that keeps you coming back time and time again.

2006 · PSP · read review

Bordersdown (9 out of 10) (90%)

It is also the first time that the console has been blessed with a game that truly provides what the hype suggested it would be able to do – give gamers PS2-quality fare on the move. Because of this, it attains “essential purchase” status, even if the commendable endeavour on the part of the developer is hampered in practice by the practicality of the machine.

Sep 2006 · PSP · read review

TTGamer (9 out of 10) (90%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection PSP could have been better, but when the only notable problem with the game – its repetition - is a genre wide problem, then you know you have a winner on your hands. Tekken buffs will dig the ability to play online and those who just want a quality fighting game for the PSP will have to wait no longer, Tekken: Dark Resurrection is it.

Sep 5th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GameSpy ( ) (90%)

If you dig 3D fighting games even a little bit, Tekken: Dark Resurrection will impress you. Maybe a little less so if you've already played Tekken 5, which has 90% of the same content, but the game does just about everything you could ask from a handheld fighting game and looks exceptionally good doing it. The game knows about a dozen different ways to kick ass and just about all of them happen to be pretty entertaining.

Jul 21st, 2006 · PSP · read review

411mania.com (9 out of 10) (90%)

The only problem I’ve had with the Tekken games are they tend to become wild button mashers. That is still the case with Tekken Dark Resurrection. I just wish they could steal the Virtua Fighter engine and use it with the Tekken franchise. OH a major plus, all the characters are available at the start of the game. Thank you! Someone finally gets it. A word of caution, this game appears to be very hard to come by. Almost every store in my area was sold out. It is worth every penny of the $39.99 I paid. It’s so good I almost forgot that I was playing the game on a portable system. A Nintendo DS game this is not! I put this review up so quickly so that anyone who was wondering if they should get this game can see if they can find it. Good luck.

Jul 27th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Cheat Code Central (4.5 out of 5) (90%)

Fighting fans don't have to hold their breath any longer. A sigh of relief will follow the acquisition of Tekken: Dark Resurrection for the PSP, which is virtually guaranteed to become an instant classic. It's fast, furious, fun and fantastically florid and flagitious. (My dollar-store thesaurus only contains words that start with F. I wondered why it was so thin.)

Jul 27th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamer.nl (9 out of 10) (90%)

Ik kan nu een verhaal beginnen over hoe de Tekken-serie in de loop der jaren zijn ups en downs heeft gehad en tot in hoeverre Tekken: Dark Resurrection in verhouding staat tot al die andere games. Maar dat zou TDR geen eer aan doen. Niet omdat de andere games beter of slechter zijn, maar omdat TDR geen vergelijking met andere Tekken-games nodig heeft. Deze game staat helemaal op zichzelf en veegt de vloer aan met de rest. Lees verder om er achter te komen waarom.

Sep 12th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Yahoo! Games ( ) (90%)

When the original PlayStation launched all those years ago, Tekken was one of the must-have titles. The series made a great showing on the PS2 as well. And now, with Dark Resurrection, Tekken nabs the triple crown. Three systems, and an essential game for each. Tekken on the PSP features simply fantastic graphics, excellent play in a variety of modes, and suffers only minor setbacks from cramped controls. The verdict? A win!

Jul 24th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GamesRadar (9 out of 10) (90%)

Would we be crazy to say that the oceanic depth of Tekken: Dark Resurrection makes it the single best portable fighting game ever? Well, we're putting it out there just like that. Search as long as you want, complain all you like, but with more than 30 playable characters, a full roster of fighting styles and the best PSP graphics to date, there's barely even room for comparison.

Jul 25th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GamePro (US) (4.5 out of 5) (90%)

PSP owners finally have reason to celebrate -- Tekken: Dark Resurrection looks, plays, and feels just like the PS2 version of Tekken 5. It's a must-have PSP title for fighting fans.

Aug 9th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Futuregamez.net (90 out of 100) (90%)

Tekken Resurrection is one of the greatest fighters of all time, on any system. This PSP port is a must have for every collection, and not just fans of the series. Stunning.

Sep 20th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Atomic Gamer (90 out of 100) (90%)

This is one of a few rare killer apps on Sony's portable console, and truly one of the best fighting games ever made on any portable platform. Even if you previously hated Tekken like me, I think you should give the excellent Dark Resurrection a real chance.

Aug 31st, 2006 · PSP · read review

GameCell UK (9 out of 10) (90%)

This really is a very high quality release from Namco, perhaps even surpassing the dreamy Ridge Racer compilation that launched with PSP last year. Tekken Dark Resurrection is simply unmissable if you’re a fan of the series, because it offers so much, and really adds to the fantastic Tekken 5 that came out on PlayStation2 last year. Got a PSP and some friends with PSP's? – Then you need this game.

2006 · PSP · read review

Lawrence (8.9 out of 10) (89%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection straddles the line well between accessibility and complexity. Longtime fans of the series will be thrilled to have such a full experience in portable form, and newcomers will reap the rewards of a decade's worth of enhancements and additions to the original game. If you have a friend that also owns a PSP, Ad Hoc mode certainly adds to the replay value significantly. It's easily one of the best games on the PSP (it could be argued that it is the best, and any fighting game fan owes it to themselves to check this one out.

Aug 25th, 2006 · PSP · read review

NZGamer (8.8 out of 10) (88%)

Tekken fans who want to play Tekken on the go will be glad this easily replaces the need for Tekken Advance. And people who own a PSP and want a technological showcase to show off with, this is for them as well. And if you pick up a PSP at the moment, you’ll also get Tekken: Dark Resurrection for free, which cannot be sniffed at. However, everyone else might want to think about how much they want Tekken on the go when you can get the home version for a lot less.

Sep 6th, 2006 · PSP · read review

ComputerGames.ro (85 out of 100) (85%)

The fans will rejoice upon finding a substantial compilation of their favorite series’ features with this handheld game, waiting for the 2009 live action movie. Besides, if they’re not going to enjoy the flick, they can always pull out their PSPs for a dojo or two instead of walking out of the cinema.

Jul 30th, 2008 · PSP · read review

Video Games Daily (8.5 out of 10) (85%)

It's a fine line between pleasure and pain, and Tekken is it. Not even the terrible voice-acting can dampen what is a superior one-on-one beat 'em up. With several game modes, 34 characters and extra unlockables, the UMD (much like some of its more muscle-bound fighters) must be bursting at the seams.

Sep 14th, 2006 · PSP · read review

GameCritics.com (8.5 out of 10) (85%)

Although nothing in Dark Resurrection will win over those who already know they don't care for the Tekken style, there's no denying that it's a top-tier effort proving that PSP games can rock hard when crafted by hands that know how to finesse the machine. As for me, this has been the easiest review I've had to write in a while—Tekken: Dark Resurrection is one of the PlayStation 2's best fighters in a portable format, and it made the jump without sacrificing a bit of the quality.

Sep 5th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Game Revolution (B+) (83%)

If your thumbs aren't already in slings from the excellent Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, pour some 'tussin on them and pick up Tekken: Dark Resurrection. Its arsenal isn’t as robust as it could be, but it makes up for it with a flurry of awesome modes and some deadly fast gameplay. If you see this one coming, don’t duck.

Aug 11th, 2006 · PSP · read review

1UP (B+) (83%)

Despite some control problems, Tekken: Dark Resurrection is one of the easiest games to recommend for the PSP. Even if you don't have anyone to play with locally, single-player content and the army of ghosts that will be online after release will see you through. The D-pad issues are too problematic for this to be a perfect fighting game, but, as a game you can take anywhere, it's very close.

Jul 24th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gaming Age (B+) (83%)

If it had online play and the PSP wasn't gimped control-wise (lack of dual analogs isn't the only problem with the system) I would have given this game my full support and recommended it to everyone - fighting game fans or not. However, I have to be realistic and these few (slight) issues are enough to keep this game from being completely and utterly phenomenal.

Jul 31st, 2006 · PSP · read review

Retro Gamer (81 out of 100) (81%)

With its staggering choice of characters, impressive visuals and storming soundtrack, this latest iteration of Tekken V is very nearly perfect and is only really let down by those aforementioned controls. Still, if you're a fan of the series, Tekken: Dark Resurrection comes highly recommended.

Jun 21st, 2007 · PSP · read review

PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (8 out of 10) (80%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection is one of the best games for the PSP, it not only looks amazing, it plays just as well.

Sep 7th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Mansized ( ) (80%)

As a handheld fighter, it’s the best out there by a huge distance. If the D-pad was up to par then this would be a certified classic, but instead it’s one that you’ll love. Time to update the hardware, eh Sony?

Sep 19th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Pocket Gamer UK (8 out of 10) (80%)

Slightly bruised by its host hardware, but otherwise a technically outstanding, impressively comprehensive and hugely enjoyable fighting package.

Aug 29th, 2006 · PSP · read review

videogamer.com (8 out of 10) (80%)

I'll be the first to admit that I fell off the Tekken wagon some time ago, preferring some of the more ambitious fighting games that came out in the last few years. Since this is essentially Tekken 5.5, it doesn't add much to the game you may have already played on the PlayStation 2, but it's nonetheless an excellent title. The quick and relatively uncomplicated fighting fix that Tekken provides is ideal for a handheld format, and if that's what you're looking for this may be the best example yet.

Sep 21st, 2006 · PSP · read review

Modojo ( ) (80%)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection is a damn good game, and, to date, the best brawler for the Sony PSP. I know many fighting fans would still prefer the classic Tekken 5 for PS2, and wonder where their console port of this game is, but it's still a brawler that no dedicated player should be without. The Dojo Mode, Ghost Mode, and Tekken Bowling are worth the price on their own, and the fighting looks and feels just like it always has. Despite being called Dark Resurrection, the game's a bright addition to the PSP line-up. Perhaps we could see Soul Calibur get the same treatment, eh, Namco?

Jul 26th, 2006 · PSP · read review

G4 TV: X-Play ( ) (80%)

The total package is almost frighteningly dense. Handheld games aren't supposed to have this much to them, especially handheld fighters. For whatever reason, the genre never quite took root on portable platforms -- until now, the best and deepest offerings in this category were probably for SNK's dead Neo Geo Pocket. Not so anymore, though. Besides some of the best graphics and sound on the PSP, this Tekken has enough breadth and depth to match its console cousins. If we're lucky, Dark Resurrection sets a standard that every other maker of fighting games will try to equal.

Aug 23rd, 2006 · PSP · read review

Computer Bild Spiele (2 out of 6) (80%)

Die wunderschöne Optik und die große Auswahl an Spielfiguren sind schon eine Klasse für sich. Auch in Umfang und Ausstattung braucht sich „Tekken“ nicht vor anderen Prügelspielen für die „großen“ Spielekonsolen zu verstecken. Es erfordert jedoch eine Menge Übung, bis Sie die teilweise sehr komplizierten Kampfmanöver der unterschiedlichen Charaktere verinnerlicht haben. Und das kleine Steuerkreuz der PSP macht die Sache keineswegs einfacher. Trotzdem ist „Tekken“ einfach ein „gutes“ Spiel.

Oct 1st, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamereactor (Sweden) (8 out of 10) (80%)

Trots detta, är dock Tekken: Dark Resurrection det bästa bärbara slagsmålet jag någonsin testat och ännu en fjäder i hatten för Namco.

Aug 20th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamezine (15 out of 20) (75%)

Difficile de noter ce jeu, il y autant de pour que de contre. On ne peut pas faire l’impasse sur ses nombreuses qualités et, bien que le confort de jeu ne soit pas toujours optimal, Namco a réalisé un bel effort pour que l’on prenne du plaisir. Si on devait faire un classement des jeux de baston les plus jouables sur PSP, Tekken arriverait en tête sans problème, même si on n’atteint pas encore la perfection. Maintenant, on se permet de rêver de pouvoir un jour jouer à Virtua Fighter sur PSP… Mais en attendant ce jour béni, Tekken Dark Resurrection s’impose comme le meilleur jeu de sa catégorie sur PSP.

Sep 10th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (15 out of 20) (75%)

Très bon produit que ce Tekken : Dark Resurrection. Disposant des mêmes attributs que la version PS2 de Tekken 5, cette adaptation du hit d'arcade devrait faire les beaux jours de la portable de Sony. Le plus regrettable dans l'histoire est que la croix de direction de la console bride le plaisir qu'on peut ressentir en évinçant tous les adversaires qui osent se dresser devant nous. La faute à un design moyennement ergonomique et peu enclin à nous laisser profiter des diagonales. Néanmoins, si vous réussissez à vous y faire, voici un bel objet de désir qui hantera vos nuits pendant de longues semaines.

Sep 5th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Gamestyle (7 out of 10) (70%)

However it is unfortunate that the solo experience feels uncompelling; despite every effort to do otherwise, it's not likely to maintain interest except to hone your skills for the next time you face a worthy opponent, or earning a few more gold points to buy yourself a silly hair-do.

Dec 20th, 2006 · PSP · read review

Games TM (7 out of 10) (70%)

The conversion is spot on, the graphics sound and control are superb and short bursts of the single-player are a joy. It's such a shame, then, that the multi-player is a let down, as a smooth Wi-Fi Tekken would be hard to beat. Nevertheless, this is still the premier beat-'em-up on PSP, and another fine example of just how powerful Sony's handheld can be when in the right hands. Sadly, it falls short of its home console brethren.

Jun 2006 · PSP

Video Game Critic, The (B-) (67%)

Dark Resurrection is a quality title, but it left me with a "been there done that" feeling. It's just the same old Tekken we've played a hundred times before, and without a graphical upgrade. If you're already burnt out on Tekken you'll want to knock the grade down by one letter. If you're new to the series however, feel free to bump it up by one letter.

Jan 2nd, 2007 · PSP · read review

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