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Years after the Reploid Wars, all seems peaceful in the world. But peace was not meant to last forever. When the "Eurasia" space colony is attacked by an unknown virus, the call goes out! X and Zero are called back into action to help destroy the colony, which is now on a collision course with Earth, and is expected to collide into the planet in only 16 hours! At the same time, Sigma, the archenemy of the Maverick Hunters, shows up again...

Mega Man X5 retains the gameplay style of the previous games, adding new features such as advanced Maverick AI, bigger and more challenging stages, and new gameplay elements: ducking and swinging on vines and ropes.


Mega Man X5 PlayStation Alia
Mega Man X5 PlayStation Another intro shot showing a giant cannon.
Mega Man X5 Windows Level selection screen
Mega Man X5 PlayStation Accelerating

Promo Images

Mega Man X5 Concept Art
Mega Man X5 Screenshot
Mega Man X5 Screenshot
Mega Man X5 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "洛克人X5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ロックマンX5" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Rockman X5" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

What the hell happened here!!?? PlayStation Satoshi Kunsai (2084)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 26, 2001 5 out of 5 100
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Jul, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation 2001 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 08, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Gamekult PlayStation Feb 24, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Feb, 2001 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Random Access PlayStation Oct 31, 2014 5 out of 10 50 (UK) PlayStation Aug 09, 2001 5 out of 10 50
PSM PlayStation Feb, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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The stage theme for Tidal Whale is a remix of Bubble Crab's stage theme from Mega Man X2.


  • Capcom U.S.A. renamed the Mavericks in Mega Man X5 and named them after the musicians in the band Guns 'N Roses. Here are the American names of the Mavericks (proper names in parentheses): Grizzly Slash (Crescent Grizzly), Squid Adler (Bolt Kraken), Izzy Glow (Shining Firefly), Duff McWhalen (Tidal Whale), The Skivver (Spiral Pegasus), Axel the Red (Spiked Rosered), Dark Dizzy (Dark Necrobat), and Mattrex (Burn Dinorex)..
  • X's Gaea Armor comes with a rather amusing Giga Attack: X copies Chun-Li's Street Fighter Zero Super Combo, Kikoushou, as his Giga Attack.

Version differences

As with Mega Man 8 and Mega Man X4, the opening and ending song were changed from the Japanese version of the game. The opening theme in the Japanese version was a song called "Don't Make A Monkey Out of Me", which was performed by Japanese punk band Mosquito-Milk. The opening theme in the American version is simply the same music as played on the title screen.

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Contributed to by Adam Baratz (1484) and Satoshi Kunsai (2084)