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Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the controls and action. The story and gameplay also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the single player gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3)

 

Yes, the media will have you believe that the next-gen consoles and handhelds of the world will turn us all into ultra-smart folks who enjoying spending time playing casual and benign games with our family. Sure, I want my brain to get as boosted as...

This review was based on a retail version of the game purchased by the reviewer. The hat worn while writing the review was also purchased by the reviewer.

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Virtua Fighter 5

 

In the interest of "research" I had a couple of friends over last night to partake in a Virtua Fighter 5 tournament, and the official consensus is: This game rocks! Sometimes considered the bastard child of the fighting game genre, VF usually is ranked...

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Virtua Fighter 5

 

Virtua Fighter is one of the longest-running series of fighting games around. The first one was amazing in the arcades, as it took the previously 2D-only action of other fighting games and put it into a fully 3D world. Of course, the first game was...

Virtua Fighter 5's greatest strength is the depth of its incredible fighting. Unfortunately, the lack of online features and not-that-impressive graphics make this one only really worth it if you've already got a PS3 and love fighting games. If you're...

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Virtua Fighter 5

 

Futa-Kun, and The Legend of Akira lives on forever...

One other issue with Virtua Fighter 5 is the lack of a real Training Mode. The game does have a straightforward Practice Mode, which allows you to select a character, bring up a command list, and run through the moves one by one; with a few even being...

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Virtua Fighter 5 Review

 

Beautiful for sure, but there really isn't much new here in the fifth installment of SEGA's fighting game series that significantly sets apart from previous efforts.

Virtua Fighter 5 feels like it caters to its rabid fan base more than it courts newcomers. A gorgeous graphical update and two new characters are more than enough to satiate the appetites of ardent followers; however, there really isn't much here that...

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Virtua Fighter 5 Review

 

Sega's fighting series hits with authority on PS3.

As for controllers, Virtua Figher 5 works fine on Sony's SIXAXIS, with responsive buttons. However, some may prefer a good old-fashioned fighting stick to perform some of the more complex motions.

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Virtua Fighter 5

 

AM2's long-awaited sequel to the granddaddy of 3D fighters is wonderful for both fans and newcomers.

Instant classic that combines face-melting graphics, gameplay that suits both casuals and hardcore, and guaranteed trash-talking bliss

No (at the very least) online leaderboards, occasionally mega-cheap A.I., some might feel it's not different enough from VF 4

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Virtua Fighter 5

 

If you're serious about your fighting games, you better start saving for a PS3.

If you have an open mind, however, and you’re willing to learn the ropes, VF5 is the beat ‘em up to play. One of the reasons is, oddly enough, limited choice. VF has always been conservative when it comes to adding new fighters, each new version adding...

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Virtua Fighter 5

 

Virtua Fighter 5 builds upon VF4 with new moves and characters, making for a great sequel.

Very sharp graphics ; Terrific gameplay

Sound effects occasionally sound a bit muffled ; Lack of single-player variety ; No online functionality

Virtua Fighter 5 is a great fighting game that's specifically geared toward players who have experience with the series. If you've been playing Virtua Fighter for any length of time, this game is worth adding to your library, especially if you have...

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Virtua Fighter 5

 

Ready for a FIGHT? VF5, in its new next-gen avatar is all set to knock all other fighting games out of the ring

Superb visuals ; Fluid animations ; Fun quest mode

No online component

I declare VF5 as the best fighting game. Sure, it lacks an online mode but its depth and the sheer varied-ness in fighting style is simply unbeatable.

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