Rated 10 out of 10
by CassSophFan By Far The Best Dead or Alive To Date
I've been a huge fan of the Dead or Alive series and this was a much needed evolution and return to form for the series after the disappointments of Dead or Alive 4 and Dead or Alive: Dimensions. If you're looking for a well made and fluid fighter or are a long time fan of the Dead or Alive series, this is a worthy addition to the series. Highly recommended!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Electronaut72 Looks impressive so far
It's been a while since we've seen a console Dead Or Alive release, but DOA 5 seems to be shaping up nicely. Expect some new mechanics and much-improved backround interaction with this one. In fact, it looks like the stages will play a vital role in the gameplay this time--everything seems much more alive than it does in other recent 3D fighters. The character models are impressive and are probably the best I've seen in this generation of fighting games, with lots of nice textures on the fabrics (although most of the female faces still look too anime-ish). Ryu Hayabusa, Hayate, Hitomi, Kasumi, and Ayane are confirmed to return...but most if not all of the DOA veterans will likely be in there, plus rumored newcomers Mila and Rig (and even an appearance by a few Virtua Fighters!). Don't be surprised if DOA 5 steals a bit of thunder from Tekken Tag 2 later this year. Check out the demo included with Ninja Gaiden 3 for a sneak peek.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kasumi A Very Longawaited Game
I have been playing this series since DOA3, and I remember when DOA4 came out. It was said to be the very end of DOA itself as a series. So this possibility was rather... disappointing, and when the Original Creator Tomonobu Itagaki left the possibility of there being another DOA seemed to be unlikely. But then, DOA made it's come back with DOAP, DOAD, and now DOA5 itself. It came out almost 7 years after the DOA4 release.
With this DOA game, they went in a different direction in terms of Graphics, voices, gameplay engine, and everything. Even the story. Which I will admit, I miss the individual storymodes and Leon but the chapter system was new, and I think they did a good job with this. this is something (I don't think) hasn't be done before in a fighting game, and when you think of it most of the characters did indeed have their own story, it was just presented in a different format.
Rated 9 out of 10 by FRKZILA Awesome
I will say that I NEVER understood why any one said that DOA was great next to Tekken! Tekken (even newest) was never better then DOA Hardcore let alone in the same league. And now with DOA5 it really doesn't compare. Now don't get me wrong , I was a Tekken fan way before DOA. But that all changed with DOA Hardcore on the PS2. Tekken was just walking back and forth and just punching and kicking! DOA brought us 360o movement,grabs,blocks,and depending on where you were standing or what your opponant threw at you the counters were different which was a blast to see what new moves you could find. And being able to use the envirionment to inflict damage was a great plus and it's nice to see it still is. And I love that DOA5 in the story mode is also a training mode at the same time. It's awesome to see you get better and better. I've had Tekken before DOA and I've had them all(Tekkens) after DOA Hardcore. But the only one that still in my library is DOA Hardcore. I am soooo happy to say that DOA is back!!! DOA5 will stay in my library right next to Hardcore. Can't go wrong with DOA5.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SeriousGamer93 One of the most fun fighting games
The last DOA game I played was DOA3 over a decade ago and I loved it. I'm not really familiar with the plot or characters of the series, but I know one thing for sure: this game is FUN. I feel like most fighting games focus too much on the hardcore high-level players and completely disregard the casual players who just want to play for fun. This game has the "easy to learn, hard to master" feel to it. It may seem like a very simple game; however I played many high-level players online who countered, blocked, and performed combos effectively. This game caters to every skill level and has very fun gameplay. I'll state the pros and cons of this game so you can better understand. PROS: accessible to any type of player, beautiful graphics, 4-5 hr. story mode with great plot twist and post-credits scene, fast and fun gameplay, 24 distinct fighters, lots of unlockables. CONS: Online is very laggy at times, no "extra" kinds of modes (basic modes: survival, practice, time attack, arcade, etc.), no customization. Overall: I don't know if it's just me but I bought the game for $30 (trade-in credit from Gamestop) and I definitely thought it was worth it. However, I don't think this game is worth $60 due to the basic modes and online issues. I recommend buying this game for $40 or less by trade-in credit or waiting for a price drop.
Rated 0 out of 10 by JapanFan DOA is Back!
Being a Wii owner, I can't get this game, but It still looks awesome nonetheless. The only DOA game that own is Dimensions, but that was enough to get me hooked on the series. I hope that DOA5 includes characters like Tengu and Alpha 152 as playable characters. Also, Virtua fighter guest characters! I was playing Virtua fighter 4 at my friend's house, all I could think of was how similar to DOA it was. Especially Akira and Sarah. I'm hoping this comes out on Wii U too, but that's just wishful thinking on my part. Anyway, this game looks awesome!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Bushidou45 DOA Is Back About Time^_^
YAY DOA,Kasumi looks so realistic.I LOVE Kasumi.I have every kasumi statue in existance and i have played ALL of the DOA games and own them.The game is outstanding when i saw the video i was shocked on how detailed the game characters and the background looked.It looks like you can just pull them out of the TV.I am 100% getting this i hope they have a ultimate edition.Can't wait till it comes out.For any DOA fan or anyone who likes boobs this is a MUST BUY
Rated 0 out of 10 by poisonfrog AWESOME!!!!!
The graphics to this game look awesome.The only dead or alive game i play in the past was dimensions for my 3ds.It is a very very good game and is for a handheld.I cant imagen how great this game will be for my ps3.I just hope it has a longer story than dimensions.When i get the money im going to preorder it.Add me on psn castro1024 to see whoes a better fighter.
Rated 0 out of 10 by buddbull DOA returns to playstation...with a vengence!!!!!
Dude...I`m sooooooooooo blessed that the dead or alive series is making it`s huge comeback to the world of playstation with the all-new, way more extreme and better-then-ever DOA 5 and all of the way cool exotic locations all over the globe,the very extreme fighting styles and even the very hot(and I mean double hott)DOA babes...THEY ARE ALL GONNA BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by cjkl17 its not my favorite in the doa series
it an alright game but it just isnt the same as the other 4 games in the series that i like. the story mode is ten times different because its filled with more cutscenes and diologue than actual fights which takes away the fun for me but other than that the gameplay is awesome and easy to learn.