Rated 6 out of 10 by Wesley37 Great Fighter, but Bad Overall
When I was checking out Virtua Fighter 5 of how it would offer, it seem nice. But once I got it from a "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" Sale and got VF5 for Free. I can say, it was worth it in it's own Time way back, and not the Current Time of now as it is overshadow by other Fighters now. "Arcade" is nice but goes way "Arcade" with Stage A/B instead of Random Fights with Difficult rearranging Easy/Hard and not simply Normal. The other Mode makes it seem like a Arcade Experience and an Interesting one as well. The Roster is low having the VF Series include few New Chars each Game. Graphics are Superb as well as Gameplay. Others, "Costumes" are good but Money goes off-balance of it's Earnings taking some time. All in all, I made a Trade with my Friend and got in return "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune". Both 2007 Games and by both Prices, it seems like I saved money from Uncharted, not a Game I was intending to get, but enjoyed it. By Standards, for Virtua Fighter Fans and Hardcore Arcade Fighter Fans.
Rated 1 out of 10 by toxikkvenum i wouldnt even pay $1 for this stupid piece of cra
YUCK!!!!!!! worst game iv ever played not even kidding! so i bought this game bcuz of this sites recommendation and its cheapness, but when i got home i played 2 MATCHES and after that i honestly turned it off and drove straight back up to gamestop for my money, this game is absolutely terrible, boring moves, no skill, hard ai, impossible stupid combos, random button mashing, like no characters, no diversity, NOTHING!!!!! i dont even see how this game was released it is the most discracefull game iv ever played it should b recalled for its utter stupidity no one in their right mind would ever play this game for more than 5 minutes, i wud honestly rather drink rotten milk then pay $1 for this game, its because of games like this that people never pick up a fighting game ever agin and why so many people giv up on fighting games, i honestly dont understand why its developers still have a job if it was my company every one that was involved in its developement would be fired, this game sucks sucks sucks sucks SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 5 out of 10 by PS2Pirate How can VF2 and 4 be Better than 5?
I first played vf2 on the PC and after that i had always respected the VF series then a couple weeks ago i bought 4and 5, 4 is tough but it's manageable with practice but Virtua Fighter 5 is ridiculous! you would have to a super computer attached to the back of your head to keep up with the CPU moves, arcade starts out easy but gets harder and harder with each battle you win, and by the time you get to the final stage the average player might have to retry 15-22 times depending on your skill level. the quest mode is just another version of arcade.
*This game has nice graphics don't let that fool you
*It has a Character Customization mode, but you'll probably lose so much that you won't earn in money to buy anything.
I believe this game is designed to take peoples money, whether it's in quarters at the arcade or from a swipe from your credit card at the checkout.
*The Bottom Line is: YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO PLAY BEFORE YOU PLAY!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Electronaut72 Probably the most balanced 3D fighter ever
Many have accused the VF series of being too simple with it's 3 button layout (punch, kick, block), but beneath that exterior lies a game that requires more execution skills than the competition. This still holds true for "Virtua Fighter 5". Yes, there are only 18 characters (about half of the cast of Tekken 6) but each one has been fine-tuned and is very well-balanced. The new characters for VF5 are Eileen (monkey-style kung fu), and El Blaze (lucha libre)...and they're a welcome addition to the roster. It's also worth mentioning that the graphics, even for 2011, are still excellent for a 3D fighter. The character models are skillfully fleshed out, and even though there's less going on in the backrounds than in "Tekken 6" and "Soul Calibur 4", they still look quite sharp. What it all boils down to is: If you prefer quality and balance over quantity, give this game a try. If you want lots of bizarre characters and accessibility, go with "Tekken 6" instead. TAKE NOTE: The PS3 version of VF5 does not have online play. The Xbox 360 version--which was released at a later date--does, however.
Rated 10 out of 10 by nomorefanboys the 1st and still best 3d fighter
Sorry to all the tekken fan boys out there who decided to bash this game. 1st this was the original 3d fighter. I do like tekken but it is no where near the fighting game this is. VF has always offered superior graphics, the characters are all modeled well and don't look like sloppy cologes pasted together like the tekken characters. VF character movents are fluid very life like its like controlling a real life martial arts master. Tekkens characters are robot like and slow so the controls of many of those characters is clumsy at times its missing fluidity VF has. Vf has depth in the controls you can puul off simple combos to complex combos that flow like a Katz from true martial artist. Tekken system is not so deep some combos that don't flow very well. If you listen to the VF bashers on this page who coincidently reccomend tekken than you'll be robbing yourself. I own tekken and my copy of VF see a lot more play. True Vf don't have a huge roster but do you want quality with VF or quantity of tekken it has a lot of characters that feel the same. As of writing this VF 5 Final Showdown is out and once again SEGA smashed the competition.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Kpats12345 Correction to my last review
Okay, so when I first picked this up I was really upset but it was my fault because I am more used to Tekken's style so the gameplay upset me and overall I RAGED and gave it a bad review. Now Im here to make up for that.
Virtua Fighter 5, now this is actually a GOOD fighting game, I cant say its bad. I configured my controls to what was more comfortable for me (I used a controller instead of Fightpad or Fightstick) and I gave it another go. I was satisfied indeed, the game plays very well and it gives you a more realistic feel. I play as Jacky Bryant, which is my favorite and easy to use character. The game feels great, balanced, and fast. It looks better than its previous installment, and for it to have been an early title it is very gorgeous with great looking arenas, stunning visuals just pop out. Though there is no online muliplayer you can play against a local friend and fight in a tournament mode where you fight CPU of all different levels, which actually has a lasting appeal.
Virtua Fighter 5 is very, very cheap... it deserves a higher price but if you are looking for something quick to play that is actually fun pay the 5 bucks for the game it wont disappoint. I think its just a way for the game industry to let Sega fall since Sonic is slowing failing as a mascot. But Virtua Fighter, BUY IT!
Rated 4 out of 10 by Xeodian Great game for anyone with 3 thumbs.
At first glance the game looked like a great buy, fun modes to play, unique characters, and arenas. But if you really want to get the most out of it you need to learn awkward controls, huge chain combinations to pull off a 3 or 4 hit combo, no juggling feature, a virtually useless training mode, and a small rooster of characters. but if you're ok with hitting 3 of the four buttons and the correct movement for a reversal, or small jab combos, im sure you'll adore this game. as for me? why bother when i can play mortal kombat without ripping my hair out trying to figure out how to change the controls? lol
Rated 2 out of 10 by Kpats12345 Dissappointed
I liked Virtua Fighter IV on the PS2, but the fifth game was the worst fighting game made. The gameplay isnt good at all. The graphics werent bad, but the PS2 graphics looked better than this one. There was no online play at all. The character rouster was the same just with 2 new people. The areanas arent bad, the game just needed to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzel. Maybe little kids would like this game, but there are many other fighting gamers like me that were very dissappointed. Sorry Sega, but this game is going down the drain.
Rated 5 out of 10 by adultgamer5 Has so much potential.
First, let me start off by stating there NO ONLINE for the PS3, thus limiting it replayability. If ur not discourage read on. The fighting engine is one of the deepest I ever had the pleasure of gracing with the exception of Blaze Blue. Graphic are beautiful in HD. However the glaring weakness in the Virtue Fighter series is it inacessiblity to the newb. Online is avaible for 360.
Rated 5 out of 10 by MrConspiracy Dissapointed.
I remeber playing the first one as a kid so i picked this one up. I figured that for only 7 dollars this game would probably be worth the purchase. It wasnt. The characters are interesting but bland. The fighting wasnt that fun. You also have to use the d-pad which i really hated. I bought this 2 days ago and it will probably sit and collect dust.