Rated 10 out of 10 by Habast My personal favorite fighter.
I've been a fan of the Soul Calibur series since Soul Calibur II and have loved every release to come since. I pre-ordered this game (I know it's been a while since its release but I just started writing reviews on here) and had some big expectations for it. Soul Calibur V did not disappoint. I love most the new innovations in the game mechanics and the graphics are simply astounding. I like the new characters, even if I was more than a little disappointed to see one of my old favorites get cut from the roster (Talim). Online is great, the best online I've played in all honesty. Definitely a huge step up from Soul Calibur IV's. The story was a bit disappointing because they did away with individual character endings... but that's really my only real complaint with the game. All in all, this is a spectacular game and even with Tekken Tag 2 out now (which I also love... though, not quite as much), I believe Soul Calibur V is still a must have for any fighting game fan.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Chronicskiier Very Underrated
Judging from the rating people have barely dug into this game there are a good amount of characters but every character is so different with different combos and attacks. i admit the story was disappointing but the Xbox live is extremely fun and so is playing with friends i cant stop playing this game. The game is difficult to get used to because you cant just button mash x u have to strategize and anticipate what your character will do. every CPU is different depending on the character so your same combo wont work good for every character. as for the lack of characters i have 2 words CHARACTER CREATION! for people that are really good at the game there is a mode called legendary souls. the collectors edition is pretty cool but not worth the extra money i would recommend just getting the regular game. but all in all great fighting game the other reviews are by people who have barely amerced themselves in this beautifully made game.
Rated 2 out of 10 by RangerChris61 Worst Soul Calibur Game
Unresponsive controls, inability to string basic attacks together, AI that even at the lowest difficulty setting is at times impossible to beat, real lack of any focus on the single player side caped off with a boring and predictable story mode. The player roster in this game is also greatly reduced from previous games in the series, leaving out a fair number of characters. Character creation does retain a lot of the options from previous games, however it removes the character building (IE strategy considerations) that were present in Soul Calibur IV. Multi player is what you would expect, however my biggest complaint here is that you are only able to sort by ranking and not by true skill level, ie search for only beginner opponents, or search for only advanced players, etc.
Save your money and do not buy this game, it is not worth the cost at current.
Rated 10 out of 10 by NewWaveNinja Get it now!
Okay, first the book. This is a very high-quality case, which looks exactly like the book seen in Soulcalibur 3 and the soundtrack and making-of stuff is all on the inside front cover. The game itself is in a normal game box, nothing special, but I chose to keep it in the book and display it on my entertainment center. The DLC is really cool and every true Soulcalibur fan needs it for their Creation mode. You can make the best looking villians ever, trust me. Story mode is too short, but every other mode has been improved so much that this could barely be compared to the last entry. You have to unlock stuff for Creation by playing, but you don't get cash, it becomes available naturally. Ezio is a remarkablely well-suited fighter for this game and I honestly hope he comes back in the next game...but of course, he won't. The actual new characters are all kind of lame, but there's still Nightmare, Voldo, Mitsurugi, Ivy and a couple more faves. By the way, Ivy finally has a sense of modesty. If that just made you hate this game, I'm sorry. Arcade mode is way better than ever. Multiplayer has more modes and ways to play. All in all, Awesome!
Rated 1 out of 10 by ThanotosOmega Worst game in the series
If your like me you play the soul calibur games because of the well developed story and large cast of interesting charecters and in 3 & 4 the creation mode i am a long time fan so it pains me to say this but this game manges to basicly ignor every thing that made these games great it's story mode has only three playable charecter that the player doesn't even get to pick from unlike the others in the series it feels like we are stuck with two new and painfuly cliche charecters and a bunch of palet swaps of the charecters that we wanted in the game it's gameplay and graphics are what we expect but there is just no subpstence behind them i recomend you just get soul calibur 4 and hope that the excutives tell the team off and make them ignor this game and move on to 6 and fix this i can only call it a cheat
Rated 4 out of 10 by psychoticsixx A let down
The game itself is flashy and fun with friends but thats about it. The computer is still horrible and spams all the time and is really frustrating. The gauge system is annoying as well. It was highly unnecessary to add to the game. on top of this annoying system, guard impacts are now required to have gauge/meter. WHY? that was like the best defense mechanism in a fighting game ive seen and you resorted it to your new gauge system. To replace it though you invented just guards (which are pretty much just impacts but harder). I myself can perform these but it lacks sometimes and doesnt catch the move your trying to defend yourself against. I wasnt impressed. And in a year the game is almost as much as 4 which says something. Honestly i think 4 was the best soul calibur made, 3 being a close second.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Zayats A fresh breath of pure 1 vs 1 fun
I have grown tired of COD making the same game over and over again with a few new guns and the same makes from previous games it's time for a change from repeated shooters that don't meat the standards and lets get back to a good old 1 vs 1 fighter. It seems to have a lot of the old favorites with a few new looks to the classics and a great mix of new playable characters as well including every ones favorite assassin Ezio and the son of Sophitia "Patroklos" . Over all the graphics and game play look great to me and the collectors edition has some nice looking DLC to boot. I myself we be ordering the collectors addition because it looks to be a great addition to the soulCalibur family.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Pizzanerd1 Soul Calibur RIP
i have been a fan of the soul calibur series since it the first installment was released on the dreamcast and i downloaded it first chance i got on the xbox marketplace. After playing through the story line which had a pictures for cutscenes most of the time as well as a bunch of easily forgettable characters and a plot that seemed like there wasn't much thought put into it. The online gameplay is the only reason why i'm not giving the score for this game a lower score. Fighting against real live people makes the game much more entertaining. i hope namco takes some time off from making any soul calibur games
Rated 8 out of 10 by buckrogers21 This game deserves better ratings.
First off I would like to say that all the other reviews are not accurate at all. Although I think Soul Calibur 4 was better it's still a great game that a group of friends can sit down and play for a few hours. Ezio Auditore is a great special character, just wish there could be one more. The graphics are a whole step up from 4 which is a huge plus for this game. But overall I would definitely say at least buy the regular version, but if you're a true fan go ahead and buy the collectors edition for $20 more it's a good buy. But if you have never played soul calibur before at least rent it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by MasterAssassinNFJDCV Game is going to be epic and European CE is better
The next installment of SC5 is going to be epic and yes im mainly saying this because Ezio is going to be in it. I remember when i heard that they are going to put Ezio in the game and sold like half my game to buy it. Then i found out that the european CE has a few extra pretty valuable stuff that`s only available in europe, and when i tried ordering from gamestop.it, it says it won`t ship to the U.S! ARGHH!! I wish the developer does not do that kind of stuff! don`t care if they launch it a few days late in Europe, i want the signed art and parchment letter!!