SOULCALIBUR V is the latest entry in the premier weapons-based head-to-head fighting series. SOULCALIBUR V takes place 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBUR IV and continues the epic story of warriors in search of the legendary SOUL Swords in 17th century Europe. The heroic battles transpire in a beautiful and fluid world with eye-popping graphics and visual appeal. SOULCALIBUR V tunes the battle, ,movement, and visual systems so players can pull off cool dynamic attacks with ease and battle with complete freedom.
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A new generation – Follow the story of Patroklos, son of Sophitia as the battle for the Soul Swords continues
Multiple fighting styles – Choose from a roster of unique characters, each with their own deadly weapons, fighting styles and visual flare
Dynamic battles – Blow away your competition using finely tuned battle mechanics
Unlimited character customization – Create your personalized fighter with the most robust character creation tool in the SOULCALIBUR series
Face off against the competition – Challenge the computer AI, compete against your friends or challenge fighters from around the world with the massive online features
Additional game feature: Assassin invasion - Guest Character Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed faces off with the cast of the SOULCALIBUR series as the guest fighter utilizing his wide range of assassination tools including a Roman Longsword, Stiletto, Crossbow, Hidden Gun and his trademark Hidden Blade.
SOULCALIBUR V is rated
3.8 out of
Rated 4 out of
GoodIt is interesting missing some characters from previous versions
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of
A Reboot but high qualityThis series is one of my favorite fighting games, right behind Street Fighter. I like the characters' looks and game play. It plays just like your favorite Soul Calibur game. The cast of characters is cut down a bit and some are renamed and re-imagined. The new characters are cool (only 2 I believe) and the guest character is from Assassins's Creed. I really enjoyed the create a character which has been around since Soul Calibur III. The story although brief is nice too.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 1 out of
Worst of the bestI love the soul calibur series, they kept getting better and better... until now. I’ve always been at least half way decent with the game but this one... just no way. If you don’t fully understand all the moves, all the exploits, you’re not going to win. And they took away most of the better, more fun add on game types to really pour salt directly in the wound
Date published: 2018-11-23
Rated 4 out of
Lil Red from
Great graphics!Really liked the original game and decided to give it a try on PlayStation 3. The graphics don't disappoint and are amazing along with the characters and expanded play!
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 3 out of
King Jerry from
Great, but not better.So far, all I can say is that soul caliber IV was better. The character creation is more limited, despite the addition of random items such as arrows, apples, horns, and more but they took away the different stats like power, special, and boost. There are some good things about it too. A rich story mode and the ability to fight other people’s characters without being online. I do wish that they brought back the tower and personal stories, along with the overall story.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 4 out of
Lizardman Husbando from
My Fave Fighting Game Series!At least, it's the one I'm least worst at ;) But yeah, good fun, good character creation mode(though it could be a little more robust). Would have been nice to have at least as many single player modes as 4 did(it doesn't help that the story mode is kinda garbage, and not even fun garbage thanks mostly to the guy you're forced to play as most of the time, who might be my least favorite fighting game character since VF2's Lion Rafale)
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 1 out of
Why take out characters and lose fans?It was great knowing soul calibur 5 was coming out after the great installment of soul calibur 4. It was not great, however, to remove many of the characters from the game. As a person with a life, i only have time to play with one character, and many others are the same. But when you take out a fan's only character who are you to play with? I am not a fan of this game anymore because it was just a stupid idea to take out characters and even replace them with other stupid looking characters. Tekken has over 50 characters and on it's like 8 installment. Never did they take numerous amount of characters out of the game. And if they did, they replaced with a similar character having about the same move set. Officially not a fan anymore.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 3 out of
Great multiplayer, horrible singleplayerLet me sum this review up with one question: Do you like playing 3D fighting games like Soulcalibur online? IF YOU ANSWERED YES, buy this game now. It's everything you're looking for, and more. The fighting is super solid, there is plenty of multiplayer content, and the entire game was designed around multiplayer. Ezio is actually a surprisingly good addition, and I can see his ranged-focused kit pubstomping hard and changing up the game (noobs don't know 8-way movement). IF YOU ANSWERED NO, avoid this game and get Soulcalibur III instead. It's a step down in every way in that aspect. SCIII had a campaign for every single fighter, with multiple decisions and endings. Yes, every single fighter. SCIII also had another campaign which actually played kind of like a strategy RPG. Meanwhile, there were dozens of different game modes, tons of unlockables, tons of challenges, tons of everything. What does Soulcalibur V have? One horrible 2-hour campaign about an egotistical little brat whose sister becomes corrupted, a mode where you fight 6 random fighters, a mode where you fight random custom fighters, a mode to fight higher difficulty AI (i'll get to this), and a VS mode against either another local player or an AI. That's it. After 6 hours, I was sitting there, realizing that I had done everything interesting in the singleplayer that there was to do. It doesn't help that the AI kinda sucks. Either it sits around staring at you, or it does a 20-move combo and blocks in the .0001 second that it's given the opportunity to. There's no good in-between. What makes it worse is that in the campaign's normal difficulty, the entire game is the former except for the last 5 missions, where it immediately jumps to the latter, thinking that you can handle it. So, there's no point in that higher-difficulty AI thing unless you happen to play fighting games professionally. Overall, the game has a ton of fun and good options, but only if you play multiplayer. If you're a singleplayer person like me, then it is awful.