Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection - PlayStation Network review

  • Classic gameplay the series is know for
  • PS3 graphics in a Tekken game
  • A zillion punch + kick + direction combos
  • Could use a few more gameplay modes
  • Not utilizing all of the power of the PS3
  • Final boss isn't balanced for multiplayer
The PS3 version of Dark Resurrection is a more stripped down game, meaning it lacks the bells and whistles of some of Namco's other Tekken releases. There's no Tekken Bowling minigame, for instance. But it does have the standard modes you'd expect, like arcade and versus (though no online versus, sadly, and no training mode, either), as well as a Ghost Battle mode, where you can fight against simulations of real fighters like in Virtua Fighter 4 and 5.

Speaking of which, the ranking system and character customization make a comeback, so you can outfit your characters with ridiculous accoutrements. There's also a Gallery mode where you can use the in-game money you earn from winning fights to purchase some movies (epilogues for Lili, Sergei Dragunov, and Armor King, to be precise) and a lot of images. Oh, and you can finally play as the cheap final boss, Jinpachi Mishima, too.

More Info

Release date: Mar 01 2007 - PS3 (US)
Mar 23 2007 - PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS3
Genre: Fighting
Published by: Namco
Developed by: Namco
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference, Violence, Mild Language
PEGI Rating:


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