Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

SEGA of America, Inc.

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OpenCritic Rating
77
Top Critic Average
83%
Critics Recommend
Based on 29 critic reviews
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Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

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Based on 29 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 1, 2021

Publisher: SEGA of America, Inc.

Genre: Fighting

The legendary fighting series returns with Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown! Challenge the greatest fighters in the world in the ultimate remaster of the classic 3D fighter, now featuring gorgeous HD graphics, new online features, and all the bone-crunching, martial arts combat of the renowned original. Battle through classic VF modes like “Arcade” or “Rank Match,” create your own custom online tournaments with up to 16 friends, or learn from the best with the new “Spectator Mode.” Master your fighting style to defeat all challengers in the Fifth World Fighting Tournament and become a Virtua Fighter legend! “Ora, Ora, ORA!” Features: • Custom Combatants: Enter the ring with one of the 19 playable characters. Master each of their unique fighting styles and customize them with distinctive costumes and character items • The Full Experience: Experience the pinnacle of the Virtua Fighter experience as you play your favorite classic modes like “Rank Match”, “Arcade”, “Training”, and “Versus”. • Crush the Competition: Take on all challengers as you compete with up to 16 players in new online modes including “Tournaments” and “League.” • The Ultimate Remaster: Play classic VF5 in glorious HD with updated character models, stages, and cinematics.

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Critic Reviews

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Ultimate Showdown reinforces all that, and even if it's not quite the ultimate release of Virtua Fighter 5 it's a delight to get lost in the rhythms of what remains an all-time great, and a timeless one at that. For old diehards like myself Virtua Fighter 5 sits alongside OutRun 2 as the very best of Sega, and for all the missed opportunities here - the less than perfect netcode, the lack of periphery frills or much by way of new content - the chance to play it alongside a new audience is more than worthwhile. Maybe it's not quite the grand return the series deserves, but it's a game that still deserves to be played.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The package itself may be no frills but Virtua Fighter 5 is still one of the best fighting games ever made and deserves to be appreciated by a wider audience.

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Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown delivers a deep, satisfying fighting game experience--provided you're okay with barebones single-player and inconsistent online play.

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15 years on, Ultimate Showdown finds Virtua Fighter 5 just as engaging as it ever was, maintaining its long-held reputation as one of the genre’s classiest and most enduring fighters. Woeful single-player content and receding features prevent the package from achieving its full potential but, despite its flaws, Ultimate Showdown costs little, looks good, and plays great. A welcome return to one of gaming’s most distinguished rings.

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