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Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

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Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is no frills and has a few flaws – like missing modes, woeful single-player content, and spotty netcode – but it’s still a solid title with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals and plenty of variety.
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Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is no frills and has a few flaws - like missing modes, woeful single-player content, and spotty netcode - but it's still a solid title with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals and plenty of variety.

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Critic Reviews for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

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54% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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GameCentral (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.

June 2, 2021 |

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

June 4, 2021 |
7/10
Heidi Kemps (GameSpot)
8/10
Destructoid (Chris Moyse)

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.

June 1, 2021 |

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

8/10 - (Read Review)

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.

Heidi Kemps (GameSpot)

7/10 - (Read Review)

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

Destructoid (Chris Moyse)

8/10 - (Read Review)

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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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!

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