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Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Critics Consensus (Play It)

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.

Game Info

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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Total Reviews: 30

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

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

95%

Median Score

80%

Low Score

60%
What did you think of Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown?
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GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
June 2, 2021
8/10

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)
June 4, 2021
7/10

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)
June 1, 2021
8/10

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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Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Credits

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DIRECTOR(S):

Yoshihiro Tsuzuku

PRODUCER(S):

Noriyuki Shimoda

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Tatsutoshi Narita, Shinichi Goto, Fumio Ito

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