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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

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Overall 8
8.0

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review: A great place to start for series newcomers

PlayStation Universe
7 October 2013
  • Summary: A high quality re-package that gives series newcomers the best bang for their buck while remaining lots of fun for competitive and casual gamers alike. Still, the Ultimate edition perks aren't substantial incentive for current Dead or Alive 5 owners.
  • Pros: Beautiful graphics, unafraid of controversy, Diverse character roster, New songs destined to be fan-favorite classics
  • Cons: No online compatibility with DoA5 and 5 Plus, Feels more like an update than a standalone game, Tag team controls devolved from DoA5
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Overall 8
8.0

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (for PlayStation 3)

PC Magazine
4 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Featuring engaging fighting, various martial arts styles, and gorgeous, interactive environments, Dead or Alive 5 is a worthy addition to the long-running fight franchise
  • Pros: Good graphics. Incredibly cinematic fights. Varied roster. Lots of modes.
  • Cons: Awful story mode and repetitive pre-match dialogue. Some laggy online play.
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Overall 8
7.8

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Defunct Games
30 September 2013
  • Summary: With five new characters, improved online play and extra modes, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is a great deal at $40. Fans who own 2012's model may not like buying a brand new game, but everybody else needs to pick it up on the strength of the single-player story mode. Trust me; you've never seen anything like it before. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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Expert Review

GamingNexus
26 September 2013
  • Conclusion: With five new characters, improved online play and extra modes, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is a great deal at $40. Fans who own 2012's model may not like buying a brand new game, but everybody else needs to pick it up on the strength of the single-player story mode. Trust me; you've never seen anything like it before.
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 9
8.5

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
21 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Portions of this review are taken from my previous review of Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita. The fighting genre has become infamous for its re-releases of original titles that come with added content and updates for an upcharge (usually $40). Dead or Alive continues that trend with the release of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate , a $40 release that adds a new character (Momiji, from the Ninja Gaiden series), some new moves, updated modes and some game balancing...
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Overall 8
8.2

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

The Gamers Temple
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Player(s): 1-4 Extra Features: Local Multiplayer (1-4), Online Multiplayer (2-16 players), Download Content, Leaderboards Around this time last year many fighting fans most likely played Dead or Alive 5 (DOA5) for the home consoles or the follow-up Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PS Vita. DOA5 had many returning DOA characters from past games along with some new faces and Virtua Fighter guest characters.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review (PS3)

PlayStation LifeStyle
9 September 2013
  • Summary: Along comes Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate which attempts to take the best of both worlds and release it in a couple of different entry formats.
  • Pros: New game modes bring added fun, Tag team revamp creates a more competitive environment, DOA5 PS3 Unlocked titles, costumes, and Story mode progress carries over, Free-to-Play version should create new fans of the series
  • Cons: The story is still a mess and unchanged, It's still Dead or Alive 5, just revamped and reworked, then given a $39.99 price tag.
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Digital Chumps
9 September 2013
  • Conclusion: To be fair, I'm not a fan of full fledged re-releases. Especially now that we have DLC to "fill in gaps" or offer newly developed stuff, I just don't see the point. Routinely, though, fighting games continue to get this treatment. Laying my subjective bias aside, I have nothing bad to say about Ultimate. I've been a fan of this series since DOA3 and I loved the standard DOA5 last year.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Multiplayer 8
7.5
Looks 9
8.5

‘Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate’ Review: Ultimate indeed

Stick Skills
7 September 2013
  • Summary: Dead or Alive 5 won't change any minds about the series, but it does add enough to deserve its subtitle.
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Overall 9
8.5

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Game Over Online
6 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Last year’s Dead or Alive 5 was the only major 3D fighter released then that actually played like what you would think a current-gen fighter to be. Tekken, SoulCalibur, and Virtua Fighter’s latest entries play great, but feel like they’re higher-res versions of games from prior generations.
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