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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
8.8 out of 10

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamingNexus
26 September 2013
  • Summary: Is it possible to create a fighting game without releasing a bunch of questionable expansions? Apparently not, as Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate marks the second retail update to Tecmo's popular 2012 fighting game.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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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Review: Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate (Sony Playstation 3)

Diehard GameFAN
3 September 2013
  • Summary: Granted, the Dead Or Alive franchise has received it share of flak over the years because of its buxom beauties and has never been applauded for its gameplay. Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate may not be the game that changes that stigma, but it’s definitely one of the finest fighting games I have played in...
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