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Soul Calibur V
8.0 out of 10

Soul Calibur V

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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

Xazh77, Metacritic
29 December 2012
  • Summary: The story for this game is a joke, ranging from laughably easy fights to aggravatingly difficult fights, it only includes about half of the total characters, if that. No depth, predictable and borderline kindergarden grade story.
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 10
10
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 10
10

Soul Calibur 5 lets down.

rasta111, Ciao
23 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Ok, for a start, this game was released in an unfinished state, whatever reasons for that are simply conjecture, but that doesn't change the facts. The game has a bare-bones story mode, but this will not satisfy anyone brought up on previous titles in the series.
  • Pros: Beautiful graphics, sound and overall presentation
  • Cons: Rushed and overworked concepts at play can spoil gameplay, as well as online cutting altogether
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Overall 4
4.0

"Could have been so much more...."

Brendan, Mighty Ape
4 May 2012
  • Summary: If you want a gorgeous online multiplayer game look no further. The combat system has improved greatly. If you want a single player experience where you fight and only fight this is good too.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0

SoulCalibur V: Sword fighting of the highest calibre

Dentolux, Ciao
18 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Soulcalibur 5 is the latest instalment from the long running fighting game series. The franchise started its life in the mid-nineties as an arcade release dubbed Soul Edge. Since then the weapon duelling saga has been rechristened Soulcalibur and made its way onto the home consoles.
  • Pros: Twenty eight playable characters, impressive character models and 3D arenas .
  • Cons: Story mode isn’t very long, outside of multiplayer matches there isn’t much replay value .
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Overall 4
4.0

More like Soul Calibur 4 lite

D. Oman, Amazon
6 March 2012
  • Summary: I loved Soul Calibur 4. One of the best 1-on-1 fighters ever. This game is essentially that game with all of the best game modes being eliminated. Where's the tower challenge mode? Why is the custom character stuff now purely cosmetic?
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Light, Amazon
14 January 2012
  • Summary: I really enjoyed Soul Calibur IV and the characters it had but this game is truly disappointing. I would've preferred if they just decided to end the Soul series with IV, but instead they decided to go with V which has a 3 hour storyline that is appauling, the replacements characters are worth...
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Overall 4
4.0

It's....okay?

Allan Malcolm, Amazon
14 January 2012
  • Summary: I honestly feel that the series peaked on Soul Calibur III, and just hasn't reached that same level since. Soul Calibur V, while it does have a magnificent create-a-character system (which is something I love in any game), falls short in virtually every other area.
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Overall 4
4.0

Stay Away. The worst in the series.

Teggfd, Amazon
14 January 2012
  • Summary: Following Soul Calibur 4 this game received a large amount of hype. Soul Calibur 4 was a rather weak release with complaints of slowing down the gameplay (SC2 was also slow but SC4 was slower), less than optimal movesets and mostly a lack of content compared to previous entries.
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Overall 4
4.0

Weak Story mode, more a online only game

Jenn-wei Yin, Amazon
14 January 2012
  • Summary: The gameplay is as the other SC series, only new feature is the super combo, which consume a bar of energy. But then again all characters have the same command to use this super combo.
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Overall 4
4.0

not enough for offline single players

Hornet, Amazon
14 January 2012
  • Summary: Soul calibur 5 has very VERY limited replay value for single offline players as arcade mode is just six levels with no character intros and endings (non whatsoever). no rival scenes and no major final boss fight.
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