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Gradius V
7.5 out of 10

Gradius V

Konami's longest running shooting franchise returns on Sony Play Read more

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Overall 9
9.0

Gradius V

Game Over Online
27 December 2005
  • Excerpt: This is gaming history. Shooters, at some point in the last few years, mutated from one kind of twitch game to another. The endlessly inventive bastardry of the 8- and 16-bit period turned into the real-time bullet mazes you see in Ikaruga or Mars Matrix .
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Overall 9
9.0

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RewiredMind.com
30 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing at times; reminiscing when games used to be challenging rather than bloated with a number of useless extras to keep up the pretence that a game contains longevity.
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Gradius V

GameBrink
19 November 2005
Overall 9
9.0

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GamesAreFun
18 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Up to four multiples can be earned to follow your ship around. How they behave is up to you. Before starting any game of
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Preview: Gradius V

The Laser
17 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Shooter fans will have a lot to celebrate this winter as Konami releases Gradius V, a brand new installment for the PS2. The return of this venerable series looks likely to please hard-core veteran players with its incredible visuals, inspired level designs and simultaneous play, GV should push the...
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

The Laser
17 August 2005
  • Summary: At long last, players have the chance to pilot the legendary Vic Viper in Konami's flawless Gradius V for the PS2. Updating the classic series with new twists while remaining true to the spirit, renowned developers Treasure have given the franchise a contemporary feel with new weapons and power-ups.
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Gradius V – Review

GameCritics.com
7 June 2005
  • Excerpt: It doesn't seem possible, but it's been 20 years since Gradius first showed up on the arcade scene, becoming an instant classic and one of the defining shoot-em-ups (aka, shmups) of all time.
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Overall 10
10

Gradius V review (PS2)

HonestGamers
13 February 2005
  • Excerpt: A single red strawberry... luscious, juicy and sweet. Pop one in your mouth and it literally oozes goodness, the taste lingering on long after the bowl has been left bare. Try dipping it in a soft sweetened cream however and you'll soon find a taste explosion the likes of which simply cannot be...
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Overall 6
6.0

Gradius V review (PS2)

HonestGamers
12 February 2005
  • Excerpt: Certain things are better off left in the past. Silly trends like acid-washed jeans and terrible games that threaten to ruin their franchises like The Contra Adventure have no business living on as anything more than ugly memories. The Gradius powerup system is another such thing.
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Overall 10
9.5
Features 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 10
9.5

Gradius V

Gaming Target
2 December 2004
  • Summary: An Ikaruga sequel by any other name would still smell as sweet
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