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Gradius V
7.4 out of 10

Gradius V

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

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Overall 9
9.0

Gradius V

Game Over Online
15 October 2015
  • 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 7
7.0

Gradius V (PlayStation 2) Review

Cubed³
5 May 2015
  • Summary: Konami's Gradius V first hit PlayStation 2 in 2004, and it was very highly received by fans of the Japanese shoot 'em up (or shmups) genre. Despite being called Gradius V , it was actually the sixth Gradius title, along with prequel Gradius Gaiden , and the first to be released on consoles instead...
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
20 October 2007
  • 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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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

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

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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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
13 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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Gradius V – Review

GameCritics.com
2 February 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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