Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection6 critics
9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Dark Resurrection doesn't have all of the extra features you might expect from a console release of a Tekken game, but this is offset by the pretty fair price and the fact that you can finally play the game on any size TV screen you have and with an arcade stick (like, say, the Hori Fighting Stick 3), to boot. Now that's not a bad deal at all.
Here's a game that might not be the newest game in town, but by clocking in at a budget price and not coming on a Blu-ray disc, it stands out and delivers on the potential of this sort of game-delivery platform. But forget all that nonsense. The bottom line is that Dark Resurrection is a fantastic fighting game, and it's especially sweet if you have one or more Tekken players nearby that'll get into the versus mode with you.
I reckon you'll be interested in DR on PS3 if you're a long-time fan of the series and need a fix to tide you over till Tekken 6, or a proud owner of a spanking new PS3 and fancy an accessible and great value beat-em-up with which you can have a laugh with some mates. A great start for new PS3 owners and a great start for PS3's downloadable game's service.
While Dark Resurrection may never look as good as "true" PlayStation 3 software, it's still one heck of a value. For the same price as a PS2 "Greatest Hit," gamers can get their hands on one of the best fighting games of recent memory and enjoy all the same hand-to-hand action that last-gen owners have been raving about for two years.
This is a game I would recommend to any fan of the Tekken series or to anyone who wanted a simple fighter with which to harass their friends. The price is right and the game delivers. All in all, this game is really good, and if you're a Tekken aficionado you won't be disappointed. It's tough to beat an arcade fighter for mindless fun and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection performs admirably.
But the bottom line is that Dark Resurrection is an excellent 'story so far' game that delivers pretty much the whole Tekken experience thus far for an astonishingly inconsequential seven quid. More than that though, it's a hard-hitting fly-kick to the face of the software industry - a standard bearer that redefines the value and content level of downloadable games...