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    Tekken 5

    Game » consists of 9 releases. Released November 2004

    Namco's signature martial arts fighting game series gets a fifth main installment that continues the story of Jin Kazama and the Mishima Zaibatsu. It's known for introducing persistent player rankings and appearance customization options (requiring use of a dedicated card reader in the arcade version).

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    Tekken 5 is a 3D fighting game developed and released by Namco for arcades (using PS2-based Namco System 256 hardware) on November 2004. It later received a minor update (dubbed Tekken 5.1) sometime in mid-2005 and received an enhanced re-release in late 2005 (as Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection).

    The fifth main installment in the Tekken series (after Tekken 4), Tekken 5 revamps the series' gameplay by simplifying the previous game's arenas (with simpler closed arenas and the return of "endless" arenas), re-incorporating the faster gameplay of previous games, and introducing the "crush system" (which affects the vulnerability of certain types of attacks).

    One of the main additions of Tekken 5 is its unique arcade cabinet, adding optional controller ports for PS2 controllers and a dedicated card reader (named the IC Card System) that allows players to track their overall ranking while allowing them to customize the appearance of their linked character (by using "gold" acquired from completing and winning matches). The game also keeps track of the playstyles of players who use the machine, which is used as fake opponents in the single-player Arcade Mode.

    The story is set a month after a confrontation between Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, and Heihachi Mishima left Jin unable to control his "Devil Gene" and Heihachi believed to have perished in an ambush of Jack-4 robots. With Heihachi's apparent death, a fifth King of Iron Fist tournament is announced by an unknown benefactor of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

    The game was later released on the PlayStation 2 in 2005 (February 24 in North America, March 31 in Japan, and June 24 in Europe), revamping the character unlock system and including a virtual version of the Data Card system (with customization options intact). It also includes a new minigame: Devil Within (a spiritual successor to the "Tekken Force" beat-'em-up mode, this time with only Jin Kazama as the playable character). It also includes ports of the original arcade versions of Tekken, Tekken 2, and Tekken 3, as well as an unlockable port of the arcade version of the 1991 space shooter StarBlade.


    The fighting is the same as always and for the first time, Namco has introduced a new feature in which you can customize your characters. As you fight in the Main mode, you earn money for every time you defeat someone. Then you can use it at the Customization mode and buy several sorts of items to personalize you character.

    It is also the first game in the Tekken series to utilize the Card System for the Arcade Version of the game. This enables players record wins and losses, attain rankings through victories and customize their characters with items. Before the release of the Playstation 2 version the rankings were 9th Kyu (lowest) to Master (highest). New rankings were released for the PS2 Arcade version with the highest being the Tekken Lord.

    Character Roster

    Most of the unlockable characters are unlocked sequentially either over time (Arcade version) or through Story Battle completions with different characters (PS2 version). Devil Jin in the PS2 version is unlocked

    New Additions


    • Asuka Kazama - A Japanese high school student, practitioner of Kazama-style jujutsu (previously used in the series by her distant relative Jun Kazama). When an unknown man has destroyed her father's dojo, she enters the tournament for vengeance.
    • Feng Wei - A Chinese Kenpo practitioner who killed his master and caused havoc in dojos throughout Asia. He enters the tournament to retrieve scrolls stolen by the Mishima Zaibatsu that would help him master his fighting techniques.
    • Raven - A ninja of unknown origin and a spy of an international agency. After witnessing Heihachi's apparent death, he infiltrates the tournament to find out who (or what) is behind it.

    Unlockable & Boss

    Returning Characters


    • Jin Kazama - One of the game's central protagonists who, after having his "Devil Gene" trigger, continues his resolve to destroy everything about the Mishima bloodline. He has a new "Devil Jin" form as a sub-boss and hidden unlockable.
    • Kazuya Mishima - One of the game's central protagonists and Jin's father, who escaped the ambush of Jack-4 robots that killed his father Heihachi. He enters the tournament to find out who ordered the ambush and make them pay.
    • Marshall Law - A Chinese-American martial artist and failed restaurateur who enters the tournament in order to use the winnings to fund his son's medical expenses.
    • Jack-5 - The fifth in a series of "Jack" combat robots, developed by G Corporation after Jane was rescued from a Tekken Force attack. He is entered into the tournament for field testing. Returns from Tekken 3.
    • Nina Williams - An Irish assassin who, after the fall of her employer in the previous tournament, ended up in a feud with her sister, Anna.
    • Yoshimitsu - The mysterious ninja leader of the chivalrous "Manji Clan", whose generosity towards Bryan Fury led to the death of several of his comrades. He enters the tournament for vengeance.
    • Lee Chaolan - Kazuya's adopted Chinese brother and rival, who enters the tournament in hopes of defeating Kazuya and taking over the Mishima Zaibatsu.
    • Hwoarang - A Korean Taekwondo practitioner who was arrested by the Korean Military in the third tournament for desertion, only to be discharged and released. He enters the tournament to challenge his rival, Jin.
    • Ling Xiaoyu - A Chinese high school student who enters the tournament to use the winnings to fund a time machine and make everything right with the Mishima Zaibatsu.
    • Juilia Chang - An American archaeologist and G Corporation researcher who enters the tournament to recover her "Forest Rejuvenation" research.
    • Steve Fox - A British boxing prodigy who learned in the last tournament that he was actually a genetic creation of the Mishima Zaibatsu, now entering the tournament to destroy their operation.
    • Christie Monteiro - A Brazilian Capoeira practitioner whose grandfather became terminally ill after the last tournament. She enters this one believing that the Mishima Zaibatsu has a cure.


    • Anna Williams (unlocked after 2 weeks active in the Arcade version or 2 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Baek Doo San (unlocked after 2 weeks active in the Arcade version or 3 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Bruce Irvin (unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 4 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Wang Jinrei (unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 5 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Kuma (II) (unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 6 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Panda (unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 6 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Ganryu (unlocked after 6 weeks active in the Arcade version or 7 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Mokujin (unlocked after 6 weeks active in the Arcade version or 8 character completions in the PS2 version, has an alternate female form)
    • Heihachi Mishima unlocked after 10 weeks active in the Arcade version or 9 character completions in the PS2 version)
    • Eddy Gordo (extra "outfit" for Christie, requires the Data Card in the Arcade version)

    Game Modes

    Story Mode

    In story mode, you choose a character then play through eight AI controlled opponents before the final battle with the tournament sponsor Jinpachi Mishima. As well as prologue, epilogue and an ending CG scene, each character gets "sub-boss" cut-scenes, where two characters will interact before and after their fight (for example, Kazuya Mishima's sub-boss is Raven, who calls Kazuya a "coward" for fleeing from the Hon-Maru).

    Arcade Mode

    In arcade mode, the player faces an unlimited amount of AI controlled characters, presenting the player with a chance to win gold in order to customize their character and also to raise the character's rank (each character starts out as a beginner and ends as a Tekken Lord).

    VS Battle

    In VS Battle, two players can battle each other, with a counter keeping score of how many wins each player has.

    Team Battle

    In team battle, two players select a team of 2-8 characters, and engage in a series of one round bouts, until all the members of one players team are eliminated. Team Battle can also be played alone, with the player selecting 2-8 characters, fighting a random team of AI controlled opponents (the AI controlled team size will be the same size as your own).

    Survival Mode

    In survival mode, the player selects a character and plays an unlimited amount of AI controlled opponents in one round bouts. The basis off Survival mode is to see how many wins you can amount off one life bar, although after the end of each battle the player regains a small amount of health.

    Time Attack

    In Time Attack mode, the game records how quickly you can progress through Story Mode, although when playing Time Attack, the player is not presented with any epilogues, prologues, sub-boss cut-scenes or ending cinematic videos.

    Arcade History

    A mode that contains arcade versions of Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken 3 and also "Starblade", another Namco developed arcade game. Each Tekken game already has all time release characters unlocked automatically.

    Devil Within

    Devil Within is a side game similar to the Tekken Force games found in Tekken 3 and Tekken 4. It is a 3D beat-em'-up game where the player plays as Jin as he attempts to find a way to rid himself of the Devil Gene.

    Customization Mode

    In customization mode, you can customize your character with items and accessories such as sun-glasses, swords and variants of their existing clothes (or hairstyles), including being able to change the color of their clothing.


    • Track 1 I'm Here Now (Remix) 1:57
    • Track 2 Sparkling 1:51
    • Track 3 Mode Select (Tekken 5) 2:33
    • Track 4 Who's Afraid Of... 1:45
    • Track 5 Dragon's Nest 2:42
    • Track 6 Red Hot Fist 1:40
    • Track 7 Formless Like Water 2:00
    • Track 8 Unforgiven 2:06
    • Track 9 Crimson Sunset 2:40
    • Track 10 Moonlit Wilderness 1:57
    • Track 11 Gold Rush 1:34
    • Track 12 Massive Stunner 1:57
    • Track 13 Antares 2:34
    • Track 14 Streets 1:19
    • Track 15 Street Wise (Asura Mix) 1:34
    • Track 16 Frozen Paradise 1:41
    • Track 17 Ka-En-No-Mai 2:03
    • Track 18 Orbital Move 1:56
    • Track 19 Poolside 2:31
    • Track 20 Ground Zero Funk 2:28
    • Track 21 The Finalizer 2:01
    • Track 22 Give Me Your Name 1:41
    • Track 23 One More 1:08
    • Track 24 Neonatal 1:02
    • Track 25 Raven's Ending 0:46
    • Track 26 Feng's Ending 0:35
    • Track 27 Asuka's Ending 0:21
    • Track 28 Heihachi's Ending 1:10
    • Track 29 Kazuya's Ending 0:32
    • Track 30 Jin's Ending 0:41
    • Track 31 Lee's Ending 0:59
    • Track 32 Steve's Ending 0:55
    • Track 33 Lei's Ending 0:41
    • Track 34 Nina & Anna's Ending Part 1 0:32
    • Track 35 Nina & Anna's Ending Part 2 0:15
    • Track 36 Paul's Ending 0:30
    • Track 37 Law's Ending 0:53
    • Track 38 Hwoarang's Ending 0:41
    • Track 39 Baek's Ending 0:29
    • Track 40 Christie's Ending 0:30
    • Track 41 Marduk's Ending 1:01
    • Track 42 King's Ending 0:50
    • Track 43 Julia's Ending 0:47
    • Track 44 Ganryu's Ending 1:08
    • Track 45 Bryan's Ending 0:48
    • Track 46 Yoshimitsu's Ending 0:32
    • Track 47 Bruce's Ending 1:13
    • Track 48 Jack-5's Ending 1:01
    • Track 49 Panda & Kuma's Ending 1:05
    • Track 50 Wang's Ending 1:15
    • Track 51 Jinpachi's Ending 0:36
    • Track 52 Devil Jin's Ending 0:42
    • Track 53 Roger Jr.'s Ending Part 1 0:34
    • Track 54 Roger Jr.'s Ending Part 2 0:21
    • Track 55 Mokujin's Ending 0:27
    • Track 56 Xiaoyu's Ending Part 1 0:21
    • Track 57 Xiaoyu's Ending Part 2 0:28
    • Track 58 After All 0:42
    • Track 59 Marital Symphony Opus 5 3:24

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