Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (2005)

by Christopher
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Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is a landmark fighting game that brought the Tekken series online, featuring a diverse roster of characters, stunning HD graphics, and smooth gameplay.


Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is a celebrated fighting game that introduced online battles to the Tekken series, offering high-definition graphics and smooth gameplay at 60 frames per second.


“Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection” is a standalone update to the PlayStation 2 game “Tekken 5” and is a part of the renowned Tekken series. The game was first released in arcades in Japan in December 2005, and later worldwide in February 2006. It was also released as a downloadable game on the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network online service in Japan in 2006 and the rest of the world in 2007.

The plot of “Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection” follows the same storyline as “Tekken 5”, with the addition of three new characters. The story begins after Heihachi Mishima is presumed dead in a mysterious explosion at Hon Maru. A new King of Iron Fist Tournament is announced by a powerful new threat, while Jin Kazama seeks his own destiny.

One of the new characters, Emilie de Rochefort, seeks to destroy the Mishima Zaibatsu and end her father’s financial problems. Sergei Dragunov, a member of Spetsnaz, has been ordered to capture Jin Kazama. The third new character is Armor King II, the younger brother of the original Armor King, who seeks revenge on Craig Marduk for his brother’s death.

The game also features several differences from previous versions. Along with the many additions to the PlayStation 2 version of Tekken 5, the Arcade Battle has been upgraded by adding twelve more ranking titles and removing one: Conqueror. Tekken Lord is no longer the highest ranking like it was in Tekken 5. Dark Lord is one ranking above Tekken Lord and the highest ranking is Divine Fist. Divine Fist is only achieved by successfully completing all of the league matches, survival tournaments, and ranking tournaments in Tekken Dojo mode.

“Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection” is a significant update to the Tekken series, introducing new characters and gameplay elements while continuing the storyline from “Tekken 5”. The game’s plot, centered around the aftermath of Heihachi Mishima’s presumed death and the ensuing power struggle, provides an engaging backdrop for the intense fighting action that the series is known for.


The game features a wide range of characters, including classic fighters like Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, and Heihachi Mishima, as well as new additions like Lili and Dragunov. Each character has their own fighting style and special moves.


Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection offers a deep and strategic fighting system, with a focus on combos, juggling, and character-specific moves. The online battle feature allows players to compete against others from around the world, adding a new dimension to the competitive experience.


Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection stands as a milestone in the fighting game genre, offering a rich and engaging experience for both casual and competitive players. Its introduction of online battles paved the way for the future of the series.

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