Tekken 5 is a 3D fighting game developed and released by Namco for arcades (running the 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, Tekken 5 re-incorporates the series' traditional endless stages while adding some new techniques and gameplay changes (including the "crush system", which affects the vulnerability of a character while they attack).
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 the events of Tekken 4 (where Jin Kazama defeats both Kazuya Mishima and Heihachi Mishima and departs), with a fifth King of Iron Fist tournament mysteriously announced by the Mishima Zaibatsu (which was believed to be disbanded after both Kazuya and Heihachi were ambushed by Jack-4 robots, with Heihachi left to die in an explosion).
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.
- Asuka Kazama
- Feng Wei
- Roger Jr. (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 2 weeks active in the Arcade version or 1 character completion in the PS2 version)
- Jinpachi Mishima (final boss, unplayable)
- Jin Kazama (has a hidden alternate "Devil" version, which is unlocked after 6 weeks active in the Arcade version or in the PS2 version either by completing the Devil Within game or fighting 200 matches)
- Kazuya Mishima
- Paul Phoenix
- Marshall Law
- Jack-5 (fifth in a series of "Jack" robot models)
- Nina Williams
- King II
- Lee Chaolan
- Lei Wulong
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Bryan Fury
- Juilia Chang
- Steve Fox
- Craig Marduk
- Christie Monteiro
- Anna Williams (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 2 weeks active in the Arcade version or 2 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Baek Doo San (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 2 weeks active in the Arcade version or 3 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Bruce Irvin (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 4 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Wang Jinrei (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 5 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Kuma II (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 6 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Panda (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 4 weeks active in the Arcade version or 6 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Ganryu (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 6 weeks active in the Arcade version or 7 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Mokujin (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 6 weeks active in the Arcade version or 8 character completions in the PS2 version, has an alternate female form)
- Heihachi Mishima (hidden unlockable, unlocked after 10 weeks active in the Arcade version or 9 character completions in the PS2 version)
- Eddy Gordo (hidden unlockable as an extra "outfit" for Christie, requires the Data Card in the Arcade version)
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).
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).
In VS Battle, two players can battle each other, with a counter keeping score of how many wins each player has.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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