|Producer: Katsuhiro Harada|
|Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2|
|Mode: Single-player, multiplayer|
|Arcade system: Namco System 256|
Tekken 5 is credited for taking the series back to its roots. It incorporates a faster, more fluid fighting system, improved graphics, returning characters, and some of the Tekken series' trademark infinite stages. New to Tekken 5 is the crush system which affects the vulnerability of a character while they attack. For example, a move with jumping properties, such as a hopkick, will be completely invulnerable during most of its animation time to all of an opponent's low attacks.
It also retains its wall juggling concept from Tekken 4, but the element is effectively less easy to abuse and easier to defend against. The home version is a collector's edition of sorts, as it includes full arcade emulations of Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken 3 and StarBlade. Tekken 5 also allowed players to Customize their fighter for the first time, allowing them to change the colors of their outfits, buy additional costumes (only available to a few characters), and equip them with items by using money gained from playing the Story, Survival, Time Attack, the side-story Devil Within, and Arcade Battle modes.
Tekken 5 includes a fighting minigame in direct lineage to the Tekken Force modes in Tekken 3 and Tekken 4 called Devil Within. This minigame follows the adventures of Jin Kazama as he searches the G Corporation in search for information on his missing mother and other answers. Being somewhat story oriented, the player is not permitted to use their own choice of characters like previous iterations. The game also uses a limited button system, incorporating a Block and Jump button as well as sizing down the attack buttons to simple "Punch" and "Kick" buttons (though, some of Jin's fighting special moves can still be performed such as his Demon's Paw). Along with fighting various Jack models in the mini-game, the player must pursue minor key quests to proceed. This mode is one of the two ways to unlock the playable version of Jin's Devil incarnation.
After the conclusion of King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, father Kazuya Mishima and son Jin Kazama, battle each other at Hon-Maru, located within the Mishima estate. Jin quickly beats his father. The eldest Mishima, Heihachi, enters Hon-Maru to find his son defeated and unconscious. Heihachi and Jin begin battling. During the battle, Jin begins to manifest the Devil he inherited from his father, Kazuya. Just as it appears that Jin will kill Heihachi, Jin suddenly has a vision of his mother, Jun Kazama, and regains himself. He tells Heihachi to "thank his mother" for not killing him. He flies away soon after.
Suddenly, a bunch of "JACK" robots interrupt the battle. Both Kazuya and Heihachi are surprised at the attack, and begin battling as a team against the invasion. During the battle, however, Kazuya betrays his father, throws him into the path of the army of robots, and escapes. Seconds later, a robot explodes, destroying Hon-Maru. A mysterious character, Raven, watching on top of the cliff, speaks into a headphone and reports, "Heihachi Mishima is dead.".
Meanwhile, Jin Kazama's Devil Gene is going berserk, and he decides to search for the one responsible for the change by entering the tournament. Kazuya also enters to find out exactly who in G Corporation sent the Jack-4's to kill him, and take his revenge.
As Jin and Kazuya progress through the tournament, the secret sponsor is finally revealed: Jinpachi Mishima, the father of Heihachi and who has been missing for the past fifty years. As it turns out, Jinpachi is the founder of the Mishima Zaibatsu and was a respected martial arts master until his greedy son, Heihachi, stole the company from him and had him imprisoned underneath Hon-Maru after Jinpachi attempted a Coup d'état (Heihachi was steering the company into the military industry, something Jinpachi believed was not right). Jinpachi died soon afterwards of starvation, until the Devil took over his mind and granted him immortality (as well as a Devil Gene), and Jinpachi was finally freed from his prison when the Jack-4's destroyed Hon-Maru. As of now, the Devil Gene is slowly consuming Jinpachi's mind, and Jinpachi has announced the tournament in hopes that someone will kill him and put an end to his reign of terror before it even starts.
In the end, Jin makes it to the final, and faces his Devil-powered great-grandfather in combat. Ultimately, Jin manages to defeat Jinpachi, who dissolves into dust and disappears, his wish fulfilled. Jin is now the new owner of the Mishima Zaibatsu.
- Bryan Fury
- Christie Monteiro
- Craig Marduk
- Jin Kazama
- Julia Chang
- Kazuya Mishima
- King II
- Lee Chaolan
- Lei Wulong
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Marshall Law
- Nina Williams
- Paul Phoenix
- Steve Fox
- Anna Williams (unlockable)
- Baek Doo San (unlockable)
- Bruce Irvin (unlockable)
- Eddy Gordo (unlockable, acts as a costume swap of Christie)
- Ganryu (unlockable)
- Heihachi Mishima (unlockable)
- Kuma II (unlockable)
- Mokujin (unlockable)
- Panda (unlockable, acts as a costume swap of Kuma)
- Wang Jinrei (unlockable)
- Jinpachi Mishima (unplayable, final boss)
Tekken 5 was the first game in the series to be a sponsour for a professional combat sport. That being the global wrestling company, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) hosting Backlash back in April 2005.
|Series · Characters · Stages|
|Main series||Tekken · Tekken 2 · Tekken 3 · Tekken 4 · Tekken 5 (DR) · Tekken 6 (BR)|
|Tag series||Tekken Tag Tournament · Tekken Tag Tournament 2|
|X series||Namco X Capcom · Street Fighter X Tekken · Tekken X Street Fighter|
|Other games||Tekken Card Challenge · Tekken Advance · Death by Degrees · Tekken Hybrid · Tekken 3D: Prime Edition|
|Crossovers||Pac-Man Fever · Point Blank 3 · Smash Court Tennis · Smash Court Tennis 2 · Urban Reign|
|Films||Tekken: The Motion Picture · Tekken (live action) · Tekken: Blood Vengeance|
|Comics||Tekken (ASPECT Comics) · Tekken 2: Mishima Family Values · Tekken 3 (Comic) · Tekken Forever · Tekken Saga · Tekken: Tatakai no Kanatani · Online Tekken Comic|