When we think about high profile video games from the mid 00’s one of the few titles that gamers instantly think about is Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection from late 2005. Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection initially appeared in Japanese arcade centers in December ’05 before appearing on the PSP handheld console in ’06. The worldwide arcade release of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection did not come until February ’06. Aside from the PSP Dark Resurrection was accessible on the PlayStation Network mainly throughout ’07 in various countries including America, Europe, Australia and Japan. The plot for Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was basically the same as the original version of the game which initially came out in 2004. One of the main storylines in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was Emilie de Rochefort’s plan to destroy the multinational conglomerate known as the Mishima Zaibatsu. The cool thing about Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was the fact that Namco had cutscenes in sub-boss battles for each character within the game. There are many people who would go on record and argue that Tekken 5/T5DR was a significant improvement from its predecessor Tekken 4 from 2001.
In terms of popularity Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was arguably one of the most popular 3D fighting games of 2006. The PS3 Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was critically acclaimed by various publications. However, the PSP port for Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was criticized for its lack of game modes. Even though, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was better than Tekken 4 from ’01; it still paled in comparison to Tekken 6 from ’07 in terms of popularity. Its a bit shocking that Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection never appeared on Xbox 360 since Tekken 6 was available for that console in 2007. Either way, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was arguably one of the best entries within the Tekken series since the third game from ’97-’98.