“The long-awaited fourth entry in the Street Fighter series. Street Fighter IV features a mix of returning favorites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the input system. Mixing classic genre-defining game mechanics the franchise is known and loved for with all-new, never-before-seen gameplay systems, Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over. ” – IGN
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Review Score 95
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“At the end of the day, that’s really what this Street Fighter is: it’s a title that’s built for newcomers, yet tweaked for old school vets from the arcade and console days.”
“By striking a balance between fresh and familiar, and by delivering the best aspects of Street Fighters past, Street Fighter IV is easily one of this console generation’s best fighting games.
“It’s a triumphant return for the series after an eight year hiatus and is a seamless blend of the old and new, at once accessible to lapsed pugilists while being nuanced enough for the dedicated core to wallow in its depths. What’s more, Street Fighter IV takes an aging template and makes it fresh once more, offering a revival in every sense of the word.”
“This is a strong contender for best fighting game of all time. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea – if you know nothing about fighters you should hold off for Tekken 6. This is hardcore.”
“Since it arrived last week, I’ve found it hard to put the game to the back of my mind. I woke up this morning and all I could think about was jumping online for a blast. Unfortunately, I couldn’t because I had to write this rather lengthy review to let you know as soon as I possibly could that Street Fighter IV is everything you wanted it to be and more. I could sing the praises of Street Fighter IV all day long, hence the long review, but I’m not going to. I’m off to practice my Hyakuretsukyakus, Kikokens and my Hadokens for the online ranking matches. See you online! You’d be mad to miss it.”
“Street Fighter IV is a fantastic game overall and Capcom should be commended for designing a game that can work on so many levels by appealing to both casual and hardcore players. I encourage everyone to give Street Fighter IV a try, even if you’re relatively new to the fighting game scene. There’s so much depth to the gameplay that you’ll be rewarded long after your purchase.”
“It’s a brilliant game and – despite not offering the weightiest selection of modes, and failing to incorporate replay functionality for launch – deserves huge success. It’s been worth the wait.”