Super Street Fighter IV Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
Super Street Fighter IV box art
System: X360, PS3 Review Rating Legend
Dev: Dimps / Capcom 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Capcom 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: April 27, 2010 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-8 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Teen 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

However, if you want a more active mode to play in, you can check out the team battle mode. This mode pits you and a partner against another team of two. Although you can't swap out during matches, team members can alternate matches and work together to defeat the opposing team. Though this mode can feel a little repetitive at times, the team-based gameplay is reminiscent of the latest King of Fighters title, and it will certainly appeal to a certain segment of the game's intended audience.

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Technically, Super Street Fighter IV is on par with its predecessor. Visuals are virtually the same, aside from a technically spectacular opening cutscene. Although you will see some new costume elements for characters returning from Street Fighter IV, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the two going by visuals alone. Voiceovers are hit or miss (no matter which language you set as default), but the background music (which includes a mix of old and new tunes) is delightful to listen to.

Although it can be hard to rationalize purchasing a rereleased game, Super Street Fighter IV is definitely one that is worth the extra purchase. With ten extra characters, new moves, and an overhauled online mode, this title honestly feels like more of a sequel than just a rerelease. And with an MSRP of $40.00, and the promise of DLC to come this summer (including a new Tournament mode), there is plenty of value to be had with this title.

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By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.1
Graphics
Graphics look just as beautiful as they did a year ago. Opening cutscene is particularly impressive.
4.0
Control
New moves feature similar control mechanics, and overall the battle scheme is challenging but rewarding.
3.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Voiceovers (in both languages) have high and low points, but background music is nicely varied.
4.8
Play Value
With ten new characters, new online features, and the return of bonus stages, there is plenty of new content to explore in Super Street Fighter IV.
4.5
Overall Rating - Must Buy
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • The follow-up to Street Fighter IV further redefines the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, more advanced online gameplay, new ultra combos, and much more.
  • Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus, while adding characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV.
  • The impressive new roster includes classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri. Super Street Fighter IV adds new Ultra Combos and advancements to the state of the art online matchmaking and online gameplay introduced in Street Fighter IV with numerous additional features.
  • Super Street Fighter IV takes many of the groundbreaking features introduced in Street Fighter IV and refines everything to deliver the ultimate vision of Street Fighter to fans the world over.


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