Tekken 3D Prime Edition 3DS

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
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  1. Feb 21, 2012
    79
    Tekken on 3DS is a well done conversion, with a steady 60 fps framerate (also in 3D!) and the same gameplay from PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. There are just two single player modes, and controls are some kind of problematic, but for the fans with a 3DS it's a must buy.
  2. Feb 17, 2012
    75
    Tekken 3D Prime Edition it's perfect to play against your friends with wireless connection but it lacks about single player modes.
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    75
    Prime Edition is pure Tekken, fast and exciting, with 40 fighters and 765 3D Cards. For the first time there is a Tekken online mode in a portable console.
  4. A perfect, smooth version of a great fighting game, and not much else.
  5. Feb 14, 2012
    75
    Tekken 3D Prime Edition definitely gets props for recreating the fast combat and fluidity of the series on a handheld. However, the lack of any real depth in the modes and lack of customization features for your fighters makes it tough to want to spend an extended amount of time with it.
  6. Games Master UK
    Mar 14, 2012
    76
    Terrific 3D and a massive roster can't make up for the disappointing single-player. [Apr 2012, p.89]
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 26, 2012
    76
    A good-looking and solid take on Tekken 6 that packs in a ton of content. But single-player modes are unsatisfying and the fighting feels dated compared to Street Fighter 3D. [Feb 2012, p.90]
  8. Nintendo Power
    Feb 18, 2012
    75
    From a purely technical standpoint, Tekken 3D Prime Edition is awesome - the graphics and gameplay are top-notch. But the overall lack of compelling solo experience keeps me from recommending this game more highly. [March 2012, p.88]
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    4
    I was looking forward to Tekken on 3DS. Unfortunately, it's a huge disappointment . The game is lacking any single player options. There areI was looking forward to Tekken on 3DS. Unfortunately, it's a huge disappointment . The game is lacking any single player options. There are just survival and versus modes. No real arcade mode, no story mode, no tag mode, no funny modes like volleyball. All characters are unlocked from the beginning, so there is no motivation to play the game. No character customization, no intro/outro videos for characters, nothing. The only thing you are receiving in survival mode are the cards for the StreetPass mode. Cards are mostly screen shots from the movie, and there is no reason to collect these - just pictures, no game included with them like was in SSFIV3D with figures.
    Multiplayer options are also limited, friend and ranked match. But even friend match cannot be customized much (ie. no handicap), and the menu is not really user friendly as you do not see if the other player is changing the character or confirmed rematch between matches. And what's even worse - the online mode is lagging all the time even when there are just few players playing at this time. And I should also mention that 3D is not working in multiplayer.
    It's so sad, because the gameplay itself is great. It's Tekken on handheld. Graphics are great, sounds are great, 3D effect (in single player) is nice. But there is nothing to play.

    There is also a "3D" movie - Tekken: Blood Vengeance - included in a package. But the 3D effect is not visible there, only thing in 3D are the subtitles. Also, when you pause the movie and exit it the game does not remember the position after you return to it and is starting from the beginning. Which is annoying on a handheld device.

    Overall, Tekken 3D Prime Edition is not worth the full price. It's not a game. It's just a tech-demo.
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  2. Mar 19, 2012
    7
    There was absolutely almost no effort put into Tekken 3D : Prime Edition.
    The content in this game is little.
    **** there is not even an Arcade
    There was absolutely almost no effort put into Tekken 3D : Prime Edition.
    The content in this game is little.
    **** there is not even an Arcade mode.
    No Arcade mode in a 2D fighting game is like a KFC that doesnt sell chicken.
    The game is only saved by its gameplay and graphics
    The gameplay is great and so is the graphics
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  3. Feb 23, 2012
    5
    The single player aspect was lost in this version of Tekken. This could have been so much more with a good story mode. Instead you get QuickThe single player aspect was lost in this version of Tekken. This could have been so much more with a good story mode. Instead you get Quick Battle mode and absolutely no CG cut scenes that made the Tekken series shine. The graphics are really sharp and the 3d does work well for this game. I give it a five due to the fact that there is not much of a single player experience here. Full Review »