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  • Summary: **** Release sale! %20 off! *** "SOULCALIBUR" series is available on theiOS. Enjoythe memorable characters and non-stop action SOULCALIBUR is famed for with complete arcade fidelity in the comfort of your own home!Relive the eternal tale of swords and souls transcending time and space.19 characters in total!All character moves faithfully recreated!Gorgeous Retina display graphics!?This application supports iOS 4.3 or greater, for below devices:iPhone: 4 or neweriPod touch: late-2010 (4th gen.) model or newer.iPad: 2 or newer***** Game Modes *****(Additional modes are planned)- ARCADE BATTLEThe original battle mode from the arcade version of "Soul Calibur." Defeat all enemies to make it to the end of the game.- TIME ATTACKHow fast can you beat the game?- SURVIVALWith only a limited amount of life, how many opponents can you defeat?- EXTRA SURVIVALHow many opponents can you can defeat with single-hit kills?- MUSEUMEnjoy viewing a variety of artwork.- PLACTICELearn the game's basic system and techniques.***** OTHERS *****- Play on iPhone or iPad!!- A virtual pad tuned for fighting games.Note:To unlock characters and other content, play with the settings in GAME OPTIONS set to the defaults or higher. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Feb 3, 2012
    A noteworthy, yet very expensive game. Its controls are well implemented and the combat is fluid and lag free. Visually spectacular, the only thing we miss is a multiplayer mode that we hope to be included in a future update.
  2. Jan 21, 2012
    While not necessarily as flashy as more recent releases in the fighting genre, SoulCalibur remains a compelling and incredibly varied 3D fighting title despite its age and usual platform-specific concerns (controls).
  3. Jan 31, 2012
    This is currently the best fighting game I have played on iOS by some margin, the graphics really are very good and the control response is fine, but there is one serious issue around SoulCalibur for iOS, and that is its price.
  4. Jan 26, 2012
    Soul Calibur is a good beat'em-up with great touch controls and graphics. The bad? It only comes with short game modes and without multiplayer.
  5. Jan 25, 2012
    Soul Calibur is an excellent beat'em-up, with a solid gameplay, great touch controls and graphics. What a pity it only comes with four short game modes and no multiplayer at all.
  6. Jan 23, 2012
    Soul Calibur is a fantastic fighting game, which is harder to recommend than it should be thanks to a high price tag and the omission of any multiplayer modes.
  7. Jan 23, 2012
    A technically sound conversion of the old Dreamcast fighter, but two of its most important features are absent - leaving little more than an empty shell.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. May 22, 2013
    Despite its short game modes, this is a great game to play and an instant classic at best. Unlike Capcom's Street Fighter x Tekken and Street Fighter IV Volt... this game has every single character from the Dreamcast version of the game. I love this game and its graphics! The touch screen controls are fantastic and hearing the nostalgic sonudtrack reminds me of the days when I use to play this with my father as a child! The question is....are you willing to cough up $15!? The game only gets a 9/10 because it is missing some modes, weapon master mode and tag team mode! Other than that... a legendary masterpiece to play on the go! Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2012
    Soulcalibur makes an immensely welcome return this time on the small screen, a port of my all time fave slice-em-up. When I heard this was on its way, I was eager to see if I felt the same feeling I did back in my nostalgic dreamcast owning days, the answer is no, but tt didn't stop me from getting back into the action and enjoying yet again. It all works great, which is one of the doubts I initially had, the controls are layered out, arcade stick style, wasn't long before I was making sushi with my samurai, the action is fast, yet fluid, and the graphics are stunning. You really get the arcade feel here, their are several modes, arcade mode allows for unlocking more characters, making for a decent roster, and variety. Practice mode for brushing up, time attack, and survival mode, beating off endless waves of enemies. This is the best fighting game on iOS, but the one major problem here, would be a feature that this game should of come packed with....multiplayer, but you can't have it all, and who knows maybe one day, it may arrive. The other major question is the price is it worth it? For a fan like me yes, however it may not appeal to everyone. But I'm happy I finally got the chance to replay a classic one again. Expand