• Publisher: Hudson
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2003
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. It's the perfect example of the sort of game that seems to poised to make its mark on the world and then inexplicably proceeds to hang out at the local mall for its entire adult life.
  2. From its outdated graphics to button-mashing combos, and from its lame cast of new/returning characters to the needless addition of unnecessary gore, Bloody Roar 4 is weak sausage in a videogame system packed with succulent buffets of interactive brawling ("VF 4: Evo," "Tekken 4," etc.).
  3. Its arenas are cramped, flat, and bland, and its gameplay structure is dated, boring, and laughable. [Dec 2003, p.152]
  4. The Bloody Roar name had its day; compared to other fighters now available, the lack of depth is a serious issue.
  5. There's nothing good to say about the gameplay, which ignores skill and encourages button-mashing. Stay away from this beast -- it bites. [Dec 2003, p.222]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. GaryBall
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    I love this game!! I wish more games these days would cater to the growing homosexual gaming community. My boyfriend and I go all giddy over the sweet animal-turnin'-into action. This has to be the best game around... until Bloody Roar 5: U Go Girl Turbomax Fashion Edition comes out. And I'm really sorry for Wang P's loss. One time I accidentally killed an old lady. Full Review »
  2. JimmiA.
    Dec 18, 2005
    7
    It´s a good fighting game, but you must give it some time. After you have learned the different combos, you see the depht in the game. But it´s not same class like : Tekken 5, Virtua fighter 4 Evolution, but it´s still a very good game. Full Review »
  3. LuisH.
    Jul 25, 2005
    10
    Is a great game, i think we have to see the video games like a way to have fun, bloody roar 4 is one.