Bloody Roar 4 PlayStation 2

  • 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
Buy On
  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 From its outdated graphics to button-mashing combos, and from its lame cast of new/returning characters to the needless addition of unnecessary gore, Bloody Roar 4 is weak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. Cheat Code Central
    40
    The Bloody Roar name had its day; compared to other fighters now available, the lack of depth is a serious issue.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    37
    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]

Awards & Rankings

48
#48 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
21
#21 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Aug 13, 2016
    7
    this game is ok overall, it depends on which version you play.

    because of the fact there is 2 versions of this game one of ntsc-u and pal,
    this game is ok overall, it depends on which version you play.

    because of the fact there is 2 versions of this game
    one of ntsc-u and pal, which has the english voice acting
    and the ntsc-j which has japanese voice acting.

    now, im giving the bloody roar 4 at pal and ntsc-u 4/10, the game's "voice acting" at the pal and ntsc-u is absolutely horrible, some of the voice acting are so damn unfitting to the characters (bakuryu,xion and ryoho) which were hilariously bad sometimes, especially xion. the worst part is the cutscenes which the voice acting ain't fitting to the damn lip syncing which says the words in japanese, why hudson couldn't change that to english lip syncing?!

    now the japanese version voice acting is good, it fits to the characters and they don't have much problems.

    now graphics are outdated, the look like more 2002 or 2001, and this game released 2 months before 2004!

    so that's not cool, sry.

    controls feel to me a bit stiff, but im settling with them.

    overall the japanese version is good, but the english is ****
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  2. 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 overI 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 »
  3. 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. 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 »