• Publisher: Hudson
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2003
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
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  1. MysteryMan???
    Nov 13, 2003
    6
    Too.....Easy??
  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.
  3. 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, 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
    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    now graphics are outdated, the look like more 2002 or 2001, and this game released 2 months before 2004!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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Awards & Rankings

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#48 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
21
#21 Most Shared PS2 Game of 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. PSM Magazine
    60
    I was also disappointed to see that BR4 is still lacking in the ever-important single-player experience. [Holiday 2003, p.44]
  2. Play Magazine
    67
    Being able to upgrade you characters is fantastic, but instead of offering interesting challenges or match types to do this with, career mode presents a boring glut of one-round bouts. [Nov 2003, p.92]
  3. 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]