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  • Summary: Bringing together an all encompassing fighting title, this collection is comprised of "Hyper Street Fighter II," a blend of the previous Street Fighter II editions which will incorporate the character variations and features found throughout the series, and the arcadesmash hit "StreetBringing together an all encompassing fighting title, this collection is comprised of "Hyper Street Fighter II," a blend of the previous Street Fighter II editions which will incorporate the character variations and features found throughout the series, and the arcadesmash hit "Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike." Rather than simply including conversions of the five entries in the series: Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo, "Hyper Street Fighter II" lets you mix and match characters from the different versions for a plethora of different match-ups and replayability. "Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike" offers a total of 19 different playable characters, each with their own special ability including Makoto, a Karate expert from Japan; Q, a mysterious entity with no explanation of his existence; Twelve, a humanoid weapon developed to follow orders and destroy upon command; and Remy, a Frenchman who is seeking to ease his grief through revenge. Chun Li, the famous martial arts expert, is selectable at the beginning. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. 100
    Thankfully, Capcom included a near-perfect arcade port of "Street Fighter III", a fighting game as unsung as it is flawless. [Oct 2004, p.82]
  2. It would have been nice to make the collection more complete by adding the first two versions of "Street Fighter III."
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    No other 2D fighter offers the same weirdly perfect blend of tight controls, intuitive moves, and lovable characters. [Sept 2004, p.105]
  4. GMR Magazine
    80
    To be perfectly clear: This is the best 2D fighting game ever made...a 2D fighter fan's dream come true. [Sept 2004, p.95]
  5. "Third Strike" is, arguably, the definitive 2D fighting game on the PS2.
  6. There's not much here to fuel the kind of nostalgia the promise of reliving the days of yore, huddled around an arcade cabinet, fighting over what quarter resting on the glass was yours, and generally just reminiscing about a simpler time can provide.
  7. It’s probably Capcom’s most disappointing offering to the fighting game genre since 1997’s dismal "Street Fighter Collection."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. DrakeJ.
    Jul 21, 2004
    10
    Great Game !
  2. JiZames
    Jun 25, 2004
    10
    Hyper SF2 already got good reviews and you CAN'T mess with the fighter that started it all...and now they're adding SF3: 3rd Strike Hyper SF2 already got good reviews and you CAN'T mess with the fighter that started it all...and now they're adding SF3: 3rd Strike to the bag?? This is without a doubt, the greatest anniversary collection ever created in video game history. 3rd Strike will always remain unmatched in terms of being the best 2D fighter ever created and the most stable. Capcom finally did something right. Expand
  3. TishaC.
    Sep 23, 2006
    10
    This game is wonderful! It is like getting at least 3 games in one and well worth it for anyone who grew up playing these games when they This game is wonderful! It is like getting at least 3 games in one and well worth it for anyone who grew up playing these games when they were new and for anyone who is simply playing for the first time! Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Aug 8, 2004
    10
    Possibly the greatest 2d fighting game ever! stop what you are doing and buy this right now.
  5. Fighter17
    Dec 25, 2004
    10
    Famous fighting game, $30, and two games in one, what more do you what?
  6. TioC.
    Jul 5, 2005
    10
    It rocks man i played and it was cool but to bad they dont have street fighters ex3.
  7. OzH.
    Aug 19, 2007
    7
    The best part about this game is the fact that you can beat it on the easiest level and still get the character's ending. Nothing much The best part about this game is the fact that you can beat it on the easiest level and still get the character's ending. Nothing much has actually been done to improve the game. Didn't love 'Third Strike' as much the classic is still the best. Collapse

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Awards & Rankings

#95 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#86 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004