Tekken 4 PlayStation 2

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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 122 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tekken 4 marks the return of Namco's premier fighting franchise. Tekken strikes back with new jaw-dropping graphics, game play mechanics, and fearsome fighters. Newcomers engage old favorites in interactive, multi-leveled arenas. New strategies in fighting are introduced with the addition ofTekken 4 marks the return of Namco's premier fighting franchise. Tekken strikes back with new jaw-dropping graphics, game play mechanics, and fearsome fighters. Newcomers engage old favorites in interactive, multi-leveled arenas. New strategies in fighting are introduced with the addition of walls, terrain effects, position changes, and enhanced side-stepping. Expanded game modes such as Training, Team Battle and the new Tekken Force provide the player with a deeper game play experience. [Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. For twenty pounds you get arguably the greatest arcade fighting game ever created. That’s half the price of the forthcoming (and similarly but differently remarkable) "Soul Calibur 2."
  2. 90
    Mechanically superior and definitely oriented to the expert crowd, Namco's brand of four-limbed combat is comparable to just about anything out there. [Import review previously scored as a 94.]
  3. 90
    The series could use a bit more depth and original features, but its pedigree as a top-ranked fighter remains intact.
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    It just seems that there's been little improvement to the overall fighting system and single-player experience. [Oct 2002, p.34]
  5. One can’t help but think that Namco slightly rushed the title to get it out in time for "Virtua Fighter 4," the visuals aren’t exactly eye dropping but the gameplay is fast fluid and consistent. [Import]
  6. 71
    It looks a little better, but underneath the new trappings lies the same old game.
  7. GameNow
    50
    "VF4" puts it to shame. [Nov 2002, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
  1. RyanM.
    Feb 13, 2003
    10
    Addictive, fun, and wonderful graphics. Way better then TTT. This game has great ending videos, and it actually has a plot!!!!!! unlike mostAddictive, fun, and wonderful graphics. Way better then TTT. This game has great ending videos, and it actually has a plot!!!!!! unlike most other fighting games. Expand
  2. Kikoy
    Aug 4, 2004
    10
    The still is good and i love it, anyone there who likes Lei and knows many of tricks and juggles pls e-mail me at needle_squall@yahoo.com, i The still is good and i love it, anyone there who likes Lei and knows many of tricks and juggles pls e-mail me at needle_squall@yahoo.com, i would really appreciate it. Expand
  3. AnsonG.
    Jun 22, 2006
    10
    Great fighting action game i ever played.
  4. SolidTekkenfan,AndrewK.
    Jul 22, 2003
    9
    Almost the best..yet,some things could have been added to make it better they'll need to make a new version of Tekken and replace all of Almost the best..yet,some things could have been added to make it better they'll need to make a new version of Tekken and replace all of the bad stuff. Expand
  5. Apr 4, 2013
    8
    Not as good as its predecessor. Tekken 4 more or less is the same as 3, just with improved visuals and a few new characters. It was a littleNot as good as its predecessor. Tekken 4 more or less is the same as 3, just with improved visuals and a few new characters. It was a little bit of a let down at the time as I had expected so much more from it.

    Overall:
    On par with 3 but it should have been better.
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  6. Sammy
    Dec 14, 2002
    8
    Fantastic graphics and solid gameplay. but there is something lost in the move to the third dimension. there is also a strange lack ofFantastic graphics and solid gameplay. but there is something lost in the move to the third dimension. there is also a strange lack of backgrounds to fight in and the ones that are there lack the originality and charm of the ones found in 2. the music is nowhere near up to the standards of the previous games. still this is an excellent product just I know the company are capable of more. Expand
  7. BobbyS.
    Nov 29, 2002
    0
    Terribly atrocious.

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Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#3 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002