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  • Summary: The Darkstalkers fighting game franchise returns and ready to take the scrap to current gen consoles. Featuring a unique and colorful array of characters blended with fast-paced fighting action, Darkstalkers Resurrection sports 2 games (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3), in the same package. Each game has a bag of features added including: robust GGPO-enabled online game play, HD graphical filtering with multiple viewing options, replay sharing, Spectator Mode, in-game achievements, Challenge/Tutorial Mode and an un-lockable vault filled with concept artwork, videos and more. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Mar 26, 2013
    91
    Graphics are recreated to perfection.
  2. May 10, 2013
    85
    In fact, this is such a solid package that I don't have any outright criticisms, although it would have been nice if they'd thrown in the original Darkstalkers for completion's sake.
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    82
    If you enjoyed Darkstalkers in the past, you will absolutely love Resurrection. If you didn’t, Resurrection isn’t going to convert you. And if you never played Darkstalkers in the past, what’s the matter with you? Sign on to PSN or XBLA and get this game. You owe it to yourself to experience one of the most important titles in fighting game history.
  4. Mar 12, 2013
    80
    In terms of creating a stable online environment where you can adjust the GGPO delay and see your opponent's ping rating before a match begins, Resurrection is hard to fault.
  5. Mar 22, 2013
    80
    Resurrection is great and just one of the many little treasures buried deep in Capcom's lair of gaming classics.
  6. Mar 15, 2013
    80
    Though the games themselves may be a little too obscure or esoteric for some fighting-game fanatics, Capcom’s under-appreciated Darkstalkers series has been brought back in fantastic fashion in Darkstalkers Resurrection.
  7. Mar 12, 2013
    70
    Not much to do in the single player modes, but online these special fighting games by Capcom really shine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Mar 28, 2013
    10
    Amazing game, don't know what is with all the hate, just buy it, it's pretty cheap, and it's ton of fun with friends, just get this game as soon s possible. Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2013
    9
    As a newcomer to the series, I must say this was a perfect introduction to the series. Although it may have a few downsides, that shouldn't distract one from picking this up. It plays well and what's not to like about that? Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    9
    This is an amazing port of an amazing pair of games. Night Warriors and Darkstalkers 3 are as different as night and day. The first is a lot closer to the Street Fighter Alpha games, but with Chain Combos, which are the predecessor to the combo systems of Guilty Gear and games of it's style. Techniques that would also make it's way into other fighting games are the ES moves, which became EX moves in Street Fighter III. There's some others bod oh boy there's almost too much to list.

    The other game, Darkstalkers 3, has a non-traditional knockout system... which is to say you have 2+ Life Bars, and the fight resumes immediately after one is deplete without the prior round winner recovering As a result this is one of the fastest fighting games in memory. Your damaged health also regenerates fairly fast... within limits of course, so any issues this system causes are swiftly negated. Both games are considered to be amazing games, but are different enough that they warranted being a double pack. Now, there is an issue where there's slightly less in terms of framerate than the arcade originals, but make no mistake, this is probably one of the best ports Capcom has put out yet. There's also a few imbalances, but these are hard to fault since they were in the original games too, and it's not worth throwing a fit over. Go and buy this game immediately if you are a fighting game, fan, you won't be disappointed, whether you started on Street Fighter or are a fan of later games.
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  4. Apr 18, 2013
    8
    Darkstalkers has always been one of the most original and unique fighters when it comes to its variety of playable misfits and monsters. It's nostalgic pleasure to longtime players and visual delight for newcomers that have yet to enter this bizarre, bizarre franchise that has kept fans anxious for a next-gen sequel. Expand
  5. May 12, 2013
    6
    This game brought back many memories from the ps1, I love the characters and I thoroughly enjoyed this game. The controls and sound are top notch, the visuals don't look any better than the original Darkstalkers 3 that I downloaded from PSN several months ago. The DLC is useless crap that doesn't add to gameplay or to the replay value. I still recommend this game to all fighting game fans, if for no other reason than nostalgia and the great characters. My score is low due to the graphics which I feel are not truly "HD". Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2013
    1
    I didn't know other Darkstalkers game, so I thought that was a good idea try this one (Demo Version). Well, I downloaded it, installed and, for my surprise, I saw a old Sega Saturn game. Characters are nice, but that graphics/gameplay... well.... In short, Darkstalkers Ressurection is exclusively for his fans.
    PS: what really bother me is PS Store asking for this game 25 euros... was fair if price was €0,50 or €0,99
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  7. Mar 16, 2013
    0
    characters that were removed for no reason, poorly executed screen, and high price earns 0/10 for me. Sadly Capcom once again shows it's cheap side and wants more money for less quality. Expand

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