Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 72
    The PSN title will remain the preserve of retro fans, and those who prefer either a simpler or more affordable game than Street Fighter II's bigger and better sequel. [Issue#176, p.95]
  2. Fortunately for everyone, Street Fighter’s core gameplay still prevails and that is really all fighting games are about.
  3. SSFIITHDR is by no means a bad game, but to release this in Europe just hours before the Street Fighter IV launch is just inconsiderate, and Capcom have managed to outmaneuver themselves. However, there's lots of exciting fighting to be had in this game, and the graphics look just like we imagined that they did back in the days.
  4. That doesn't mean the online play is perfect. In fact, many people have reported matchmaking issues and assorted glitches. Matchmaking shouldn't be a problem when playing with friends via invites (on either PSN or XBL), but when playing random players it's a mixed bag.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Mar 28, 2014
    10
    Best Street Fighter 2 Game i have ever played. And yes, i've been playing since Street Fighter 1 !! This version is amazing!! Very wellBest Street Fighter 2 Game i have ever played. And yes, i've been playing since Street Fighter 1 !! This version is amazing!! Very well balanced fighters (some top experts helped to balance it), beatiful graphic, great multiplayer and still they kept the option to play in the old style. Street Fighter fans can't miss this game. Full Review »
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    4
    It may have been good in its day but I'm really not seeing the "HD" part of it. Stages are acceptable but some characters are almostIt may have been good in its day but I'm really not seeing the "HD" part of it. Stages are acceptable but some characters are almost unrecognisable compared to Street Fighter IV, which obviously looks better. In terms of balancing, throws do too much damage and you generally get very little health so rounds finish fast. However, it's not fast paced or fluent since controls and movement feel clunky and blocky rather than smooth. It doesn't seem to run at 60 FPS even though it probably does. Strategy and skill are short-lived and this apparent classic becomes more of an arcade mess-about rather than something more serious. Combos don't really seem to exist either. If you've played Street Fighter Iv avoid this if not it may be a simple way to get started since it's so difficult to take seriously. Full Review »
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    10
    Amazing!!! First off, I will tell you my background on the series. I probably wasted hundreds of dollars in quarters on the arcade games, andAmazing!!! First off, I will tell you my background on the series. I probably wasted hundreds of dollars in quarters on the arcade games, and my first true street fighter game was Super Street Fighter II Turbo on the Super Nintendo. I must have poured a thousand hours into that game and didn't realize I loved it so much until I played it recently. I couldn't believe how many moves I remembered, and how nostalgic the game made me feel. So, I figured I should buy SSF4 for my PS3 and give in to my urge to kick some butt again. After some research and trying SSF4 for a few free 15 minute game sessions on my Onlive Game console, I decided I would rather spend the money on a game i didn't even get to try (SSF2 HD Remix). As soon as I tried it, the game brought me back. I guess they rebalanced the game, but I didn't notice. It's pretty much the exact same game as before. The animations and timing for the moves are perfect! The graphics though, get a major overhaul. Capcom had Udon comic book company in Japan completely redraw all of the characters and levels of the game and they animated it all in HD to make it looks as if you're watching an Anime film. I also love the music. It is essentially the same soundtrack that is updated with a more heavy metal, Dragon Ball Z type of sound. ( By the way, you can go back to classic music if you choose). Also, we have a multiplayer online mode with no lag, and there is a character move list for all the fighters, so you won't have to worry about that either. Without a doubt, this is an amazing effort and I will go right back to playing the game as soon as I finish posting this review, with hopes that I can convince others to buy this game instead of the more expensive SSF4, like I originally was going to buy. Full Review »