Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jun 28, 2011
    Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is a welcome addition to one of the best fighters available today and something Street Fighter fans will undoubtedly eat up.
  2. Aug 29, 2011
    Ultimately, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is a super-sized character expansion pack to an already impressive game. For 1,200 MSP ($15 USD), you're getting four new characters, a slew of balance changes and some tweaks to the online experience. It's not a revolution in play, but if you've already mastered Super Street Fighter IV, it does make the experience fresh again.
  3. Jun 29, 2011
    If this is your first time considering a shot at Street Fighter, grab this as a $40 retail package, and if you have SSFIV lying around, I think the fifteen bucks to get online and get competitive again is a great idea too.
  4. Jul 19, 2011
    Only the hardcore will get the most out of Arcade Edition. [Issue#207, p.93]
  5. Jun 28, 2011
    AE is fun, but just doesn't have a whole lot of staying power.
  6. Jun 17, 2011
    Street Fighter IV's Arcade Edition refines and balances the formula from one of the best fighting games.
  7. Oct 5, 2011
    SSFIV: Arcade Edition brings everything that previous iterations have brought to the table, but with four new characters and some tweaks to the gameplay. Hardcore fighting fans will salivate, but casual fans will wonder.
  8. Jul 31, 2011
    Regardless if you choose to make the jump to the Arcade Edition or not, Street Fighter IV is always worth playing.
  9. Jul 19, 2011
    Arcade Edition adds more variety to an already near perfect 2-D fighter, but there is really not enough added here for the less hardcore fighting game fans out there.
  10. If you're just updating, think twice unless you're desperate to see a heartless Ryu murder everyone in his path. [Aug 2011, p.110]
  11. 80
    A small, but really interesting update to a modern fighting game classic. There's a lot of fighters to play with now, so get to it!
  12. Jul 2, 2011
    Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is a nice but a little thin update. The four new characters add to an already impressive lineup. The cost of the update is relatively small so fans of this fantastic fighting game should definately give it a go.
  13. Jun 28, 2011
    Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition tweaks Super Street Fighter IV in a way that only passionate fans can appreciate. Beside the four new charachter there's a completely different balance for old charachters that gives the game a more "rushy" style of play.
  14. Jun 23, 2011
    Capcom enhances again its blockbuster, although perhaps the new features are not worth the price. If you have not played the previous SF4 versions, this is the best chance to try the return of the classic fighter.
  15. Jun 20, 2011
    If you're a hardcore Street Fighter IV fan, you obviously have to purchase this Arcade Edition in order to enjoy the latest changes of your favorite game. But some details suggest that Capcom didn't really finish its job. It's a shame, even though their game remains a reference for the genre. For more casual fighters, the bugs and balance issues we're referring to won't be really apparent, but in order to save a little money, if they didn't already fell for the regular and Super editions, they'd be well advised to wait for the boxed version - because clearly, this DLC Arcade Edition remains a little expensive as is.
  16. Jun 17, 2011
    Despite its price, fan soundln't miss this DLC. Yes, it's just forur new characters, but the gameplay is completely different, and the pros will feel like playing a brand new game.
  17. Jun 14, 2011
    If you're an obsessive fighting fan that demands the most up-to-date experience possible, then by all means download this update to Super Street Fighter IV. But if you're a more casual fighter, this isn't a must-buy piece of content.
  18. Jul 26, 2011
    Street Fighter IV is still one of the best fighting games, but where Super Street Fighter IV was a upgrade with some new DLC included, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is a simple upgrade of Super Street Fighter IV. There are some subtile improvements and a few new fighters. But when you have Super Street Fighter IV or Street Fighter IV, than this isn't really worth it.
  19. Jul 6, 2011
    If you worship at the altar of Ken and Ryu, you'll have Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition already. If you're simply a casual fan, with Super Street Fighter IV already, there is no reason to get this as a stand-alone game, considering that the only noticeable additions are the four new characters which you can just download as DLC for Super Street Fighter IV.
  20. Jun 6, 2011
    If you are one of those players that takes their tournament stick around the country and competes against the best, you'll undoubtedly want Arcade Edition in your collection. However, it's harder to recommend if you're on the more casual end.
  21. Jul 20, 2011
    For new players, Super Street Fighter IV - Arcade Edition is a great game to enter the world of Street Fighter. The casual gamer won't find much fun in this new arcade edition but the fighting fans will have the time of their life!
  22. Jul 2, 2011
    Arcade Edition is the most comprehensive version of Street Fighter IV released to date, and an essential buy for fans who don't already have Super Street Fighter IV.
  23. Not quite a new game but certainly more consequential than regular DLC, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition exists in a strange middle ground. [Aug 2011, p.84]
  24. Jul 1, 2011
    Honestly, the level of enjoyment you'll get out of the game will largely depend on which character you play. If the character you play is now one of the stronger fighters on the roster, then you'll most likely have a blast steamrolling the competition.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jan 18, 2012
    This update is far cheaper than the industry standard of $5 a character. The game is constantly being tweaked and balanced for competitive play, with a free version 2012 update being recently released. If you own an older copy of this game and aren't constantly going back to it, you wouldn't need this update. If you are constantly playing this game, you can upgrade your disk based version of Super or buy the DLC. Great edition to a wonderful fighting game. One of the staples of the community. Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2011
    I good addition to Super Street Fighter IV. It's much more than just 4 characters, most characters have had a few changes to them which changes the game a lot and how it can be played. If you're still active online, get it. If you want to get into Street Fighter IV, get this addition on disc. Full Review »
  3. Jun 7, 2013
    I have played nearly every type of fighting game and this is the by far the best game I have ever played in this genre and even the might street fighter 3 is pale by comparison. Full Review »