Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 51
  2. Negative: 8 out of 51
  1. Jan 17, 2012
    82
    Debuting at $40, Tekken Hybrid isn't a bad deal considering you are getting a feature film, an HD remake of a complete game, and a fantastic preview of a new one. Still, you have to be a pretty major Tekken fan to invest in this unique bundle that smacks of marketing hype – not that that's necessarily bad.
  2. Dec 9, 2011
    82
    Practically a Tekken Tag Tournament HD, since Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue is just a small taster and Tekken: Blood Vengeance is a B-class computer animation. That's fine, since TTT is still alive and kicking. [Dec 2011]
  3. Jun 29, 2012
    80
    Tekken Tag Tournament feels fresh and sharp, even over ten years later, but it's a pity that everything in the game comes unlocked as there's less incentive to play the full roster of characters in order to open up the hidden characters or Tekken Bowling, but there will be those (lazy) people pleased by Namco's choice. It can be easily picked up for under £20 now, so if you can't wait for TTT2 to arrive or you were a big fan of the original, it's definitely worth a look.
  4. Dec 8, 2011
    80
    The updated visuals of Tekken Tag Tournament on the PS3 is a joy to see and surprisingly the gameplay has dated well. However the taste of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue is definitely something to wet your appetite until the next Tekken game. Definitely for fans!
  5. 80
    While the CG flick is a bit hit and miss in places, the HD revamp of Tekken Tag and the playable teaser of its sequel should keep hardcore fans more than satisfied until the full version of Tekken Tag 2 shows up.
  6. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    From the 3D film to the HD-ified Tekken Tag Tournament, if you are a super fan of the series, this is a solid chunk of Tekken content, and a fine way to pass the time until Tekken Tag Tournament 2 hits.
  7. Jan 9, 2012
    79
    A spruced-up classic, a tantalising teaser and a daft but stunning movie make up a triple threat that perfectly celebrates a real fighting legend. [Issue#213, p.86]
  8. Nov 23, 2011
    79
    At its matinee price of $40, Tekken Hybrid definitely isn't a shabby deal in the end.
  9. Dec 20, 2011
    78
    Even though the visual aren't all that impressive, this is a great HD version of a superb fighting game, backed up by a demo that definitely raises expectations for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Tekken: Blood Vengeance is a spectacular movie, but it doesn't stay as interesting in between fight scenes.
  10. Nov 28, 2011
    78
    Tekken Hybrid is a compilation of Tekken Tag HD, Tekken Tag 2 demo and the Tekken Blood Vengeance movie. It will really only appeal to the hardcore Tekken fans overall.
  11. Dec 1, 2011
    77
    This is a decent package for the hardcore Tekken fan, but not many others. If you are a fighting game fan, the lack of online will be the biggest deterrent, and a demo is still a demo in most people's eyes.
  12. Dec 1, 2011
    77
    Tekken Hybrid is a collection dedicated to the fans of the first Tekken Tag, cause Tekken Tag 2 is in fact just a demo with Trophies. But for the fans, TTT HD is really the best tekken ever created, the only version without random moves and fake framelists.
  13. Nov 27, 2011
    76
    Tekken Hybrid may be aimed squarely at fans of the series, but it still feels like one of those retailer bundle packages that makes you buy a whole bunch of extra stuff for the one thing you actually wanted.
  14. Feb 7, 2012
    75
    Having two games featuring trophy and 3D support plus a feature length animated 3D movie all on one disc is a good deal for Tekken fans. Dated gameplay in Tekken Tag Tournament is highly evident when played back to back with the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, but that doesn't take away from the genre changing the title encouraged during it's initial release.
  15. Dec 12, 2011
    75
    None of its three parts is especially remarkable, as Tekken Tag doesn't include extras or major improvements, Tekken Tag 2 is just a demo, and the movie won't change your life, but Tekken Hybrid has a great price and includes three contents that Tekken followers will enjoy, especially the game and the movie in its 3D version.
  16. Dec 12, 2011
    75
    Hardcore Tekken fans will most likely buy Tekken Hybrid without a second thought, especially if they want to play Tekken Tag Tournament but don't have a PS2 or a backward-compatible PS3 in their collection. For the more casual fans of the series, purchasing the title will come down to whether or not they find the included film enjoyable since that accounts for the bulk of the cost.
  17. Summarized the battle system in Hybrid revolves around tags. Get your second character in the fight at the exact right time to complete a combo and you'll be sure to win most fights. Combinations of certain fighters give access to unique attacks or powerful throws. [January 2012, p.76]
  18. Nov 23, 2011
    74
    Tekken Hybrid costs forty dollars, which is a reasonable price considering you're getting a full game, a full movie, and a demo for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. If you're a Tekken fan, this is probably worth checking out. If not, there's a small chance Tekken Prologue might convert you.
  19. Nov 30, 2011
    72
    So what are you getting for your $70, then? To be honest, not a lot. The remake's cool and all but you'd be hard pressed to justify paying more than $20 for it alone - even if you're a hardcore Tekken fan.
  20. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    Unlike the visuals, Tag Tournament's mechanics are still as polished and finely-tuned today as they were almost twelve years ago. [May 2012, p.70]
  21. Feb 6, 2012
    70
    Tekken Hybrid is a combo package of game, demo and film. The revamp of Tekken Tag Tournament HD looks good and feels relevant compared to modern fighters. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Prologue gives a nice taste of what's to come, but a few more characters to try out would have been better. The film lacks a good story, but looks amazing. This package is an oddity that might confuse newcomers to the games, but will please the fans.
  22. While a bit old fashioned, Tekken Tag Tournament succeeds as an HD update and a cheerfully robust brawler. [January 2012, p.70]
  23. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    Compared to more recent fighters, Tekken Tag Tournament doesn't hold up too well, but it still offers a good deal of fun with it's old-school team-brawling.
  24. Dec 11, 2011
    70
    Tekken Hybrid consists of a HD-remake of Tekken Tag Tournament, a demo of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and the full lenght movie Tekken Blood Vengance. Though Tekken Tag Tournament still holds out pretty good against modern fighting games, Tekken Hybrid as a whole is more for the hardcore Tekken fans.
  25. Dec 5, 2011
    70
    Tekken Hybrid is a pretty reasonable bundle for the hardcore Tekken fan.
  26. Dec 1, 2011
    70
    Tekken Hybrid offers all that a Tekken fan could desire: a 3D film, a revamped classic and a slice of the future of the series. Tekken: Blood Vengeance delivers great action scenes, but as a movie the story is not as interesting as it should. On the other hand, the HD version of Tekken Tag Tournament allow us to recover a great classic of the fighting genre, although it's clearly lacking an online mode. Finally, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue is just a demo of what's comming next year, but we're sure fans will want to put their hands on as soon as possible. In the end, a good package that could be much better.
  27. Dec 19, 2011
    68
    A compilation that lacks dedication, with a passable animation film, a remastered game and a short demo. We recommend it only to fans that can't live without having all the Tekken products in their home.
  28. Apr 10, 2012
    65
    TTT is only going to meet the needs of the hardcore fans who need something to keep them busy until TTT2 is released this Fall.
  29. Dec 8, 2011
    65
    Tekken Hybrid has the nostalgia fans will adore, I'm sure. For that reason alone, I suppose I can recommend it to the die-hard followers.
  30. Nov 24, 2011
    65
    A strange mix between a not-so-polished HD remaster, a movie and a short demo. Worth the price only for the most hardcore fans.
  31. Dec 17, 2011
    62
    Only hardcore Tekken fans should consider adding this to their collection. [Jan 2012, p.98]
  32. 60
    A mediocre movie, a re-release of and old classic, and a demo of an upcoming game. That's what Tekken Hybrid contains, and whether you should get it depends entirely on how much you miss playing Tekken Tag Tournament. If you don't, there's little reason to pick this up, unless you really, really love everything related to the Tekken games and universe.
  33. A bundle tailor-made for diehard Tekken fans that'll leave the average gamer feeling hoodwinked. [Jan 2012, p.84]
  34. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    Those who absolutely must have a slice of Tekken action this year will no doubt find something to enjoy in Tekken Hybrid. The game is a rather thin package that won't appeal to anyone unaccustomed to the series, and indeed, this would be a terrible place for them to start.
  35. Dec 7, 2011
    60
    Tekken Hybrid a package that contains a graphically-updated version of a game that was released 12 years ago, a game demo and a movie. Most gamers are going to find the $60 price tag hard to swallow, so only hardcore Tekken fans need apply.
  36. More problematic is that neither game feels as accomplished as the genre's best. SFIV is deeper and more technical, and there's more fun to be had in MVC3's frantic tag action. But there are worse ways to spend £25, even if the whole thing would actually be more valuable without the movie – the poisonous, horse-leg doner of the bunch.
  37. Nov 30, 2011
    60
    Namco tries to get a few extra dollars from you hard earned money with a cheap collection including an old game, a demo and a movie. This should've been a downloadable thing for PSN and there is nothing here that's worth a full retail price.
  38. Jan 10, 2012
    55
    The original Tekken Tag Tournament is included and is the only part of this collection worth playing.
  39. Nov 30, 2011
    55
    Tekken Hybrid is a shallow collection that doesn't give Tekken Tag Tournament the rerelease it deserves.
  40. 50
    For a product that seeks to please the fans, Tekken Hybrid does not offer as much promised.
  41. Dec 28, 2011
    50
    Die-hard fans only need apply for this package.
  42. Dec 7, 2011
    50
    Even though the price tag of this package is on the low side, Tekken Tag Tournament HD has no online mode, TTT2 is just a demo and the movie Blood Vengeance is quite bad. Recommended only to hardcore fans of the series.
  43. Dec 1, 2011
    50
    Although fans may be happy with the contents offered by Tekken Hybrid, an HD remake and an awful CG movie surely won't be enough for the majority of PS3 owners.
  44. Dec 19, 2011
    45
    You must be a really big Tekken fan if you want to buy Tekken Hybrid. This collection does so many things wrong in so many ways that it's a disgrace to the Tekken franchise. Your best bet is to wait for the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  45. Dec 22, 2011
    42
    So overall, I'm not too enthused with Tekken Hybrid. TTT is fun enough, but feels awfully outdated compared to modern fighters. And as a port, it lacks the necessary bells and whistles we've come to expect from similar releases.
  46. Feb 6, 2012
    40
    Tekken Hybrid should have been a nice display of the series qualities, and its latest iteration Tekken Tag Tournament 2. But this last title's demo is really poor both in content and tech quality, the HD remastering of the original TTT a lazy one, and the Tekken Blood Vengeance movie, though visually stunning, remains completely crazy story-wise. Is this compilation of content worth its price ? We hardly think so.
  47. Jan 12, 2012
    40
    Even Tekken fans can be offended by this. Charging almost forty euros for a ten year old game remake, a demo and a crappy movie is unacceptable.
  48. Dec 16, 2011
    40
    The most disappointing aspect of Tekken Hybrid isn't the bare-bones update of Tekken Tag Tournment or the dreadful CG film included in the release. It's the fact that it feels like a squandered opportunity for something bigger.
  49. Nov 25, 2011
    40
    A peculiar multimedia bundle that features a near worthless HD update, a paid-for demo and a terrible CGI movie. Fighting game fans can do a lot better.
  50. Nov 22, 2011
    40
    Tekken Hybrid is an interesting experiment in marketing, but it's also an overpriced, vestigial product released in a digital age, and its confusing trinity of titles simply cannot justify its existence as anything more than a shallow, gluttonous attempt at cashing-in on the series' most devout fans.
  51. Jan 10, 2012
    25
    I honestly don't know why anyone would buy Tekken Hybrid. If you love Tekken Tag Tournament, there's no reason to drop $40 on this head scratcher when there's a likely superior, current sequel in the cards that will offer the online play and other mod cons that this remaster doesn't. The "prologue" should have been a free download.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. ZeV
    Nov 26, 2011
    10
    Great exclusive for the PlayStation3 ! The movie included in the Bluray is spectacular,the quality is awesome in pure HD glory ! For theGreat exclusive for the PlayStation3 ! The movie included in the Bluray is spectacular,the quality is awesome in pure HD glory ! For the games,Tekken Tag Tournament is brillantly revamped and remastered,it's a marvel for all fans of Tekken...For the Tekken Tag 2 Prologue,trophies are here,and this demo gives us a good vision of the future this game !

    In fact Tekken Hybrid is for all the the Tekken fans ! A great product and cheap !
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  2. Nov 27, 2011
    3
    I feel that a 3 is very generous for this offering. First, we get a horrible movie that will certainly be available at bargain-bin prices inI feel that a 3 is very generous for this offering. First, we get a horrible movie that will certainly be available at bargain-bin prices in no time. Secondly, we get a half-assed "HD Update" of a game that most Tekken fans already own. This "HD" Tekken Tag hardly looks better than the original and offers no extras, namely a glaring lack of online functionality. Finally, we're presented a demo with a title slapped on it and a few trophies as justification.

    The real worth of this bundle? 10 dollars at most.
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  3. Dec 13, 2011
    7
    TEKKEN: BLOOD VENGEANCE was quite entertaining with some exhilarating fighting scenes, unfortunately, there wasn't enough fighting and theTEKKEN: BLOOD VENGEANCE was quite entertaining with some exhilarating fighting scenes, unfortunately, there wasn't enough fighting and the story bits felt a little contrived. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT HD is a classic fighting game, reborn with HD graphics, the game looks and plays great, the problem is, it is a bare bones port, in this age it is almost unthinkable to release a fighting game without online support, but here it is. Lack of online support aside, the game is still a blast to play solo or with local multi-player, I especially love the ability to play through any mode on co-op. TEKKEN TAG 2 PROLOGUE is little more than a demo for next years game but its a nice added bonus nonetheless. The game features four key characters from Blood Vengeance and there's several different ending screens to unlock if you don't get too bored fighting the same four characters over and over. Despite is obvious lack of content (for obvious reasons) the game handles very well and I look forward to things to come. Full Review »