Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It’s just like being back in the arcades (with lots of Japanese kids kicking your arse). [August 2013, p79]
  2. Jul 1, 2013
    Tekken Revolution won't inspire people to toss out their old Tekken copies and embrace this wholeheartedly. Unless you exclusively play online, you'll miss out on the offline features and local multiplayer that make fighting games so much fun.
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    With Tekken Revolution the Tekken saga approaches Free to Play model in the best way.
  4. Jul 31, 2013
    One of the best ways to offer a free to play game, without harassing the gamer asking money and money to be competitive. The RPG elements are interesting and offer a new way to live the Tekken experience, but maybe series' old fans are not inclined to accept them.
  5. Jun 21, 2013
    A good experiment, that lacks content. With its more accessible gameplay, and some intelligent changes to the system, it may become a success in the future.
  6. Sep 20, 2013
    This free-to-play version of Tekken is a very good deal on the PSN. Of course it is free... but it also features beautiful graphics, more accessible gameplay and a lot of online gamers available to compete with.
  7. Aug 6, 2013
    Tekken Revolution is more experimental than Combot, but solid execution on some admittedly controversial ideas ensure that this free-to-play fighter is worth a bash. Franchise fans will feel more frustrated than Devil Jin upon witnessing the watered down gameplay mechanics, but casual combatants may find themselves lured back into the wacky world of the King of Iron Fist Tournament on the back of the digital download’s inherent accessibility and free entry fee.
  8. Jul 30, 2013
    The simplified gameplay mechanics and additional balancing ideas should provide a more level playing field to start off on. Longtime series fans, however, are likely to be left cold by this stripped-down title, which eschews the combo-juggling they are used to.
  9. Sep 1, 2013
    There's plenty to play with here, but you'll have to pay to win online. [Oct 2013, p.75]
  10. Jul 12, 2013
    The revolution of Tekken is real, but not necessary. Tekken Revolution appears like the poor version of a great brand. In this case, the free price was the only right price.
  11. Jun 25, 2013
    In its shrewd monetisation aspects and as a watered-down but sturdy entry in the series, Revolution unarguably achieves its goal. The King Of Iron Fist Tournament is now closer than it’s been for a long time to its arcade roots, but the sense of friendly competition has been replaced with an initially hostile, rich versus poor and, at times, pay-to-win atmosphere.
  12. Jun 17, 2013
    The business model in Tekken Revolution makes a great game only decent.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Jun 14, 2013
    Been having some good fun with this for the last 2 days. I don't know why everyone is moaning about no versus its a free to play game there made for online purposes. Full Review »
  2. Oct 16, 2013
    This is not a game, not because it is F2P which is almost always a bad things, but because it's a pay to win with abusive tickets, costumes and characters prices.

    In fact it's not even a new game because all the graphics assets are just those of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, nothing new or redone.

    And finally this is not a pleasant experience; you can't play with two players, you also have to have coins to play solo, and the online mode completely lacks of equilibrium and evens cheats you on search options: even though you chose a limit of 3 ranks or a good internet connection, the game will impose you fights with players 20 more ranks than you or stuttering connection...
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  3. Jun 15, 2013
    I think this game is really fun but like all of the other Tekken games, lots of people just spam moves or not even let you move. This game is free so it makes up for the flaws, it's a great game over all. Full Review »