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  • Summary: Tekken Revolution is a free-to-play exclusive launching exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
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. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    With Tekken Revolution the Tekken saga approaches Free to Play model in the best way.
  3. Jul 1, 2013
    80
    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.
  4. Jul 30, 2013
    70
    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.
  5. Aug 6, 2013
    70
    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.
  6. Sep 1, 2013
    69
    There's plenty to play with here, but you'll have to pay to win online. [Oct 2013, p.75]
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    60
    The business model in Tekken Revolution makes a great game only decent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Jun 24, 2013
    9
    For a free game, Tekken Revolution is really good.
    But no training mode?? (Namco said they will add it soon though)
    Tekken is one of the
    For a free game, Tekken Revolution is really good.
    But no training mode?? (Namco said they will add it soon though)
    Tekken is one of the best fighting games, very fun, and Revolution is a good exemple.
    But i'm not a big fan of the coins system, just my personal opinion.
    Everyone can try it since it's free, and probably will like it.
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  2. ERB
    Sep 1, 2013
    9
    One of the best games I've ever played this year especially that this game is a free-to-play game.I mean that is awesome.The game play of thisOne of the best games I've ever played this year especially that this game is a free-to-play game.I mean that is awesome.The game play of this game is so awesome and good.I mean after you beat your opponent you got to see the final strike or technique you've done to beat him.How cool is that!And even the graphics of this game has good quality.I mean its the best graphics I've ever seen in a fighting game!

    But the only problem in this game is that you can only play arcade mode if you have battle coins or Premium tickets.That disappointed me too much that I can't put a score of 10 in this game.I mean this game should have been the best game I've ever played if this game is like the other Tekken games where you can play freely without paying.

    Well even though that disappointed me too much I can't say that this is a bad game because I think that this game rocks!I will give this game a score of 9/10 because This game is awesome!I'm telling you these guys try downloading this game now and try playing It!This game is cool!
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  3. Feb 2, 2015
    8
    I decided to write a review about this game since most of the bad user reviews here that obviously are from people who want to express theirI decided to write a review about this game since most of the bad user reviews here that obviously are from people who want to express their hate for the Free-To-Play model and obviously never spent a second playing it.

    I own Tekken 6, Tag Tournament 2, yet I currently play a round or two of Revolution almost daily. It has the graphics and feel of TTT2, which is the best incarnation of Tekken in my opinion, but has a focus on 1-on-1 fighting, which I personally prefer while learning to become better at the game. The fighters on the initial roster cover the styles broadly, the Capoeira fighters are initially absent, but that's probably for the better since beginners might initially get a lot of success by button mashing Eddie or Christie and later hit a wall when they have to play against better players where they actually have to learn the more complex move set of the Capoeira style.

    3 modes are available, Online Ranked Match, Online Player Match and Arcade, which are the most fun modes anyways. It is remarkable how much you can get out of Tekken Revolution without ever spending any money on it. While I wouldn't say that Tekken in general is easy for beginners, this is a risk-free way to get to know the Tekken series for someone who is willing to put in a little time. Someone new to Revolution should maybe first start reading the Software Manual, then head in to Training mode to get a feel for which fighter feels best to them and then train in Arcade Mode to build up their favorite fighter.

    While you play the game there are a number of rewards to earn: Fight Money, Gift Points, Experience and Blood Seals. There are also 2 types of player levels, the rank, as measured in the Kyu/Dan system and the experience level.

    The rank is increased by winning online matches, while the experience level reflects the time on spent by playing the game in general which results in higher Power, Endurance and Vigor stats. When playing ranked matches, the rank is the one that is used to find the matching opponent.

    Gift Points are used to unlock new characters one is not quite happy with their initial choice, so over time the roster will fill up by simply playing. There is one character which is entirely new to the Tekken series, namely Eliza, a vampire which is a fan community choice. To unlock the character, the player needs to earn 20000 Blood Seals which takes quite a while.

    Everything described above is free, and as I said, one could play Tekken Revolution and be happy without spending money on it, so where is the Free to Play aspect ?

    Well, the game limits the amount of times that can be played without waiting, by having a virtual currency. These coins are used to play each mode, are limited in number and they renew after some time, one hour per coin for Arcade mode and half an hour for online.

    In addition there are Premium coins and Premium tickets, which earn you more rewards than regular coins especially during special events which come up from time to time. Premium coins are purchased with real money in the store, while Premium tickets are awarded by the game on certain occasions.

    In conclusion, Tekken Revolution is a great version of Tekken, the graphics are on par with Tekken Tag Tournament, the available modes work well and it gives people a chance to try out the series without spending money if they don't want to. Never at any point do you feel forced to spend cash on it, it is entirely optional. Just wanted to get that out to provide a fair opinion to a game that deserves a fair treatment.
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  4. Jul 25, 2013
    7
    EN: Tekken Revolution has a really powerful arcade feeling, it don't have all the characters that it could, but as a free game, theEN: Tekken Revolution has a really powerful arcade feeling, it don't have all the characters that it could, but as a free game, the limitations are understandable and aren't a big deal.

    PT-BR: Tekken Revolution tem uma vibe arcade muito forte, ele não tem todos os personagens que poderia mas como um jogo gratuito, as limitações são compreensíveis e não incomodam.
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  5. Jul 26, 2013
    6
    For a Tekken game this is pretty sub par. The adding of some new moves makes the game interesting or would except this game it the worseFor a Tekken game this is pretty sub par. The adding of some new moves makes the game interesting or would except this game it the worse turtling game I ever played. I never played a fighting game where you had to wait for someone to do a special move or invincible move. Tekken Revolution was a revolution all right.For Spammers.This game is good if you're not good at fighting games and new to Tekken.Most of the people I play online are bad.they grab spam and use Special Art spam.The other moves on the game are pretty much useless.As a Tekken Fan seeing bad players flock to this game and are able to win also because of the point allocation system stops me from taking this Tekken game seriously.But to be fair it was made to be "free" and tailor made for newbies.I hate that the majority of the cast isn't on there but they still have Asuka and more characters should still be on the way.The music is forgettable.The stages are rehashed from Tekken Tag Tournament 2.If Fighting games were to go free to play like this or Dead or Alive5 Ultimate I'd give up the genre.This Tekken is a causal game.But its WAY too casual.I don't like having to dumb down to defeat an opponent.Traditionally in Tekken it took skill to win.On Revolution though that's a out the window.Its going to set Revolution players up for failure when they try the real games.Its fun but has only Arcade and online versus and nothing else.I thought TTT2's juggling was overkill until Revolution came out.The game was almost a step in the right direction but alas it falls to the same thing that burdens Fighting games now.Too Much flash not enough substance Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2014
    5
    Tekken Revolution is a f2p take on the Tekken series. Now of course there are major changes.

    First off they gave every character an
    Tekken Revolution is a f2p take on the Tekken series. Now of course there are major changes.

    First off they gave every character an invincible move where it absorbs an attack and if it does it's guaranteed to hit. This is a double edge sword due to the players who have no idea how to play just spam the **** out of the invincible move. However a decent/good player will know that it can be countered by ANYTHING when it's blocked, thus leading to punishing the spammer with a combo.
    Also each character has about 3 critical moves which have a chance of doing more damage than normal.

    Next is that a stat system has been introduced. Stats can be increases by using stat points and money which are gained by fighting and leveling up. There are 3 stats that a player can increase. These are: Power (affects the damage output)
    Vitality (affects the lifebar e.g adding more to it increases the health bar) and
    Vigor (affects crit chance)
    This can severely cripple the game as it can make matches unfair. Luckily if you play in a lobby then stats can be turned off. However this is only available in lobbies so match making fights and quick matches are stuck with this system.

    The bound system has been removed thus making juggles shorter and do less damage, giving newcomers a better fighting chance.

    Now here comes the f2p aspect. You cannot play continuously online as for each battle you consume a coin. Each player gets 5 free coins to play online and 3 or 5 coins to play arcade mode. These free coins regenerate over real time, where one coin for online battles regenerates every 30 minutes, and half the time for an arcade coin. Although there are premium tickets where unlike free coins, if you win you get that ticket back and can keep on using it unless you lose a fight with it. Now for the micro transactions you can buy premium coins, which are just premium tickets where if you use a premium coin it gives you a premium ticket.

    Now this game can be extremely frustrating with continuous losses from certain characters where people spam and only spam. Otherwise it's an OK Tekken game. The changes made can drive away hardcore Tekken fans and please newcomers at the same time. For veteran/hardcore Tekken players/fans you might wanna stick with Tekken Tag 2 or you can try it out as it is a free game. For myself I've stuck with Tekken Tag 2 as it doesn't have as much scrubs/spammers (and no invincible moves).
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  7. Apr 6, 2015
    0
    No 2player splitscreen versus (offline in your couch with your friends/bro/whatevah).

    No matter what anyone things, there is no arcade
    No 2player splitscreen versus (offline in your couch with your friends/bro/whatevah).

    No matter what anyone things, there is no arcade fighting game without a traditional fight with your m8, drinkin beer and anyway make us pay for it or give us this option.
    Namco should try to find another model because like ace combat infinity they scream "we need money badly" and that way they screw public-favorite and loving titles. In that case they screwed up a whole game genre lol.
    So... nuff said 0/10 the game just got deleted..
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