Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 29, 2014
    70
    Hardcore Street Fighter IV fans will find this appealing, but for the rest of us this is another example of Capcom trying to cash in with one of their most successful games.
  2. Jun 25, 2014
    70
    Ultra Street Fighter IV is the best version of Street Fighter so far. The option to take both of your ultra attacks into combat leads to a deeper and more challenging game. On the other hand it starts to show that Capcom have been making a little to many games in the series by now and for the casual player this update isn’t really a must buy.
  3. 70
    Ultra Street Fighter IV is undeniably enjoyable.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Sep 13, 2014
    7
    +Lots of characters
    +Well balanced for a fighting game
    +Intricate combo system -Worst net code I have seen in years -Certain characters
    +Lots of characters
    +Well balanced for a fighting game
    +Intricate combo system
    -Worst net code I have seen in years
    -Certain characters are stupidly bad
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  2. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    The definitive version of the game. There really isn't any competition when it comes to deep, involved fighting mechanics. You aren't drownedThe definitive version of the game. There really isn't any competition when it comes to deep, involved fighting mechanics. You aren't drowned in a quandary of different systems and minutia. Everything simply works.

    The balance is also razor thin. The worst characters (when looking at a 10 point match up tier list) are only 20% below the best. The same can't be said for pretty much any fighting game aside from SF2. Using MVC3 as an example, the best character is actually close to 250% better than the worst (on a match up based tier list).

    You also don't have to sit there and watch the other person play while your character is endlessly juggled for half the match. Combos are there but they are swift and succinct. No more 15-20 second long combos of MVC3 and King of Fighters 13.

    The character variety is amazing. The inputs are tight and responsive while also demanding that you learn your character. There is no dial-a-combo system, so mistakes are still risky but not as risky as Street Fighter X Tekken where stray jabs lead to full out dial-a-combos.

    If you are new to fighting games this is absolutely, positively a 10. If you have the older versions of Street Fighter 4 then this is a 9, seeing as how you've tread this ground before.
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  3. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    Another Street Fighter game to last for years.
    Like it or not, this is the biggest and the best fighting game on the planet.
    Deep fighting
    Another Street Fighter game to last for years.
    Like it or not, this is the biggest and the best fighting game on the planet.
    Deep fighting game mechanics and so many unique characters make this game an instant classic for any fighting game fan. With EVO just around the corner, the hype is only starting to build up. Shoryuken!
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