Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    The Vita does not shame Street Fighter x Tekken, but the game is harder to control with the smaller buttons and the lack of two shoulder buttons. Despite that, this is still a good game with great online capabilities.
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    70
    A solid brawler, but one that does very little with the Tekken licence. If you want another Street Fighter-like scrapper, it's a solid purchase.
  3. Nov 3, 2012
    70
    Being as good as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, Street Fighter X Tekken PS Vita is a pleasant surprise. The famous fighting title developed by Capcom manages to offer intuitive games controls, and interesting gameplay ideas thanks to the use of the Cross Link and Cross Platform systems. Already successful on consoles, Street Fighter X Tekken is clearly the best fighting game released on an handheld console to date.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    70
    There are a ton of features in the game that no one asked for. Vita owners already have Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat in their lineup, and MK is far superior with its uniquely designed challenge mode exclusively for Vita.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    70
    The Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken suffers from the very same problems of other versions out there. The new game mode, Explosive Kumite, is a little bit plain and boring, but the new online K.O. Collection is pretty interesting. Anyway, BlazBlue, Guilty Gear or Mortal Kombat are tough cookies for this game.
  6. Oct 29, 2012
    66
    For us, it's all about the sweet science, and in this regard SFxT is still sorely lacking.
  7. Given the smaller screen and weaker controls, there's almost no reason to play this if you've already experienced SFXT. [Holiday 2012, p.79]
  8. Nov 6, 2012
    60
    X certainly has its merits but when all is said and done only it feels like a game that is specifically tuned towards series veterans or those who are invested in the online community.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. very good game the graphics very good and combos much easier in the vita version the 12 DLC characters very good prize so do not miss the game because it is a must buy for any ps vita owner Full Review »
  2. Oct 27, 2012
    9
    This is a must for fighting game fans on the go. I know the negativity around SFxT, but it's still a great game and this port adds great newThis is a must for fighting game fans on the go. I know the negativity around SFxT, but it's still a great game and this port adds great new features that make it more fun. I notice there is less lag when compared to console versions(at least on my wifi). Burst Mode is fun for people who enjoyed Ghost Battles on the PSP for the Tekken 5 and 6. The painting and sharing of people's costumes are fun, and if you scored a new copy then you have access to some new alternative costumes to your fighters. Plus this game compliments your ps3 version with free dlc (i have a 360 though). Plus Vita members can cross play agaisnt Ps3 players, and have a separate leaderboard between both versions. Best of all, Vita will also get the SFxT Ver. 2013 Update for Free Also. I highly recommend picking this game up if your a fan of either series (street fighter or tekken). Just take time to learn the base mechanics (gems, cross assualts, tag switching, etc etc). Otherwise its a very good port and awesome game for Vita players. Don't get discouraged when losing your first few matches if your new to this game, just get the rhythm down and know your characters strengths and weaknesses. Full Review »
  3. Oct 23, 2012
    9
    very solid port. just like the console. not much to complain about here, if you liked marvel vs capcom 3, then this is right up your alley.very solid port. just like the console. not much to complain about here, if you liked marvel vs capcom 3, then this is right up your alley. very faithful to the console, just like marvel capcom 3 Full Review »