Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Oct 29, 2012
    For us, it's all about the sweet science, and in this regard SFxT is still sorely lacking.
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    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 15, 2012
    Street Fighter X Tekken on the Vita is certainly worth picking up if you're a Vita owner and a fighting game fan, and continues the excellent port work put forth by Capcom with their Marvel vs. Capcom 3 release when the Vita launched. It's still a really fun fighter in its own right, and while I could certainly do with them ditching the tedious and unbalanced gem system, the rest of the package is a fun romp through two fighting game worlds.
  4. Oct 29, 2012
    Although a bit late, Street Fighter X Tekken for PlayStation Vita is a solid beat'em-up, packed with lots of content. You can play online with PS3 owners, and that's great, though there are a few technical shortcomings here and there.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    There's not many additions compared to the console version (except for the 12 DLC characters), but still is an excellent 2D fighting game. A must have for fans of any to the series, always keeping in mind that the Gems system might be a problem when you start playing online.
  6. Oct 30, 2012
    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.
  7. Nov 1, 2012
    Street Fighter X Tekken for the Vita is not only the best version of the title, but it's also easily the best-looking fighter on the handheld, and it could be said that this is the best fighter on the Vita right now. Considering its competition, that's saying quite a lot.
  8. Oct 23, 2012
    Street Fighter x Tekken is one of the best fighting games on handheld consoles.
  9. Oct 23, 2012
    Great conversion of an already top-notch 2D fighting game. A superb addition for PS Vita.
  10. Jan 8, 2013
    I would recommend getting it if you need one for your Vita collection and have some familiarity with both franchises, or if you want to get the extra DLC characters for both Vita and PS3 versions.
  11. Oct 23, 2012
    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.
  12. Nov 20, 2012
    Feature-wise, the Vita version of SFxT is a much more complete package than the original release. However, the cramped and limited interface of the Vita inhibit your ability to enjoy them all as much as you should. This is still an incredibly solid experience and an excellent fighting game, however I find myself longing for the ability to use my arcade stick, or at least my console controller.
  13. Nov 12, 2012
    The Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken is identical to the console version. Ergo, if you have one of the console versions, this version does not add anything significant and is not worth the purchase. Though if you do not have one of the console versions, the Vita version is a great alternative.
  14. Nov 12, 2012
    Even if you never go online, SFxT is a fantastic fighter and one that adds enough to a familiar formula to be well worth the investment - even if you have all of the other versions of Street Fighter. And at the end of the day, that's what really matters. If you like portable pugilism, it's a must-own.
  15. Oct 29, 2012
    If you donĀ“t own Street Fighter X Tekken now, this is the perfect time to get it because the PS Vita version hits the mark almost with perfection.
  16. Nov 6, 2012
    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.
  17. 80
    Street Fighter x Tekken for PS Vita is an all-around fighter that takes the complete package of the PlayStation 3 and gives you more on the go.
  18. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Nov 9, 2012
    SFxT for Vita is a maddeningly brilliant obsession that will burn holes in your mitts. If you're looking for a fighter to permanently fuse to your hip, or want to save yourself having to spend $30 just to unlock the DLC of your PS3 copy, punch a hole in your piggy bank and go pick this up. You won't regret it. [December 2012, p71]
  19. 90
    This is probably one of the beat'em ups ever launched on a portable console.
  20. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Nov 20, 2012
    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]
  21. Oct 27, 2012
    Other than a couple of minor issues and unavoidable things you'll have to get used to when doing competitive gaming on the Vita, SFxT really is a fun and fair game that's plenty fast, but not so frantic or silly that you get lost with a half-dozen characters flying around on-screen.
  22. Nov 3, 2012
    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.
  23. Nov 20, 2012
    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.
  24. Oct 24, 2012
    Now what is the reason to own Street Fighter X Tekken for PlayStation Vita if you already own it for the home consoles? This version is packed full of extras geared towards owners of the PlayStation 3 version of the game. With this you receive the extra 12 DLC characters and 38 alternate costumes for the core characters of the game.
  25. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Dec 4, 2012
    After the DLC debacle of the console versions, Capcom had to make things right. And they did with the Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken. The twelve DLC character are included for free, just like the first batch of alternative costumes. [December 2012, p.76]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 70
  2. Negative: 8 out of 70
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    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
    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
    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 »