• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 1995
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. The lack of combos is a real problem, making it tough to string together decent attack patterns and this is a real boo-boo for a beat ''em-up. Shame really, because if more effort had gone into polishing up the gameplay by simply making sure there was more to it, Battle Arena Toshinden would have been a blinding piece of software.
  2. 70
    Tamsoft added one little move to the characters' repertoires, and that one little move changed the fighter forever. Behold: the sidestep!
  3. With unbelievable sweep kicks, rapid-fire hits, sky-high jumps, killer slaps and combos, and a whole host of weapons and special moves, Battle Arena Toshinden sets a new stage in gaming for the PlayStation revolution.
  4. The game controls quite sluggishly. It often seems that there is a delay between what you are pressing on the controller and what is occurring on-screen. I was a relative novice to 3D fighting games back in those days, but now I know that such poor responsiveness can kill a fighting game.
User Score
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  1. Jul 13, 2012
    8
    I will try my best to put the nostalgia googles off but... This is one of the very first games I ever bought for the playstation 1 back in theI will try my best to put the nostalgia googles off but... This is one of the very first games I ever bought for the playstation 1 back in the 1998. Toshinden is one of the early games of the platystation 1, released in 1995, it diverges from the traditional 2-d fighting games introducing a 3d environment where players can move on the z axis. Adding another dimension is vital to dodge special moves. This game is also interesting because every character has its own weapon, from blade to gun, in addition to classic kicks. I loved it as a kid because every fighter felt different and balanced, also the last boss (and secret boss) has a remarkable battle theme. It's a classic gem from the past and everyone should play it. Full Review »