• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 1999
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The wonderful hand-drawn graphics move and animate the best that I have ever seen in a 2D fighter and the action is non-stop.
  2. A wonderful piece of fighting goodness that may very well be the best 2D fighting game created to date. The sheer amount of depth found within is staggering.
  3. Fans will appreciate that Capcom loaded this game with bonuses for the most diligent players. You'll find more modes to play and more characters to choose from such as Evil Ryu, Guile and more, so how's that for replay value? Not only did Capcom go overboard on extras but just wait until you see the art that appears before each fight in this game. It's classic.
  4. 100
    Alpha 3 truly excels with its plethora of extra play-modes.
  5. Street Fighter Alpha 3 won't steal the profile from the more flashy entries in the fighting genre, but those who know, will find the best fighting experience next to a "Virtua Fighter 3" arcade machine.
  6. The game's graphical prowess and arcade-perfect gameplay combined with its cache of bonus modes makes Street Fighter Alpha 3 the latest standard for 2D excellence on the PlayStation.
  7. With plenty of extra modes, flashy graphics, and excellent voiceovers, this could be the next step towards perfecting the 2D side of the Playstation fighters.
  8. Arguably the best version of Street Fighter to grace the system. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  9. 100
    While it is sometimes glaringly obvious that this is scaled down, Alpha's famous speed and depth comes across perfectly. All the combos, special moves and ISM's are in place, as are the characters.
  10. 93
    I played this so much about a month ago I got blisters. This game is blissful in every way... A quintessential, must-have fighting game.
  11. One of the best 2D fighters ever made. [Nov 2001, p.52]
  12. Fighting games don't come much more accomplished than this though, and Street Fighter Alpha 3 is one of the most addictive and playable we've ever come across.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nathan
    Jul 13, 2007
    10
    The best fighting game of all time. Better then the arcade verson for one reason..... Fei Long.
  2. BrandonF.
    Feb 1, 2005
    10
    To give this game any less than 8 is blasphemy yes the translation from arcade to PS wasnt perfect but the depth and game play makes slight decreas in graphics more than bearable. Full Review »
  3. ZacF.
    Feb 9, 2004
    2
    This game rips ass!