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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16

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  1. Apr 18, 2014
    9
    An excellent port of one of the greatest fighting games of all-time -- in my opinion, at least. The generally mixed critical reception primarily aims at the buggy online content of the game. But as far as the game itself goes, whether you liked or hated the original games, that'll be your reception.

    Pros? Excellent HD overtones; excellent control; it's the cast of characters we all grew
    up with, including both bonus characters -- Spawn and Heihachi -- on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions; still has one of the best story modes -- Weapon Master -- in the Soul series.

    Cons? Limited online options; online mode has a lot of bugs, especially lagging; other bugs; no Japanese voiceover option, which means you're stuck with the campy English dialogue; depending on whether the contents of newer fighters have changed your perception of the game, it's fairly dated in terms of gameplay and specifically its reward system.
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 10, 2014
    65
    Even a decade later it’s obvious why SoulCalibur II is regarded one of the best 3D fighting games. The HD version is unfortunately only decent – it’s clear that the game is 10 years old and the online component is very modest. [02/2014, p.72]
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    80
    Still a great fighter even without all the bells and whistles that have been bolted on in recent years - it’s more accessible and balanced than later ones, too.
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    74
    SoulCalibur II HD Online is the same great fighting experience that fans had years ago but also includes HD and two online modes, which helps it to stay appealing to the current standards.