Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    67
    Street Fighter III Third Strike: Online Edition is probably exactly what a fan of the franchise would look for in a remake of a PS2 era arcade fighter, and as such, should be a thrill for old school Street Fighter fans. Unfortunately for the rest of us, n00bs need not apply.
  2. Sep 19, 2011
    60
    Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Online Edition is not a game for everyone. This is for the die-hard Street Fighter gamers that are looking to relive their childhood and to improve their skills by fighting real opponents and move up in the online leaderboards.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 24, 2011
    9
    Arguably the best Street fighter ever made. Wonderfully varied characters with equally varied, yet viable, play styles. Great depth due toArguably the best Street fighter ever made. Wonderfully varied characters with equally varied, yet viable, play styles. Great depth due to excellent mechanics and, of course, the possibility to raise your game even further by virtue of the double edged sword that is the parry system. An all time classic lovingly brought back with cool added extras such as Youtube uploading, challenges and a comprehensive training mode. Full Review »
  2. Aug 31, 2011
    9
    Ridiculous that this game is getting scored low here, what so the SF4 generation have never seen a 2d fighter before or something? ohRidiculous that this game is getting scored low here, what so the SF4 generation have never seen a 2d fighter before or something? oh dear......
    fact is this is the most technical SF ever produced and doesn't rely on the simple button mashing that 4 does - this IS street fighter in its prime.
    The game takes skill to get something out of it, but the amazing detail, animation and added XBL content really helps you get stuck in. The port is very good overall and has replaced my DC version now, online is a bit hit or miss (when has it never been?) but GGPO does a reasonable job at keeping up but does have issues.
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  3. Sep 1, 2011
    2
    Very disappointing port: no matchmaking filters online, terrible matchmaking system overall (ranked is completely broke; player match listsVery disappointing port: no matchmaking filters online, terrible matchmaking system overall (ranked is completely broke; player match lists are very slow to load and don't give an accurate picture of connection quality or of which characters are banned, etc), no dummy recording in training mode, no input display in training mode, you can't turn the crappy "VP" sidebars off, you can't switch back to the classic 3rd Strike menus, and the Youtube upload feature is a joke (240p, can't upload to individual accounts).

    And on top of that the game is absolutely FULL of bugs. I've encountered at least half a dozen significant bugs in the space of one week.
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