User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40

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  1. Sep 1, 2011
    2
    Very 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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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. Still good, still unbalanced like a fat bloke on a see-saw, and Remy is still a crap Guile replacement. [Dec 2011, p.111]
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    90
    If you love fighting games, you must get it. [Issue#77, p.100]
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    85
    A real treasure that requires constant focus and more tactical approach to fighting – button mashing will get you nowhere. Offers fantastic retro visuals and online mode that works great. Third Strike gave me as much fun as Mortal Kombat or Super Street Fighter IV – not bad for a 1200 MSP remake of a 12 years old title. [October, p.76]