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. Aug 24, 2011
    9
    Arguably 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. Expand
  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? 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. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2014
    10
    +Parries
    +Great art
    +Great music
    +Super fun fighting
    +Easy to learn, but near impossible to master
    +Best net code on any console game
    +Everybody playing is really cool and nice
    -Yun and Chun are really cheap
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]