Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 85
    Most definitely addicting. At times, I found myself with sore eyes as I refused to blink during particularly intense matches. How often does that happen with a downloadable game? Not often enough.
  2. Capcom's superdeformed puzzle game benefits greatly from the inclusion of online play.
  3. The matches are intense to the point where they are nail-biting. Many times I had my eyes tearing up from never wasting a second to blink.
  4. On top of all this timeless goodness, the icing on the cake is the remodelled, sharpened-up graphics (with character art from Udon Comics), new special effects, online play in every mode, some evil achievements to go for, and, of course, online leaderboards.
  5. It was also the exception to the rule back then - rather than a quick cash-in on a franchise flying high, this game actually had a bit of originality to it. And it’s just as much fun today as it was back then.
  6. The graphical updates, online play and extra modes from the original release more than make up for the $10 price.
  7. AceGamez
    With some real effort having gone into ensuring the game looks great on any TV and plays well online, this is one of the Xbox Live Arcade games that really needs to be in every collection, especially with the recent decline in classic puzzlers on the console. Now go bust some gems!
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    All told, the addictive, approachable gameplay that made "Puzzle Fighter" a cult hit feels as fresh as ever, and the HD Remix is arguably the series' best incarnation to date. [Oct 2007, p.76]
  9. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    The thinking man's dispute-settler. [Nov 2007, p.107]
  10. No, it won’t be for everyone, but for the player who wants to jump into something different or who already knows the Super Puzzle Fighter gameplay and wants to enjoy it on the Xbox 360, this is a wonderful addition.
  11. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Nail-biting brinkmanship fought with stones, its counterattacking system is pure, liquid genius. [Issue 26, p.116]
  12. The retouched graphics shine, thanks to cute animated characters and explosive effects. The gameplay is the real attention getter, however, with addictive combo-building gameplay that works both off and online.
  13. Aesthetic complaints aside, Puzzle Fighter is still one of the greatest puzzle games ever developed, and the addition of X` mode and online play makes this the definitive version of Capcom's cult classic.
  14. Even if you have the tiniest interest in puzzle games, this purchase is a no-brainer.
  15. There is a lot of game for your MS Points here, with plenty of achievement challenges that will keep you busy for a long while.
  16. It looks good, it plays well, it’s easy to pick up and the Street fighter theme compliments the puzzling gameplay.
  17. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    It's the definitive version of SPF, but still one for the experts or those with lots of time to spare. [Nov 2007, p.96]
  18. One of longest titles available on the Arcade, and one of the best. The simple to understand, but hard to master, style of gameplay and solid online experience makes this an easy choice for best puzzler on the Arcade.
  19. If you're into puzzle games, especially multiplayer puzzlers, you can't afford to pass this one up. Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix harkens back to a golden era of hyperactive arcade play yet is perfectly enjoyable in a 3rd generation environment.
  20. 80
    The biggest complaint lodged against the title is that the characters battling in the center of the action are merely blown up sprites and not remastered in HD like the rest of the game.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. PatP.
    Aug 29, 2007
    I'm a longtime fan of the series and have played all previous versions of this game save for the Saturn edition (that includes PSX, I'm a longtime fan of the series and have played all previous versions of this game save for the Saturn edition (that includes PSX, Dreamcast import, arcade emulation, GBA, and PSP), I feel comfortable claiming that this is the best version available. The gameplay is spot on, and the balancing changes made to the X' version are welcome (finally Ryu doesn't suck). The HD graphics are crisp but keep the same old school feel. Of course, the online play is the big selling point and it works quite well, except that strangely you must pull both trigger buttons to enable voice chat. My only complaints are: the new sound effects when gems are shattering are a bit much, the difficulty of the single player seems to have have been ramped down significantly (expert seems to be about as hard as normal used to be), and there are some instances where it lacks polish, such as mis-matched fonts and ugly menus. All in all it's a great version of a great game, and definitely worth the $10 admission. Full Review »