Super Street Fighter IV Xbox 360

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 118
  2. Negative: 15 out of 118
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  1. ChrisH.
    May 18, 2010
    6
    Hmm - I really want to like this game, but it's not balanced for online play at all and lets face it - you didn't buy this to play through the single player arcade mode. After you reach just a modest rank online (rank C) every match degenerates into the same old safe block strings and throws from flow-chart Ken and Ryu - there's so little imagination out there. Lag prevents Hmm - I really want to like this game, but it's not balanced for online play at all and lets face it - you didn't buy this to play through the single player arcade mode. After you reach just a modest rank online (rank C) every match degenerates into the same old safe block strings and throws from flow-chart Ken and Ryu - there's so little imagination out there. Lag prevents countering throws with technicals and prevents specials coming out as and when you want them to. The shortcut input commands are really frustrating and result in the wrong move coming out all the time, too. Player match is gone, so you're left with ranked, or the useless endless and team battle modes which have you watching other people fight 90% of the time and then you're kicked by the host if you start winning. It's not all bad - this game is great if you a friend who's interested in trying out new things and new characters for some 2P - but, sadly, online is a total wash out. Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2010
    6
    What i dont understand about this game is that im terrible at it, yet when i turn the game of ( after probably being beaten on easy difficulty! ) i think to myself i want to go back on it again! Due to my extremely poor quality street fighter skills i can only rate this game through the eyes of a novice. the versus mode of the game is very fun provided you choose a difficulty that suitsWhat i dont understand about this game is that im terrible at it, yet when i turn the game of ( after probably being beaten on easy difficulty! ) i think to myself i want to go back on it again! Due to my extremely poor quality street fighter skills i can only rate this game through the eyes of a novice. the versus mode of the game is very fun provided you choose a difficulty that suits you as it is very colour enriched with some beautiful set pieces and stunning character moves, it also has an element of humour as your always wanting to push that little bit extra to beat your opponent.Online wise if your just starting out i would not recommend using it as you will be ravaged within seconds by viscous online street fighter experts so have a bit of a practice before you risk it all. The only critism i can find and im not sure if this applies to everybody but i find a few of the characters techinigues rather difficult to pull off with not really any clear ways on how to perform them. Generally speaking the game is good. but only good. If you are a street fighter veteran this is obvousily right up your street but if you are not familiar its still worth a try as you can pick it up cheap in amny stores!. Collapse
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    7
    I'll frame this review by saying that I"m not a competitive on-line player by any means. I play fighting games to beat the arcade mode with all the characters. From that viewpoint SSFIV is an iterative update that offered more characters and more stages. The quality of the animation at the beginning and end of each character's story is not up to the same standard as the original, but thatI'll frame this review by saying that I"m not a competitive on-line player by any means. I play fighting games to beat the arcade mode with all the characters. From that viewpoint SSFIV is an iterative update that offered more characters and more stages. The quality of the animation at the beginning and end of each character's story is not up to the same standard as the original, but that would only matter if the story made any sense. The annoying theme song is also gone, but somehow I miss it. In a nutshell, this is an expansion pack that offered more characters that I enjoyed playing with on backdrops that I enjoyed looking at. If you don't have SFIV, this is your entry point. If you do, only get this if you are interested in the on-line features where a variety of modes and features were added. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2010
    6
    What i dont understand about this game is that im terrible at it, yet when i turn the game of ( after probably being beaten on easy difficulty! ) i think to myself i want to go back on it again! Due to my extremely poor quality street fighter skills i can only rate this game through the eyes of a novice. the versus mode of the game is very fun provided you choose a difficulty that suitsWhat i dont understand about this game is that im terrible at it, yet when i turn the game of ( after probably being beaten on easy difficulty! ) i think to myself i want to go back on it again! Due to my extremely poor quality street fighter skills i can only rate this game through the eyes of a novice. the versus mode of the game is very fun provided you choose a difficulty that suits you as it is very colour enriched with some beautiful set pieces and stunning character moves, it also has an element of humour as your always wanting to push that little bit extra to beat your opponent.Online wise if your just starting out i would not recommend using it as you will be ravaged within seconds by viscous online street fighter experts so have a bit of a practice before you risk it all. The only critism i can find and im not sure if this applies to everybody but i find a few of the characters techinigues rather difficult to pull off with not really any clear ways on how to perform them. Generally speaking the game is good. but only good. If you are a street fighter veteran this is obvousily right up your street but if you are not familiar its still worth a try as you can pick it up cheap in amny stores!. Collapse
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Even though Super Street Fighter IV lacks the impact of its predecessor, it's still engrossing, enthralling, and plain ol' fun. [May 2010, p.70]
  2. Game Informer
    90
    I put nearly 100 hours into IV, and I can easily see myself pumping dozens more into this update. If you haven't played IV at all, then $40 is an absolute steal for the ultimate version of the best fighting game in recent memory. [May 2010, p.87]
  3. In a nutshell, Super Street Fighter 4 offers new characters, great gameplay, amazing value and best of all great replay value. This game is a must have. In the words of Street Fighter “A new Challenger has approached”.