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  • Summary: Spanning over a 14 year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world with the entire franchise selling more than 32 million units to date. Displayed in HD detail, a new era begins in the sixth King of the Iron Fist Tournament complete with intense gameplay modes as well as new features and environments. TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With a growing roster of fighters, each equipped with their own deadly techniques, moves and attack combinations, TEKKEN 6 will be the best King of Iron Fist Tournament yet. Adding to the already rich gaming experience, a deeper character customization feature will only further enhance the incredible fighting intensity as players go mano-y-mano. Players can also take the battle online for classic match-ups and to compete for world domination. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Tekken 6 is probably the best fighting game from this generation.
  2. 90
    It is slick in production, providing a lot of what one could reasonably ask for in a fighting game. The game is as accessible as ever, pretty to look at and arcade-perfect to a T.
  3. One of the best beat’em up’s ever. Disappointing that you can’t play the story in co-op with a second player.
  4. Even if new gameplay elements may be few to be noticed at first glance, Tekken 6 is probably a must buy for hardcore fans of the saga. The underwhelming single player campaign, the just good graphics are drawbacks in the face of the still fun and compelling beat'em up mechanics.
  5. Still, even with these issues, Tekken 6 punches through as an excellent addition to the fighter library on 360. [Jan 2010, p.73]
  6. Not the best Tekken, but the biggest. Still daft, still fun, still second rate.
  7. The awkward campaign mode would be completely forgettable if Tekken 6 worked better online. But with it ranging from "almost acceptable" to "pre-patch King of Fighters XII" in connection quality, it's hard to recommend to anyone who doesn't already have a local crew of Tekken fiends at their disposal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Jun 6, 2011
    i believe tekken is a great game and it will always be better than mortal kombat. this game is very fun and has excellent graphics! it is especially fun if you buy a joystick from gamestop or somewhere? i got mine at xgaming and hooked it up to the arcade machine i got from and it works perfectly! Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2012
    This game encompasses everything good about tekken and more. If you're a fan of fighters in general do yourself a favor and pick this up. Me and my friends play this game for hours and never get bored. Some characters are easier to use then others like Eddy and Alisa but i wouldnt say theres any unfair characters. Balanced well with great graphics, sound and excellent control, seeing as its probably like 10 dollars used now i would say definitely try it out. Expand
  3. JasonR
    Oct 29, 2009
    This game is Tekken perfection. I haven't taken it online yet, but I am more than happy with the content already provided to me. The Ghost Battles are endlessly entertaining, the Scenario Campaign is better than I thought it would be and is being unfairly bashed in my opinion. There is a metric ton of items to unlock, the fighting is just polished to perfection and the game is just overall massive fan service to long time Tekken players. If you have ever liked Tekken in the past, or just want a new fighter... get this game. Expand
  4. DavidW
    Oct 30, 2009
    The story mode seems to have been hastily assembled and the graphics on it look very dated, but where Tekken 6 really shines is in all its other features, from the very robust online play, to the endlessly fun versus modes. In addition I have to say the physics on this game and the rendered animations are simply astounding. The hits look so real and feel real, especially in the end match slow-motion recaps. Its amazing. I've loved every minute of this game. I just wish story mode was better. Expand
  5. DylanT
    Dec 5, 2009
    There's nothing wrong with Tekken 6's gameplay per se. The "bound" system is a fresh addition; the characters shine on 1080P capable XBOX360 and PS3; and it's fun overall, but they botched the console port. Scenario campaign is the worst kind of filler; you can't rank up past 1st dan in Ghost Mode (which is what gave Tekken DR on the PSP most of its replay value); Arcade mode is an afterthought at best; and the ending cinematics are the dullest in the franchise. Rent, don't buy. For a balanced, fun fighting game, wait for Super Street Fighter IV. Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2011
    I love Tekken. I loved it the moment I played the Tekken 2 demo that came bundled with my Playstation. When I bought Tekken 3 I thought it was the best game ever made. From that moment on, Tekken â Expand
  7. MarkO
    Oct 29, 2009
    I've played this game and all I can say about it is: "WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP!"; Unballanced fighters, crappy playability, pretty lame graphics, annoying and continuous cutscenes. Thats the worst fighting game I ever played on my 360; looks like an old pstwo game. If you have a 360 and you do like fighting games, don't buy this one; you have better choices. Expand

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