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  • Summary: The series evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this offering. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 92
    This DLC is definitely a must buy for diehards but is something casual players really need to think about before making the plunge. Keep in mind though that Ultra Street Fighter IV is what this fighter should be and it has been perfected through hours of hard work to get it there.
  2. Jun 3, 2014
    90
    Ultra Street Fighter IV is a great DLC with dramatic changes to the previous editions of the popular fighting game. The new characters and arenas are just the smaller additions to the game, while the new balance and gameplay mechanics are the real deal.
  3. 90
    If you’ve somehow managed to stay away from the phenomenon this entire time, then Ultra Street Fighter IV is the perfect gateway to becoming a World Warrior.
  4. 80
    The retail version will offer better value for money, but for existing fans this is a determined effort to drag Street Fighter IV even closer to perfection.
  5. Jun 22, 2014
    80
    Ultra Street Fighter IV looks and feels fantastic, and despite the fact that many of its "new" pieces of content have been seen and used before, it's still very much an exciting riff on an already-solid fighting game.
  6. 80
    Capcom has shown a good deal of skill in refining an already great fighter in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Surely, now, it's time to move on to a proper sequel.
  7. Jun 3, 2014
    78
    Ultra Street Fighter IV renews the formula of the wonderful fourth chapter in the Capcom's fighting series another time with a good selection of new characters and a balanced new set of revisions that can appeal the pro player, but after 4 years and various iterations the average consumer starts to feel the need for something completely new.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    The definitive version of the game. There really isn't any competition when it comes to deep, involved fighting mechanics. You aren't drowned in a quandary of different systems and minutia. Everything simply works.

    The balance is also razor thin. The worst characters (when looking at a 10 point match up tier list) are only 20% below the best. The same can't be said for pretty much any fighting game aside from SF2. Using MVC3 as an example, the best character is actually close to 250% better than the worst (on a match up based tier list).

    You also don't have to sit there and watch the other person play while your character is endlessly juggled for half the match. Combos are there but they are swift and succinct. No more 15-20 second long combos of MVC3 and King of Fighters 13.

    The character variety is amazing. The inputs are tight and responsive while also demanding that you learn your character. There is no dial-a-combo system, so mistakes are still risky but not as risky as Street Fighter X Tekken where stray jabs lead to full out dial-a-combos.

    If you are new to fighting games this is absolutely, positively a 10. If you have the older versions of Street Fighter 4 then this is a 9, seeing as how you've tread this ground before.
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  2. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    Made by fans for fans.
    If you are new to the series, then this is a must buy.
    If you've played the old versions of the game, then you have
    already bought Ultra.
    If you're thinking "this is a new version of an old game", then you probably haven't played SF4 ever and you're just an internet troll .
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  3. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    Another Street Fighter game to last for years.
    Like it or not, this is the biggest and the best fighting game on the planet.
    Deep fighting
    game mechanics and so many unique characters make this game an instant classic for any fighting game fan. With EVO just around the corner, the hype is only starting to build up. Shoryuken! Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    Fantastic upgrade to my favorite game of last generation. Endless depth and the online battles have always been epic. For people complaining about constant upgrades, just don't buy them and move on. For me, I Iove this game and I will certainly get well more than $15 of entertainment value out of the new characters and features. If you love Street Fighter than you will love this version as well. If you choose to give low scores because you protest Capcom's business model then that's your business. The rest of us will be having fun playing this game for years to come! Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2014
    8
    If you're a hardcore Street Fighter fan or haven't yet got around to getting it yet, this is the version to get. The new characters, W-Ultras and rebalancing will be great for the fans but if you've already gotten it but not interested in the new characters than this probably isn't for you. Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. boring . Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. evil ryu is ryu . Expand

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