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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: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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
    USFIV is definitely the Street Fighter IV ultimate version; huge roster, good balance changes, new and needed tools for pro players and content sharing via social media, in a game that can make Street Fighter IV last for a decade.
  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. Jun 4, 2014
    80
    Nearly every aspect of the game has received some sort of enhancement or upgrade, and the result is an expansion that makes a great game even better.
  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. Jun 5, 2014
    80
    Ultra Street Fighter IV (again) changes our favorite fighting game for good, and the fans will love it... but if you're not an hardcore player of SFIV, it's not necessarily a must-have.
  7. Aug 11, 2014
    70
    Ultra Street Fighter, while good, doesn’t quite live up to that Ultra name. The new mechanics and balance changes will keep the game fresh for months to come, but the new characters - which are largely the reason this is a paid update and not a patch - bring next to nothing to the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. 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
  2. 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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  3. 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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  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 4, 2014
    9
    A incredibly welcome addition to the Street Fighter franchise. Note that this is for the fans. If you already have Street Fighter IV and either didn't care for it much, or didn't play it with any sort of competitive spirit, this isn't for you. If you've been wanting to get into it however, this is the perfect time to start. Character balances are well thought-out, and the changes to the original roster completely change the way it's played. The best part? You can revert your character to an earlier edition moveset. The new characters are exciting enough, though I am disappointed with the fact that 4 of the 5 are just taken from Street Fighter x Tekken. The new stages were a treat to the eyes, they have street fighter art all around them in cool ways. Online mode brings from great changes, and the Team Battle was something I was having fun with. My only concern is the fact that any number of players can pick whatever team they want, leaving the possibility for a 7-on-1 match. I feel like capping the team size is something that needs to happen. The online training mode is something that I feel like a lot of people have wanted for a while, and I think it will help newer players far more than the offline mode. It's not perfect, with the slightly underwhelming new roster and balancing issues with team battle, but compared to all of the dramatic changes with the rest of the characters, I feel like it's something long-time fans can be excited about. Plus, the new menu music is almost cause to buy it alone. Expand
  6. 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
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    3
    We will need to wait for Street Fighter V on the XboxOne,this game is the with new features,CapCom doesn't moved a thing to get it unique and this game have so many versions that looks like they are trying to win fast money.Is a DLC for Super Street Fighter,but here you are buying a all new game for it. Expand

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