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  • Summary: Characters from Street Fighter and other Capcom series come together for intense two-on-two battles in Capcom Fighting Evolution. Now you can play as a diverse cast of players, as well as additional hidden characters from each of the following titles: Street Fighter II, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter III, Red Earth, and Street Fighter Alpha. Each character maintains his or her unique fighting style from his or her respective title, so players must strategically use each character's combat system to defeat an opponent. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Flawless controls and some of the most crisp, precise combat I've ever witnessed. [June 2005, p.56]
  2. Live is included as part of the deal, and further downloadable characters, stages and moves are promised. Which will make the purists squeal, though they may be the only parties really interested in this blast of rose-tinted nostalgia. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  3. 68
    The Xbox version offers online fighting, which is a great new addition, but that new feature doesn't make up for the disappointing gameplay.
  4. Caught in an awkward middle ground where it's not as accessible as "Street Fighter Anniversary Collection," not as deep as "Capcom VS SNK 2: EO" and not as buoyant as "King Of Fighters 2002."
  5. 60
    Fans will undoubtedly be disappointed by the character choices, lame music and announcer, and balance issues.
  6. And it's too bad the character list is so short. Even so, fighting aficionados with any history in their bones will have plenty to appreciate in Capcom Fighting Evolution.
  7. The visuals are shoddy as well. The brawlers are essentially identical to previous incarnations, riddled with raggedy bitmapped sprites. And the forgettable guitar riffs and synthesizer garbage they're passing off as background music? Please.

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  1. GioD.
    Mar 5, 2008
    I know this game has gotten TONS of hate and i can understand why, as it doesnt really come close to being as good as other Street Fighter or VS. titles but i have to admit that i did have alot of fun with it. Clearly, anyone who hasnt played SFII, SFAlpha3, SFIII, and DarkStalkers (not counting Red Earth being that most people never played it) and are not familiar with each games fighting system will wonder "whats the big deal"?. I think that the concept of fighting with each characters respective fighting systems was, and still is, a fantastic idea as it does add a whole new layer of depth to it. The whole problem with it was the INCREDIBLY SMALL roster. Ryu, Guile, Zangief, Bison, and Akuma make up the SF2 roster. Sakura, Rose, Guy, and Karin make up the SFAlpha roster. Urien, Alex, Yun, and Chun Li make up the SF3 roster. Demitri, Anakaris, Felicia, Jedah, and Pyron for DarkStalkers. And Hydron, Leo, Kenji, and Hauzer make up the Red Earth roster. Then you have the one exclusive new character which is a girl named Ingrid who they give absolutely no back story to. All together thats only 23 fighters and with all the omissions that capcom left out from each of these fighting series, it really is baffeling. Thats not to say that i think the game is bad, its just that it could have been so much more. But like i said earlier, i did have alot of fun with it and if you can look past the small roster and if you really are familiar with each of these different fighting systems, then i think you'll have a good amount of enjoyment (as i did) with Fighting Evolution. Expand
  2. AlejandroQ.
    Jan 15, 2008
    Capcom put no work into this game.It was very disappointing.