• Publisher: SNK
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2004
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. 49
    As much as it pains me (a long-time SNK fighting fan) to say this, SVC Chaos is probably the worst overall fighter I've ever played from SNK.
  2. 2D fighting games are struggling to stay alive in an ever-growing industry, and developers need to really pull out all the stops to wow us. Unfortunately, Chaos feels too much like the same old thing.
  3. 40
    There's an embarrassment of riches in the genre on Xbox, so why embarrass yourself with this?
  4. 40
    With the wonderful "Street Fighter 3" and "Guilty Gear X2 Reload" on the Xbox, there's really no need to even touch this despite its low price.
  5. The 2D grainy characters and low-color, static, and minimalist backgrounds may have been acceptable in an arcade 10 years ago or on a Sega Genesis, but do you really want to see graphics like these on your Xbox?
  6. Besides its fine-tuned sense of the absurd, this is an undisciplined mess. [Dec 2004, p.86]
  7. 30
    Fails for a few different reasons, but the big one is a simple lack of consistency. A good fighting game is governed by clear, well-defined rules and directed through precise, responsive commands. Chaos doesn't have either.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mooney
    Apr 10, 2006
    8
    This game totally looks old, but that's part of what makes it kind of cool. The mechanics of the game are quite good.... Overall, a This game totally looks old, but that's part of what makes it kind of cool. The mechanics of the game are quite good.... Overall, a solid fighter for the XBOX, but probably not for those who don't have a strong sense of nostalgia. Full Review »
  2. Uter
    Oct 13, 2004
    3
    For a full priced game, this really doesn't give you much.
  3. Lives
    Oct 8, 2004
    5
    This game has good characters, but I still crave for more! The "secret" characters are radically unbalanced. They will dominate in online This game has good characters, but I still crave for more! The "secret" characters are radically unbalanced. They will dominate in online play. Online play is just garbage, period. It's way way way way way too laggy for this kind of fast fighting game. New players will be bewildered when they are stuck in a corner and some unforgiving person using Shin Akuma will just be ripping them apart. The XBox controller sucks for the controls. The d-pad is horribly unsensitive. Audio is ok, some of the voices aren't as good as the previous games like MvC2. Graphics like sprites are all in a "hi-def" filter that makes them look choppy. Whatever happened to the smooth animations and gameplay from Street Fighter 3: Third Strike? I'm probably taking this game back, I'm disappointed. Full Review »