• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 1999
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 375 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is a tale of souls and swords, transcending the world and all its history, told for all eternity... The greatest weapons-based fighter returns, this time on Sega Dreamcast. Soul Calibur unleashes incredible graphics, fantastic fighters, and combos so amazing they'll make your head spin!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. CheckOut
    I guarantee you'll be amazed at how phenomenal this game looks, and you won't be able to put it down.
  2. 100
    The number one reason to buy a Dreamcast.
  3. 100
    Without a doubt the best looking fighting game ever, with nuances like muscle rippling, facial expressions of pain, fear, and anger, and caustic lighting effects that dazzle the eyes.
  4. Antagonist
    The great gameplay, large variety of options, and the absolutely astounding visuals combine to make this game near perfect.
  5. Game Fan
    "Soul Calibur's"only detectable flaw... while professed SC masters may think that they can manhandle any selectable character, the ugly truth is that some of the game's characters are completely over- and under-powered.
  6. The graphics, particularly the character models and animation, are stunning. The fighting is both strategic and intense, fun to watch and fun to play.
  7. "Soul Calibur" revolutionizes (3D Fighting) with amazing graphics, intriguing characters and an incredibly smooth 60 frame per second game engine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 78
  2. Negative: 2 out of 78
  1. AnthonyD.
    Mar 22, 2002
    This game kicks ass, I wanna buy it.
  2. GregorM.
    Nov 26, 2001
    Basically, if there was an entry for 11/10, Soul Caliber has my vote. We need a new one developers, come on!
  3. NikkiH.
    Jul 8, 2003
    The best fighting game I've ever played by far! It's got everything; eye-candy graphics, great characters & some of the most The best fighting game I've ever played by far! It's got everything; eye-candy graphics, great characters & some of the most amazing moves I've seen in a long time. It even seems to have a plot (of sorts) which I really like; the characters have real depth & even a personal history. The thing I like about it most of all are all the hidden extras you uncover when you complete the game. It gives you a real added incentive to carry on playing. I would personally recommend this game to anyone. Expand
  4. MarkB.
    Mar 11, 2003
    This is the best fighting game I have ever had the pleasure of playing. It is simply awesome.
  5. Apr 3, 2015
    This game is pure awesome!!!! THE GRAFIX!!!This game is pure awesome!!!! THE GRAFIX!!! sdfjhkaersuyfhjmrsagmfhjeawfgiuyekmfneahkjfnrgfhjekrfgehjrfghejferfjkfnaeslfherfkjrfbhkewhjfejkdsfshjfuadfks Expand
  6. Jun 28, 2020
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This one of the greatest games I've had ever played the game mechanics are some of the bests this a must play give it a shot you won't be dissapointed Expand
  7. Mar 7, 2021

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Awards & Rankings

#1 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 1999
#1 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 1999