SoulCalibur

Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 1999
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98

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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 244 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
    100
    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
    100
    The great gameplay, large variety of options, and the absolutely astounding visuals combine to make this game near perfect.
  5. Game Fan
    98
    "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: 62 out of 64
  2. Negative: 1 out of 64
  1. AnthonyD.
    Mar 22, 2002
    10
    This game kicks ass, I wanna buy it.
  2. JamesS.
    Dec 11, 2001
    10
    I used to hate all fighting games, then I tried Soul Caliber. Now I'm hooked. This game kicks some serious rear.
  3. NikkiH.
    Jul 8, 2003
    10
    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. BlancoT.
    Feb 7, 2003
    10
    The best fighter ever created. PERIOD.
  5. JamesK.
    Feb 18, 2007
    10
    An amazing game, even in 2007 I still love it. I can't describe how fun it is, easy to pick up, but challenging to master. Great game!
  6. Apr 11, 2016
    10
    Without a doubt one of the best fighting games on the Sega Dreamcast. Don't miss this game if you still have your Dreamcast with you becauseWithout a doubt one of the best fighting games on the Sega Dreamcast. Don't miss this game if you still have your Dreamcast with you because this game is unmissable for everyone who has a Sega Dreamcast. Expand
  7. Tony
    Jul 21, 2004
    4
    What is it with people drooling over this turd? Soul Calibur is an awful game, even if it looks great. I agree with the guy who says Project What is it with people drooling over this turd? Soul Calibur is an awful game, even if it looks great. I agree with the guy who says Project Justice is much better! Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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