SoulCalibur

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

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics What's this?

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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 265 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: 63 out of 65
  2. Negative: 1 out of 65
  1. AdamL.
    May 7, 2002
    10
    It's Soul Caliber. Tekken is poor compared, Asteroth is class, Nightmare is the beast, if i continue, i'll be here till christmass. It's Soul Caliber. Tekken is poor compared, Asteroth is class, Nightmare is the beast, if i continue, i'll be here till christmass. needless to say, if you don't have a copy, may god have mercy upon your soul... Expand
  2. MarkF.
    Dec 15, 2001
    10
    I beat the game years ago and I'm still hooked!
  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. Bob
    Apr 23, 2003
    10
    That the best Fighting action games I never saw!!
  5. Jun 22, 2011
    10
    The best fighting game on the DC and one of the best fighting games to date. Pros: It practically invented 3-D fighting movement in fightingThe best fighting game on the DC and one of the best fighting games to date. Pros: It practically invented 3-D fighting movement in fighting games; stunning graphics; lovable characters; striking combos. Cons: Easy; annoying soundtrack. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2017
    10
    Awesome game! Many characters with different weapons. I had a lot of fun playing this game with my friends when I was a kid. Great graphicsAwesome game! Many characters with different weapons. I had a lot of fun playing this game with my friends when I was a kid. Great graphics too! DreamCast was great at that time! 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