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  • Summary: Love, Revenge, Pride. Each one of us has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths or weaknesses. There are no wrong motives, just the paths we choose to take. Experience the conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind eachLove, Revenge, Pride. Each one of us has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths or weaknesses. There are no wrong motives, just the paths we choose to take. Experience the conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Tekken 7 features story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 16, 2017
    94
    The King of 3D fighting is back: Tekken 7 is such a great entry to the series. Gameplay-wise is brilliant, its graphics are stunning and the available roster is satisfying. One of the best fighting titles out there.
  2. Jun 5, 2017
    90
    It's hard to criticize Tekken 7 for skimping on the offline content when the fighting and the feel for the game are this good. I applaud Harada-san and his team for sticking to the basics and believing in what they're doing, only letting their guard down to let the ridiculously embarrassing story mode slip in. It comes down to a question of Western abundance versus Japanese purism whether Tekken 7 hits the sweet spot. I know I will vouch for the latter any day over superfluous frills. Tekken 7 is the most fun and exhilarating I've had with the fighting games in years and I have pretty much played them all. Virtua Fighter 3 might be forever etched in my heart as my favorite beat 'em up but Tekken 7 is the best these days offer. There are fighting games. Then there's Tekken. The king is back.
  3. 90
    TEKKEN 7 is well thought-out and produced — to the level of awe. It punches the stereotype of simplistic arcade fighters right in the face, and establishes itself as the gold standard that will be difficult to unseat for quite a while.
  4. Jun 12, 2017
    85
    Even with the game's increased emphasis on multiplayer over single-player content, Tekken 7 remains a fun fighting game experience. The core mechanics are as tight as they've always been, and the new material adds some flair to rope in new players. The character roster is balanced between old and new fighters, with just about everyone getting some improvement to their skills. A good number of people are only interested in getting the fighters into ridiculous outfits. The PC iteration boasts a very healthy community and some nice graphical improvements over the console versions, so any gamer on the PC will be happy to have this fighting game in their grasp.
  5. Jun 24, 2017
    80
    Tekken 7 is every bit as great as its over-the-top presentation suggests. The fighting is immediately gratifying, the roster impressively expansive, and there’s a fair amount to do regardless of the type of player you are. Here’s a game that takes pride in its own legacy and instead of that pride feeling unearned or overstated, Tekken 7 makes a thorough case for itself. At a time when plenty of fighters are competing for attention, it seems there’s more than enough room for the King of Iron Fist.
  6. Jun 5, 2017
    80
    Its diverse roster is packed with a wide range of personalities and fighting styles, bolstered by a raucous attitude that begs to be taken seriously while simultaneously mocking its more peculiar whims in the process. Tekken fans will find their next favorite game--one that's the product of decade's worth of refinement. And while some of this depth will be lost or out of reach for newcomers, there's enough fun to be had outside of hardcore competition to keep players from all walks of gaming thoroughly entertained.
  7. Jul 23, 2017
    70
    Tekken 7 is a great time-killer that can hold its own against the latest installments of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 47
  2. Negative: 15 out of 47
  1. Jun 4, 2017
    10
    I am convinced the people who are giving poor reviews have not even played this game.
    The game is incredible on PC, much more features than
    I am convinced the people who are giving poor reviews have not even played this game.
    The game is incredible on PC, much more features than the arcade version. Im using a Qanba Obsidian stick and its perfect for this game. The game recognises all controllers without any issues. Tested 3 sticks so far, no problems. The game is deep and very rewarding to play. Have yet to find any issues with the PC version. Online is smoother than some games that have been out for a while (SFV).
    Its easily the best fighting game to come out in years. Ignore the poor reviews, they clearly have not played the game or are not fighting game veterans. highly recommended to those who love fighting games!
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  2. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    For as long as I have started playing video games, the 'fighting games' genre has always been my favorite. As a martial artist myself, IFor as long as I have started playing video games, the 'fighting games' genre has always been my favorite. As a martial artist myself, I always loved a good combat system in games, and to me personally no other franchise has ever done that better than Tekken. And now with Tekken 7, the new king of this genre has arrived. Tekken 7 is better, prettier, smoother and larger than any Tekken before. The story is also the best in the franchise and there are all the other game modes present that you expect in a fighting game - Arcade Mode, Treasure Mode, Practice Mode, Online And Local Versus Mode and so on. From these, my favorite is Treasure Mode where you fight random opponents on any difficulty to unlock new gear, fight money, etc. which then you can use to customize your characters. And the customization possibilities are HUGE, and the best part about it that it is FREE, you don't need any microtransactions to unlock EVERYTHING! All you need is skills and time. At launch almost 40 fighters are already available with many more coming as DLC characters, it is safe to say that you get more than enough content for your money. Of course all of this would not work if the battles weren't addictivly fun. Tekken since the beggining has always been all about skills. The combat system is sooo deep, there is nothing else like it. It is not as easy to get good at it like Injustice, Street Fighter and other games in the genre. It takes time and again SKILLS to master it. Casual gamers will easily get destroyed online. This is not a diss to other fighting games, because as I said, I like and play almost all of them, but Tekken 7 is the best of the best. The last few years have been superb for fighting games fans with King Of Fighters XIV, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Drx 2, Injustice and so on but Tekken 7 takes the crown as THE best. Amazing game and a must play for everyone. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2017
    9
    Finally a Tekken game on PC, and a good one at that! Tekken 7 is a strong follow up in the long running franchise with great characters andFinally a Tekken game on PC, and a good one at that! Tekken 7 is a strong follow up in the long running franchise with great characters and good PC port (1080p 60fps ULTRA gtx 970). Compared to TTT2 there are very few characters, but it's always like that after a Tag game. If you compare this to Tekken 4, this is MUCH better. The only negative is that there's no "team battle" and the graphics is sub par todays standards, and Tekken games are often knows to have great graphics "for a fighting game".

    This puts Tekken 7 on a solid 9/10 and I would love to see all the old characters returning in some form of DLC, free or payed. I would also be more than happy if the next Tekken game also gets a PC release in the future.
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  4. Oct 20, 2018
    7
    It's alright.. seems to do nothing new and some backwards stuff like missing features available to previous Tekken games.
  5. Nov 7, 2018
    5
    I would give it 2 or even 1, but my bleeding heart for my beloved Tekken has forced me to give it a 5/10.

    In my honest opinion, Tekken has
    I would give it 2 or even 1, but my bleeding heart for my beloved Tekken has forced me to give it a 5/10.

    In my honest opinion, Tekken has lost its way, I don't feel playing the good old Tekken anymore.
    It's true many will tell me that a game should evolve as time goes, but guys, rage arts in Tekken? I will never accept that, I tried really hard to adapt and approach Tekken 7 using a different mindset, but I failed. I played couple hundreds of ranked matches (which is obviously the only viable mode for an old Tekken player) I got bored, it's like I'm doing a job that I don't like, I was literally forcing myself to play the game, no fun at all.

    To make it shorter, I'll put pros and cons.

    Pros:

    -They added a feature allowing you to check your rank online.
    -Good graphics for a 2017 game (could have been better, but it was good)
    -Very well optimized.
    -Vs mode and friendly matches( offline ) are good, lobby vs mode can be good if you're close to each other online.
    -Practice mode is very good (probably spent most of the time there doing exhibition combos)

    Cons:

    -Flawed ranked system full of boosters ( using the local save file to reset rank and delete loses) no comment Bamco, No comment..
    -(personal opinion) Making Street Fighter thingies (rage arts+2d games characters in Tekken is a big turn off to hardcore fans, it simply kills Tekken core and soul.
    -Harada promised that all Tekken characters will be free ( I can't relate to that in Tekken 7! )
    -Peer2peer online is a very terrible thing to do in a so called aaa game( make servers bamco !!!)
    -Lack of stages
    -Lack of legacy characters( maybe they will bring some, but for money, that's so bad)
    -Lack of modes( especially Tekken force mode, true tekken ball mode and battle mode)

    I could write a book counting the cons but I'll stop there.

    Frankly, I stopped playing Tekken 7, I'll just wait for Tekken 8, it's pretty sad that Tekken has become like this.

    If you want to get the game, wait for a sale, I really don't recommend buying it for full price.
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  6. Jul 23, 2017
    3
    Good old Tekken, I remember spending hours playing Tekken 3. Unfortunately over all those years I think Tekken just lost its way, and becameGood old Tekken, I remember spending hours playing Tekken 3. Unfortunately over all those years I think Tekken just lost its way, and became similar to Street Fighter series. I think it had all potential to become something like Dead or Alive 5 and even much better. But it hasn't. New characters are introduced, but they are quite similar to each other, there is not much difference in their fighting styles or combos. Fighting mechanics could have been much more intelligent.
    Somehow Lei Wulong is gone - a charecter with one of the most interesting fighting techniques. Movements are somewhat robotic, physics didn't advance much from T3 (it looks much better in DoA5 and in MK X), fighters hit each other with a sound of an empty can. In fact best Tekken features are those which were preserved from Tekken 3
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  7. Nov 22, 2018
    0
    Tekken 7 is a predictable follow-up to a series that's never aimed particularly high, it may please casual gamers for a day or two but theTekken 7 is a predictable follow-up to a series that's never aimed particularly high, it may please casual gamers for a day or two but the stagnant ongoing series is definitely in the second tier of fighters way below Capcom or NetherRealm Studios games, and it's seriously getting old and tired. The lack of depth and subtlety and the emphasis on the offensive, rather than the defensive, puts this squarely two notches below the best in the genre, the "who-can-get-their-super-move-off-first" gameplay leaves much to be desired from a serious fighting game player. Like the prequels, Tekken 7 is geared towards casual gamers and anyone who's been exposed to more technical, more dynamic fighting games will quickly pass on tekken. Other top fighters, namely Street Fighter, DoA and MK games have advanced impressively in their latest installments; but the relic that is tekken just can't seem to evolve, furthermore many combos can be done simply by hitting 1-button, and the nearly "instant-kill" rage art moves are just laughably broken. Instead of a supplying a proper fighting engine, matches in T7 seem to rely heavily on "who can get their rage move off first". So many elements of the gameplay don't even require any sort of skill. In my book, slow motion over and over again also gets old very quickly. And in the end, it's more of a novelty or gimmick rather than an actual, thought-out fighting game mechanic. But hey, the casual crowd will be pleased!

    If you want something a little more "button-masher-friendly," tekken might be your cup of tea.... Key word, might.
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