• Publisher: Hudson
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2003
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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

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  • Summary: Bloody Roar returns and is darker, bloodier and fiercer than ever! 14 returning fighters are joined by three brand-new characters in the newest battle of the beast-fighters. Transform into ferocious inner-beasts and attack with fangs and claws in 3D fighting areas to see who is the ultimateBloody Roar returns and is darker, bloodier and fiercer than ever! 14 returning fighters are joined by three brand-new characters in the newest battle of the beast-fighters. Transform into ferocious inner-beasts and attack with fangs and claws in 3D fighting areas to see who is the ultimate beast-fighter champion! Balance power and health with the new "Zoanthropes Guage". Dramatic story mode for each fighter. 9 modes of gameplay including Arcade and Character Development. Full 3D combat system with aerial juggles, counters, blocks, chains. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. I actually found myself enjoying the game. This may be due to the blood or the speed of the game, or it may even be the strategy that is behind the game. Fighter games can be fought with a lot of strategy, but I just mash the living daylights out of my controller buttons.
  2. I was quite surprised to find myself really enjoying this installment. While I won't put it with "VF 4" or "Soul Calibur II," it does enough to dish out a good time. [Dec 2003, p.150]
  3. If you have played the series before, prepared to be under whelmed as no real new tactics or specials have been added this year.
  4. 60
    If the game offered anything beyond a gimmick that grew stale three games ago, we'd have something to recommend. But with nothing more than generic button mashing and a sorry excuse for a career mode, Bloody Roar 4 is for die-hard fans of the series and furries only.
  5. The game looks great, no doubt about it, but it controls terribly, and just isn't any fun to play.
  6. BR4 is simply BROKEN. Nothing here manages to come together the way that it should and this leads to frustration and boredom.
  7. Its arenas are cramped, flat, and bland, and its gameplay structure is dated, boring, and laughable. [Dec 2003, p.152]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. WackoManKangaroo
    Nov 6, 2003
    10
    El hard?! You give it a 2?!!!! Have you even seen this game in action? Have you heard of it at all? Because I know you haven't played it El hard?! You give it a 2?!!!! Have you even seen this game in action? Have you heard of it at all? Because I know you haven't played it if you give it a 2!!! People like him get on my nerves, people who like to come on here and rate games before they ever play them. You have no reason to rate the game!!! Anyway, Bloody Roar 4 is a pretty amazing accomplishment in gaming and the critics are wayyyyy off. Probably just Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter fanboys blinded by all the hype of those games. If you wanna listen to them go ahead, but you're not a true gamer if you do. Play Bloody Roar 4, just trust me, you'll love it just as I did and all my friends did. Expand
  2. BarryWhiteSavedJesusChrist
    Nov 6, 2003
    10
    I rented Bloody Roar 4 today, and I just freakin returned it 5 minutes after I popped the game into my Playstation 2. Was it that bad? No! It I rented Bloody Roar 4 today, and I just freakin returned it 5 minutes after I popped the game into my Playstation 2. Was it that bad? No! It was that GOOD! I took it back to Blockbuster and just bought the game, and i've been playing it NONSTOP!! This game has tones of depth, fighting modes, cool characters, killer combos and special moves, beautiful graphics, and is much more fun that Soul Calibur 2 and easier to get into that VF4. Friends, it just doesn't get much better. I had my buddy over here earlier, a diehard fighting game fan and BRUTAL critic, and he agreed that this is the best 3D fighting game on any system, ever!! He just went out and bought it too. He said that it is a HUGE improvement over the third installment. He also said that it is a perfect 10, while soul calibur 2 would be a 7, and VF4 an 8. Now thats saying something. Bravo Hudson for creating such a beautiful fighting game. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2019
    10
    Como todos los Bloody Roar tiene una jugabilidad espectacular!!
    El mejor sin duda es el BR2 pero como no esta en metacritic tendré q puntuar
    Como todos los Bloody Roar tiene una jugabilidad espectacular!!
    El mejor sin duda es el BR2 pero como no esta en metacritic tendré q puntuar este para dar en general lo tanto q me gusta la saga Bloody Roar, si buscas un juego de peleas para disfrutar con amigos esta es tu primera opción, pd: amo a Jenny
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  4. [Anonymous]
    Nov 17, 2003
    10
    One word...beautiful.
  5. ScottM.
    Apr 29, 2005
    10
    It is without a doubt the greatest fighting game ever made! I really hope they make a Bloody Roar 5!
  6. BinhN.
    Jun 6, 2005
    10
    This is 1 the best 3-D graphic fighting game right here.
  7. Elhard
    Nov 5, 2003
    2
    BR4 is soo bad that can't be compared to games like soul calibur 2 , Vf4. I gave 2 becuse there is so much better games than THIS!!!!!

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#50 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003