• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2005
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 146 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 146
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  1. Aug 27, 2018
    6
    It has good visuals for the time and the soundtrack is great, also the game is quite deep, but with such an unbalanced roster all of the pro's soon dwindle.

    This game is not for those who want a balanced and learn able game. This is for those who enjoy visuals (if PS2 graphics suffice now) and not going far in regards to learning to get better.
  2. Feb 9, 2020
    5
    It's fun but not nearly as good as Soulcalibur I & II also it's buggy and my save file keeps getting corrupted there's a reason it never got ported to other consoles.

Awards & Rankings

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#15 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
39
#39 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 57 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. The beefed-up single-player content is worth the asking price on its own, it's still a fantastic multiplayer game (that's maybe not as perfectly balanced as it once was), and yes, it's shame there's no online play, but that's no excuse to pass up on a hugely enjoyable, addictive, rewarding title that'll last months.
  2. games(TM)
    80
    For many, the new modes won’t be enough to call for another purchase; as a standalone package however, Soul Calibur III offers more than could ever be asked of a fighting game. [Christmas 2005, p.96]
  3. A very pretty game, gorgeous in fact, with plenty to do and see. But ultimately it just doesn't quite seem new enough. It's an example in safe game development and taking the easy path, but while it lasts, it's a fun path.