• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2002
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tekken 4 marks the return of Namco's premier fighting franchise. Tekken strikes back with new jaw-dropping graphics, game play mechanics, and fearsome fighters. Newcomers engage old favorites in interactive, multi-leveled arenas. New strategies in fighting are introduced with the addition ofTekken 4 marks the return of Namco's premier fighting franchise. Tekken strikes back with new jaw-dropping graphics, game play mechanics, and fearsome fighters. Newcomers engage old favorites in interactive, multi-leveled arenas. New strategies in fighting are introduced with the addition of walls, terrain effects, position changes, and enhanced side-stepping. Expanded game modes such as Training, Team Battle and the new Tekken Force provide the player with a deeper game play experience. [Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. For twenty pounds you get arguably the greatest arcade fighting game ever created. That’s half the price of the forthcoming (and similarly but differently remarkable) "Soul Calibur 2."
  2. 90
    Mechanically superior and definitely oriented to the expert crowd, Namco's brand of four-limbed combat is comparable to just about anything out there. [Import review previously scored as a 94.]
  3. 90
    The series could use a bit more depth and original features, but its pedigree as a top-ranked fighter remains intact.
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    It just seems that there's been little improvement to the overall fighting system and single-player experience. [Oct 2002, p.34]
  5. One can’t help but think that Namco slightly rushed the title to get it out in time for "Virtua Fighter 4," the visuals aren’t exactly eye dropping but the gameplay is fast fluid and consistent. [Import]
  6. 71
    It looks a little better, but underneath the new trappings lies the same old game.
  7. GameNow
    50
    "VF4" puts it to shame. [Nov 2002, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
  1. AnsonG.
    Jun 22, 2006
    10
    Great fighting action game i ever played.
  2. RyanS.
    Oct 3, 2002
    10
    Great game, wish they put all of the characters in it.
  3. Abigtekkenfan
    May 24, 2004
    10
    It has awsome graphics and is a great game to play. Multiplayer is great fun to play with your friends and the tekken force is brilliant! It has awsome graphics and is a great game to play. Multiplayer is great fun to play with your friends and the tekken force is brilliant! Craig A tekken 5 is coming out so no tekken 4 isn't the last so don't worry ;). Overall say:- Tekken 4 is a totally awsome game and I still enjoy playing it to this day. Expand
  4. AlanP.
    Sep 9, 2002
    8
    Beats the mountains of Chatmandu anyday!
  5. Jan 31, 2018
    8
    First Tekken I played and I had a lot of fun especially with the Tekken-Force-Mode.
  6. Apr 4, 2013
    8
    Not as good as its predecessor. Tekken 4 more or less is the same as 3, just with improved visuals and a few new characters. It was a littleNot as good as its predecessor. Tekken 4 more or less is the same as 3, just with improved visuals and a few new characters. It was a little bit of a let down at the time as I had expected so much more from it.

    Overall:
    On par with 3 but it should have been better.
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  7. BobbyS.
    Nov 29, 2002
    0
    Terribly atrocious.

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