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  • Summary: The follow-up to Street Fighter IV further redefines the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, more advanced online gameplay, new ultra combos and much more. Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25The follow-up to Street Fighter IV further redefines the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, more advanced online gameplay, new ultra combos and much more. Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV. The impressive new roster includes classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri. Super Street Fighter IV adds new Ultra Combos and advancements to the state of the art online matchmaking and online gameplay introduced in Street Fighter IV with numerous additional features. Super Street Fighter IV takes many of the groundbreaking features introduced in Street Fighter IV and refines everything to deliver the ultimate vision of Street Fighter to fans the world over. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 58 out of 58
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  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    100
    Amazing value for the money. This isn't so much SF5 as it is "Street Fighter 4.9". [May 2010, p.76]
  2. The best game in the Street Fighter franchise, and one of the best fighting games ever made. Buy it, even if you already have Street Fighter IV.
  3. 96
    It's a big game, and one that requires a serious amount of dedication and commitment. You can't just dabble in Street Fighter, but you shouldn't really want to: spend a few hours trying to learn it and you'll be hooked for life. This is the epitome of hardcore gaming, a masterclass of competition that demands the u[t]most in technical proficiency and mental clarity.
  4. 90
    Super Street Fighter IV is not just some money-grubbing upgrade, it's a revamp and re-energisation of a fantastic game. Must buy for anyone even considering it.
  5. I put nearly 100 hours into IV, and I can easily see myself pumping dozens more into this update. If you haven't played IV at all, then $40 is an absolute steal for the ultimate version of the best fighting game in recent memory. [May 2010, p.87]
  6. Street Fighter IV was a marvelous fighter and Super Street Fighter IV only furthers that notion with excellent additions that provide a whole new life to the series that has come full circle with Capcom’s brilliant revival.
  7. If you’ve been looking to get back into fighters and somehow missed the boat on Street Fighter IV or have been waiting for something to bring you back into the world of Street Fighting, I doubt there is a better option than a game full of characters, awesome music, and a robust fighting system with great online support.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    This is one of the best fighting games i've ever played in my life and i must say online play is fun as well you'll spend countless hoursThis is one of the best fighting games i've ever played in my life and i must say online play is fun as well you'll spend countless hours playing this game online.I must buy for fighting game fans. Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    A fantastic re-imagining of the classic Street Fighter 2 but brought fully up to date. If you are a dedicated fighting game fan then you willA fantastic re-imagining of the classic Street Fighter 2 but brought fully up to date. If you are a dedicated fighting game fan then you will appreciate the balancing of the characters and the fighting system in general which includes the new ultras for each character. If you are not a die-hard fan and have Street fighter IV already, I do not believe the differences are worth re-buying the game for; but for the players who - like me - really like to compete and want a fair, even playing field, this is a required purchase. Judged along side other fighting games, it stands out with its polish shine, not just graphically but as a complete fighting package.

    Although I am consider myself to be a conservative scorer, I believe that when a game is at the top of the pile it deserves the rating to reflect this. NO game is absolutely perfect, but as a long time fighting game fan I find it difficult to find flaws that detract enough from a 10 rating.
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  3. NacorC.
    Apr 30, 2010
    10
    Best fighting game ever. Awesome new chars, and refined balance. On top, new online modes with lobbies. A must have for any fighting game fan.
  4. Aug 5, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a great game for fighter fans and it is the definitive version of Street Fighter IV. This is the game that Capcom should have originally released. If you didn't buy the original SF4, then this is the one to buy. There's several more characters, including the secret characters from SF4 which are now playable immediately. Fans of the classic Street Fighter 2 will be thrilled to know that the classic mini-games, busting barrels and cars are included here. As far as the gameplay goes, it looks like Capcom tweaked the characters to make them more balanced. They also have new moves, costumes and/or colors, animations, poses, taunts, quotes, anime cut scenes, and new level backgrounds. Who doesn't like fighting on a high-rise or infront of a giant yawning hippo?

    Seth is still a tough boss but he's a bit more manageable this time around.
    The game play and character select screens are now full of bright 2D character illustrations but they don't look as good as they did in the original SF4, particularly the character select screen which now shows tiny little circles with the characters' faces in them. There's alot of references to Street Fighter 2 including the map backgrounds and some of the sounds...and as I said before...the mini-games. I know you've been craving the chance to 100 hand slap a Lexus.

    So, you should definitely get this game. It's not perfect but it's damn near close to it. If you like big bright colorful cell-shaded cartoon fighting games, this is the one to buy. If you're more into polished 3D heart ripping gorey fighting games...well you already know where to go.

    It's worth mentioning that if you were one of those people who were suckered into buying costumes via DLC for SF4, your costumes can be used in SSF4.
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  5. Nov 26, 2012
    8
    Great game, great colorful graphics, great sound. But....it could have used a bigger roster given that the Street Fighter series goes back forGreat game, great colorful graphics, great sound. But....it could have used a bigger roster given that the Street Fighter series goes back for many years, and Capcom has plenty of characters at its disposal. Bryan Fury's Mom would have liked to see some more of the characters from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike or the Street Fighter Alpha series included here. Fer' cryin' out loud, where is Rolento???

    If you're looking for a game that's bright, bold, colorful, looks great in HD, sounds great, and is easy to pick up and play even for people who aren't that familiar with fighting games (how could you NOT be??), this is one that you must have in your collection.
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  6. Apr 14, 2011
    7
    This is just street fighter 2 with better graphics and new characters. The characters are unbalanced and this game feels rushed. Still funThis is just street fighter 2 with better graphics and new characters. The characters are unbalanced and this game feels rushed. Still fun though. Does not deserve a 10 out of 10 Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2020
    0
    Wow, this is bad. Really bad. I missed SF3, so came straight from SF2 to SF4. I literally can't play this. The character design isWow, this is bad. Really bad. I missed SF3, so came straight from SF2 to SF4. I literally can't play this. The character design is disgusting, the dialogue is appalling, it is a total cheesefest of American **** It is just so horrible to look at and listen to I just can't play it. Every snippet of cut scene and bit of dialogue boils my piss. The fighting doesn't feel anywhere near as fast, or as fluid as SF2. Even the title has gay Ken trying to hug spoilt brat Ryu. What the hell were they thinking with the character design? The whole game has no charm, no personality, crap music, Dhalsim singing Chas and Daves Rabbit when he wins.

    I can't believe there are any 10 scores for this heap of **** SF2, MK2, Garou Mark of the Wolves, KoF98. Pick literally any fighting game that came before this and it is a 99% chamce you picked a better game.

    It is just dire beyond words. People are saying lovely graphics. What game are they looking at? Not this. The characters have feet twice the size of their head and that is nice? Everything is ugly as **** on this game.

    I couldn't give a monkeys about old/new. I can pkay 8 bit through to FMV but it has to be appealing. I was embarrassed to be playing it. Whenever Ibuki spoke I was in disbelief that the person behind the dialogue wasn't hung, drawn and quartered.

    I can't get past the design choices. Maybe some good gameplay lies below but I can't get to it. It's like going on pornhub finding Sahar Tabar and cracking one out. Doesn't matter how hard you try, when something looks that bad, it's impossible to enjoy it.

    This is a very, very low point for fighting games.
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