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  • Summary: Spanning over a 14 year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world with the entire franchise selling more than 32 million units to date. Displayed in HD detail, a new era begins in the sixth King of the Iron Fist Tournament complete with intenseSpanning over a 14 year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world with the entire franchise selling more than 32 million units to date. Displayed in HD detail, a new era begins in the sixth King of the Iron Fist Tournament complete with intense gameplay modes as well as new features and environments. TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With a growing roster of fighters, each equipped with their own deadly techniques, moves and attack combinations, TEKKEN 6 will be the best King of Iron Fist Tournament yet. Adding to the already rich gaming experience, a deeper character customization feature will only further enhance the incredible fighting intensity as players go mano-y-mano. Players can also take the battle online for classic match-ups and to compete for world domination. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Play UK
    94
    There are flaws that hurt the experience, but nothing, nothing stops Tekken 6 from being an intense, tactical and utterly brilliant fighting game, perfect for anyone with even a fleeting interest in the genre. [Issue#184, p.60]
  2. At the end of the day, Tekken 6 is definitely a fun fighter, however it is plagued by some gameplay issues, more specifically the horrendous campaign mode and programming issues such as lengthy loading times.
  3. 85
    Tekken 6 is finally here and the game is good again. The animations are brilliant, customizing is finally interesting and it’s got a lot of gameplay options. Only the Scenario mode wasn’t really necessary.
  4. Tekken 6 isn't a bad game, but it doesn't feel like it does anything new with the genre.
  5. An awesome game. It just could have been better.
  6. AceGamez
    74
    While a welcome online patch is currently in the works, it still doesn’t excuse the game shipping with such glaring issues. The meagre campaign mode is another thorn in the side of Tekken 6 and as such, the game simply fails to stack up against the slick perfection of Street Fighter IV.
  7. In spite of a beautiful HD update, Tekken 6 on the PS3 just doesn't hold up as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
  1. JanneM
    Nov 17, 2009
    10
    Tekken at its finest. Still waiting for that online patch but otherwise it plays great! People might complain about the graphics but I dont Tekken at its finest. Still waiting for that online patch but otherwise it plays great! People might complain about the graphics but I dont see anything wrong with them. SF4's cartoony characters pale in comparison. Expand
  2. KennethW
    Nov 12, 2009
    10
    Tekken has always been known as a series that has kept a continuous flow of quality concerning each iteration over the years, and Tekken 6 is Tekken has always been known as a series that has kept a continuous flow of quality concerning each iteration over the years, and Tekken 6 is no different. To the uninformed and/or ignorant, this game will be seen as simply "another rehash" of the typical Tekken gameplay. To the trained eye, this is most certainly untrue. For instance, nearly every move has been reanimated in some form or another. The difference between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6 in this respect is fantastic. Indeed, the core gameplay has also had adjustments. The two most obvious are the new rage mode and the bound system. Rage occurs when a player is at 5% or so life. Their moves become stronger, and thus, allow for possible comebacks (though highly unlikely given the amount of life which is required for rage to occur in the first place). Second, the bound system. Bound essentially allows one to use certain moves to slam an opponent into the ground to continue their combo. This adds another level of intricacy into the already in-depth combo system found within the Tekken series. Scenario Campaign is essentially a souped-up version of Tekken Force from Tekken 3 and Tekken 4. Whereas others have been hard on this mode, I find it to be superior to the rather shallow Tekken Force modes of games passed. Namco-Bandai obviously put a nice deal of effort into making this mode, and it pays off for the most part. It's an excellent way to find out the story of Tekken, the ability to make fight money for customizations is surprisingly easy, and it's a great way to obtain free customizations as you blaze through levels. All in all, a pleasant side addition to the series. Honestly? There's not much that Tekken 6 hasn't done well this time around. I have heard issues of lag concerning online play but I have yet to experience little if any (though this might have to do with the fact that I have a stellar connection while playing). About the only thing I have beef with is the lack of 2 player customizations in versus mode. Other than that? Tekken 6 is easily my favorite fighting game of the year and deserves nothing less than a 9-10 out of 10. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2012
    9
    Tekken 6, one of my Favorite game. It has rich graphics and good control over the players. I gave it 9 out of 10 because just one thing I feelTekken 6, one of my Favorite game. It has rich graphics and good control over the players. I gave it 9 out of 10 because just one thing I feel that is bad in the game. It take some time to process things. Before launching a new games it first take 10 to 15 seconds to thing... or i dont know what is it but that delay is not good. Besides this games is very good. Expand
  4. Marka
    Nov 1, 2009
    8
    tekken has always been a great series. You could play any of them from tag on and have just as much fun as playing this. I just rented, tekken has always been a great series. You could play any of them from tag on and have just as much fun as playing this. I just rented, I'm not buying anything off Namco Bandai again. They are ruining Soul Calibur and Tekken with ridiculous DLC and that has to stop before I buy one of their games. Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2013
    7
    Tekken 6 isn't a bad game, but it doesn't feel like it does anything new with the genre. even the graphics are not good but still they gaveTekken 6 isn't a bad game, but it doesn't feel like it does anything new with the genre. even the graphics are not good but still they gave us so so many characters in the end it isn't bad and i enjoyed it in the end Expand
  6. Jan 13, 2012
    6
    Tekken 6 is not perfect but it is a Tekken game for people who are already familiar with the Tekken series and its game mechanics. Personally,Tekken 6 is not perfect but it is a Tekken game for people who are already familiar with the Tekken series and its game mechanics. Personally, I prefer Capcom's cartoony Street Fighter 4 game over Namco's more serious 3D brawler. Sometimes the game takes itself too seriously and it isn't much fun to play. Now before you jump on me for this review. I have owned Tekken 1-3 + Tag Tournament. So I am familiar with the series, characters and gameplay. Tekken 6 however, has a really bad plot, even for fighting games which are known to horrible plots, still I suppose one must justify why 30+ people (and bears and kangaroos and wooden blocks and robots and dinosaurs) are ready and willing to beat each other to death. As an MMA brawler, you have all your standard fighters with different styles ranging from ninjitsu (in the form of an obvious rip-off of Marvel's Blade character), karate, kung fu, pro-wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, sumo, etc...however all of these characters are unbalanced and have super complex combo strings that rarely anyone could pull off correctly leaving you to just kick, punch and throw your opponent around.

    Ladies and gentlemen...there is a campaign mode....and it sucks. You basically team up with an AI character to go through mediocre levels (docks, forests, urban streets, and weird nondescript facilities) to beat several street brawlers who all have the same identical look just to unlock some super expensive customization options for the Tekken roster...things like sunglasses, jackets, pants, shirts, etc. Alot of these items provide new abilities in the campaign mode but are strictly cosmetic in the PvP or PvAI fighting modes.

    For a PS3 the cut scenes look HORRENDOUS. The characters are awkward, blocky and look like they were ported out of the PS2 Tekken 3 and Tag Tourney games. There is a final boss in the game and he is HUMONGOUS and VERY VERY VERY CHEAP. You'll get to him in relatively short time and after several losses, you'll be tempted to just quit the game and cut your losses. Namco will definitely make a Tekken 7, it is their signature title after all. So I really hope they address these issues and undo what they did in Tekken 6.
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  7. FrankW
    Nov 1, 2009
    2
    I'll be brief; campaign mode is a total joke and poorly done yet somehow is the main focus of the game, the fighting is the same I'll be brief; campaign mode is a total joke and poorly done yet somehow is the main focus of the game, the fighting is the same ol' Tekken and the new characters are terrible, and even worse, the online is laggy and is need of some serious patchwork. This game is trash, Street Fighter 4 and BlazBlue are both superior fighters in every aspect imaginable. Not worth the money, but for all of you "gamers" out there that love easy achievements/trophies, this game has the easiest trophy pack I've ever seen! Just saying... Expand

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