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6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28

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  1. Jan 31, 2017
    7
    Ah...a new Double Dragon game! From Arc System works no less;developers of the Guilty Gear series...Should be a visual treat ! Oh.....? What? It;s based on the NES versions and uses the same graphic engines as DD 1 and 2...Er...ok...

    Ok...i wasent a huge fan of the NES versions ,was an Arcade junkie myself,,,but what we have in DD IV is a solid and respectful nod to the past but with
    Ah...a new Double Dragon game! From Arc System works no less;developers of the Guilty Gear series...Should be a visual treat ! Oh.....? What? It;s based on the NES versions and uses the same graphic engines as DD 1 and 2...Er...ok...

    Ok...i wasent a huge fan of the NES versions ,was an Arcade junkie myself,,,but what we have in DD IV is a solid and respectful nod to the past but with very little in the way of innovation.The move sets are largely the same,with some extra attacks mapable to the the shoulder buttons; same gameplay and yes...the NES platforming sections are back,,,if you dig that sort of thing.You will fly through the game in no time untill the later stages ;unlocking bonus characters for the 2p Dul mode after each stage is beaten.Old enemies return,weapons to pick up and bad guys to elbow in the face.
    Not a classic but yeah if you are fan,,get it! Its cheap ,has some rocking tunes and hopefully will pave the way for a FULL sequel.
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49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. Feb 20, 2017
    65
    Despite how fabulous the extra stuff is, though, Double Dragon IV just isn’t a good game. It is, however, a compelling and fascinating oddity. For franchise fans it’s a must-purchase, since it’s as much a historical trip as it is a new entry. While I can’t recommend it based on gameplay, the fact that it’s such a straight-faced resurrection of a long-dead style alone makes it worth a look.
  2. 50
    It does seem as though Arc System Works were relying entirely on the nostalgia to sell Double Dragon IV. And while it captures the essence of those original games it falls short of being a good game today simply because the original hasn’t aged well. It would have been pretty rockin' back in the 80s though.
  3. Feb 13, 2017
    83
    Double Dragon IV is fun for a limited time. while it captures the look and feel of the classic games, it tends to get a bit stale and starts to grind on your nerves. Its awkward platforming and imperfect controls hinder the overall experience, while the lack of online play hurts as this game would be perfect for some drop in / drop out action! Overall, I still liked the entire package and can ignore its minor issues long enough to have a great time. New players may find it boring, while fans of the classic games will feel right at home. Pick this up if you want to try out what beat-em ups were like in the '80s!