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6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28

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  1. Jan 31, 2017
    8
    If your looking for a new gaming experience you wont find it here but thats alright. Double Dragon 4 picks up where Double Dragon 1 and 2 on the nes left off the graphics and controls are ripped right from those classic games. I for one really enjoyed playing this game if you liked the originals you'll love this throwback to a simpler time.
  2. Feb 4, 2017
    10
    If you over the age of 30 and remember playing Double Dragon on NES. GET THIS GAME NOW!! It is a true sequel to the NES series. Although I would have liked a modernized version (Neon sucked). This will do in the meantime
  3. Feb 2, 2017
    10
    For those of you who's childhood consisted of a NES in your household, Double Dragon IV is the perfect sequel to the classic NES series. Many of the sprites and retro music come straight from the old NES classics and unlike the NES version, you can have quite a number of enemies to battle at one time. Both Billy and Jimmy have a large variety of moves to utilize that weren't in theFor those of you who's childhood consisted of a NES in your household, Double Dragon IV is the perfect sequel to the classic NES series. Many of the sprites and retro music come straight from the old NES classics and unlike the NES version, you can have quite a number of enemies to battle at one time. Both Billy and Jimmy have a large variety of moves to utilize that weren't in the original trilogy and the replay value increases with being able to play the story mode with many of the enemy characters. If you're one of those folks that had to buy a NES Classic Edition system for the holidays, Double Dragon IV is your kind of game! Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2017
    10
    Exactly what it is intended to be. A fun beat em up NES style. True to the Double Dragon name, and a blast with two players. Gameplay is smooth, and the graphics are a welcome return to the days when 8-bit ruled.
    It's cheap, it's fun. Enjoy.
  5. Feb 6, 2017
    10
    This game was designed specifically for those of us that love the NES trilogy. Double Dragon I & II had arcade counterparts that were well received, however Double Dragon III the predecessor to this game was best received on the NES since both the arcade version and the more powerful Genesis version that despite the "better" graphics they had, were not very good and gave the franchise aThis game was designed specifically for those of us that love the NES trilogy. Double Dragon I & II had arcade counterparts that were well received, however Double Dragon III the predecessor to this game was best received on the NES since both the arcade version and the more powerful Genesis version that despite the "better" graphics they had, were not very good and gave the franchise a bad rep, however the NES version was the one people loved just like people loved the other 2 previous games. This one is the continuation of that awesome influential trilogy.

    Arc System Works took the necessary care to make this game released affordable for current platforms to look and feel exactly like those games people loved. If no one told you when this game was made, you would not be able to tell which one out of the 4 games was made in the 21th century, that's how awesome this game is, and that's how grateful are fans of the series for receiving a game made with the respect it deserves.

    Whether you are playing solo or co-op you would have a lot of fun finding better ways to approach different sections of the games and defeat enemies just like in the old good days. The difficulty level is perfect and the length is appropriate. It also has many unlockable characters to enjoy battleling your friends. I highly recommend it. It is definitely one of the best beat 'em up releases in recent years.
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  6. Feb 6, 2017
    10
    I read a bunch of reviews from many big gaming publications and it makes me wonder what's wrong with the management of those editorial agencies. They are clearly assigning work the wrong people. If your reviewer only knows about NASCAR you don't make him review a Formula 1 game. Reviewers need basic understanding of what a product is and to what kind of audience is the product designedI read a bunch of reviews from many big gaming publications and it makes me wonder what's wrong with the management of those editorial agencies. They are clearly assigning work the wrong people. If your reviewer only knows about NASCAR you don't make him review a Formula 1 game. Reviewers need basic understanding of what a product is and to what kind of audience is the product designed for. This game was clearly designed for people who wanted a trip to the 80s, The game meets those requirements perfectly. There are no errors in accomplishing that purpose. The game is exactly what fans of the series wanted and therefore it deserves the highest recognition. Expand
  7. Nov 20, 2017
    8
    Looks like crappy nes, port of Double Dragon. Sounds like nes, feels like NES, but...Plays better, has more moves, more animation, more sound, more everything. This is exactly as advertised. Enjoyed it a TON. Video on my YouTube: PLAYwithGREGG
Metascore
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!