• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2016
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Birdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison. Many more new and returning characters will be added to the diverse roster, offering a wide variety of fighting styles for players to chooseBirdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison. Many more new and returning characters will be added to the diverse roster, offering a wide variety of fighting styles for players to choose from. New Strategies and Battle Mechanics: Highly accessible new battle mechanics, which revolve around the V-Gauge and EX Gauge, provide a new layer of strategy and depth to the franchise that all players can enjoy. V-Trigger: Unique abilities that use the entire V-Gauge, giving players the opportunity to inflict damage when activated. V-Skill: Utility skills (such as evasion) for each character that can be activated at any time. V-Reversal: Unique counterattacks that use one stock of the V-Gauge. Critical Arts: Ultimate attacks that use the entire EX Gauge. For the first time in franchise history, the online community is unified into a single player pool, allowing for even more rivalries to be born. [Playstation.com]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 80
  2. Negative: 0 out of 80
  1. Feb 15, 2016
    95
    If you are a Street Fighter fan, and are looking forward to seriously competing in this console generation’s great fighting game franchise, then your time has arrived.
  2. Feb 15, 2016
    90
    The next step in fighting games' mechanics, but a step backward on game modes.
  3. With its new gameplay elements, user-friendly controls and style, Street Fighter V has turned into a 'must-play' fighting game that we are all looking for.
  4. Feb 15, 2016
    80
    Street Fighter V paves the way for the future of Capcom’s legendary fighting game series—but it’s also a release that’s relying on near-future updates in order to feel like a finished product. Once they come, however, this should really be something special.
  5. 75
    As of the time of this review, Street Fighter V is a showcase of potential, but little else.
  6. Feb 21, 2016
    70
    ​As a fighting game Street Fighter 5 has ​potential, especially thanks to the new mechanics in the battles. It is challenging, but it does not really show as the game feels unfinished and does not have enough modes and content.
  7. 50
    Street Fighter V is easily the fighting title I’ve had the most fun playing in my 20 years of gaming. That’s also why the overall package is such a disappointment. Instead of getting a feature complete, content filled package, we’re instead left with a bare bones offering that doesn’t even have the basics of the genre. The gameplay is phenomenal, with the enhancements being a natural progression of the series, but you have so few ways to experience it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 439
  1. Feb 16, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Street Fighter V is a game with one the best gameplay experiences and online modes of its category. But the lack of solo modes will disappoint the casual gamer. Expand
  2. Apr 15, 2016
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is good the fighting mechanics are a lot better that in USFV, the games has a very interesting roster, every character feels unique and id fun to play if you manage to understand them.
    The story is just a prologue for the June expansion as it is right now is pretty boring.
    Survival mode is a good challenge, but may get frustrating some times, the worst part is survival mode is the only way to get some of the colors for the characters and you have to complete it in each mode to get colors for the costume your characters is using at that moment.
    Now the most interesting part the online:
    The online is working as it should the netcode is just fine and is rare to get a laggy match, of course that also depends of your area and ISP.
    Overall the game is good but it is still lacking content, If your planning to be competitive online the game is good to go now, on the other hand if you want more single player content it would be a good idea to wait for the June patch.
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  3. Feb 17, 2016
    6
    Street Fighter V is a well-made foundation for a proper sequel, but it's just too light on content to recommend at this stage. If your onlyStreet Fighter V is a well-made foundation for a proper sequel, but it's just too light on content to recommend at this stage. If your only focus is online multiplayer or tournament-style competition, then you may feel like SFV is streamlined to your liking, but casual players wanting solo modes will be sorely disappointed. Capcom has built the game with a DLC release schedule in mind, and it will take several months of both paid and free downloads to make it feel complete. Even the story mode barely passes as an introduction to the 16-character roster, as it currently features 4 low-tier fights with some quick graphic novel cutscenes in between. It's nice that we get Japanese and English dual audio, partially because the English voice acting is a mixed bag and nowhere near the quality I'd expect from a high-profile release like this. Street Fighter devotees will be pleased to know that the narrative is pushed in some interesting directions, but it's far from poetry. Also, the new characters are [arguably] better than the ones we got in SFIV's initial release, but they still don't feel as iconic as the series mainstays, many of whom will remain absent until several waves of DLC have passed. The new mechanics are solid and perhaps more balanced for competitive play, and the graphics are fluid and crisp, if the weird caricature art style doesn't turn you off. Sound effects and music are also decent, but the intro lacked any real punch, something I really enjoyed in the earliest SFIV releases and even SFxTK. I really want to like SFV, but in its current state, it really fails to excite me the way a good fighting game should. Inevitably, we'll end up with Super Street Fighter V Turbo: Arcade Edition (or something to that effect) in a year or so, and while I know most gamers won't be able to wait that long, I doubt anyone will look back at this launch fondly. It's a half-baked triple-A title designed to gobble up DLC money, and yet I can't deny the allure of jumping in while the game is still hot. Buy at your own risk, I suppose. Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2016
    2
    I regret buying the game. The story mode is mediocre (3-4 fights per character, with ugly comic images and lame dialogs in between) , thereI regret buying the game. The story mode is mediocre (3-4 fights per character, with ugly comic images and lame dialogs in between) , there are only 16 fighters, there's no spectator mode or single matches vs the CPU, and the online isn't working at least for me.

    My advice is: wait to see if it gets better.

    I give it two points because FANG and Dhalsim look cool (unlike Ken, who looks quite weird with these black eyebrows).
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  5. Feb 27, 2016
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is BIG DEMO guys.
    Street Fighter V is an incomplete game, with no Arcade Mode.
    WHERE IS ARCADE MODE CAPCOM?
    Killer Instinct for Xbox One is amazing guys.
    SF5 NOW is NOT good.
    Now my score is only 1. Nothing more.
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  6. Nov 25, 2018
    0
    Я, как обладатель базовой версии этой игры, сильно разочарован в компании CAPCOM. Спасибо за "обрубок" игры, мне она больше не нужна. Мусор.Я, как обладатель базовой версии этой игры, сильно разочарован в компании CAPCOM. Спасибо за "обрубок" игры, мне она больше не нужна. Мусор.
  7. Feb 16, 2016
    0
    It's very expensive for an incomplete game, awful online. What more can I say? It's worst than Battlefront. Cconsole games must have manyIt's very expensive for an incomplete game, awful online. What more can I say? It's worst than Battlefront. Cconsole games must have many offline modes... Expand

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