• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2018
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a brand-new disc that includes all base content from the original Street Fighter V release, Arcade Mode and a code for Character Pass 1 and 2 content, which includes 12 playable characters and 12 premium costumes.

    * ARCADE MODE Choose from six different
    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a brand-new disc that includes all base content from the original Street Fighter V release, Arcade Mode and a code for Character Pass 1 and 2 content, which includes 12 playable characters and 12 premium costumes.

    * ARCADE MODE
    Choose from six different paths themed after classic Street Fighter games.

    * GALLERY
    Unlock hundreds of illustrations as you play through Arcade Mode.

    * TEAM BATTLE
    Assemble local teams, set your own rules and see who comes out on top.

    * EXTRA BATTLE
    Complete online challenges to earn Fight Money, EXP, unique costumes and more.

    * NEW V-TRIGGERS
    Each character will have two V-Triggers, adding more depth to the combat system.

    * NEW VISUALS
    The UI is redesigned with new color schemes and exciting pre-and-post fight effects.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Jan 26, 2018
    95
    Even though Street Fighter V was in our opinion a great game, with this edition Capcom outdone it and took it to the next level. At this point Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is the richest and most complete 2D fighter on the market.
  2. 90
    It may have taken two years to get here, but Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition breathes new life into the franchise, with a handful of welcome additions, tweaks, and new modes.
  3. Jan 17, 2018
    90
    Finally, that's the game we expected: rock solid playability and a great roster of characters and modes. Either you play offline or online, you'll get a great experience... If you still want to give it a chance.
  4. Feb 1, 2018
    90
    If you felt like the previous iteration of Street Fighter V felt a little anemic, this one is easily an embarrassment of riches. With more new features than is reasonable to recap here, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is everything the original game should have been, and much more.
  5. Jan 22, 2018
    85
    It's been two years since it's release, but finally we can recommend Street Fighter V as one of the best titles of the genre. It was good gameplay-wise, but now it has some extra modes that adds length and depth to the full package. Arcade Edition it's, indeed, great.
  6. Feb 26, 2018
    70
    Judging purely on the current state of Street Fighter V, with the new additions and inclusion of the season 1 and 2 characters in the Arcade Edition, it is most certainly one of the must-own fighting games on the market right now. The arcade mode is enough to warrant anyone picking up this game, even if it has arrived far too late. The FM changes are unfortunate, but the biggest peeve is that Arcade Edition itself is an extremely limited package, since everything here, barring the previous DLC characters, are free updates for owners of the original. The least Capcom could have done is put a few extra costumes and stages in there, because otherwise, the only reason to pick this up is if you don’t already have SFV and want a cheap way of buying the game and its first two character packs. SFV will have plenty more years in it, but being so tight and not turning this release into a current ultimate edition is disappointing, even if it’s not surprising.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 78
  2. Negative: 27 out of 78
  1. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    best street fighter game probably ever made.This game easiest Street fighter game ever and it was need.Because it was too difficulte game inbest street fighter game probably ever made.This game easiest Street fighter game ever and it was need.Because it was too difficulte game in the past.

    character designs are incredible good especially females characters.

    gameplay it has most characteristic characters ever.

    countless customization options are availeble
    online is good even netcode issue.
    Story mode was also good for fighting game
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  2. Jan 17, 2018
    10
    What was already a great solid fighting game became even better. With an amazing rooster, new v-triggers and a brand new arcade mode, thisWhat was already a great solid fighting game became even better. With an amazing rooster, new v-triggers and a brand new arcade mode, this game is awesome! Cant wait to play Blanka and Cody!! Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2018
    10
    When Street Fighter V first launched in 2016, I was among the many fans who were seriously disappointed by its bare-bones content and slimWhen Street Fighter V first launched in 2016, I was among the many fans who were seriously disappointed by its bare-bones content and slim roster. But with 2 years of refinement under its black belt, plus some seriously impressive additions to its content, this Arcade Edition marks the franchise's highest point since Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The long-requested arcade mode is filled with nostalgic detail, and it gives offline players a compelling reason to keep fighting, something that the original release was sorely lacking. New V-Triggers will undoubtedly shake up competition online, and while there are still a few classic characters missing from the roster, the selection we have at the beginning of Season 3 is still fantastic on its own merit. If you've never played Street Fighter V, this is the perfect time to jump in, and if you already own the original, there's absolutely no excuse for not downloading the free update and giving it another chance. The champ has officially made a comeback, and even in a year packed with high-profile fighting game releases, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is strong enough to take on any contender that comes its way. Expand
  4. May 2, 2021
    7
    Okay, so I've wanted to go ahead and post a review of SF5 here in May 2021 after playing through the main story, individual stories andOkay, so I've wanted to go ahead and post a review of SF5 here in May 2021 after playing through the main story, individual stories and playing arcade mode, etc. I just finished playing MK11.

    This game deserves it's decent score of 7. Compared to the masterpiece that is MK11 Ultimate with their lifelike characters (often using real actor voices), quite impressive story mode, etc, I'd say the game is probably more along the lines of a 5. HOWEVER, it's still a decent fighting game.

    I, like many of my age, loved and obsessed about SF2 and it really "changed the game" and introduced a whole era of fighting games. I really didn't follow it too much beyond the end of Super Street Fighter 2 and really didn't play much of the whole "Ultra Street Fighter Beta Gamma Zero vs X-Men vs Anime" versions but I think Capcom has really allowed the franchise to be taken in the wrong direction.

    SF5 is a continuation in cheesy-ness (and NOT in a good way), silliness and obnoxiousness. The character models look decent, but are WAY over-exaggerated with teenage-hormones. Just watch a video of the "boob physics" of a pre-patched Chun-li and you'll see what I'm talking about. Every man has super-steroid muscles and every woman has embarrassingly big bosoms that is to the point of being offensive. Is that really what this game is about?

    The story lines, voice overs, etc are just painfully awful. I mean, it's who came up with these incoherent plots? To make matters worse, clearly no effort was made for the English version and the mouth movements don't even come close to matching the audio. It's like it all was created in Japanese and then shipped overseas for a sloppy conversion.

    Story Mode: You know that it was half-assed when you install SF5 and the Story Mode is greyed out with no instructions on what to do. Yes, you have to FIND the story in the PS store and install it. Then, you have a mess of story. Compare that with the MK11 storyline that I personally thought was better than the 2021 MK movie. In this story mode, it jumps around and scenes can last for as little as one sentence before loading and jumping to something else. The difficulty is moronically low for most of the game until it cranks it up only at the very end. Sometimes you are playing the left side and sometimes the right: no real pattern. Sometimes you're the "good guy" and sometimes the "bad guy": again, no pattern. Often, it seems like what you did was totally pointless in terms of the story. Bad and painfully bad.

    Arcade Mode. Oh okay, so they have where you can play through SF1 through 5, awesome, right? Maybe you start off with SF1 playing only as RYU and play against the original characters and only have the moves that were in the first, no powerups, no BS "no! it can't be!" lines, etc? That'd be pretty cool. Maybe make a UI screen that kinda mirrored the SF2 arcade screen, etc. NOPE. None of that. Instead, it's an afterthought. Like playing as Street Fighter 2, it has kinda a mixture of characters and the only thing authentic is an attempt to have the basic costumes and backgrounds. Pointless.

    I played Ultra Street Fighter IV (released 10+ years ago on the PS3) and frankly, it comes pretty close to the experience of V. That's pretty pathetic.

    Finally, lets talk value. MK11 Ultimate retails for $60 and contains everything. SF5 Premium Pass Bundle for $60 includes the Champion Edition + Season 5. It doesn't include: Season 3 or 4 ($30 combined) nor any of the MANY DLCs for costumes like the Pro Tour Packs (2016-2021, $10 each), etc. So... it feels like a money grab and that's TODAY and ignoring the joke that it was years ago.

    So, I mean, it's worth it if you can tolerate the silliness and idiotic plot and lines and such, but it's jsut not THAT good and not where it should be 11 years later after the release of SF4.

    NetherRealm has shown what GREAT games really can be with the Injustice games and MK11. Maybe it's just time to let the Street Fighter series die.
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  5. Jul 13, 2020
    5
    I bought vanilla SFV at launch because I'm a longtime fan. I've been trying overcome my disappointment by believing the DLC would make thisI bought vanilla SFV at launch because I'm a longtime fan. I've been trying overcome my disappointment by believing the DLC would make this game better but, so far, it hasn't. The only positive aspects are that the graphics are good and some of the new designs are beautiful. The rest is either super boring, or unfair, or simply lazily done.

    - Some characters will always overpower others no matter what you do or how good you become at learning your favorite character.
    - Character story mode is ridiculous: a couple of awful pieces of artwork and text in between fights with a brain dead AI.
    - Many classic costumes we all love (like Dhalsim's, Balrog's and Vega's) are either DLC or only obtained through their lootbox gambling system. To make it worse, the only money you can use to gamble is Fight Money, which can only be obtained through their boring/unfair online multiplayer or by performing many "missions" (A.K.A. doing boring actions several times) that only yield a bit of FM every week.
    - At the end of Arcade Mode you get a boring comic strip of something your character does. Remember in 1991 when we got fully animated endings?
    - At the beginning of a match, there's a plane that goes left to right from one flag to another. Remember in 1991 when we got a full map?
    - Many of the new characters are uninteresting and I wonder why they would choose Falke, Ed, Necalli, Fang, and G over other many fan favorites.

    The game overall feels empty, soulless, and a huge step back from SF4.
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  6. Mar 17, 2020
    3
    They did it again! Capcom can't stop screwing this game franchise. I'm done. By the way, what's the point of selling a physical media of theThey did it again! Capcom can't stop screwing this game franchise. I'm done. By the way, what's the point of selling a physical media of the game if, in order to access it's full content , the player have to download it with a online activation code? SF is over to me, thank you, Capcom! Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    This is not even a game. It's the worst possibile chapter after one of the most competitive fighting games ever: Street Fighter 4. ThisThis is not even a game. It's the worst possibile chapter after one of the most competitive fighting games ever: Street Fighter 4. This garbage is totally random and brainless. Thanks Capcom. I will never ever buy another Street Fighter game at day 1. This crap ruined all. Expand

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