• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2018
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  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. Jan 19, 2018
    92
    If you're thinking of getting closer to the genre and looking for a deep and not-too-hectic game, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is a great place to start.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 26, 2018
    90
    This newer, stronger, much more enjoyable Street Fighter V may well be the best entry in the whole iconic series. [March 2018, p.96]
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    90
    Capcom really brought it this time, adding a pile of characters, levels and outfits to an already strong game. On top of that there’s a whole new Arcade mode, which brings a nostalgic trip for fans, multiple challenges and an improved training mode.
  5. 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.
  6. Jan 31, 2018
    90
    In sum, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is precisely what many gamers wanted two years ago. The roster, balance, modes, and amount of content are now fleshed out and in a convenient complete package. For anyone that has been waiting for this release, you’re not likely to be disappointed.
  7. Jan 23, 2018
    90
    Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is the best way to jump into the world of one of the best fighting games in history.
  8. Jan 23, 2018
    90
    After a two year period of slow additions to a barebones initial package, Arcade Edition brings the heat in a ton of new single-player modes and a nearly-doubled roster of fighters to choose from. This is the package the Street Fighter faithful have been waiting for, even if the steps taken to get here feel a little slimy. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has reignited my love for the franchise, and the future of SFV shines even brighter.
  9. 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.
  10. Jan 22, 2018
    90
    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition finally looks and feels like a game it should have been a long time ago. It has depth, lots of content and a superb fighting system. It is a right choice for rookies and veterans alike, and at the same time it's the best beat'em up of current generation.
  11. Jan 21, 2018
    90
    Despite the disastrous launch, Street Fighter V was already an outstanding fighting game, with an exciting rhythm and thrilling game mechanics. The Arcade Edition is a great remedy for the main issue of the game: its lack of content.
  12. Jan 21, 2018
    90
    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is simply a fantastic fighter. Street Fighter V featured outstanding fighting mechanics upon its original release, but felt like a bare bones husk of a game that was rushed out the door incomplete to capitalize on the eSports trend. Street Fighter V Arcade Edition fills in the negative space and delivers the fighting game experience it should have been in the first place.
  13. Jan 21, 2018
    90
    It has always been a strong fighting game that continues to get better over time, but it remained a game for genre enthusiasts. Arcade Edition, however, is a game that you can confidently recommend to anyone. Two years after its launch, Street Fighter V is finally fighting fit.
  14. Jan 19, 2018
    90
    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition manages to add depth to the game, that can bring new players to the franchise while giving old players even more complexity.
  15. Jan 19, 2018
    90
    Street Fighter 5 is a great game at its core, but now that core is surrounded by a healthy amount of content for every type of player. Now is the time to get involved with one of the best fighting games currently around, and put all that Hadoken muscle memory you’ve had since ’92 to the test.
  16. Jan 19, 2018
    90
    After two years of additions and tweaks, Capcom has finally gotten Street Fighter V into the state it should've launched in. What was only a tournament-ready fighter is now a robust package. A roster of 29 characters, the long-awaited Arcade Mode, Extra Battle, Challenges, a great Training Mode, and solid online play add up to a release that shouldn't be missed for avid fighting game fans.
  17. Jan 18, 2018
    90
    Despite all the controversy Street Fighter V was always a great fighting game, but as unearned as some of the criticism might have been the Arcade Edition silences it once and for all. It’s still not quite the milestone Street Fighter IV was, but it is certainly one of the best one-on-one fighting games of this generation in terms of gameplay, online features, and now – at last – content.
  18. Jan 18, 2018
    90
    Finally Street Fighter V offers what was originally planned, being one of the most interesting games ever created.
  19. 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.
  20. 90
    Certainly not a must buy for all Street Fighter fans, Arcade Edition is a good jumping off spot for newcomers to the game. Having been out for a couple of years now, almost all issues have been ironed out, making Street Fighter V one of the best looking, best playing fighters on the PlayStation 4.
  21. Jan 16, 2018
    90
    Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition marks the completion of a transformation from bare-bones fighting game with a rock-solid core to a fully featured example of the genre at its best. The new V-Triggers are sure to shake up the competitive scene, while the nostalgic new modes breathe new life into the single-player fighting.
  22. Feb 14, 2018
    88
    After 2 years and many additions and changes, Capcom finally sends us a new version of Street Fighter V, one that includes all the content that has been launching for the title since it came out to market on 2016 as well as some new and well acclaimed additions that makes this feel like the real game that should had launched from the beginning.
  23. Jan 19, 2018
    86
    It took almost two years, but finally with its Arcade Edition Street Fighter 5 is the beat-em-up you always wanted.
  24. 85
    It took two troubled years, but Street Fighter V is finally where it should be with the Arcade Edition update. If you haven't gotten round to it yet, there's never been a better time to tackle this true king of the fighters.
  25. Jan 22, 2018
    85
    Street Fighter V evolves with the Arcade Edition. It has all the great things of the original game, every DLC released in the last 24 months and new content for the single player, with tons and tons of new content to unlock.
  26. 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.
  27. Jan 19, 2018
    85
    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition finally brings the fight to everybody. Whether you want button mash with friends, prove your skills to the world, just engage in some low-stakes solo fighting, Arcade Edition has you covered. If you’ve been holding out until now, it’s time to step up to the streets.
  28. Feb 20, 2018
    80
    While I’m glad we finally got the Arcade mode SFV players always wanted, I’m left wondering who’s going to purchase this repackaged title. Those already in possession of the game get the updates for free, and I’m guessing that anyone who wanted to be competitive already bought it long ago. Those not interested in going online now have something to chew on with Arcade, but it pales in comparison to what other, more offline-friendly titles are doing. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is definitely a better package than Street Fighter V was at launch, but it still feels like it has a way to go.
  29. 80
    Two years later, it’s finally the game you always wanted.
  30. Jan 29, 2018
    80
    With this Arcade Edition, Street Fighter V reaches its ultimate and final form. Both in single player and multiplayer, the game is finally enjoyable and fun for both fans and newcomers.
  31. Jan 24, 2018
    80
    Simply put, Arcade Edition finally brings Street Fighter V to a recommendable state. With plenty of single-player content and new wrinkles in the accessible gameplay, it can actually be a good time to sit down, learn a character and just get better.
  32. 80
    The spirit of competition is alive and well here, because Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a complete game, which feels a little strange for me to type, because in some ways it took us two years longer to get here than it should have.
  33. Jan 19, 2018
    80
    It's taken close to two years, but Street Fighter V finally resembles the game that it should have been from the start thanks to Arcade Edition. Newcomers can rest assured that there's now enough single player content to keep casual players happy, and at its core, the actual fighting remains top class. There's a cynical part of us that says Arcade Edition is little more than a glorified season three update, but the simple truth is that there's never been a better time to jump in.
  34. Jan 16, 2018
    80
    The Arcade Edition certainly makes up for all the criticisms tossed at the Street Fighter V for lacking content. This is a damn fine fighting game now, it’s just a shame everyone had to wait two years to get it.
  35. 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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  1. Jan 16, 2018
    If you're still active, these changes and another season will keep you going. It's that simple.
  2. Jan 19, 2018
    Arcade Edition is a breath of fresh air for Street Fighter 5, which is finally the game it should have been at launch. [Essential]
  3. Jan 21, 2018
    The thing I’m liking most about Arcade Edition overall is the extra layer of shine and personality that’s slowly been accumulating on top of Street Fighter V’s relatively bland base game. Yes, the complexity of the game has grown tremendously with the addition of new abilities for every character, but I’m a sucker for the little things, like the giant golden “VS” on the match-up screen or the funkier edge to most of the newest music. (Zeku’s Shaft-esque ninja-disco theme is tremendous.)
  4. Jan 19, 2018
    Capcom has done a great job iterating on what was clearly an unfinished shell of a game with excellent foundations. In the last two years they’ve built something really special, and Arcade Edition’s soft relaunch makes this the ideal place to jump back in or make your SF5 debut.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 310 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 310
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 16, 2018
    10
    Another Street Fighter game to last for years. Like it or not, this is the biggest and the best fighting game on the planet. Deep fightingAnother Street Fighter game to last for years. Like it or not, this is the biggest and the best fighting game on the planet. Deep fighting game mechanics and so many unique characters make this game an instant classic for any fighting game fan. With EVO just around the corner, the hype is only starting to build up. Shoryuken!!! Full Review »
  3. Jan 16, 2018
    10
    Capcom really made a comeback with the Arcade Edition, the game was bare -bones at launch but now after 2 years the game has been totallyCapcom really made a comeback with the Arcade Edition, the game was bare -bones at launch but now after 2 years the game has been totally changed. The game is a free update and New players will get Season 1 and 2 pass for Free and to top it they are giving 9 costumes for free with season 3 pass or the people who have pre-ordered SFV:AE . They have added many modes to the game, Arcade mode is Bigger and Better than ever 6 different arcade modes, Extra Battle mode, Team Battle(OFFLINE only) training mode has received some extra features, Gallery has been added to the game. There will be more than 200 endings, The UI has been revamped and 2nd V-Triggers for every character. Full Review »