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  • Summary: The series evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay andThe series evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this offering. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jun 18, 2014
    92
    This DLC is definitely a must buy for diehards but is something casual players really need to think about before making the plunge. Keep in mind though that Ultra Street Fighter IV is what this fighter should be and it has been perfected through hours of hard work to get it there.
  2. Jun 6, 2014
    90
    The most interesting of the mechanic additions is the implementation of red focus – a souped up version of a regular focus attack. Red focus cancels moves that you normally could not, creating more aggressive playstyles. Additionally, you can absorb more attacks, giving characters a defensive boost.
  3. Aug 8, 2014
    90
    The original Street Fighter IV sent the series back to the top of the fighting game heap, and Ultra Street Fighter IV does everything it can to make sure it stays there.
  4. 80
    The retail version will offer better value for money, but for existing fans this is a determined effort to drag Street Fighter IV even closer to perfection.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Jul 16, 2014
    80
    Still enjoyable after all these years, the new content of Ultra helps revitalise Street Fighter IV and will no doubt keep it going for a good while to come. [Issue#113, p.81]
  6. Jun 16, 2014
    80
    A little (tiny) bit lazy but still polished and very well balanced. Capcom does it again.
  7. Aug 11, 2014
    70
    Ultra Street Fighter, while good, doesn’t quite live up to that Ultra name. The new mechanics and balance changes will keep the game fresh for months to come, but the new characters - which are largely the reason this is a paid update and not a patch - bring next to nothing to the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jun 4, 2014
    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 fighting
    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 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!
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  2. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    The definitive version of the game. There really isn't any competition when it comes to deep, involved fighting mechanics. You aren't drownedThe definitive version of the game. There really isn't any competition when it comes to deep, involved fighting mechanics. You aren't drowned in a quandary of different systems and minutia. Everything simply works.

    The balance is also razor thin. The worst characters (when looking at a 10 point match up tier list) are only 20% below the best. The same can't be said for pretty much any fighting game aside from SF2. Using MVC3 as an example, the best character is actually close to 250% better than the worst (on a match up based tier list).

    You also don't have to sit there and watch the other person play while your character is endlessly juggled for half the match. Combos are there but they are swift and succinct. No more 15-20 second long combos of MVC3 and King of Fighters 13.

    The character variety is amazing. The inputs are tight and responsive while also demanding that you learn your character. There is no dial-a-combo system, so mistakes are still risky but not as risky as Street Fighter X Tekken where stray jabs lead to full out dial-a-combos.

    If you are new to fighting games this is absolutely, positively a 10. If you have the older versions of Street Fighter 4 then this is a 9, seeing as how you've tread this ground before.
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  3. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    Made by fans for fans.
    If you are new to the series, then this is a must buy.
    If you've played the old versions of the game, then you have
    Made by fans for fans.
    If you are new to the series, then this is a must buy.
    If you've played the old versions of the game, then you have already bought Ultra.
    If you're thinking "this is a new version of an old game", then you probably haven't played SF4 ever and you're just an internet troll .
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  4. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    Fantastic upgrade to my favorite game of last generation. Endless depth and the online battles have always been epic. For people complainingFantastic upgrade to my favorite game of last generation. Endless depth and the online battles have always been epic. For people complaining about constant upgrades, just don't buy them and move on. For me, I Iove this game and I will certainly get well more than $15 of entertainment value out of the new characters and features. If you love Street Fighter than you will love this version as well. If you choose to give low scores because you protest Capcom's business model then that's your business. The rest of us will be having fun playing this game for years to come! Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2018
    9
    The final version of SF IV is perhaps the most definitive one. This is a culmination of every iteration that had come before it. It includesThe final version of SF IV is perhaps the most definitive one. This is a culmination of every iteration that had come before it. It includes 44 fighters, over 100 costumes, extra modes and new gameplay mechanics. The original "Street Fighter IV" already had a deep fighting system. This one just builds on it extensively. So if you're a die hard fan, then "Ultra" is easily a must own. It's packed with plenty of content and options. I would rate it with a 9 out of 10. Expand
  6. Jun 3, 2014
    8
    If you're a hardcore Street Fighter fan or haven't yet got around to getting it yet, this is the version to get. The new characters, W-UltrasIf you're a hardcore Street Fighter fan or haven't yet got around to getting it yet, this is the version to get. The new characters, W-Ultras and rebalancing will be great for the fans but if you've already gotten it but not interested in the new characters than this probably isn't for you. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2019
    1
    This game is like the Blink-182 of fighting games, it's cool when you are 13 years old, but hopefully you grow out of it and find out thereThis game is like the Blink-182 of fighting games, it's cool when you are 13 years old, but hopefully you grow out of it and find out there are much better things out there. The same generic Street Fighter formula is here, but this time, with art that looks like an ugly B-list comic book. I'm not sure why this game is so beloved by the competitive crowd, but flies flock in droves to a turd, except in this case people are the flies, and Street Fighter 4 is the you know, the turd. As for the arcade mode, I can't wait to see what adventures of Ryu and M Bison they will retcon this time! If you feel so compelled to spend money on this game, just think, you could donate that money to the homeless, buy quite a few sandwiches for yourself, or even burn it! All of the above are better alternatives to buying Street Fighter 4. Expand

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