Categories: 2D, Fighting
Meta Score: 93
Store: Street Fighter IV (Price: Is Free)
User Score: 72.0
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS (iPhone/iPad)
Publisher Names: Capcom
Support Language: English*
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2009-02-17

PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz and up
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 and up supported (operation on-board is not guaranteed)
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 and up (except for NVIDIA GeForce 7300), VRAM: 256MB and up (operation sharing with main memory is not guaranteed)
  • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB free hard drive space
  • Sound: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
  • Other Requirements: Online play requires software installation of and log-in to Games For Windows – LIVE


Street Fighter IV features a mix of returning favourites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created exclusively for this game such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in high definition 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the input system. Street Fighter IV also incorporates state of the art online match making and worldwide online gameplay. Mixing classic genre-defining game mechanics the franchise is known and loved for with all-new, never-before-seen gameplay systems, Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over. With the inclusion of Capcom’s latest advancements in new generation technology, Street Fighter IV promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honoured art of virtual martial arts. New special moves that go beyond any Street Fighter fan’s wildest imagination, including Focus attacks, Super Combos, and the revenged-fueled Ultra Combo system. Classic Street Fighter characters recreated for a new generation of gamers, including the original cast of Street Fighter II. New brawlers: female super-spy Crimson Viper, lucha libre wrestler El Fuerte, mixed martial artist Abel and more. New gameplay elements provide new challenges for both newcomers and the most seasoned Street Fighter pro. Online gameplay features, including instantaneous online challenges, versus mode, tournament mode, and world wide online gameplay. [Capcom]

Positive Comment(s)

At the end of the day, that’s really what this Street Fighter is: it’s a title that’s built for newcomers, yet tweaked for old school vets from the arcade and console days. [Mar 2009, p.75]100GamePro
This is, in almost every way that matters, the perfect Street Fighter.100Eurogamer
Street Fighter IV is not just a top notch next-gen version of Street Fighter, it is in essence what Capcom always wanted the Street Fighter franchise to be.100DarkZero
It’s updated graphics, awesome animation, and great fighting makes Street Fighter IV a great pick up.100Gaming Nexus
This isn’t just a prettier SFII – it’s the absolute king of fighting games.100Kikizo
But overall this is an incredible package that is without a doubt already a contender for game of the year.97GamingExcellence
This fighter is a masterpiece, a perfect blend of classic and modern elements that will keep players coming back for more.95Games Master UK
For scrubs, for masters, for everyone: SFIV is the best beat-’em-up you’ll play. [Apr 2009, p.72]95Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
Street Fighter IV is a fantastic game overall and Capcom should be commended for designing a game that can work on so many levels by appealing to both casual and hardcore players.93IGN
Street Fighter IV is the best fighting games you will ever lay your hands on. Pure Quality, a classic is born.93WonderwallWeb

Negative Comment(s)

I’m not big on fighting games, but even for a novice player such as myself, there’s a lot of fun to be had60BigManReviewer
its an ok game lots of challenges to fulfill plenty time to master but it is an ok game overall70neomoonsevin
Very one dimensional. It’s gets old fast and Capcom likes to milks it’s customers by selling brand new games that included content that could have just been DLC.60TheChaser1985

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