Parents' Guide to

Soulcalibur IV

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Polished sequel with thrilling one-on-one duels.

Game Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

Defienatly Age 12 game Skimpy But Great Story line!

Its ok i mean not the best i would around age 12

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 16+

Immodest females

16 & up due to some extremely immodest clothing on female characters, and the shear nature of how realistic the graphics are.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Battles are incredibly fun and tailored to most levels of experience. You can button mash your way to victory or practice each character's deep roster of moves. While fighters are front and center, you can't help but notice alluring landscapes, particularly those based on Star Wars lore. Beyond story mode, there's a Tower of Lost Souls, a 60-floor tower players can ascend or descend by vanquishing as many foes as possible. For the first time, Soulcalibur players can take combat online. You can also explore leaderboards to see how you stack up against others.

Characters boast a broad range of outfits and weapons. Using the lightsaber as a Star Wars figure feels great, particularly when you hear the sword zip back and forth. If the game's 30+ characters aren't enough, you can hop into the character creator to build your own. Either choose a current character as a template or build from scratch. Gold you accumulate throughout your battles go toward purchasing new, more powerful weapons. Soulcalibur IV takes an already strong series and refines it for a fantastic fighting experience.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: July 29, 2008
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: T for Partial Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes, Mild Language
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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