Parents' Guide to

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Stellar collection of fighting games with bonus content.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

Safe, but can get a little boring

It's a fairly safe game for kids as long they know about violence.
age 10+

The best collection!

It's an amazing fighting game with little bloodshed but some of the fighters have skimpy outfits, so it's a give some, lose some situation, but overall, one of the best collections of classic games!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (9 ):

True to the original 2D arcade fighting games released between 1987 and 1999, this collection of brawlers impresses in its breadth and depth for fans of the franchise, even with its online hiccups. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection doesn't include newer Street Fighter games from arcades or consoles, but if you haven't yet played older Street Fighter games: They're easy to pick up, and difficult to put down. There are many fighters to choose from, each with their own style and strengths, and all are well-balanced with responsive controls. It's a blast to play against someone beside you, but the artificial intelligence (AI) is smart too, and will keep you on your toes.

Online play is spotty, though, with some matchmaking not working (just hanging on the lobby screen) and a few performance issues that mar the overall experience. If you can't get a fighting game to work well online, you shouldn't add it. Perhaps some of this could be fixed with a patch. A couple of forums online confirmed that others were having assorted online issues, too. Offline play was polished, though, and a treat given all this content. Of course, many of the games are "remixes" of each other, but no doubt those who love this series will find this refreshed collection a well-made one. In other words, for those who have an affinity for this franchise, getting a dozen games plus extra content for under $40 makes it well worth the price of admission.

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