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Parents' Guide to

Street Fighter IV

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Upgraded graphics add punch to longtime fighting franchise.

Game Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 2009
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Super awesome

I love this game. it includes violence. Thank you common sense media. Thank you,thank you,thank you, common sense media.
age 5+

One of my favorite PS3 games

Fun game and this has less violence then mortal combat!

Is It Any Good?

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

The biggest and best change in Street Fighter IV is the visuals. The fighter steps away from two-dimensional graphics in favor of gorgeous 3-D visuals. The extra dimension also adds some weight and heft to each character and their moves. Heavy punches and powerful kicks look really painful. Environments are more vibrant and lively than in previous versions.

The franchise has also made the brawler more accessible to rookie players. The Training Mode lets players practices their moves and combos at their pace. The easier difficulty options are also more gentle on novices. Street Fighter fanatics shouldn't fret, as the game provides just as much challenge as its predecessors. Battling opponents online is very easy to accomplish. Players can tweak Arcade Mode so that opponents online can challenge you to a fight at any time. Gamers can also record fights using the Replay Mode -- available as a future, free download -- and share them with others. Street Fighter IV is smashingly good by sticking to its roots while adding some fresh features.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: February 17, 2009
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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