Parents' Guide to

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fighting franchise has perfect KO with largest brawler yet.

Game PlayStation 4 , Windows 2020
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Parent of 2

This game is definitely a great fighting game. Beginners can 'button mash' to victory, whereas more experienced players (like me) can string together advanced combos to win. A must-have for any gamer over 10.
age 14+

Staple suggestive themes and bare bones delivery mire a once 'must have' franchise.

For parents, read the Common Sense review as I won't reiterate the same points. As far as replayable content and controls, this is another fine rendition of very responsive and quick controls. Unfortunately, with the most bare bones delivery set in comic book form and the cutback of a huge part of it's roster with only a handful of new fighters, this is perhaps the most disappointing Street Fighter game to date. Although this title knows very little rivalry in quality, even in it's worst renditions, this was considered a step back and a letdown to most fans of the franchise. Also, after the crossover Street Fighter X Tekken game with it's 2 on 2 features and massive roster, this game conveys a comparatively minimalistic feel with a huge missing lineup of characters and modes found in previous games. Being a Playstation exclusive should not entice one to buy a PS4 console as SF4 and X Tekken were superior games despite the fact they are not as High Defintion, but they both more than make up for this in sheer content and replayability.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (14 ):

The latest installment of this fighter provides the largest and most complete version of this brawler to date. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition vastly expands on the content of the original game thanks to the addition of more than 200 costumes and 34 stages. The roster has also grown to 40 fighters with the addition of Seth as a playable character. On top of the V-gauge system, fighters now get an extra V-trigger, providing more powerful attacks that force players to reexamine their tactics against opponents. The Team mode also lets players pick to fight on the Blue or Red team, and determine who the best players happen to be; options include winners staying on until they lose or best of round series. This is perfect when you have friends over and want to test your skills without going online against random players.

Further building on the gameplay is the Extra Challenge mode, online fights where you'll be tasked with brawling against a series of enemies and beating them within a certain time period. Completing these fights will provide you with a ton of Fight Money, experience for your online rankings, and more. This is a great way to test and keep your skills sharp for the other game modes. But the true standout is the addition of Arcade mode, which takes you through a chronological tour of Street Fighter 1-5 and Street Fighter Alpha. While it limits the roster to fighters that were appropriate for the release of that game (with some obvious liberties taken to add brawlers), it provides players with unique stories and endings for each fighter in each one of these games. On top of that, players who complete certain conditions in matches will unlock unique artwork for each character in the expanded gallery. This builds more content into the game past the previously included Story mode, and makes even the most specialized player want to revisit other characters to unlock their secrets. The only downside with this edition is that it doesn't include all of the downloadable content ever released for the game, but this is a minor issue. Veteran fans or newcomers to the series really should get their hands on Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and step into the virtual fighting arena.

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