Capcom Street Fighter V

Last updated date: July 26, 2019

DWYM Score
7.6

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 151 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Street Fighter V placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.8
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.2
917 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With its new gameplay elements, user-friendly controls and style, Street Fighter V has turned into a 'must-play' fighting game that we are all looking for.
- Metacritic
Excellent fighting system that promotes action over caution. Diverse cast with a range of fighting styles.
- GameSpot
February 22, 2016 | Full review
While its gameplay is not significantly different from what we saw in previous Street Fighters, its presentation, at least, is fantastic.
- IGN
January 16, 2018 | Full review
Strong, varied line-up of characters.
- Trusted Reviews
September 29, 2016 | Full review
What experts didn't like
No effective training options for casual players. Frustrating always-online requirements for some features.
- GameSpot
February 22, 2016 | Full review
There's just one problem: Street Fighter 5 isn't finished —€” and if you're looking for more than the ability to play against other people, there are many more promises of what will come than actual in-game content.
- Polygon
February 23, 2016 | Full review
Survival mode is genuinely terrible.
- Trusted Reviews
September 29, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V! Powered by Unreal Engine 4 technology, stunning visuals depict the next generation of World Warriors in unprecedented detail, while exciting and accessible battle mechanics deliver endless fighting fun that both beginners and veterans can enjoy. Challenge friends online, or compete for fame and glory on the Capcom Pro Tour. Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Through a strategic partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Capcom, the next generation Street Fighter experience will offer cross-platform play that will unite fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever. The path to greatness begins here: RISE UP! New and Returning Characters: Birdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison. Many more new and returning characters will be added to the diverse roster, offering a wide variety of fighting styles for players to choose from. New Strategies and Battle Mechanics: Highly accessible new battle mechanics, which revolve around the V-Gauge and EX Gauge, provide an unprecedented layer of strategy and depth to the franchise that all players can enjoy. V-Trigger: Unique abilities that use the entire V-Gauge, giving players the opportunity to inflict damage when activated. V-Skill: Utility skills (such as evasion) for each character that can be activated at any time. V-Reversal: Unique counterattacks that use one stock of the V-Gauge. Critical Arts: Ultimate attacks that use the entire EX Gauge. PS4 and PC Cross-Platform Play: For the first time in franchise history, the online community will be unified into a single player pool, allowing for even more rivalries to be born. Next Gen Visuals: Unreal Engine 4 technology pushes the realism and next-gen visuals to new heights, making this latest entry the best looking and most immersive Street Fighter game of all time. Rise up: The Capcom Pro Tour, the premier league destination for competitive fighting games, features dozens of tournaments for Street Fighter players across the globe. The 2015 tour includes $500,000 in prizing, the largest in franchise history.

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Expert Reviews: 11
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Expert Reviews: 7
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Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
4. PS4 Mortal Kombat 11
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 43
5. PS4 Dragon Ball Fighterz
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 38
6. PS VITA Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
7. PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 15
8. PS4 UFC 3 Champions Edition
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
9. XBOX ONE Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6
10. Capcom Street Fighter V
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 5

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