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Metacritic (PC): 74/100
Metacritic (PS): 77/100
Release: Feb 2016
Reviewed on: PS4

Street Fighter V

Site Score
6.0
Good: New faces and new gauge triggered moves
Bad: PC DRM – Lacks solid single player experience
User Score
8.0
(4 votes)
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Launching on Windows and PS4 (with cross platform play) is the fifth game in the Street Fighter franchise features the same mechanics that you’ve come to love with 4 fresh faces to fight with and against in the various game modes.

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With M. Bison achieving unimaginable power the Earth falls into a long darkness that sees Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li embark across the globe to stop the deadly Black Moons before it is to late. With warriors across the world with their own motivations and personal agenda the final battle is many fights from start to end.

Just like the Street Fighter games of the past Street Fighters V is primarily a side scrolling fighter where players fight with one of the 16 launch characters. Combining basic and special attacks together your objective is to knock out your opponent. The same EX gauge staple of the past two games returns and is vital to landing super moves as it builds up over time as you land successive attacks.

In Street Fighter V though you’ll also have to master another gauge, the V Gauge. Building up as attacks are thrown at the player it enables the use of three techniques; skills, reversals and triggers which each drain the bar to a varying degree.

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Skills are simple in nature such as parrying an attack or deflecting a projectile while reversals offer an easy means to counter an attack first hand. Triggers are the strongest of this new gauge, draining it completely but can alter gameplay significantly with the likes of fire breathing, large damage boosts, better recovery speed, whirlwind attacks and more.

If the 2016 release of Street Fighter V takes your fancy as new or returning player it’s best enjoyed on PlayStation, a platform that was quite obviously the intended recipient.

Summary:

  • A new modern Street Fighter.
  • New gauges to master in your battles.
  • Command 4 new characters and 12 familiar faces.
  • Impressive and unique V-Trigger skills adds a new game element.
  • Available on Windows and PS4.

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Street Fighter V, 8.0 out of 10 based on 4 ratings

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