Metacritic (PS): 79/100
Release: Oct 2009
Reviewed on: PS3
(User scores are recalculated daily)
The 2007 version of Tekken has landed on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP with the title Tekken 6. Marking the seventh game in this longstanding fighting series you’ll enjoy detailed characters and the variety that you’ve come to expect.
For story Tekken 6 follows on from the events of the previous tournament but sees the world now in utter chaos after Jin rose to be a global super power. With this large scale civil war erupting players tag along with ex soldier Lars and the android Alisa as they battle against a large range of foes to acquire the lost memories of Lars. For most of this story mode the game does away with the traditional battle scheme and instead reduces itself to more of an arcade brawler.
While die hard Tekken fans may look over the story because of this fact it’s a great way for newcomers to be acquainted and also serves as a method for earning currency for the large range of character costumes.
This more open experience does however leak a little into the core game with larger environments and more stages that have elements of interaction (such as breaking down entire walls). Playing traditional modes such as time trial, survival and practice you’ll experience these stages.
The most fresh addition to Tekken 6 is an enjoyable Ghost Battle mode that has you facing off against various AI enemies one after another with the ability to select your upcoming opponent, these also serve as a great source of game currency for the previously mentioned cosmetics. With all the currency and unlocks flying around you’ll feel that constant sense of progression in a tangible video game form.
- Brawling based single player campaign.
- Earn game currency for your actions to unlock new costumes.
- All the traditional modes you love from the Tekken franchise.
- Fresh game maps with more destructible components than before.
- For Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP.