Guilty Gear -Strive-

Rating Summary

Based on 92 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

97%

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Recommended
Jun 9, 2021

With Guilty Gear Strive, Arc System Works has made its famously complex fighting game series easier to get into, but no less rewarding.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2021

Guilty Gear Strive sets a new standard for anime-like fighting games with its visuals, stellar netcode, and flexible fighting system that encourages and rewards creativity.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2021
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9 / 10
Jun 8, 2021

One of the best looking video games ever made and the most accessible Guilty Gear has ever been, with impressively deep combat and memorable characters.

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8 / 10
Jun 11, 2021

Guilty Gear Strive continues the series' legacy of complex and rewarding technical fighters, enhanced with a new look, characters, and ideas that bring its bold, complex gameplay to new heights.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2021

If I was looking for an on-ramp to understanding Guilty Gear or even one-on-one anime fighters, this is the game to do it with; and what’s here looks ready to act as a platform for more to come, as there will no doubt be balance changes and new characters to come. I can lament what it might be missing, but Guilty Gear Strive is also what I needed right now: a good, solid, very online-capable fighting game with plenty of big swords, charging dolphins, and doctors with questionable credentials to go around.

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8 / 10
Jun 15, 2021

Guilty Gear -Strive- excels in all the areas you'd expect it to – the music is sick, the characters look crazy, the fighting is fun, and May players deserve nothing. It's an old dog that's been taught new tricks, and all of those tricks are rad as hell. At the same time, it feels like it can be so much more. The story mode is clunky and the Online Mode can use some work, but I'm sure as post-launch support ramps up we'll see stellar improvements to both those fronts.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2021

‎Making its mastery a habit, Arc System Works further strengthens the value and relevance of its famous saga through a Guilty Gear -Strive- that stands as an essential acquisition for all fans of the fighting genre. In its role of perfecting the famed style that has characterized the franchise, this new iteration fully fulfills the mandate and is shaping up to become one of the most enjoyable titles of the entire current year.‎

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86 / 100
Jun 8, 2021

One of the most spectacular fighting games ever made, with a game dynamics that may appeal to any player... Although its main focus is online gaming. It may feel a little too shallow in content.

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9 / 10
Jun 7, 2021

It’s been such an incredibly long road for Guilty Gear. I actually cried in joy when Guilty Gear Xrd was first announced, bringing proper 2D fighting back under the reins Arc System Works. With Strive, my heart still fluttered, but for more than just getting a new fighting game in this franchise I so love. I marvel at what it means for fighting games as a whole. Guilty Gear Strive is a whole new level of beast. It represents the most visually gorgeous, the most full-featured, and the most technically sound that modern 2D fighting games have to offer, and anything that hopes to compete with it has quite the work cut out for it.

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