Guilty Gear -Strive-

Rating Summary

Based on 60 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

97%

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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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Daily Mirror
Eugene Sowah

Top Critic

Jun 14, 2021

There are a few mechanics that would've been nice to see in action though. Offline mode does need a few more modes for players to sink their teeth in. However, Strive hit the nail on the head in most departments and is a must-have for any fans of the genre

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9 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2021

Guilty Gear's latest chapter is its most accessible one yet, a righteous display of power and attitude that unleashes the sickest of heavy metal guitar licks and unrelenting style. Its online matchmaking may still need some work before it's ready for the main event, but Arc System Works has delivered a captivating display of coolness and action.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 14, 2021

All in all, Guilty Gear Strive is undoubtedly another great entry in the series. The game masterfully blends its crisp visuals with its stylistic gameplay. The level and environmental designs were especially awe-inspiring as each level oozes with style and an amount of detail not seen in many fighting games. It's incredibly intricate yet friendly gameplay, attractive character designs, and inviting next-gen visuals are but a few of the reasons you should pick up this game, especially if you're a fighting game fanatic.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2021

Guilty Gear Strive is definitely the most ambitious installment of the series. It could be an ideal gateway for new players to enjoy this crazy mix a hardcore fights, anime and heavy metal.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

The long running series has always faced challenges in improving the game itself while trying to keep its fan base intact. Once again, this ‘new Guilty Gear’ comes with enhanced graphics and overall upgraded gameplay mechanics. While they could have kept most of their old system and only focused on the visuals, their efforts in trying to make the best outcome in every detail is worth the praise. Specifically, the ‘hardcore player’ barrier has become less strict in difficulty, in comparison to their predecessor which would easily allow newcomers to the existing fighting game community. The 15 playable characters may not seem much but their continuous development and evolution in the near future is something we can positively bet on for better updates to come.

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95 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

Guilty Gear Strive is an absolute example of everything that fighting games should offer as a base. Good template, good online game, good tutorials. A few more things and it would be a practically perfect game within the genre. Hopefully more like him.

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Recommended
Jun 14, 2021

Guilty Gear Strive is set to change the game, by pushing through the conventional combat archetype that has been dominated by associated fighter’s within the category. Setting a precipice for its future by teasing a cavalcade of collectibles and the additional combat pack, Strive is set to be seen in the spotlight for a lengthy period in our current gaming climate.

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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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