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Double Dragon IV

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

52

Top Critic Average

6%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 31, 2017
PCJan 30, 2017

Developer: Arc System Works

Genres: Arcade, Action

The next entry in the side-scrolling action game series Double Dragon is finally here!

The story picks up after the elimination of the Black Warriors in Double Dragon II!

Experience all-new exhilarating action with the original old-school graphics!

Use the art of Sou-Setsu-Ken to rescue the kidnapped Marian!

Plus, new enemy characters including ninjas, karate masters, and sumo wrestlers, none of which have been seen in Double Dragon before!

There are lots of extra modes, too! Cool new features fans have been waiting for!

Playable enemy characters, VS Mode, Tower Mode, and even more!

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

This period study of the arcade's formative beat 'em up has its charms, but the sense that this is a game out of time is not easily shaken.

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IGN

3.5 / 10.0
IGN

I am certainly not immune to the charms of 80s and 90s game design, but the NES version of Double Dragon wasn’t a great example for Double Dragon 4 to follow. It’s not just that this simplistic beat-em-up formula didn’t age well graphically or mechanically, it’s that it simply isn’t very fun or engaging to play in 2017.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
3 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The ‘80s nostalgia is laid on so thick you could almost choke from it, in this joyless proof that too much nostalgia can be a bad thing.

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Game Informer

6 / 10.0
Game Informer

If you’re looking for a true-to-form Double Dragon title, this is it. However, with decades passing since the original and nothing to propel it forward outside of the ancient IP, you may have difficulty finding the fun

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