Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Capcom
May 26, 2017 - Nintendo Switch
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

18%

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Eurogamer
Avoid
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
USgamer
3 / 5
Game Revolution
3 / 5
Destructoid
7 / 10
Areajugones
7.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Street Fighter 2 on Switch is a disappointing release made worse by the rip-off price.

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GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It's still amazing that such an old game can remain so playable after all these years, although it's equally incredible that Capcom still insist on charging full price for it.

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This is still an incredibly fun fighting game to have at the ready and online, but Ultra's new modes and features are all minor additions

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Ultra Street Fighter II is an admirable effort; a pitch-perfect version of Street Fighter II on the Nintendo Switch. Capcom has re-balanced the game from its Super Turbo release, thrown in the Super Turbo HD Remix art, and added some additional Switch-only modes. Unfortunately, the whole package just feels adequate. Ultra Street Fighter II doesn't feel like it goes above and beyond for the series' 30th anniversary and the asking price is steep for what's there.

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Beyond its core, though, The Final Challengers' value prop is pretty bad, and with no real modes outside of Arcade to makes this edition particularly appealing, there's little reason to need it. It's true there's online play, which does feature a clever point-based ranking system, but the former is not new and the latter is not so compelling as to drive player investment. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will make a fine gift for a youngster or acquaintance Street Fighter celibate, but it's probably not worth your time until the price goes down otherwise.

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Meet the new Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, mostly the same as the old Street Fighter II. Beyond the veil of some visual wizardry and a few rote fleeting fluff modes, this is the old school foundation that a lot of folks built their fighting game careers on. That's not a bad thing, especially with the Switch's on-the-go hook, but it could just as easily have been a downloadable release.

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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenger brings fresh air to the Switch games. Great for playing online and with your friends, but this game had more potential that has not been exploited.

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While Way of the Hado feels tacked on and ultimately a pointless gimmick, this is still a great version of Street Fighter II and currently the best way to experience the classic game on today's hardware. The additions to the main game are minor at best for the astonishing price tag, with Evil Ryu and Violent Ken just being amped up clones of existing fighters, but it still plays like the classic arcade fighter. Just don't expect anything revolutionary.

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