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It's a weird situation because people have already been burned by Street Fighter V, so these small Arcade tweaks probably aren't going to be game-changing enough to bring you back. If you're still active, these changes and another season will keep you going. It's that simple.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, as a product, is what Capcom should have shot for in 2016. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, the core game, is a good fighter that's getting better. If you don't already own a copy of Street Fighter V, this is a really nice spot to jump in. If you do already own a copy and the Season 1 and 2 characters, well, the update is free. So have at it.
When it was released, Street Fighter V featured an interesting gameplay and it was set to receive a lot of content. The first year was solid, while the second year is debatable. However, the third season has already begun in the right way with the launch of the Arcade Edition. The game got even better with the new modes and gameplay options. For those who were afraid to check out the game, it is time to do it. The only problem, for now, is the changes made to get Fight Money.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
After two years, Capcom has finally delivered on what they set out to do the first time they released Street Fighter 5, the created a fast, fun and featured-rich fighting game, with a large roster, new modes, and crazy combos.
Certainly not a must buy for all Street Fighter fans, Arcade Edition is a good jumping off spot for newcomers to the game. Having been out for a couple of years now, almost all issues have been ironed out, making Street Fighter V one of the best looking, best playing fighters on the PlayStation 4.
Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition marks the completion of a transformation from bare-bones fighting game with a rock-solid core to a fully featured example of the genre at its best. The new V-Triggers are sure to shake up the competitive scene, while the nostalgic new modes breathe new life into the single-player fighting.
Finally, that's the game we expected: rock solid playability and a great roster of characters and modes. Either you play offline or online, you'll get a great experience... If you still want to give it a chance.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Since coming out two years ago, a lot of improvements and additions have been applied that strengthened the game's solid foundation, and this edition addresses the game's biggest remaining complaint, enriching its content immensely.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
The true potential of Street Fighter V has finally been reached with the Arcade Edition, making it the most content rich release of the series so far, with a deep and engaging gameplay system that tests the limit of your skills.
If you felt like the previous iteration of Street Fighter V felt a little anemic, this one is easily an embarrassment of riches. With more new features than is reasonable to recap here, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is everything the original game should have been, and much more.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition manages to add depth to the game, that can bring new players to the franchise while giving old players even more complexity.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Street Fighter 5 is a great game at its core, but now that core is surrounded by a healthy amount of content for every type of player. Now is the time to get involved with one of the best fighting games currently around, and put all that Hadoken muscle memory you've had since '92 to the test!
In sum, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition is precisely what many gamers wanted two years ago. The roster, balance, modes, and amount of content are now fleshed out and in a convenient complete package. For anyone that has been waiting for this release, you're not likely to be disappointed.
It may have taken two years to get here, but Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition breathes new life into the franchise, with a handful of welcome additions, tweaks, and new modes.
After two years of additions and tweaks, Capcom has finally gotten Street Fighter V into the state it should've launched in. What was only a tournament-ready fighter is now a robust package. A roster of 29 characters, the long-awaited Arcade Mode, Extra Battle, Challenges, a great Training Mode, and solid online play add up to a release that shouldn't be missed for avid fighting game fans.
While it's taken us nearly two years to get to the point where Street Fighter V probably should have been soon after it launched, in a way, seeing the game grow into what it's become in Arcade Edition almost makes the experience just that much sweeter. The core of Capcom's latest Street Fighter entry has always been great, but now, everything surrounding that core has finally reached an equal level of quality.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition finally looks and feels like a game it should have been a long time ago. It has depth, lots of content and a superb fighting system. It is a right choice for rookies and veterans alike, and at the same time it’s the best beat’em up of current generation.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is exactly what its first release should have been. Multiple added contents in single player mode, great variety of characters, thrilling game-play, ear-catching soundtracks, and outstanding visual effects alongside an online mode with a good netcode have been combined to create one of the best fighting games of the generation. Whether you are an old fan of the series or a new comer to its fan club, the game is absolutely recommended for you.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is the game that should've been when it was launched in 2016. Finally complete with numerous game modes, challenges and competitive elements, it offers a great diversity of options that combines with a gameplay that is easy to learn, but hard to master. A nice blend between the logical evolution of the genre and the nostalgic roots of a series that has marked the fighting game legacy, if not gaming's history as a whole.
After 2 years and a lot of additions and changes, Capcom finally sends us a new version of Street Fighter V, one that includes all the content that has been launching for the title since it came out to market on 2016 as well as some new and well acclaimed additions that makes this feel like the real game that should had launched from the beginning.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a shining star in the Street Fighter family. Everything about it feels refined, smooth, and it harkens back to a more concentrated fighting time where the bells and whistles of the fighting experience purely relied on characters and moves. It's good, folks, especially on the PC.
It took two troubled years, but Street Fighter V is finally where it should be with the Arcade Edition update. If you haven't gotten round to it yet, there's never been a better time to tackle this true king of the fighters.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition finally brings the fight to everybody. Whether you want button mash with friends, prove your skills to the world, just engage in some low-stakes solo fighting, Arcade Edition has you covered. If you've been holding out until now, it's finally time to step up to the streets.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is getting much closer to the throne and it's becoming the best entry in the series. The quality is high and the future is bright in this one!
Review in Polish | Read full review
It's taken Capcom just under two years to finally deliver the definitive Street Fighter V experience but I'm so happy they continued to support the game and released this version, especially seeing as it's free to all current owners of the base game. If you are new to the genre and want to start slow, there is now a full, meaty single player and an arcade mode for you to both practice and progress though.
It's taken close to two years, but Street Fighter V finally resembles the game that it should have been from the start thanks to Arcade Edition. Newcomers can rest assured that there's now enough single player content to keep casual players happy, and at its core, the actual fighting remains top class. There's a cynical part of us that says Arcade Edition is little more than a glorified season three update, but the simple truth is that there's never been a better time to jump in.
The Arcade Edition certainly makes up for all the criticisms tossed at the Street Fighter V for lacking content. This is a damn fine fighting game now, it's just a shame everyone had to wait two years to get it.
The Arcade Edition added features give it a lot of meat for sure, but the irony is most of it is ultimately filler to the core gameplay experience that was first available in 2016. This leaves Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition in a curious middle ground of being an excellent niche product, but only a “good” video game.
Judging purely on the current state of Street Fighter V, with the new additions and inclusion of the season 1 and 2 characters in the Arcade Edition, it is most certainly one of the must-own fighters on the market right now. The arcade mode is enough to warrant anyone picking this up, even if it has arrived far too late. The FM changes are unfortunate, but the biggest peeve is that Arcade Edition itself is an extremely limited package, since everything here, barring the previous DLC characters, are free updates for owners of the original. The least Capcom could have done is put a few extra costumes and stages in there because, otherwise, the only reason to pick this up is if you don't already have SFV and want a cheap way of buying it and the first two character packs. SFV will have plenty more years in it, but being so tight and not turning this release into a current ultimate edition is disappointing, even if it's not surprising.
It’s not the deluxe edition that people were hoping for and doesn’t entirely fix any of the problems present from the vanilla version. It could’ve been amazing, but it just falls short of a great comeback.