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Streets of Rage 4

Rating Summary

Based on 140 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

90%

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Streets of Rage 4 Reviews Summary

Summary: Streets of Rage 4 is an exceptional beat 'em up game with lots of tiny details showing just how much work the team at Lizard Cube put into this reboot of a 90s classic.

Solid Return To Form

Streets of Rage 4 updates and perfects the beat 'em up genre while maintaining what made the series so fun.

Stellar Presentation

Streets of Rage 4 is visually and audibly beautiful.

Tons of Depth

There's plenty to unlock and lots of ways to play.

General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 30, 2020
PCApr 30, 2020

Developers: Dotemu, Guard Crush Games, Lizardcube

Genres: Fighting, Action, Arcade

Amongst the best beat’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street beating, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore. The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a beat ‘em up series known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand-drawn visuals and a God tier soundtrack. Team up with iconic and brand-new characters Streets of Rage 4 got its iconic characters back: Axel, Blaze, and Adam teaming up with new brother and sister in arms Floyd Iraia and Cherry Hunter. With some brand-new moves and kickass tracks to take a listen, our heroes are ready to dish out beatdowns to a fledgling group of ill-advised criminals in full force. Nostalgia strikes again One of your dreams is coming true. In addition to the 5 new characters, unlock and play your favorite pixelated characters from the previous Streets of Rage games such as Axel, Adam, Blaze, Skate, Max and many more with their own retro SFX, in gorgeous HD hand-drawn urban environments. And for the full nostalgic experience, you will also be able to play with the music of the previous Streets of Rage games! Outstanding Hand-Drawn Visuals Streets of Rage 4 will be the first entry to the core series in 25 years, standing as Axel, Adam or Blaze’s glorious return to serving up side-scrolling beatdowns. With lush hand-drawn animations, new combat abilities, and fresh tracks from an amazing team of composers, Streets of Rage 4 will be a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore. Epic line-up of legendary games composers The Streets of Rage series is known for its electronic dance influenced music around the world. Led by Olivier Derivière the soundtrack of Streets of Rage 4 will be composed by not only an all-star ensemble of Japanese memorable musical architects in the video game history but also by 4 Western rising stars: - Yūzō Koshiro - Motohiro Kawashima - Yoko Shimomura - Harumi Fujita - Keiji Yamagishi - Scattle - Das Mörtal - XL Middleton - Groundislava - The comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series. - Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. - Clean up Wood Oak City by yourself or with another friend online! - Team up to 4 people offline for the first time and take the city back! - Classic gameplay enhanced with brand-new mechanics. - Soundtrack by a wide all-star line up of world-class musicians. - Braised chicken everywhere. - A dozen former Streets of Rage characters unlockable and playable in their original pixel versions. - Play with the music of the previous Streets of Rage games. - 12 unique stages.

Streets of Rage 4 Critic Reviews

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Glorious artwork and a fan's eye for detail combine for a sequel that manages to best its forebears.

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Streets of Rage 4 delivers a fun, traditional experience but prioritises nostalgia over any kind of modern reinvention.

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Streets of Rage doesn't do much to innovate, but it's a beautiful brawler with just enough depth to stay engaging through multiple runs.

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Audience Reviews

The first three Streets of Rage games on the SEGA Genesis were fantastic beat-em-ups back in the day, and they were especially fun with a friend by your side. Streets of Rage 4 is modern, nostalgia-based take on the series with the same fundamental structure of the previous games but with a modern presentation. The development team really nailed the look and feel of the original

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