Streets of Rage 4

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 140 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 140 critic reviews
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76 / 100
Apr 29, 2020

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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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

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

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Essential
Apr 29, 2020

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

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8 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

An excellent return to form for gaming's favourite beat 'em-up franchise and while it doesn't represent much evolution from the original games it's still just as much fun as ever.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020
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7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a fun stroll down memory lane, but it doesn't have enough depth to completely pull players in

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8 / 10
May 5, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 expertly revives a beloved beat-'em-up franchise with great music, visuals, and most importantly, solid gameplay.

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Unscored
Apr 29, 2020

But Streets of Rage, as a series, is a time capsule from a different, simpler era. While it's blunt and repetitive, it also manifests a relaxing social space with ease. Call it video games as loitering. The music is as good as it's ever been in the series. The stages and characters are beautiful, reimagining the original trilogy's '90s locales and punk-inspired band of baddies in a way that stands up to those games without scarring modern eyes. The action itself is so simple that you can get lost in a conversation about, well, anything as you play.

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Unscored
Apr 29, 2020

I will continue to play an absurd amount of this game in the years to come, and I’m glad to fit it into rotation when deciding which in the series I want to dive into with friends.

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Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a small, concentrated hit of beat 'em up excellence. While its length and lack of extra modes might make this offering seem slim, it makes up for it with brilliant fighting, effusive style, and another solid set of tunes. If beat 'em up games are seeing a revival, Streets of Rage 4 is leading the charge.

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