Streets of Rage 4 Reviews

Streets of Rage 4 is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
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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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
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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9 / 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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GameSpot
Top Critic
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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Polygon
Top Critic
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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Kotaku
Top Critic
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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9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is an absolute triumph.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

After twenty-five years, one of the best beloved beat ’em ups of all time returns. Street of Rage 4 is a perfect continuation of the saga adapted to the current times with great gameplay, many end game incentives and a fun and frantic soundtrack.

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9 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a must for any beat 'em up fans, especially those with fond memories of the original trilogy. The fighting is great, the visuals are great, and the soundtrack is great. Lizardcube and Guard Crush have managed to capture the essence of those classic games and upgrade it for the modern age.

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88 / 100
Apr 29, 2020

If you didn't try the previous games, you will like this one. If you did try them, you'll absolutely love SOR 4.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
9 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Even though I thought I knew exactly what I was walking into, it still found ways to surprise and delight me constantly. Its challenge is unending and the ceiling for the best players will likely be raised for a good long time.

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IGN Italy
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

A dive into the past, of course, but which does not bask in simple nostalgia, trying to offer the best of side-scrolling beat'em up genre, not just the Streets of Rage saga. A quarter century later, walking around a city full of thugs has probably never been this fun.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 becomes, in its own right, one more numbered SoR. Lovers of the genre will have a great time with a title that offers everything that made the beat 'em up of the 90s great. And also, it is seasoned with light but very functional novelties. It is fun, and even epic if we play together. And although it is a bit short, it offers a lot of replayability. Essential for fans of the saga and perfect to get started in the genre thanks to its multiple configuration possibilities.

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Unscored
Apr 29, 2020

SoR4 is easy to share with friends and easy to get hooked on.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 on Switch is still the perfect sequel, and perhaps dedicated servers is just too big of an ask for a game like this one, so really, the Switch is the ideal way to play the game. Fantastic.

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Apr 29, 2020

Meet Streets of Rage 4 on its own terms and you'll discover a sometimes cheap, yet often rewarding revival of a once dead franchise. The soundtrack is stellar, art design fantastic, animations superb, and controls precise. But, if you expected all the former sins of the genre to be absolved after 26 years you'll have to look elsewhere.

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