Streets of Rage 4

Rating Summary

Based on 127 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 127 critic reviews
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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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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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020
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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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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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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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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

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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