GodisaGeek: "The brawler genre is an art-form all but forgotten and there are many who’d love to see it make a comeback, but it certainly isn’t doing it through Ken’s Rage 2. Put bluntly, Streets of Rage 4 this ain’t. It’s not even as exciting as half the button-mashers that are already out there. It’s visually bland to the point of sedation, and the Japanese dialogue and repetitive button-mashing will put off a large percentage of players. This truly is one for the die-hards."