CVG Writes: "It's the herald of a new generation. The big name fighting game is back. As good as Virtua Fighter was, and as much as everyone is looking forward to Live Arcade's HD Remix, Soul Calibur is still very definitely The People's Fighter.
Knowing well that the days of arcade competition are long behind us, Namco have furnished SCIV with more solo fun than a box filled with Solitaire sets, GI Joes and porno mags. Every character has a dedicated Story mode, a unique Arcade mode ending, and can be thrown into a marathon Challenge mode for costume rewards.
Like every past Calibur, SCIV is unfathomably beautiful - a sixty-frames-per-second lightshow, full of particle effects, real-time lighting, beautifully designed characters, and around ten bazillion polygons per eyeball. It uses every drop of the hardware's juice - just as Soul Calibur broke the Dreamcast's back and Soul Calibur 2 dropped the Playstation 2 and Gamecube to their knees, SCIV is a game really only possible on the current generation."