GamePlasma writes: "Soul Caliber IV can be defined as a well respected fighting franchises. It can be placed in the same class as Tekken or even Mortal Kombat. Although it's a weapon based fighter, it's still a fighter none-the-less. We can't forget that Soul Calibur also has a long history in this industry beginning with its birth on the Sega Dreamcast under the same name. The sequels it spawned further nullified that it's here to stay as it evolved into what we see today. I certainly remember playing some incarnation of the series in the arcade that was oh so long ago. Soul Calibur IV brings a certain amount of depth that should keep you playing for a while."