Mygamer writes: "Should you buy this game? It's a tough call. Like I said, the game is very fun and has online compatibility, which gives it clear, inherent value. However, there is no shortage of great online-capable fighting games at this point, many of which can be had cheaply. There is a definite lack of content, which leaves the game feeling like a $60 downloadable title. Still, this is King of Fighters, the fun incarnate. The way it works out, the game is a good pickup for fighting game fans. All the cosplayers and people who try to translate the Japanese tie-in mangas will be frustrated, but people who buy the game to grind out combos, study the gameplay mechanisms and become a tourney-level player will be the ones who get their money's worth".