GameInformer- "This is the best Soulcalibur ever. The fifth (sixth, really) entry in the main franchise avoids the missteps of the previous two while retaining their good parts and adding a few new features of its own. Even so, “best Soulcalibur ever” doesn’t mean what it used to. We’ve been doing this for over a decade at this point. No matter how smooth and vibrant the new coat of paint is, we’ve all been here before."