Exclusive First Street Fighter IV Review

The Official Xbox Magazine scored the exclusive first review rights for Street Fighter IV. What's the verdict? Check out what OXM had to say about the newest installment in the king of fighting games.


Pick up the February ‘09 issue of OXM to read the full review in all its glory, or pick up PlayStation: The Official Magazine, which gave the game a 5 out of 5. Both magazines are owned by Future Publishing and both have exclusive reviews for their respective consoles.

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Milk is for Babies4207d ago

It's about time we get some more good fighting games.

Twizlex4207d ago

Yeah, I'm not a huge fighting game fan, but I agree that there really aren't enough of them.

chaosatom4207d ago

is it in feb or march or later on?

Bnet3434207d ago

Ahhh ... SSF2THDR was just to fill the void. Street Fighter IV, that's where it's at. Yup, can't wait for this mofo.

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Itrguy0014207d ago

SF4 is supposed to come out next month on Feb.16 or something like that

gaffyh4207d ago (Edited 4207d ago )

SF4 will be better on PS3 just because of the controller, graphically I dunno, but the controller matters too much in fighting games and the 360 D-Pad sucks (I know they've got a specific new controller with a slightly better d-pad in Sick green, but I'm not going to buy another controller for my 360, especially not one in that disgusting colour).

EDIT - Sorry if that sounds like I'm trying to start a flame war, I'm not. :(

barom4207d ago

There are tons of great fighting games. Just need to open your eyes a little bit. All of the below games has reviewed pretty well, somewhere between good to great.

Soul Calibur IV
Virtua Fighter 5
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection
Street Fighter 2 HD Remix
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
Capcom vs Tatsunoko (Japan only, but importable)

Also King Of Fighters 12 (think it was 12) and Tekken 6 is coming out.

samura4207d ago

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe?

Sorry, I don't think so.

Marquis_de_Sade4206d ago

Anyone who takes fighting games seriously gets an arcade stick.

TheExecutive4206d ago (Edited 4206d ago )

Exclusive reviews are very very suspect. Doesnt anyone else wonder why they are always so high?

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Parapraxis4207d ago

I'm starting to feel the need to get this game.

Cookigaki4207d ago

Cookigaki does not really feel the need to get this game, but Cookigaki still wants to play it out of curiosity.

Milk is for Babies4207d ago

I'm gonna play it one way or another.

Cookigaki4207d ago

Cookigaki is confused. SFIV is not a 360 exclusive, so why is the first review a 360 exclusive? Why wouldn't IGN or Game Informer get the first review instead of an Xbox magazine?

Twizlex4207d ago

Because they want to sell more magazines. I'm just wondering if they had to pay to get the first review dibs.

Milk is for Babies4207d ago

Maybe they just asked if they could and didn't expect them to publish it so soon. It IS the February issue, but it's barely January now.

jmiscavish4207d ago

Magazines always come out a month early. The Feb. Playboy is already at my house...

San anto4207d ago

its not an exclusive first...OPM has already reviewed it as well.

Bnet3434207d ago

Maybe it's the first review of the Xbox 360 version.

SAiOSiN4207d ago

OPM has a review too...

Twizlex4207d ago

Both magazines are owned by the same company, so it's platform-exclusive reviews to each magazine.

rob60214207d ago

I think they knew xbox reviewers would give it a better review to lessen the impact of Killzone2 on their console, since they come out around the same time. You see KZ2s nothing special if streetfighter got the same score.

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