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10 out of 10

Soul Calibur

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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
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Lastability 8
8.0

"The Legend Will Never Die"

tom1clare, Ciao
5 July 2007
  • Excerpt: It's hardly surprising that, upon eventually getting hold of a second-hand Dreamcast, one of the first games I bought to accompany the beautiful white(ish) machine was the 3D beat 'em up Soul Calibur. Critically, one of the most highly-rated games ever; one of the strongest technical showcases of its time and massively popular with gamers - by all accounts, it was seen to be the Dreamcast's magnum-opus.
  • Pros: Astounding visuals, superb controls, immense depth, tonnes of lifespan
  • Cons: Only available as a Dreamcast - exclusive
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Overall 8
8.0

The soul still burns

UltraMagnus, Play.com
29 May 2007
  • Conclusion: The basic fact that Namco managed to cram Soul Calibur IV onto the PSP is nothing short of a miracle, newcomers Kratos (of God of War fame) and Dampierre (a moustached madman who appears to be a strange mix of Voldo and Jack the ripper) are worthy additions and are far more suited to the gameplay than the now (thankfully) absent Star Wars characters ever were.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than I expected

SANDM4N, Play.com
29 May 2007
  • Conclusion: Ive been a big soul calibur fan for more than 10 years since the dreamcast days, so I was very excited when I heard about this realease. However when I read all the reviews I was pretty disappointed due to the lack of proper single player game modes (as you'll read from the reviews below). So I didn't buy it at first...when the price dropped to 10.00 I thought it was worth a go.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Lastability 10
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Best Fighting Game Ever

Havoc2k3, Ciao
14 September 2003
  • Excerpt: The trouble with most fighting games is that the Single-Player game is so short and simple (usually just an Arcade mode where you have to defeat all the other characters in a row, or a "Story" mode where you have to defeat all the other characters in a row but there are cut scenes in between fights, and the survival mode where you defeat as many characters as you can without dying) but Soul Calibur added a "Mission Battle Mode" to that.
  • Pros: Graphics, Playability, Size of Single - Player game
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Lastability 8
8.0

Slash Dot

tktiger, Ciao
22 October 2002
  • Excerpt: When I first got my grubby little hands on a video games console, I was lead into a world of bightly moving dots bouncing around a black screen hitting blocks and making them break... Breakout on the Atari2600. Little did I know that early games such as these would create in current Videio Games market where the best come out top and the worst end up in the bargin bins. The bargin bin is one place I have failed to find Soul Calibur.
  • Pros: It is actually better than Tekken
  • Cons: It was only out on DC
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 8
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Getting dressed up

paulgusta, Ciao
14 February 2002
  • Excerpt: How can I help today? Oh, so Sir's Interested in a "beat 'em up"? Well Sir, how do you like your beat em up? An intelligent beat em up you say? Well Sir, I recommend you put down 'Dead or Alive', and that copy of 'Virtua Fighter'. Yes that's right Sir, I'm afraid that they have a very limited control system. Fun for "button bashing" but nothing I could recommend to YOU Sir. Well if you look over here we have Street Fighter and it's many, many clones Sir.
  • Pros: Graphics, Fast, Challenging
  • Cons: Cumbersome button layout
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
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Lastability 8
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Eat my sword you pesky varmint

robbroome, Ciao
20 August 2001
  • Excerpt: This has to be one of the best beat’em up games ever made! I played the original game when it vame out on the Playstation and dismissed it as Tekken with weapons. How wrong I was. I got Soul Caliber the first day it was out and haven’t regretted the purchase for a single moment. I had always liked the Tekken series of games due to the excellent control system they used, but this game takes its cues from Tekken and just enhances the whole experience.
  • Pros: Great graphics, ferocious gameplay
  • Cons: Could be made harder
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Lastability 10
10

The Soul Still burns...

Time_Warp, Ciao
5 August 2001
  • Excerpt: Ok so Soul Calibur may not be a sega game but we got it first for the DC. Probably the best beat’em up around at present and It would stay like that for a while. This is mainly because of its cool moves and great modes but you will just have to read on… modes; Vs battle mode-Battle it out against friends. Have a brawl with your friends and in a way, this is what the game is all about. Team battle mode-Get into your teams with your favourite characters and Do your thing.
  • Pros: Graphics are genius, intelligent AI, packed with modes .
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 6
6.0

Rather disappointing...

Nadal, Ciao
26 July 2001
  • Excerpt: As this is an old game, i'm going to make this one short. As usual i'll start with the good. The graphics are simply beautiful to look at. Being a 3D fighter, the animation is smooth as silk. It is also emulates real martial art styles pretty much perfectly. The musical score is full bodied and suits the mood of the game.
  • Pros: graphics
  • Cons: playability depth
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Lastability 8
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Buy this game, it's amazing

Jaguar200..., Ciao
10 June 2001
  • Excerpt: I own a dreamcast and I have brought Soul Calibur for it. I paid £20 for it in E-play (Games exchange). I used to own Soul Blade for the Playstation, which was really good so I figured that Soul Calibur had to be good as well. I got home very quickly and put this game straight into my Dreamcast and switched on. The introduction is good with some impressive graphics to show off the Dreamcast’s power.
  • Pros: Graphics and Gameplay
  • Cons: Nothing
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