Excerpt: One of the world’s greatest… yes… I said it… greatest fighting franchises scissor kicks its way onto the PS3 that not only pays homage to the original games but transforms it into something very special for next generation consoles. Although the original game still dates well, the franchise did need a facelift and boy did Capcom sure do this. With updated gameplay, high resolution graphics, new characters and even online play… Street Fighter has definitely hit 2010 hard!
PS3/X360 Review - 'Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition'
28 August 2011
Summary: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition further redefines the fighting game genre with classic 2-D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, beefed up online modes, and more.
(PC Review) Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
The Entertainment Depot
18 July 2011
Summary: Seth aside, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is a phenomenal fighter and well worth having in any PC gamer’s library. Being the only follow-up to Street Fighter IV on the PC, Arcade Edition is a substantial release that brings over a dozen new characters, numerous balances, and several multiplayer modes to the base game—and all for $39.99.
Conclusion: Concept: A too-big-for-DLC improvement to an already stellar fighter
Graphics: New ultra attacks ensure you’ll be seeing many flashy, gorgeous finishes
Sound: Omits SF IV’s cheesy-yet-catchy “Indestructible” theme in favor of more traditional hyperactive tracks
Playability: Precise controls and countless specials keep the action brisk and exciting
Entertainment: At $40, this is the best value for a fighter you’ll see this generation
Summary: Improving on success can be tricky, but Capcom’s best games are crafted through careful iteration. Super Street Fighter IV continues the company’s legacy of fine-tuning their premier fighting game to pugilistic nirvana. Each of the 10 new characters alters the flow of a fight dramatically, forcing gamers to stray from their accepted battle routines.