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Soul Calibur IV (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of Soul Calibur IV (PS3). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and design are overall positive. The gameplay and graphics also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Soul Calibur IV (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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SoulCalibur IV (PlayStation 3)


When Soul Calibur was released for the Dreamcast in 1999, it set a new standard for fighting games on home consoles. Subsequent entries in the series have changed very little as far as the weapon-based fighting mechanics are concerned, and have...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Russell Garbutt (

Soulcalibur IV


Soulcalibur is somewhat of a landmark title. While there have been many fighting game franchises that have come and gone, few are regarded with as much nostalgic esteem as this weapon-based brawl-a-thon from Namco. When the first Soulcalibur was...

Soulcalibur IV is exactly what the fans expected it to be, and a bit more. The same weapon-based, circle dance fighting and ring-outs are all present, and just as fun as you remember them. Despite some minor flaws in the character balancing and an...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Thomas Wilde (

Soulcalibur V


There's something that leaves me cold aboutSoulcalibur V and I'm having a hard time putting my finger on it.

I could complain a bit more about how I don't really have a character to fall back on in the roster, but that'd be reasonably petty. There's a big enough roster that you can probably find someone you like, and the few new guys are pretty interesting....

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Jake (

Soul Calibur V


I had a really bad feeling the other day when I turned off my PS3: I was probably never going to play Soul Calibur V again. I really like the

Soul Calibur V ultimately feels rushed. The modes are shadow of their normally robust nature, the character list has been reduced severely, and the net code is not as good as it should be. It seems like Namco was desperate to get in on the fighting...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Soulcalibur IV


The fighting game genre makes a triumphant return and yes the soul still burns. With the release of Soulcalibur IV one thing is apparent; my soul still burns for this...

Incredible cast of characters ; Amazing create-a-character ; Tons to see and do ; Accessible by any any skill of gamer

Online can lag at times ; Some characters are simply palette swaps

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Kelley (

Soul Calibur IV - PS3 review at Thunderbolt Games


It's that time once again to return to the stage of history. Don't worry though, you'll be familiar with most of the players at this theater. Sure the place has had a face lift since your last visit and there are those two peculiar out of towners, but...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Jake McNeill (

Soul Calibur IV


When it comes to 3D fighting games, most franchises seem to polarize gamers. Some love Virtua Fighter's complexity, while others despise it. Some adore Tekken's simplicity while others hate it. Some people think DOA is a solid game even without the...

Same great gameplay, with a few small refinements ; Solid, albeit feature-poor, online play ; Wonderful character-creation mode ; Top-notch graphics

Tower of Lost Souls mode is a poor substitute for previous RPG-like gameplay modes ; Story mode is embarrassingly short and annoyingly text-heavy ; The voice acting, as always, is horrendous

Soul Calibur IV has plenty of problems, and in some respects it may be seen as a bit of a disappointment to series fans, but it’s still a fantastic game, with great gameplay, an outstanding character-creation mode, and solid online play. A must-have...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Joy (

Soulcalibur IV


Back in the mid-90's, long before they ever added the Bandai, Namco started the Soul series. Even though it is often lumped alongside games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, Soulcalibur (as it would soon come to be known) is actually a...

Looks fantastic ; Addicting gameplay ; Versatile character creator

Cheesy voices ; Online needs work ; Lots of content to unlock

For the first proper entry in the series this generation, Soulcalibur IV comes in swinging and it dabbles in a lot of different areas. The game’s story mode is great for those who love the unique histories behind the characters and Arcade mode ramps up...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Steven Rondina (

Soul Calibur IV on Playstation 3



So yeah…is this game better on the PS3 than the 360? Not really. I’ve played both, and I didn’t find one or the other particularly superior. If you’re buying based on the Star Wars character…then you’re stupid…but you should get the PS3 version. It’s...

Sep, 2008

Hell Silver Award!

Expert review by: Chris Matel (

Soulcalibur IV


"In the end, whether it's your first time touching a Soul game or not, it's hard to not appreciate what's been done here..."

The, uh, physics are impressive ; If there's one thing you come away with from Soulcalibur IV, it's a new appreciation for the Havok engine. Not only do the fighters feel like they have weight and power in every attack, parry or Ukemi (rolling dodge),...

The Dark Side in Soulcalibur ; The most marketed, reveled and talked about aspect of the newest Soulcalibur iteration has to be the inclusion of Yoda, Darth Vader and The Force Unleashed's Starkiller into the same universe as Mitsurugi, Kilik and the...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Set to reveal many long-kept secrets, Soulcalibur IV takes place in the 16th century and involves a legendary cast of characters, each motivated by a unique set of circumstances, but each with the same goal: to emerge victorious in order to claim the powerful soul swords, Soul Edge and Soulcalibur. As you prepare to join this formidable line up of combatants, you can customize your character and select fearsome, powerful weapons perfectly suited for deadly combat. Fight for the two soul swords with contenders from all over the world - and even beyond, as two enigmatic new characters from a galaxy far, far away make their dramatic appearance. Full 720p graphics show off this most masterful of fighting games in all its HD glory for the first time on Xbox 360 computer entertainment system. Sparkling arenas, flawless character animation and several exciting and demanding gameplay modes (including, for the first time online versus) combine to make this the ultimate fighting game to experience. The epic struggle between the holy sword Soul Calibur and its curses counterpart, Soul Edge, comes full circle as the last chapter in the battle begins.


Elements:Action - beat-em up
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:4
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Content Descriptors:PEGI Online / Violence
PEGI Rating:16+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Soul Calibur


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360/Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action