Virtua Fighter 4 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Fighting fans have been waiting for another great 3D fighter since Soul Calibur, and now they have a game that may surpass it. The game is as complex as you want it to be, measured by the time and patience you have to learn the many different little aspects of the game, including evades, guaranteed throw moves, reversals and reversing reversals. Though it features realistic fighting, the game features no blood. The worst it gets are certain excruciatingly painful looking bone-crunching moves. Shun Di appears to be drinking alcohol during the fights, but the manual makes it clear that he "pretends" to do so.

Fans of the Tekken and Dead or Alive series should give this a try, as it is the definitive Virtua Fighter. It is the fastest and best looking, but the precise timing required for many of the moves (especially reversals) might turn some of them off. Even so, every fight fan (especially fans of Virtua Fighter 2) owe it to themselves to purchase this game.