Street Fighter V is a fighting video game developed by Dimps and Capcom and published by Capcom for PlayStation 4 and PC. The game was released worldwide on February 16, 2016.

It is the 5th main installment of the Street Fighter series.

Why it Sucks

  1. The first time that a Street Fighter game didn't feature an arcade mode.
  2. At launch, the game felt like it was a demo.
  3. A large amount of content was intentionally removed so it could be charged as DLC, some of which can still be found in the disc. On-Disc DLC.
  4. Small roster of characters to choose from.
  5. No punishments for online ragequitters. (This was thankfully rectified in a later update)
  6. Every character's story mode can be completed within a few hours.
  7. Capcom decided that it was a good idea to charge full price at launch despite the game being obviously unfinished and lacking in content.
  8. The story mode cutscenes look amateurish.
  9. Online mode was broken at launch
  10. The in-game store was not available at launch.
  11. Doesn't have Player vs. CPU in Versus Mode.
  12. Capcom openly admitted they'd rushed the game and would release it despite it being unfinished.
  13. After its launch, due to the massive hype by Street Fighter fans, it lost its 75 million player count drop in just a few days.
  14. Juri Han's theme from Super Street Fighter IV was absolutely butchered in this game. Have a listen here.
  15. The controversy over the decision to censor certain parts of the game such as Rainbow Mika slapping her butt or Cammy White's nether regions. Seriously, there's an entire page dedicated to this.
  16. Survival Mode's A.I. is pretty unbalanced, and to this day it's still hasn't been fully fixed. (Although, Arcade Edition could provide a proper patch.)
  17. Despite the new 'Arcade Edition' releasing this January, it has been confirmed that all the DLC characters and content will have to be downloaded separately, as opposed to already being included on the disc.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The core fighting mechanics are fantastic.
  2. The graphics and in-game art style look beautiful
  3. Some of the DLC can be unlocked by going to the in-game shop using in-game currency
  4. The Collector's Edition has a well-detailed 10" inch Ryu figurine, a 48-page art book and DLC cards for extra goodies.
  5. Some of the problems were fixed with later updates or at least they got toned down.
  6. At least it is actually getting a new edition called "Arcade Edition" which will fix most of the problems listed above.


The PlayStation 4 Version received generally favourable reviews from critics giving it a score of 77 out of 100. As for the PC Version, it received mixed reviews also from critics. Both of which were according to review aggregator website Metacritic. While it did so, it was critically panned by fans of the series due to the lack of single player content. Even though the fighting mechanics are praised, fans are still bitter about how lacking the game is and how obvious it was that Capcom was milking the game by removing content then putting it as DLC. (This is the reason why the User Score for this game was a 3.5/10 with the number of negative user reviews being 789) The game only sold 1.5 million units worldwide, making this entry as the worst selling game in the series.

SomecallmeJohnny complimented the fighting mechanics, but criticized for lack of single player content, saying that moving from Street Fighter IV to Street Fighter V is like moving from a penthouse to a small condo that is still under construction. He recommended Ultra Street Fighter IV over Street Fighter V because it contains more content at a cheaper price than Street Fighter V.

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