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Soul Blade (PlayStation)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A fun, yet unrealistic, sword fighting game. ZombieDepot (45) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
I don't normally like fighting games, but I loved this one. Attila (496) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall MobyScore (36 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
Retrogaming History
Soul Blade è semplicemente una pietra miliare del picchiaduro 3D. Detta infatti legge sia per l’estetica, visiva e sonora, che per lo spessore ludico davvero profondissimo. Il capolavoro Namco rappresenta un’evoluzione vera e propria del genere beat’em up il quale, dopo la sua venuta al mondo, non sarà più lo stesso di prima. Applausi.
100
The Video Game Critic
The variety of weapons allow for some innovative moves, and the gameplay tends to be fast and furious. The two-player versus mode is great, but there's also a cool story mode that lets you collect and upgrade your weapons. Easy to play and easy on the eyes, Soul Blade is a stand-out fighter for the Playstation.
100
High Score
Soulblade är gjort av speltillverkaren Namco, som även gjort Tekken-serien, och man märker flera likheter med Tekken 2 i Soulblade. På de flesta punkter så går däremot Soulblade ett eller två steg längre; grafiken är mer putsad, effekterna snyggare och möjligheterna fler. Soulblade är helt enkelt djävligt bra.
96
Play Magazine
Soul Edge is a real stayer. Throughout the production of this entire issue of Play there was rarely a moment when someone wasn't playing it somewhere in the office, and this is testament to its long term challenge.
95
Hobby Consolas
En estos momentos seguro que te estás preguntando no ya si «Soul Blade» es bueno o malo, sino si será o no realmente el mejor. Para mí sí que lo es, pues dando por sentado que «Tekken 2» era el Nº1 hasta la fecha, este juego es más rápido, tiene más modos de juego, un manejo más cómodo y una resolución gráfica superior. Lo cual ya es decir. El único punto en el que queda por debajo es en el número de luchadores, pero 5 niveles de dificultad y el apasionante Edge Mode harán que ese "problema" pase totalmente desapercibido. Una auténtica maravilla que no te puedes perder bajo ninguna excusa.
91
Game Revolution
They say that expectation is the mother of all disappointment. This is generally a true statement. For example, those late night binges at Denny's always leave a bit to be desired, though it always seems like such a great plan in the car. Somehow, the pancakes look much better on the cover of the menu than in person, as evidenced by the fact that people still order the $1.99 Grand Slam Breakfast (are you outta your mind!!??).
90
Jeuxvideo.com
Véritable chef-d'oeuvre vidéoludique, tant sur le plan technique qu’au niveau de la jouabilité, Soul Blade révolutionne le jeu de baston et s'impose dès sa sortie comme une référence incontournable du genre. Près de quinze ans plus tard, on reste toujours aussi impressionné par ce hit de Namco à l'origine de l'excellente et non moins célèbre série Soul Calibur.
90
All Game Guide
Soul Blade is one of the most enjoyable fighting games on the PlayStation. The sword-to-sword or weapon-to-weapon combat is fast paced and sets it apart from the other games in the genre. With numerous modes, tons of weapons, great character balance, and a wide variety of attacks and maneuvers, this is a fighting game that every player should experience.
87
Retroage
Słowem podsumowania, recenzowana przeze mnie gra to absolutna klasyka gatunku. Co ważniejsze klasyka, która jest grywalna do dziś. Mogę polecić Soul Blade z czystym sumieniem. Nawet jeśli jesteś zagorzałym fanbojem Wielkiego N, odłóż swoje uprzedzenia na bok – ten tytuł jest warty zagrania.
86
Gamezilla
Soul Blade may very well be the best fighting game on the market today. I really enjoyed the numerous game mode options. It keeps Soul Blade from being another boring beat-up the opponent and that is all type game. You will find that there is hours and hours of fun to be had in each mode which makes for a quality title. This is a game that every fighter fan should own. If you are not a fan of fighting games, rent it anyway just to watch the intro.
85
Joystick (French)
À deux, c'est un régal de se trancher entre amis, mais même pour l'escrimeur esseulé, Soul Blade reste excellent (ce qui est assez miraculeux pour un jeu de baston...), grâce à une tripotée de modes et tout particulièrement le Edge Master Mode, une sorte de quête de longue haleine, très technique, qui monopolisera toutes vos soirées à latter des boss et rechercher de nouvelles armes...
83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I'm a sucker for a good, clean fighting game. What I mean is that it's always fun to sit down and play a fighter that lends itself to two-player fighting. The graphics in Soul Blade are incredible. I'm not one to drool over awesome intros, but Soul Blade has one of the best intros in the history of video gaming. But let's get back into the game. What's nice is that once you play the One-player Mode you can move onto the two-player portion. Then there's the Story Mode, where you can find new weapons and new techniques. The moves are simple, but cool-looking --- I like that. Soul Blade is a really fun fighter, worth the price.
83
IGN
Thank God for Namco, that's all I can say. Given the recent fighting game glut, what with everyone waiting for news (any news) on Tekken 3 and the rumored hardware upgrade, it's nice to finally have Soul Blade to tide us over. If you haven't already gone out and made Soul Blade part of your collection, it's time you did. But if you still need some more convincing, well that's what we're here for.
83
GameSpot
Soul Blade is a great fighting game with its share of flaws. If fast-paced weapon-to-weapon combat sounds like welcome addition to the ass-whooping arena, Soul Blade is just the game for you.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
It is very easy to understand why Namco decided to include Soul Blade in its Greatest Hits collection. Even today, two years after its release, it offers a fresh and unique fighting experience and an intriguing story mode. The fast and vicious action puts it near the top of its class in the fighting genre, while the interesting characters keep it from being lumped in as just another clone. All in all, Soul Blade is a great game, and quite worthy of the attention of any fighting game fan.
80
Edge
To describe Soul Edge as a fighting game “from the makers of Tekken” is, ironically, a double-edged sword that both promotes interest and inflates expectation. Given the success of its siblings, comparisons are inevitable.