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Tekken 4 (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
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MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (30 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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PSX Extreme
With a deeper and more engrossing focus on story, Tekken Force mode, 4 new characters, fully interactive multi-level fighting planes, the ability to dodge/sidestep, and lastly, Steve Fox (he deserves a mention of his own), Tekken 4's gameplay certainly lives up. Visually the game easily rivals Dead or Alive 3, while not in background textures, certainly in character detail, overall picture quality and of course, the "physics".
90
Consoles Plus
Ce Tekken est la digne suite de la trilogie sur PSone. Namco a su se faire pardonner après le décevant TTT. Cela dit, ce volet est très pauvre en nouveautés.
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VicioJuegos.com
En conclusión, Tekken 4 supone una buena incursión de la franquicia en las 128bits, pese a su rejugabilidad, secretos, personajes, y calidad en materia jugable, con un completísimo sistema de combos, el hacerlo más asequible provocó que fuese superado por Virtua Fighter 4 en cuanto a profundidad, aunque con Tekken 5 haya sido arreglado, más o menos. En materia gráfica una auténtica gozada, y sonoramente no destaca salvo en el doblaje de algunos personajes. Si te gusta la lucha y Tekken, por 30€ no puedes dejar escapar este cuarto torneo, si por contra buscas algo más actual, Tekken 5 es tu prioridad, aunque Soul Calibur II, Mortal Kombat Decepción y Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution siguen siendo grandes representantes del género.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Namco s'efforce de nous donner le meilleur de Tekken dans ce quatrième épisode chargé d'adrénaline et bourré de surprises. Les amateurs du genre se feront un devoir de se le procurer, à moins que le gameplay toujours aussi particulier de la série ne les fasse se tourner vers d'autres concurrents tout aussi prestigieux sur PS2.
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Peliplaneetta.net
Mutta kaikista kehuista huolimatta T4 jättää keksimättä beat 'em upin uudelleen. Se on vain peliteknisesti äärimmilleen viety esitys, klassisen pelisarjan tämänhetkinen huipentuma. Ostajia varmasti tulee riittämään, kiitos massiivisen mainostuksen, ja veikkaan että suurin osa heistä käyttää Tekkeniä edelleen kuten ennenkin - satunnaisiin lauantai-illan matseihin kavereita vastaan. Pieni vähemmistö sitten jaksaa uhrata peliin enemmän aikaa, tutkia sen finessejä ja hioa tekniikkansa täydelliseksi. Heille Tekken 4 on varmasti suurempi uutuus kuin meille valaistumattomille.
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Game Informer Magazine
Oh Tekken, thou hast bestowed upon me the gayest of gaming glee. Without your existence, I may never have understood the true fight in 3D. After your germination, you blossomed into Tekken 2 and 3, showing us a Zen-like state of gaming bliss! Although your Tag feature should’ve been free, it halted the horrors of Tekken starvation. Now your age has begun to show at number four, but your beauty I still adore.
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GamePro (US)
Namco has taken its time in bringing out Tekken 4, but faithful fans won’t be disappointed with the result. Tekken 4 honors the proud tradition of the series with stellar graphics and fantastic gameplay. Fans won’t be disappointed when they smell what Heihachi is cooking, but they may be hungry 20 minutes later.
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IGN
Things change; attitudes, philosophies, perspectives, and other such notions that can shape and mold a person's ideal of what something is, was, or could be. Constantly evolving and transforming into something slightly different than before, inevitablitiy of change is one of Nature's true absolutes. This rule not only applies to existence and human beings, but also to videogames; and what better subject to illustrate this point, than Tekken 4?
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Gamesmania
Mit Tekken 4 hat Namco einen gelungenen Sequel zu ihrer Kampfspiel-Serie abgeliefert. Bei der grafischen Darstellung schneidet der Prügelspaß unter den PS2-Mitstreitern Virtua Fighter 4 und Dead or Alive 2 am schlechtesten ab, auch wenn sich die Titel vom Aussehen her nicht mehr gravierend unterscheiden. Als Ausgleich kann Tekken 4 bei der Zugänglichkeit, und somit auch dem Spaß für die breite Masse der Spieler, viele Punkte gut machen.
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GameZone
I've had a blast playing Tekken 4, but like I said, I've been to this place before. The walls have been modernized with a new coat of paint, but for the most part it's the same old house. That isn't a bad thing, but obviously it's not a good thing either. Tekken 4 is a stellar game, one that I know I'll be playing well into next year. However, aside from the position change move, it doesn't do anything that hasn't been done before. Rent it, enjoy it and have an all-night gaming session with some friends. Just be sure to think long and hard before you spend $50 on a game that you (more or less) already have.
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4Players.de
Ganz klar: Tekken 4 rockt! Ebenfalls klar: Tekken 4 stagniert auf hohem Niveau. Dead or Alive 3 hat die wesentlich bessere Grafik, Virtua Fighter 4 das um Welten komplexere Spielprinzip. Außerdem knausern die Entwickler dieses mal sehr mit den Belohnungen: Ein paar Klamotten und eine mickrige Stage - das ist mehr als wenig! Und anstatt das brillante Tekken Bowl zeitgemäß wiederzubeleben, gibt es das schnell langweilige Tekken Force, das schon in Tekken 3 keiner brauchte. Und dennoch: Das Spiel macht verdammt viel Spaß, hat massig Moves und sehr abwechslungsreiche Kämpfer. Wem das reicht, der wird mit Tekken 4 sehr glücklich werden - jedenfalls für eine Weile. Für den nächsten Teil wünsche ich mir mehr Mut zur Innovation, denn die Konkurrenz schläft nicht und wird von mal zu mal besser...
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GameSpot
When the PlayStation 2 launched in late 2000, Tekken Tag Tournament was one of the best games in the system's starting lineup. Actually, it's remained one of the finest fighting games for the system ever since, though given that fighting games are pretty scarce these days, maybe that isn't saying much. At any rate, Namco has dominated the 3D-fighting genre for years, between its Tekken games and Soul Calibur. So perhaps it's no great surprise that the company didn't exactly aim for the moon with its latest offering, Tekken 4.
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Meristation
Una excelente opción para los seguidores de Tekken, ya que el juego reúne las características propias de la saga -el control básico Tekken- y varias mejoras, sobretodo gráficas, pero también es cierto que ha perdido otras igual o más de importantes -como el Tekken Bowl o únicamente 20 personajes en total-. Desde aqui recomendamos su compra por ser un muy buen juego, pero sólo debe ser un must have para el consumidor que se identifique plenamente con el juego o sea seguidor incondicional de la saga. De otro modo, debería evaluarse la compra de otro de los beat'em up en 3D que ahora mismo están en el mercado, por un lado Virtua Fighter 4, los platinum DOA2 o el mismo Tekken Tag Tournament, o de una forma más a medio plazo, Soul Calibur 2.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Det krävs åtskilliga timmars spelande för att inse storheten i Tekken 4 och se att det finns ett större speldjup än föregångarna. De dagar Dead or Alive 3 känns stelt och Virtua Fighter 4 lite svårtillgängligt passar Tekken 4 som handen i handsken. Dess arkadvänliga men samtidigt djupa spelbarhet, mestadels välbalanserade slagskämpar och otroligt snygga utförande gör åtminstone att jag väljer Tekken 4 framför konkurrenterna.
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Gamers.at
Der auf der PlayStation wohl am bekannteste Prügler geht in die nächste Runde. – Tekken4 wurde dieser Tage in Europa released und wir zeigen euch, ob sich NAMCO wirklich die Mühe gemacht hat, Tekken weiter zu entwickeln.
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Netjak
Enter the Tekken...Again. For the 5th Time. With all the good buzz Virtua Fighter 4 generated, everyone's sleeping on the latest offering from Namco, Tekken 4. There's good reason for it. Aside from throwing in some new characters, there really isn't anything new offered in Tekken 4 that you didn't have in Tekken 3, or Tekken Tag Tournament. Everything looks really nice. I like the look and feel of Tekken much better than I do that of Virtua Fighter 4, but in the long run, I don't think I'll be playing either one much, and I foresee a pretty big general malaise of the fighter front, unless CapCom can bring me something that gets those juices flowing again.
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GameSpy
You may have noticed that I've been using words like "standard" and "usual" a lot in this article. That's because when you get right down to it, Tekken 4 is essentially just more of the same. The minor innovations of walls, new fighting styles, and a Story Mode fail to add much to the traditional gameplay. The graphics are nice, but nothing that wasn't seen in Tekken Tag Tournament. Even the bonus game is recycled from Tekken 3. That's not to say that Tekken 4 is a bad game -- folks who've never played a Tekken could find a good deal to like here. Those of us who've been on the Tekken bandwagon since the beginning, though, will likely just get put off by the game's surprisingly stale, stagnant nature. Players looking for a fresher fighting experience on the PS2 would be better off checking out Virtua Fighter 4.
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Thunderbolt Games
Tekken. It’s arguably the greatest 3D fighting game series ever conceived. After years of fame and popularity in the arcades and on the Playstation, the franchise was finally ready to make that big leap onto the PS2 in hopes of maintaining its iron grip on the fighting genre. After the incredibly successful debut of Tekken Tag Tournament on the new console, the future of Tekken looked pretty bright…until the previews for Tekken 4 started showing up. As the main series took its first steps onto a new console, it was evident that drastic changes were made to what die-hard fans considered fundamental aspects of their favorite game. In retrospect, Tekken 4 isn’t nearly as bad as its naysayers would have led gamers to believe, but it’s far from the best that the Tekken series has to offer.
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The Video Game Critic
The option menu boasts a wide range of modes, but the only new one is the Tekken Force mode, which pits your fighter against a parade of generic foes as you forge your way through the headquarters of some nefarious organization. While it's cool to whip up on several adversaries at a time, the action grows stale in short order. In addition, it's awkward to maneuver yourself down hallways while in a fighting stance. When all is said and done, Tekken 4 packs some decent fist-to-cuffs fun, but it pales in comparison to Virtua Fighter 4