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Virtua Fighter 4 offers a selection of thirteen characters to engage in one-on-one beat 'em up action similar to previous titles in the series. Most of them are from previous games, but two of them are brand new to this game.

VF4 has the standard array of modes, like Arcade, VS, and Practice, and it also has a new feature, called "A.I. Sparring", in which you train a player, controlled by the computer, by using various moves and techniques.

There are a lot of arenas to choose from. Some are interactive, in which you can break away from the main ring. When fighting on sand or snow, your fighter will leave footprints. When you're in water, you will make splashes. If you hit your opponent hard enough on a concrete floor, his body might break that part of the floor into chunks.

Each fighter has a wide array of moves, from your standard punches and kicks to ten hit combos and specials.


Virtua Fighter 4 PlayStation 2 Shun wins.
Virtua Fighter 4 PlayStation 2 Vanessa vs Lei-Fei
Virtua Fighter 4 PlayStation 2 Shun on the selection screen
Virtua Fighter 4 PlayStation 2 Training

Alternate Titles

  • "VR战士4" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "VF4" -- Short name.

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User Reviews

Incredibly deep fighter that may be too unfriendly for some. PlayStation 2 Lucas Schippers (59)
Just like VF3, but much, much better PlayStation 2 Robyrt (51)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Jul 10, 2004 A 100 PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2002 94 out of 100 94
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 19, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Netjak PlayStation 2 Aug 16, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91 PlayStation 2 May 03, 2002 18 out of 20 90 PlayStation 2 Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 2 May 17, 2002 89 out of 100 89
The Age PlayStation 2 Jun 13, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesFirst! PlayStation 2 Jun 11, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Mar 19, 2002 4 out of 5 80


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