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AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.4
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Overall User Score (11 votes) 4.0

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3D Juegos (Oct 27, 2009)
El género de la lucha ya tiene un nuevo rey en la nueva generación de consolas, y su nombre es Tekken 6. Sus 40 personajes, interesantes modos de juego, capacidades online y elementos de personalización lo convierten en un título largo, rejugable y repleto de diversión. Tanto si eres un seguidor de la franquicia como un nuevo jugador con espíritu combativo, este videojuego debe formar parte de tu colección.
Vandal Online (Oct 27, 2009)
Namco Bandai ha realizado una excelente conversión a consola, trasladando la última versión de la recreativa, bien equilibrada, a nuestros pads, y dotándole de numerosos modos de juego extra para añadirle algo más de duración. Aunque el modo campaña no nos convence en absoluto, se convierte en algo secundario y el juego ofrece horas y horas de diversión en su mejor formato: la lucha uno contra uno. Hay decenas de extras en forma de galerías de vídeos, como nos tiene acostumbrados la saga, y un modo online que dará para muchos meses de competición en la red. Con un apartado gráfico notable pero mejorable, el único defecto grave que se le puede achacar son los tiempos de carga. Por lo demás, sigue siendo Tekken, y eso significa decenas de combos y horas y horas dominando a los personajes para ser el mejor. Y diversión asegurada para jugadores de todos los niveles.
The A.V. Club (Nov 02, 2009)
If the mode were mandatory, the inclusion would shoot down Tekken 6 like a surface-to-air missile. But the mano a mano battles stand well on their own, with enough content to satisfy the most particular fight fetishist.
IGN Australia (Oct 23, 2009)
After Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection went downloadable, this was a chance for Namco Bandai to make the full package again. It is slick in production, providing a lot of what one could reasonably ask for in a fighting game. The game is as accessible as ever, pretty to look at and arcade-perfect to a T. Enjoyment by yourself is always somewhat limited, but get some friends together and the fun literally never has to stop. Namco had a long time to make sure they got this port right, and it is a very good overall product indeed – if fighting games are your thing, this is a no-brainer.
Impulse Gamer (Nov, 2009)
At the end of the day, Tekken 6 is definitely a fun fighter, however it is plagued by some gameplay issues, more specifically the horrendous campaign mode and programming issues such as lengthy loading times. The strange thing is that the fighting is pure adrenaline pumping fun and with 40 characters to choose from, the gameplay of the fighting is very sturdy and deliciously addictive as you kick some serious ass! Plus, you can't beat the perfect control system of the arcade mode... Tekken is finally here on the next-gen of consoles!
IGN (Oct 23, 2009)
Although beginners can get by in Tekken 6 by mashing buttons, the real fun comes from learning the game's intricate sub-systems and developing a sense of the mind games that play out about between two skilled opponents. Tekken 6 has a lot to offer, including a massive roster, refined gameplay, plenty of modes, online multiplayer and an absurd amount of character customization options. It's a shame that the game's load times aren't better, because the awkward pauses between matches interrupt the otherwise frantic and heart-pounding pacing of combat. That, coupled with the dry Campaign Scenario, keep Tekken 6 from being the absolute best it could be. With that said, Tekken fans will certainly gobble it up and I think gamers unfamiliar with the franchise should give it a shot. The unique mix of an easy-to-use interface with intensely deep strategies is definitely worth checking out.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct 27, 2009)
As a fighting game, Tekken 6 proves why it’s been a consistent success for over a decade. Controls and combos are incredibly tight, and the entire package is dripping with polish. Despite the lackluster Scenario Campaign, it’s still a solid purchase for fighting fans.
87 (Jan 17, 2010)
If you love fighting and classic arcade style beat 'em up action games, Tekken 6 very well might be the game for you. The style and bells and whistles have not changed greatly from the past games, but the addition of a 3D story/adventure mode is great. Plus the element of the Bound and Rage systems to the fighting itself is super wiggity whack. Boosh.
GamingXP (Nov 04, 2009)
„Tekken 6“ bietet, wie von der Serie gewohnt, jede Menge Spielspaß. Vor allem im Kampf mit Freunden schafft es der Titel das volle Potential des Wettbewerbs auszuschöpfen! Zusätzlich ist der sechste auch der hübscheste Ableger der Reihe und der erste Teil, der wirklich eine Geschichte erzählt. Sowohl für Fans der Serie, als auch für Neulinge bietet dieses Game ordentliche Unterhaltung für das ausgegebene Geld.
Digital Chumps (Oct 30, 2009)
Fighting games may have diminished in popularity since their heyday, but Tekken still hits with the force of an Electric Wind God Fist. Excess takes priority over innovation, but when you pile a massive amount of content on top of the existing top notch Tekken framework, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The lack of competent online play and the unusually long load times are disappointing for hardcore enthusiasts, but Tekken's heart and soul, the fighting engine and the joy of skill based competition against your friends, is delightfully intact.
85 (Oct 30, 2009)
Tout comme ses prédécesseurs, Tekken 6 satisfera l'immense majorité des fans de la série même s'il ne bouleversera en rien cette dernière. Mettant en scène plus de 40 personnages charismatiques, combattant de façon spectaculaire dans des arènes en 3D de bonne facture, cet épisode next-gen bénéficie en outre d'options de customisation très poussées et de fonctionnalités online appréciables. Assurément un must-have pour tous les amateurs de combats en 3D, qu'ils soient débutants ou expérimentés.
PSFocus (Oct 29, 2009)
Al met al zijn wij tevreden met Tekken 6. Toch zijn wij aan de andere kant niet helemaal overweldigd. De veranderingen ten op zichtte van Tekken 5 zijn minimaal en de prominente toevoeging van de Scenario Mode is een stomme zet geweest. Azazel is zeer geslaagd, de animaties zijn ronduit grandioos en het customizen is eindelijk de moeite waard. Op de vraag of Tekken 6 de koning blijft onder de fighters, kunnen wij niet meteen zeggen dat het zo is. Wel kunnen wij zeggen dat het de meest volledige is (veertig personages, ontzettend veel items, veel moves, etc.). Ondanks dat de score niet zo hoog is als die van Street Fighter IV, moeten wij wel erbij zeggen, dat de fans hier zeer blij van worden en fans van het genre zich hier ook zeer mee kunnen vermaken!
PlayStation Universe (Nov 03, 2009)
At the end of the day, while offering only incremental upgrades to the formula, Tekken 6 is a worthy successor to Dark Resurrection and ultimately one of the best entries in this venerable franchise to date. Still, the online experience could have been better, the Scenario Campaign feels decidedly lacking and the load times leave a lot to be desired. When all’s said and done, though, so long as you aren’t expecting any radical changes, this bout of Tekken is just as brutally compelling as it's always been.
XGN (Nov 04, 2009)
Of jij nou van button bashen houdt of combo's uitvoerig wilt kennen, en of jij nou een PlayStation 3 in bezit hebt of een Xbox 360: het maakt allemaal niet uit. Tekken 6 is jouw ding! Namco Bandai heeft met deze fighting game een toppertje afgeleverd binnen dit genre. Helaas laat het hier en daar wat steekjes vallen, maar dat zien we graag door de vingers. Tekken 6 is een goede vechtgame geworden die je heel lang zoet zal houden. Alle gamers zullen zich dan ook prima kunnen vermaken met dit mooie, maar toch vooral grove, geweld.
Tekken 6 is a fine addition to the series and a nice way to bring the resurgence of the genre to a close for the year. With so many fighting games on the market you may feel that one more to the pile is a waste, but I assure you there is more than enough here to make it worthy of its price tag. Tekken fans have already taken the plunge for sure, but if you enjoy the genre at all I recommend checking out Namco Bandai's latest entry. It was well worth the wait.
Gamernode (Nov 13, 2009)
If you love Tekken, this is a definite. If you love fighters, this is a must. If you're new to both, this is a good starting point.
InsideGamer (Oct 29, 2009)
De één op één-gevechten van Tekken blijf ik geweldig vinden. Vooral tegen een goed ingewijde vriend of vriendin blijft de multiplayermodus eindeloos leuk. De toegevoegde vechters brengen daarbij voldoende nieuw materiaal om onder de knie te krijgen en maken het weer de moeite waard om stiekem in je eentje te gaan oefenen. Alle andere toevoegingen hier omheen zijn een gevalletje van ‘net niet’. Je kunt Tekken 6 dan ook beter laten liggen als je jezelf niet wilt meten met andere spelers. Wil je dit wel en investeer je voldoende trainingsuurtjes in de game, dan is ook dit King of Iron Fist-deel weer een pareltje dat het 3D-vechtgenre met ijzeren vuist regeert.
Armchair Empire, The (Feb 05, 2010)
Tekken 6 may not be completely what I was hoping for, but it is a very solid entry to the series. Being able to fight others online is reason enough for any Tekken fan to make the purchase and newcomers will be treated by being introduced to a great game.
GameSpot AU (Oct 28, 2009)
While a bouncing pig may be a slight distraction and the online can be disappointing, it's nowhere near enough to dull the outstanding qualities that Tekken 6 has to offer. For fans, Tekken 6 is the most complete Tekken experience so far. It features a large roster, strong customization options, and tight mechanics, and it's sure to be a time sink as you enjoy battle after battle and strive to perfect your skills. If you're a newcomer, the game is as welcoming as ever, and there's plenty here to keep you occupied until you're ready to start busting out your own combos. If you're a fighting fan or are just curious to dip a tentative fist into the genre, then Tekken 6 is the game for you.
GameTrailers (Oct 27, 2009)
If you're familiar at all with Tekken, you probably already know how Tekken 6 will strike you. In some ways, it's a love it or hate it kind of game, but the series has maintained its popularity for good reason. Though the modes and extras in the console port aren't solid gold, they still add a good bit of value to an accomplished fighting game. Like your nose, neck, or kneecaps, if a fighting game isn't broken, there's not really any need to fix it.
Retro Gamer (Nov 12, 2009)
It doesn't manage to steal Street Fighter IV's crown, but Tekken 6 makes a good attempt. The new characters are varied and interesting, new move sets ensure that you'll return to old favourites and visually it looks stunning. It's just a shame the Scenario mode brings the package down a notch or two.
Spazio Games (Oct 28, 2009)
Ad abbassare il livello ci pensa infatti un comparto tecnico tutt’altro che esaltante, essendo questo a nostro parere, un elemento troppo importante per un genere come i picchia duro che vanta storicamente esemplari di assoluto valore. Inoltre la modalità campagna è risultata poco più che un extra, facendoci domandare se valeva la pena spendere tante risorse nell’implementarla, tralasciando così altri aspetti forse più importanti. In definitiva, il titolo merita di certo l’acquisto da parte degli affezionati, che crediamo non pretendano particolari rivoluzioni dalla propria serie preferita e che qui troveranno invece un elenco sterminato di personaggi da padroneggiare e di mosse da imparare. Per tutti gli altri, Tekken 6 è comunque ancora un ottimo picchia duro capace di intrattenere soprattutto se giocato in compagnia e non deluderà gli amanti del genere.
PSX Extreme (Nov 16, 2009)
I'd have to say this, though, I went back to my PS3's XMB and selected Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection HD, and I felt like it was somehow the better game. It doesn't boast any unnecessary campaigns, it's still extremely tight as far as balance and mechanics, and it's character roster is still very large. In addition to all of that, the PS3's HD Tekken 5 is playable online, boasts an assortment of gameplay modes, and still looks quite nice with its proper 1080p resolution (unlike Tekken 6) and the 60 frames per second. Which leaves me wondering, what exactly is the point of spending $60 on Tekken 6? If you're a real die-hard fan, then there's no stopping you from already owning this game. But if you're a money-conscious gamer who wants a solid fighter, wait it out for a price drop, or just go and get Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection from the PlayStation Network, you'll save yourself quite a lot of money, for a very comparable experience.
GameFocus (Nov 30, 2009)
Tekken 6 is a solid addition to the Tekken family. The new characters play very well and not one of them feels overpowered or weak. The new Rage mechanic is a bit overpowered and needs to be toned down before it becomes crazily abused. The bound system isn’t too groundbreaking but adds a nice wrinkle to the combo system. The game is still heavily based on juggles but if you’re already a Tekken fan then you won’t mind that the tradition continues. Tekken 6 is a great package and, while it doesn’t make any huge innovative leaps, the Tekken series remains one of the best 3D fighters on the market today.
If you are a fighting fan, you've had plenty of options this year. From the stellar Street Fighter IV to the surprisingly great BlazBlue, there has been no shortage of excellent fighters from which to pick. Though your shelf may be getting crowded, you simply must make some room for Tekken 6. Forget the fact that Tekken is one of the most renowned franchises in fighting history. Tekken 6 has plenty of merits to go on without riding its predecessors' coattails. With a solid battle system that incorporates plenty of defensive techniques and emphasizes combo mastery, this fighter will keep you engaged for quite some time. Add a brawl-style story mode and plenty of online possibilities, and you've got yourself a fighter that deserves to be played.
Tekken 6 isn't a bad game, but it doesn't feel like it does anything new with the genre. While the large number of characters might be attractive to some, it might be intimidating to others. If you are a fan of the Tekken series, you probably won't be disappointed. If you have experience with other fighting games and you haven't had a recent Tekken experience you might find yourself clamouring for your old favorites.
Games Finder (Oct 16, 2016)
The most fresh addition to Tekken 6 is an enjoyable Ghost Battle mode that has you facing off against various AI enemies one after another with the ability to select your upcoming opponent, these also serve as a great source of game currency for the previously mentioned cosmetics. With all the currency and unlocks flying around you’ll feel that constant sense of progression in a tangible video game form.
Level 7 (Nov 02, 2009)
Efter fyra år väntan är Tekken tillbaka. Trots uppehållet är nyheterna få och grafiken känns daterad. Spelmekaniken fungerar dock fortfarande mycket väl, och tack vare ett ännu högre tempo klättrar Tekken 6 upp bland de bästa beat ’em up-spelen den här generationen. Om onlinedelen fungerat ordentligt och kampanjläget inte varit så usel, skulle Tekken kanske stått som genrens kung ännu en gång.
GamePro (US) (Oct 26, 2009)
Compared to something like Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6 might seem like a less consequential upgrade, as it largely seems like a refreshed and expanded update to Tekken 5. But Tekken 5 was an excellent fighter, and whether you've savored each series entry or only dabbled here or there, Tekken 6 is another great fight fest that will entertain players of all persuasions. Of course it will help if you have a working knowledge of the series and have played previous entries but it still offers enough depth to entertain even casual fans who are just looking to kick a little virtual ass. But take the time to learn the nuances and you will be suitably rewarded.
80 (Oct 27, 2009)
This does not make Tekken 6 a bad game. It just makes it a tad disappointing. It still soaked up hours of my time as I wrestled with the changes the development team made to my go-to characters: Ling Xiaoyu, Paul Phoenix, Lei Wulong, Asuka Kazama and Heihachi Mishima. Newcomers will still find the game accessible (more so than almost every other fighting game on the market, including SF4), and might even enjoy spectacular success, especially with characters with special moves receptive to button bashing. And veterans will still find the nuanced fighting system rewarding to master and, essentially, pixel perfect. But in a year destined to be remembered as the one that saw the resurgence of the fighting game, Tekken 6's star is too dull to shine brightest.
Thunderbolt Games (Nov 08, 2009)
That’s how Tekken 6 could be summarized: great fun, but could be improved. The playable character roster is bigger than ever, and the story is far more developed than in any previous Tekken title. The Campaign Mode, while good for getting gamers into the mythos of the series, is an incredibly flawed excuse of a beat’em up mini-game. The Arcade and other gameplay modes, on the other hand, offer some of the most complex and rewarding combat mechanics seen in recent fighting games. Not only is the core gameplay intact, but a handful of additional features make it refreshing for those who are familiar with the series. It’s a shame the same can’t be said for the multiplayer; had the designers spent more time eliminating the lag, this game could have offered one of the best online experiences on the system. Regardless, Tekken 6 is an awesome game. It just could have been better.
75 (Nov 13, 2009)
Hat Namco also Tekken zu Tode verbessert? Nein, in seinem Kern ist auch Tekken 6 ein exzellentes Spiel, das ständige Kreischen und Gackern und Fluchen von Ben und mir, das seit Wochen mehrmals täglich aus dem Spieleraum die lichtdurchfluteten 4P-Büros stürmt, ist dafür ein deutliches Zeichen. Allerdings gefällt mir die Entwicklung, die Namco seinen letzten Prüglern verpasst hat, gar nicht. Habe ich Spaß mit dem aktuellen Tekken? Oh ja, und wie. Will ich, dass Namco die aktuelle Richtung weiter verfolgt? Auf keinen Fall!
75 (Oct 27, 2009)
In definitiva Tekken 6 è un titolo che vince ma non convince: se da un lato abbiamo un roster enorme, variegato e bilanciato, dall’altro abbiamo una modalità single player assolutamente non all’altezza delle aspettative e un aspetto tecnico molto altalenante. Inoltre, nonostante sia una formula ben rodata, dopo quasi 15 anni il gameplay di Tekken comincia a essere un po’ stantio, e il nuovo episodio presenta ben poche innovazioni in questo senso. In ogni caso Tekken 6 rimane un acquisto obbligato per ogni fan della saga, anche solo per la possibilità di giocare online, che allungherà enormemente la longevità del gioco.
Console Monster (Nov 08, 2009)
The games high glossy visuals and insane style, including some crazy arenas to choose from, makes it a promising fighter to check out. It’s certainly different from Street Fighter, but that is never a bad thing. It is great that Namco tried to do something different with the scenario mode, but it is just a shame it doesn’t feel right in the game. Tekken is fun, nothing can take that away. Heavy looking characters and hard hitting battles are what Tekken fans are looking for, and this is certainly what the game delivers, it just doesn’t seem to have that sparkle this time around.
75 (Nov 12, 2009)
Tekken 6 is undeniably a solid fighter; it makes for better local versus play than the recent KOFXII, and a very nice change of pace from Street Fighter IV. The arcade port is satisfactory until it dawns on you that, instead of creating a decent online mode, Namco instead chose to make the horrendous scenario mode. And that's a horrible thing for them to do.
AceGamez (Oct 25, 2009)
It is difficult to bemoan such a generous package when it delivers so many modes, superb new characters and an intricately balanced fight mechanic. Offline multiplayer will always be a key draw for Tekken, but without a lag-free online mode to back it up, the entire experience suffers as a result. While a welcome online patch is currently in the works, it still doesn’t excuse the game shipping with such glaring issues. The meagre campaign mode is another thorn in the side of Tekken 6 and as such, the game simply fails to stack up against the slick perfection of Street Fighter IV. It will be interesting to see what patches and DLC will become available in time and whether or not they redeem the package.
Gamer Limit (Dec 11, 2009)
While there are plenty of other fighting games out there that could easily be considered better than Tekken 6, what Namco Bandai has managed to do is create a game for the new generation: the online generation. Forgetting the dreadful campaign mode and lack of unlockables, Tekken 6 succeeds at being a game that is simple to learn, but excitingly difficult to master.
70 (Nov 06, 2009)
Tekken 6 doet goed wat Tekken altijd al goed deed terwijl de vernieuwingen over het algemeen ondermaats zijn. Koop Tekken voor de oude en vertrouwde vechtmodi en je haalt een van de meest complete en afgewerkte games in de reeks in huis. Probeer echter niet je heil te zoeken in de gebrekkig uitgewerkte scenariocampagne of de (op dit moment nog) slecht spelende online-modus, want dit zal alleen maar afdoen aan een anderzijds degelijke game.
Extreme Gamer (Nov 11, 2009)
Tekken 6 is another solid continuation of the Tekken series. However, it does little to advance the series like other fighting games have done. While the rest of the industry evolves it seems Tekken is content on being a static image of its former self. Tekken 6 isn’t going to suit everyone-- but for the people who enjoy soaking up that classic Tekken vibe will be drinking up what Tekken 6 offers. The best aspect of Tekken 6 is the large roster which keeps you busy trying to master all the little intricacies of their fighting style. This plays off exceptionally well when played with other human players both online and a locally. If you can forgive its missteps (and it has a few) Tekken 6 is still a fairly solid title and one fighting game fans should check out, just don’t get your expectations up.
Teletext (2009)
Of course the game only really comes into its own when playing against a fellow human - ideally one in the same room, even given the new online modes. The only technical flaw is the slow load times, although it's really the lack of evolution that will be seen as the main problem by most people. Or perhaps not. If you're a Tekken fan, or have never played before, this is still good simple beat 'em-up fun.
70 (Oct 30, 2009)
Ao longo da análise podem ver que critiquei vários pontos, porque sinceramente esperava muito mais de Tekken 6 com esta entrada na nova geração. Um jogo que estava prometido desde a longínqua E3 de 2005. O jogo não é mau, aliás a jogabilidade continua sólida e viciante, principalmente com amigos. Para quem já jogou Tekken ou é fã da série, a adaptação ao jogo é imediata, e quem nunca jogou a curva de aprendizagem será rápida. Os gráficos podem não agradar muito mas cumprem, os modos de jogo de alguma forma aumentam a longevidade, principalmente a personalização dos lutadores onde vai ser preciso jogar muitas horas para comprar os diversos items disponíveis. Tekken 6 pode não surpreender para quem já conhece muito bem os jogos anteriores, até poderá ser considerado apenas mais um jogo da série, mas cumpre o dever de se intrometer no meio da luta de jogos de combate.
GameSpy (Nov 02, 2009)
Basically, you just gotta ask yourself one question: Do you have what it takes to be the next King of Iron Fist? Do you have the reflexes, the timing, the sheer attraction to weirdos that you'll need to best the challenges that Tekken 6 has to offer? Okay, that's two questions, but really you gotta ask yourself this: Does your fighting game have to have serviceable online play? If not, you got yourself a winner here.
70 (UK) (Nov 02, 2010)
As a package, Tekken 6 is far from perfect but it's still a solid fighter and superior to the likes of KOFXII for head-to-head couch play. The new modes and features do little to change the classic formula, but the sixth King of Iron Fist Tournament is nonetheless deep, balanced and rewarding to those who invest the time. It's also very accessible to those who just want to dabble with an intuitive fighter and not spend hours in the practice mode. Had Namco spent a bit less time on the forgettable Scenario Campaign and more on sorting out the netcode, however, this could have gone higher. A miracle patch would be very helpful.
70 (Nov 05, 2009)
טקן 6 הוא יורש ראוי לסדרה עתיקה, אך בהתחשב בכך שנאמקו-בנדאי לא לקחה כמעט אף סיכון בפיתוח שלו, הוא לא מרשים אותי. אם כבר יש לחברה בידיים קהל נאמן של חובבי הסדרה, למה לא לנסות לשפר את החוויה בעוד דרכים?
Game Shark (Dec 10, 2009)
There is a very specific audience for Tekken 6 that will eat it up. Everyone else will see it as more of the same, but with a garbage new game mode and long load times. This is a game for the patient pros, even if it is casually accessible.
Game Revolution (Nov 03, 2009)
Without a completely robust online mode and a decent but not remarkable improvement in graphics, Tekken 6 doesn’t take full advantage of being on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Both the Scenario Campaign and the final boss encourage players to dumb down their game with cheap moves in what should be a technical fighter. But otherwise, Tekken 6 still retains the same high-quality fighting engine, with an incredible and distinct character roster, that fans expect from the series, and collecting items in Scenario Campaign can be addicting. Then again, this is supposed be a fighting game.
Gaming Age (Nov 05, 2009)
Overall, it depends on what you're looking for from Tekken 6 as a game, as to whether or not it'd be worth your time and money to pick up at the moment. Like I mentioned before, the Arcade mode and local 2P action is great, just what I expected from the game, and while the visuals could do with a little sprucing up in comparison to the arcade stuff I've seen, it's not that awful. Not quite as stylized as recent console fighters, but not bad enough that it put me off of having fun with the game. However, if you're going in for story/scenario mode and online play, neither is worth picking the game up for at the moment. Granted, you're stuck with Scenario mode as it is currently, but online can be improved at least. Until it is, though, I'd hold off on paying full price for this one.
Giant Bomb (Nov 03, 2009)
The awkward campaign mode would be completely forgettable if Tekken 6 worked better online. But with it ranging from "almost acceptable" to "pre-patch King of Fighters XII" in connection quality, it's hard to recommend to anyone who doesn't already have a local crew of Tekken fiends at their disposal. If your crew is nuts for Tekken, though, the fighting in Tekken 6 is hot enough to make it worth your while.
Worth Playing (Dec 08, 2009)
It's unfortunate that these few saving graces can't help the game beyond the plodding and unintuitive fighting, the even more unintuitive Brawler mode that represents a majority of the core gameplay, and a truly painful online experience. This is all wrapped up in a package that also suffers from maddening load times, even if you install the game to your hard drive. Gamers who love 3-D fighters are better served by the much more accessible Soul Calibur IV, while the hardcore may as well jump to BlazBlue or wait for Super Street Fighter IV, both of which have proven to be superior technical fighters. In spite of a beautiful HD update, Tekken 6 on the PS3 just doesn't hold up as well.