The highly anticipated Street Fighter 6 has garnered its first reviews, positioning itself as one of the highest-rated game releases of the year on both Metacritic and Opencritic. Capcom’s iconic fighting game franchise returns with Street Fighter 6, captivating fans and newcomers alike.
Promoted as “the new era for fighting games in 2023” by Capcom, Street Fighter 6 builds upon the legacy of its predecessors while offering a combination of past and present elements. Set after the events of Street Fighter 3, the game introduces players to vibrant and impactful gameplay with three distinct modes. Noteworthy additions include the Drive system, which brings six unique moves to the game, and a visual upgrade powered by the RE Engine, the same engine behind Capcom’s other successful titles like Resident Evil 7 and the upcoming Dragon’s Dogma 2.
With the initial reviews for Street Fighter 6 now available, the game stands among the highest-rated titles of the year on Metacritic. Currently boasting a score of 93, Street Fighter 6 secures the fourth spot on the list. Only surpassed by The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Metroid Prime Remastered, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, Street Fighter 6 outranks prominent releases such as the Resident Evil 4 remake, Hogwarts Legacy, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Accompanied by the “Must-Play” certificate, this marks the second time Capcom has achieved such recognition this year, following the success of Resident Evil 4.
Opencritic also highlights Street Fighter 6, placing it in third position among the best-rated games of the year. With an overall rating of 92 and a 98% recommendation from critics, the game earns the “Mighty” rating. The top spot on the Opencritic ranking is held by Tears of Kingdom, a title that made history as one of the highest-rated games ever created, followed by Resident Evil 4. Street Fighter 6 surpasses other highly anticipated releases of the year, including Hi-Fi Rush, the Dead Space remake, Octopath Traveler 2, and the highly anticipated Diablo 4, set to launch in early June.
Street Fighter has solidified its place as one of the most revered franchises in fighting games and the gaming industry as a whole. Maintaining relevance for both dedicated fans and attracting new players is an ongoing challenge for the series. However, following Capcom’s successful track record, it appears that Street Fighter 6 is poised to sustain the studio’s momentum and deliver an exceptional gaming experience.