Tekken 7 – Review Round Up

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The next game in the Tekken franchise is out on 2nd June and the reviews have been coming in. Here is our review round up.

Destructoid – 8/10

“I was pleasantly surprised with Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, and will be keeping up with the meta and pro scene for the first time in years. While Harada and his crew could have easily given us a little more to do long term other than chase more treasure, it doesn’t feel like grinding in the slightest given how fun it is to play.” [Full Review]

Gamesradar – 4/5

“By getting excited about the core systems at the expense of everything new, I feel like I’m celebrating a game for barely evolving over the last 20 years, but Tekken has always been that good. I’d rather be playing it than writing about it. But despite this, there’s something a bit sad about Tekken 7. By trying to compete with modern beat ‘em ups, it’s simultaneously more and less than it once was, and the failure of the new additions feels jarring when compared to modern fighters. This might be the last entry for Tekken that can still trade on a that joyful fighting system alone, but for now I’m happy to enjoy it for what it is: a powerful, gratifying, deeply cinematic fighting game.” [Full Review]

Gamespot – In Progress

“However, thanks in part to Tekken 7’s penchant for quirky distractions, there’s more to do in the game than simply training to be the best. The story mode is the most obvious stop, and it contains both a grand tale surrounding the series’ embattled Mishima family as well as a few dozen quick looks at the game’s secondary characters. All told, these will keep you entertained for a handful of hours with unexpected bouts of comedy and melodrama. Aside from the lifeless narrator, Tekken 7’s stories are a very welcome addition to the console version of a game that’s primarily bred for player-vs-player competition.” [Full Review]

IGN – In Progress

“Tekken 7 is a love letter to this long-running franchise and its staggering complexity. Yet somehow it still manages to be accessible to just about anyone wanting to mash buttons, and its huge amount of customization unlocks constantly give you something to strive for beyond its silly and slightly cliched story. In a pretty good time for fighting games, with Injustice 2 knocking it out of the park, Killer Instinct continuing to give us quality content years after its release, Street Fighter 5 hitting its stride after a rocky start, and a new version of Guilty Gear Xrd air-dashing our way, the King of the Iron Fist Tournament will not be outdone.” [Full Review]