A new Gear arises, its name Leopaldon. As they threaten to lay waste to the world, you prepare to mount your offense. The good news? You won't have to face them alone. Guilty Gear Isuka introduces the brand new mechanic of cooperative gameplay to the tried and true fighting madness of the Guilty Gear XX series.
User reviews: Mixed (174 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 20, 2006

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"Black sheep of the Guilty Gear series, Isuka is an experiment with flawed controls. Still, co-op beat-em-up mode and a customizable Robo-Ky save it."

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September 5

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload releases on Steam!



ArcSys' presence on Steam grows ever stronger with the Steam release of Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, Guilty Gear Isuka's turn-buttonless big sister! Click the banner above to check it out.

In the next few days, we'll be looking into bundling #Reload with the same sort of bonuses that we've packaged with Isuka. #Reload's soundtrack is already included at no extra cost, and Steam Trading Cards are forthcoming. Beyond that, there may be more on the horizon...

Thank you all for giving your support to these older titles; KISS and Funbox aren't the only people who appreciate it.



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August 4

Guilty Gear Isuka Update - OST now included!



As of today's update, Guilty Gear Isuka now comes bundled with its official Original Soundtrack, complete with tags and cover art. Encoded in MP3 at over double the bitrate of the OGG files used ingame, you should find these a little more pleasant on the ears and convenient for the playlists. You can find the soundtrack in the GUILTY GEAR ISUKA folder in your steam/steamapps/common directory.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks...

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About This Game

A new Gear arises, its name Leopaldon. As they threaten to lay waste to the world, you prepare to mount your offense. The good news? You won't have to face them alone.

Guilty Gear Isuka introduces the brand new mechanic of cooperative gameplay to the tried and true fighting madness of the Guilty Gear XX series. With support for up to four local players (either on teams or as lone wolves), Guilty Gear has never seen more hectic action.

Key Features

  • A Cast of Misfits - The colorful characters of Guilty Gear XX #Reload return for an encore, and are joined by newcomers A.B.A and Robo-Ky Mk. II! On top of the 23 characters available by default, who knows if there are even more waiting to be uncovered...
  • Beat-Em-Up Action - Isuka goes from fighter to brawler when you dive into GG Boost Mode. Punch/kick/cut/grapple your way through waves of formidable opponents, and feel free to invite a friend to help; two-player co-op can give you that extra edge you need.
  • Make an Abomination - Newcomer Robo-Ky Mk. II can be retrofitted with the moves of other characters, making him the ultimate doppelganger. Brutal command grabs, a projectile or two, almost nothing is verboten when it comes to the murderous art of imitation.
  • Beautiful Characters and Environments - From the tiniest bounty hunter to the largest brute, from sunny beaches to moonlit cemetaries, Guilty Gear Isuka's sprite art oozes character.
  • Jaw-Dropping Heavy Metal Soundtrack - From the mind and frets of Guilty Gear creator Daisuke Ishiwatari comes some of the most intense rock you'll ever roman cancel to. Buyers of Guilty Gear Isuka on Steam will receive a digital copy of the Official Soundtrack for free!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 500MHz or faster
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D compatible VRAM32MB or faster 3D Accelerator Card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel PentiumIII 800MHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D compatible VRAM64MB or faster 3D Accelerator Card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This game is pretty much Guilty Gear XX #Reload with worse graphic (because of the scaling), with a turn button (exactly) and up to 4 players coop play.

The game mechanics themselves are not that bad, what is really bad is that they tried to fit Guilty Gear cast, that we can remember for combos and fast pace gameplay (with cross-ups) into a Super Smash Bros fighter killing Guilty Gear itself. Actually they went even further adding a side-scrolling beat them up mode... like I said before, they totally stripped any "Guilty Gear" from this title.

That said, with much pain you can still get a "normal" arcade mode (1vs1) but there's a curse on that: the turn button. Your character won't turn himself to face the opponent but instead you will turn it when you feel like you feel the need. This is A LOT confusing at start but once you master it allows a few smart tricks you won't be able to do with auto-turn. Still it's definitely totally useless.
Finally a few words about the last boss, remember I-NO from Guity Gear XX? Forget it, you will hit a giant brick in Guilty Gear Isuka, enjoy.

Graphic, as I wrote before, is a little worse than Guilty Gear XX, I mean, visuals are actually better, but since there's a lot of scaling involved, they get worse.
Music instead is good, I liked it more than Guilty Gear XX #Reload in general, I'd say it was because there's a bit of experimentation and less strict 80s power metal (still metal though).

Finally, on this there's no netplay, nor official nor fan made, no one actually cared much about this game. The only reasons you may want to play this game are: playing the new character A.B.A. (which I don't like much actually) and listening to the new tunes that are really good.
So, if you like side-scrolling fighting games like double dragon or such, buy this game and enjoy side-scrolling fighting with Guilty Gear characters, otherwise just buy the soundtrack somewhere and listen to it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Just get 4 friends along with a set of controllers and this game is a blast!I would'nt recommend this for single player (its not that great).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Good game, but if you're not a fan just buy X2R instead.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
For collection. May be Arc System Works will think of port for PC whole series.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Severe control issues, avoid.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
This goes side by side with my review for Metal Slug 3, bad game and bad PC port. Get Guilty Gear X2 instead, it's much better.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
BlazBlue is better
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I'm giving this game a thumbs-up for three reasons:

1. It introduced A.B.A.

2. Boost Mode is actually pretty fun.

3. The soundtrack is one of the best Ishiwatari has ever done.

Otherwise it's a pretty forgettable entry in the GG series, but still worth it for those three things alone.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
All in all, this is basically a port of the PS2 version of the game. You pick a character, you customize it and then you enter a tournament. But for some reason this game seems endless as opposed to a plot driven script as in Guilty Gear X2 Reload. There are lots of character challenges and lots of opportunity to level up your characters. Although the play can get confusing if your on the screen with mutiple people. Be aware that the character does not automatically change the way it's facing on the screen depending on what side you are on. You have to click the shoulder buttons in order make them face the way you are on the screen. I guess its strategy really.

I do love arcade games and publishers love for PC ports. Especially when it's hard to track down a physicial copy before. At least its a worldwide release (So I seen) and everyone can enjoy the game. Just remember there is a lot of button mashing to do and you may find yourself in the computer for a couple of hours.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Not the greatest Guilty Gear, but it's Guilty Gear, and it's on the computer, need I say more?

The Good:
The port it self is pretty good, worked with both my ps3 controller (using Better DS3) and my makeshift jamma arcade controller setup. Playing on keyboard was not too bad. Although I forget which keys are high-slash, kick, etc.

Audio Quality is fantastic and the music of GG is always one of the best features.

4 player hot seat could make for some fun evenings while bored at work.


The Bad:
Isuka is one of the weaker titles. Not the porter's fault, blame Arc.

As always the game is too short, but it's a fighting game, what do you expect?

No online multiplayer! Bad, bad, bad. I'm not sure if the console versions had it. But if they did, it should of been ported over.

The Ugly:
Resolution sucks. As such the graphics don't look as pretty as they should.

Flip key is annoying, but if you're not a button masher, you'll get used to it.


All in all, I get my GG fix at home from my GGX jamma board, and my ps2 copy of X2#Reload. However, if you're on the road, got a laptop, and you have a friend you want to beat up. Well GG Isuka will fill that need!

7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
buy it so we can get one of the better series...i would be happy with guilty gear x :3 my fav fighter
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Quite an original twist on the familiar Guilty Gear mechanics. But originality does not equal quality. See, this whole 4-players idea sound fun and stuff but when you actually try to play Isuka some flaws get on the way of fun. The main problem is the new control system. Using the button to turn you character left and right during fast-paced combat is not very convenient. Changing of arenas' planes during fights also gets on the way of precision. Controls get even worse in Boost mode, where game turns into beat'em-up. But even with these flaws it is still Guilty Gear. And it is still fun to play, alone or with friends. The music rocks, sprites are beautiful as ever and overall variety of characters gets the work done. It's a solid fighting game but not the best in the series.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Chips 'nough.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Good game, fast paced, many moves and good music.
Too bad it has "lane swap"... (Especially when you have an annoying brother who abuses it).
Also you should only buy this game if you have friends/family who are willing to play with you.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This a strange game, for sure. Combat's wonky; it works, but I haven't 100% figured it out yet. It's not a competitive fighter, despite it's familial heritage; but it never tries to be. The combo system seems a bit too easy to just get attacks out, and there doesn't seem to be a reward for going into anything complicated. Graphically, it's middling. The soundtrack is also quite lacking: especially when faced with Xrd around the corner. If you see my review, you probably've seen other people's reviews complaints over the lack of online but I can't honestly say that online would much add to the game. It is a team fighter, and playing online with random people would just be bizarre.

For it's price, it's a heavy investment for how much time you'll likely put into it. If you're looking for a game night with some friends locally, then you have some better option out there. However, if you've exhausted all those, then you can pick this game up.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Despite being a older game, that saw a lot of love in Japan in Akibara.
The ports of the game for the PC, PS2, and Xbox still hold and captivate me.
It is a incredibly fun game with various interesting combat mechanics that can challenge
any veteran arcade gamer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zTVV_veF0k
Final thoughts? Wisdom is knowing Bridget is a boy for those that play this game.
Gamers-Haven
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Manual turning is like trying to masturbate while taking a ♥♥♥♥
It's doable but it ends up in a mess
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
There is a later version of the series that has been digitally remastered called "Guilty Gear X2 Reloaded The Midnight Carnival" that has been backported to PC; makes this Steam version look like hot garbage.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
play with a keyboard this game it's impossible, a button to flip? seriously? not cool bro...
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
As much as I want more fighting games on Steam, this port is attrocious. It has resolution problems, binding controllers is a hassle, and it crashes to desktop quite frequently. A bit annoying to be mid combo only to be greeted with your steam library.
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