The world’s greatest fighting game evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV.
User reviews: Very Positive (6,525 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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Customers who do not yet own Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition can buy this package to acquire Ultra Street Fighter IV (including Arcade Edition content).

Buy Ultra Street Fighter IV Upgrade

Current owners of Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition can purchase this package to upgrade from Arcade Edition to Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Buy SSFIV:AE All-in Costume Pack (compatible w/USFIV)

Includes 8 items: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Arcade Challengers Pack, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Complete Brawler Pack, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Complete Challengers 1 Pack, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Complete Challengers 2 Pack, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Complete Classic Pack, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Complete Femme Fatale Pack, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Complete Shadoloo Pack, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Complete Shoryuken Pack

Buy USFIV: Vacation Complete Pack

Contains all 9 USFIV Costume Packs

Buy USFIV: Wild Costume Pack

Includes 9 items: USFIV: 2014 Challengers Wild Pack, USFIV: Arcade Challengers Wild Pack, USFIV: Brawler Wild Pack, USFIV: Challengers Wild Pack 1, USFIV: Challengers Wild Pack 2, USFIV: Classic Wild Pack, USFIV: Femme Fatale Wild Pack, USFIV: Shadaloo Wild Pack, USFIV: Shoryuken Wild Pack

 

Recommended By Curators

"The popular Street Fighter franchis is back, featuring characters like Cammy, Evil Cammy, and some other ones who aren't Cammy. Also a pink-haired trap."

About This Game

The world’s greatest fighting game evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this ultimate offering.

As an additional bonus, enjoy all previously released DLC costumes from Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition! Get Ultra! (Note: Digital Upgrade does not include any additional DLC costumes.)

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB free hard drive space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better (except NVIDIA GeForce 7300)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
    • Sound: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB free hard drive space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
    • Sound: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
Helpful customer reviews
215 of 244 people (88%) found this review helpful
431.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Genre: 2.5D Traditional Fighting Game

Summary:
SFIV is a footsies-based fighting game that emphasizes slow methodical play and meter management between rounds.
Game features the inclusion of 'focus attacks', a universal move that grants a character one hit of armour and the potential to crumple the opponent; the nature of focus attacks allow characters to aggressive advance through attacks without infringing upon the effectiveness of projectile characters.

Pros:
- 39 characters, an additional 5 in Ultra Street Fighter 4.
- The majority of match-ups are balanced (future update to provide further balance).
- Decent netcode if neither player has much traffic.
- Large established player base online and offline.
- Great for players trying to get into fighting games. Will teach fundamentals through play and the abundant tutorials on the internet.

Cons:
- Single-player modes are lacking; arcade mode has terrible A.I. and the challenges aren't fun.
- The game itself does not provide instruction to newer players.
- No theatre mode for the animated clips from Arcade Mode.

Neutral Points:
- There will be a learning curve; it is a fighting game afterall. If you are a new player then you will be terrible for a while.
- Input leniency allows newer players to perform special moves more easily but can become an annoyance at higher level play.
- There is a comeback factor for newer players (Ultra) which becomes a tool at higher level play.
- The plot is barebones, but hey, that's a norm for fighting games.
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165 of 214 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,168.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Yeah, what can I say. Greatest game ever made if you put in the time to learn it at the higher levels. This is definitely the deepest game out there. Pro's have to consistently hit timings down to 16 ms, in addition to reading the opponent, adjusting to their character, and developing their own strategies to psyche them out. In reality this is psychological fighter IV, and if you like deep games, you can forget about any of the other ones out there.

USF4 takes the cake.
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65 of 75 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
392.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Online has been patched. It was an issue on Steam's end, and now many problems have been fixed. Reviews before March 2015 lamenting online play might be outdated. Online isn’t perfect but it is definitely playable (and better than Netherrealm fighters at least).

In my opinion this is one of the best fighting games on Steam. If you want a deep and competitive game or just want to jump into the genre, this is a great title to pick up, especially with EVO right around the corner.

+Diverse roster of 44 playable characters
+All classic SF2 world warriors (Guile, Sagat, Cammy, Akuma, etc.)
+Good mix of SF Alpha and SFIII characters (No Alex or Q though)
+Wide range of controller support
+Very balanced. Every character is viable in the right hands.
+Good soundtrack (Character themes aren't nearly as good as in SFIII: 3rd Strike though)
+Useful training mode with attack data, input display, dummy recording, and even 2 player online training
+Matches can get pretty hype
+Runs well on PC (80 fps on an AMD 7770)
+Solid netcode. Again, not perfect (unless you live in Japan) but most matches are smooth.
+Lots of colors and costumes (everyone has at least 3-4 costumes and ~12 colors)
+New unique Focus Attack system.
+Extensive Trial mode gives a fun way to burn time if you want a challenge
+Interesting Japanese ink brush art style with great 3D visuals (sort of prefer the old 2D sprites though). Fireballs look beautiful.
+Online community is still active
-V-Sync causes input lag
-New Revenge Meter is built up by taking damage. At 50% you can do an Ultra combo. This feels like it rewards bad play and makes comebacks more common and less exciting.
-Ubiquitous 1 frame link combos. These are much more punishable on a missed link due to the large reversal window, allowing players to mash out a dragon punch if you mistime your inputs
-Typical cheap arcade fighting game A.I. with psychic reaction time. Final boss in arcade mode is cheap as hell
-3 joke characters. Dan is funny, but Rufus was unnecessary, and El Fuerte should be removed entirely.
-Character Select starts 1P at Juri and 2P at Hakan. Why not Ryu and Ken?
-Did I mention El Fuerte?

With USF4 what you get is a well polished, balanced, and deep fighter. What makes this game enjoyable to me is the high skill ceiling; every time I play I have the opportunity to improve my ability. Heck, even with the amount of hours I've put in I still kinda suck. Much of my playtime consists of playing in private lobbies with friends, which is always a blast. While Street Fighter may seem technically daunting, I definitely recommend it to those looking to get into the fighting game genre. A learning curve is definitely present, but the fundamentals you pick up from playing this will carry on to other fighters. This is also currently the most played fighting game in the tournament scene, so those with a competitive drive should be satisfied. Whether you’re familiar with fighters or are a total newcomer, I recommend picking up Ultra Street Fighter IV on PC.
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175 of 255 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
97.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
The day Ultra Street Fighter IV released was important to Capcom, but to me, it was Tuesday.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Ultra Steet Fighter IV is an update for the original Street Fighter IV which was released in 2008. Believe it or not, but this was my first experience with the Street Fighter franchise. This game is a standalone product too, allowing you to just purchase this definitive edition.

This update brings the total number of playable characters up to forty four - each of the characters also has a different version of them selves, meaning you have in effect eighty eighty different characters to play as. Street Fighter IV has one of the best combo systems I have played with, much better than the combo system in Mortal Kombat X to say the least. You can easily view the combos for your character on the pause menu, meaning you can learn them on the fly,

The graphics are really quite nice too, it shows a cartoony style art much like the previous games, but with a more polished and finished look to it. All of the special moves and combos each have their own animation, as well as special effects, making this a really good looking game to look at whilst spectating.

Each of the characters in Ultra Street Fighter have their own story line, so with 44 different characters, that is a lot of story to include! I was quite surprised at this amount given the very linear style of fighting games I have played in the past. Obviously some of the stories are more in depth than others, but each of them give you a good amount of content to see.

I only managed to play this game on Easy mode, and even then, on some of the latter stages to the arcade mode, I was struggling. I would hate to see how devastatingly hard the normal and hard modes are, because I was having to retry plenty of times before being able to beat some stages. That being said, this is the sort of game that you will just get better at with practice, you won't be pulling off massive combos to start with (unless you are highly experienced with this genre) so it will take some time before getting right up to speed.

I have completed four characters arcade mode, meaning I have another forty left to go, this has taken me just over two hours to do, so there is a heck of a lot of content on show here, and that is just the single player. Ultra Street Fighter also has a local and online multiplayer too which will really wrack up your hours with ease.

I had one technical issue whilst playing, I for the life of me could not get the game to run in 1920 x 1080 AND full-screen. Not sure whether this is intentional of a bug with my game. It runs fine in that resolution and windows mode though. That being said, you probably won't notice it too much given the amount of time you actually get to look at anything else whilst playing.

I can easily recommend Ultra Street Fighter IV, even though this was my first experience with the Street Fighter franchise, it really does a good job of introducing you to this style of game and giving you hours and hours of content too. To buy this game from scratch, the £22,99 price tag is easily justified with the quality and quantity of gameplay on offer.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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