The world’s greatest fighting game evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,263 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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Buy Ultra Street Fighter IV

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).

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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.

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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

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Buy USFIV: Vacation Complete Pack

Contains all 9 USFIV Costume Packs

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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

 

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"SF series has a pure commitment to the spirit of competition other games still fail to understand. Ultra is proving the community's future may be on PC."

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December 16

Wild Theme Costumes Now Available

Balrog as a dirty bull, E.Honda as a turtle and Adon as a...chameleon? Is this real life?! As of today, yes, yes it is. The wild costumes are Now Available in various packs highlighted in the video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyH7TSAXFSI
With Omega Edition just released as well as the 1.04 balance changes, now's the perfect time to go Wild!

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December 15

Version 1.04 Adjustments and Omega Mode

By now I'm sure you're all aware that patch 1.04 is live and with it has come a few adjustments to the Ultra balance. After receiving feedback from the community since Ultra has dropped, we've went and added in the most highly requested changes.

Latest changes to USFIV as well as a list of the bug fixes can be found at the URL below (unfortunately the full change list doesn't fit within this post):

http://www.capcom-unity.com/combofiend/blog/2014/12/15/usfiv-version-104-adjustments

OMEGA Edition Move List
With regards to the Omega characters, we've covered some of the larger changes in the Omega blogs over the last few weeks on Capcom Unity, but those didn't exactly provide an explanation on what the commands for those attacks were.

Well today, I'm providing that move list. Click this link to download the move list!

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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
197 of 292 people (67%) found this review helpful
762.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Great game. Worst implementation of multiplayer I've played in over a decade. Don't touch this with a long pole unless you're planning on playing offline only.

Incessant lag due to the network implementation blocking the game thread when responding to matchmaking pings, both in the menu(Random 2-second pauses while navigating any multiplayer-aware menus.) and during actual gameplay. General sluggishness and lack of responsiveness during online games(Often feels like you're playing with a half second delay on anything you do, plus inputs are randomly dropped.), and network connection rating icons that don't display accurate information(Poorly-rated connections are often good(Bearing in mind the entire game's network performance is awful. "Good" is very relative.), while good-rated connections are often awful. Plus it takes several seconds for the game to decide how to rate most players' connections while matchmaking, usually extended by several more multi-second freezes of the game.).

Additionally, the game's developers have gone from a very good working multiplayer implementation, back in late May/early June 2014, to completely breaking it with the above-mentioned technical problems, to promising a patch to correct issues that did nothing, to deploying a beta patch to correct issues that did a LITTLE bit, to promising another patch to correct issues, that also did nothing.

Additionally, looking at the release notes of the various patches in spring/summer/fall 2014, it's painfully clear that the current development team Capcom has allocated to the game is incompetent and has zero ability to develop software beyond changing variable values.

All this while Capcom public relations personnel post soothing promises of fixing things soon, once the outcry from the playerbase reaches the level of thousands of complaints.

Is it playable, in light of these technical and mismanagement issues? Kinda.

Is it enjoyable, in light of these technical and mismanagement issues? No.

No one in their right mind should spend a dime on this game.
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71 of 100 people (71%) found this review helpful
807.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
While the game itself is quite good as far as fighting games go, the PC version suffers from horrible network performance. Also some of the new characters are a bit buggy. I wouldn't recommend it on PC until it has been sufficiently patched.
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66 of 95 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Problems that need fixing before you consider buying this:

1. Random freezes / lock-ups in game. Offline or otherwise, not related to netcode.
2. Buggy netcode, frame-skips, lag and poor matching.
3. Players using bots online.
4. Players can disconnect from ranked matches with no consequence denying other players their legitimate wins.

Not recommended at this time.
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42 of 57 people (74%) found this review helpful
58.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
If you are going to exclusively play offline, with fight requests off at all times, the game is entirely worth it and I recommend it wholeheartedly. But because I would like to play online and I believe most interested people would as well, right now I cannot recommend this game.

It is a fun game and the community can be really great, but the state of online play is unacceptable and the fixes being released are few, far-between, and are seemingly half-baked and not nearly enough to address its problems and, due to the history of the changes implemented so far, I don't see the online issues being actually fixed soon.

Ultra Street Fighter IV is a great game, but as of mid-October the online portion of it is mostly useless because of bad net code, and it can even affect offline elements of the game if you have incoming fight requests on while playing offline.
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94 of 147 people (64%) found this review helpful
195.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I hate this game so much, but I can't stop playing.
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44 of 65 people (68%) found this review helpful
1,044.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Pretty much what everyone else say. The game is very good, however its online branch is garbage: it runs on a cheap peer to peer system with bad matchmaking, lags and freezes everywhere. It feels like you are playing in the past century with a 56k modem, on a game with strict timing mechanics this is just unacceptable. Five months already passed when most of the problems came out (Steamworks transition)and still they did not fix it. Considering you can truly take full advantage of the game by playing online I can't recommend it.
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69 of 111 people (62%) found this review helpful
2,270.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
The developers don't care about the game anymore and have betrayed their playerbase multiple times. The online mode is a bug- and lag-ridden mess that doesn't uphold to modern fighting game standards.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
77.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Online is jittery, freezes randomly. Matchmaking system is so horrendously broken that it siphons any kind of enjoyment you'd ever have playing it.
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
134.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
This is absolutely unplayable online. There's amssive lag spikes even on green latency. while waiting for players in training mode there's even random lag spikes. this game garbo, no go
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36 of 53 people (68%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I can't recommend this game as is. The online is very shaky and that's the only problem but it's a big problem seeing as how most of the game is centered around online play. It's great for local or arcade mode but 1 out of 3 connections I get are unplayable due to lag. PLEASE FIX THE ONLINE CAPCOM!!!!
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
laggy multiplayer online,
1. should not have been released if it needed a fix as capcom admits
2. fix still not here.
3. bs
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30 of 43 people (70%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Do not buy this game until Online is fixed. Check steam forums.


Other than that, for local play.. the game is good.
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
246.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I truely love Street Fighter 4, but this port is a joke. I would not recommend this to anyone interested in the game until Capcom get's their act together and fix many of the problems that plague the online. Capcom keeps putting out "fixes" but these patches are bandaids that actually effect the game in a negative way, while still not correcting the issue.

Capcom, my reveiw will change the second you hire a real team to correct this port.
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46 of 73 people (63%) found this review helpful
261.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Do not buy this game.
Since the transition from GFWL to Steam the online is broken, matches are very laggy, matchmaking is much slower with many timeouts, and it's generally a very frustrating game, and now today I can't even play online, I get "session creation failed" and can't search for games.

Capcom has gone really downhill, and they keep promising to fix it but end up giving out band aid patches which fix nothing, if it's not sorted soon I will be looking to get a full refund and possibly taking legal action as all other pc gamers with this game should do, it's not acceptable.

I urge you to write a similar review if you have had this bad experience with ultra to put people off buying it and giving more money towards this broken game and defunct company.
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44 of 70 people (63%) found this review helpful
183.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Great game - dont buy it.

Best mechanics of any fight game ive played, it performs 100% until you try to play people on-line. Lag stutters, pauses make it completely unplayable. Asking for refund.

60% of the time it works everytime.
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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
304.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Great game, my fav fighting game for sure but absolutely unplayable online. So, would NOT recommend it to buy. If You have this on console- just stick to it.
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53 of 87 people (61%) found this review helpful
490.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Right now, the game is broken, it has been broken since the transition from GFWL to steam. Avoid, if you want to play with other people online.
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26 of 38 people (68%) found this review helpful
750.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Since the migrated from GFWL to Steamworks about 2 months ago. The game can best be viewed as a Early Access game. I was hopefully the release of the Ultra DLC would fix the game. Sadly the Ultra DLC has only come with it own set of problems
Here are some of the biggest issues:

* The netcode is very unstable.
* Freezes and Game crashes
* The five new characters are unfinished. Missing hurt- and hitboxes.
* Lack of polish on the new animations and SFX
* Missing modes: like training mode
* bugs everywhere.


Treat this as a Early Access game without Feedback.
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52 of 86 people (60%) found this review helpful
99.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Almost 3 months and online is still broken. Game stutters even offline. Good job Capcom.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1,730.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I've clocked 1500 hours in Street Fighter 4's online multiplayer since August 2012. The game's main selling point is its online part, which allows you to compete against people from all around the world - but with the most recent upgrade a month ago in August 2014 called Ultra Street Fighter 4, this game's online component has been destroyed by the developers.

Matches will randomly freeze for a second, unpredictably alternate between playing in slow-motion and regular speed within a couple of seconds, automated matchmaking will match players from different continents and introduce ever more lag, manual matchmaking doesn't communicate other player's pings in any reliable way, and finally, the game's rendering and network backend are dependent on one another in such a way that players with low framerates effectively lower the speed at which the match they're playing at the moment is running.

Street Fighter is a very entertaining game, but it seems Capcom has completely written off the PC userbase.
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