Review

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Review (Xbox360)

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo is, as of now, the most renowned Street Fighter ever produced. Times are changing, it seems, as Capcom released Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. We have a new king in town...at least until we can see the upcoming Street Fighter IV.

However, the question arises: why bother to buy this new version when you've already purchased Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting on either console? The graphics, design, updates...what could possibly warrant another $15 purchase of a game, albeit one of the most famous and popular games ever released, that you may already have?

Several reasons. First, everything's been reworked. SSF2HDR was essentially made from scratch by a crack team of artists, programmers, and championed gamers well versed in the ways of Street Fighter. Everything looks and feels new, not because it's been polished, but because it is new. 


With everything hand-drawn in full high-def glory, every hit is worth watching over and over again. No matter what format you play the game in, it's the best damn Street Fighter we've played...so far.


That's not to say it isn't the same game, because it is. SSF2HDR is the quintessential Street Fighter 2, with all the characters we care to see, all the moves we remember, and all the crap taken out. No more glitches or cheap tricks, no more useless special attacks, and no more 8-bit wonky design. This is the real deal, and we're loving every second of it.

However, Hyper Fighting is also a well made game, even if it still contains many of the issues that the original had. There is one thing SSF2HDR has over it and every other console Street Fighter game or port: online play works tremendously well. Before, jumping on a game might have left players in lag-filled rooms with what seems like rampant cheating, but in fact is just poor online play. No more, as Remix plays online excellently, perhaps even better than full fledged 360 and PS3 titles.

With the exception of infrequent frame-rate drops, Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix is the best Street Fighter we've ever played thus far. And we'll keep playing it because yes, it is that good, and yes, it is absolutely worth it.


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By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Feb 27, 2009
Wowerine
Can't imagine how the SF4 will look. Cell shading never looked better.
I remember playing this one (II) on Super Nintendo (my first console ever)... Sweet memories... I remember the day my dad bought it to me. All I know is, that the game was used. :)
By Benadeto (SI Veteran Member) on Feb 27, 2009
Benadeto
Haven't really seen the trailers myself, but that won't stop me from reviewing it.
its just going to be like the others...AWESOME!!
this game dones't get worse, only better.
i'm giving it 8.6 Mobile Infantry Medals.
Nick ( Benadeto )
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Mar 04, 2009
stuntkid
Definately worth a play! Brings back memories and creates new memories.. in HD!
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2009
Wowerine
You guys remember the movie?! It came right after the original SF2 came out. I really liked it, and it would be nice to see what follows after the big explosion... Now this game's true nature will be seen in even better graphics in SF4. :D
By grimreaper (SI Member) on Mar 05, 2009
grimreaper
If you donĀ“t love Street Fighter, then there is something wrong with you
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2009
Wowerine
I agree Mr. Reaper. Street Fighter is one of those games that almost anyone played.
By Hamarik (SI Core) on Mar 06, 2009
Hamarik
Only streetfigther copy that i have played was in my mobile phone. :)
By anurag (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 16, 2009
anurag
steeetfighter is one of the best games ever played
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Mar 19, 2009
stuntkid
I think I need SF4!!!