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Soul Calibur HD review

The soul still burns...


  • Still very slick and attractive
  • Well balanced
  • New layer of shiny HD


  • No online play
  • No mission mode
  • Lack of nuance of sequels

It’s amazing how well this has aged. Sure, textures are a little flatter, there’s less detail in the background, and Taki’s chest has lost a few million polygons – but this is still a very slick, very attractive fighter. It plays superbly too – perhaps lacking in some of the subtler nuances of the sequels, but it’s well balanced, fast and, crucially, great fun. If you’re a little strapped for cash and can’t afford Soul Calibur IV for a few weeks yet, then this will fill the gap perfectly. No online play or mission mode, but it’s still a top-notch fighter.

Jul 29, 2008

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DescriptionSoul Calibur gets an HD facelift and little else for its XBLA appearance. Still, the game's as pretty as ever and the gameplay holds up remarkably well.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Alternative namesSoulcalibur - Xbox Live Arcade
Release date2 July 2008 (US), (UK)