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8.1
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Score Breakdown Based on 249 ratings
  1. 10 (47)
  2. 9 (79)
  3. 8 (75)
  4. 7 (35)
  5. 6 (2)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (3)

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What Gamespot Users have to say about Arcana Heart

  • User Rating 8.5

    You gotta have Heart: Arcana's variety, art breaks mold of all-girl fighters<br />

    Rated on August 14, 2009 by DelandSIV

    Good: Vast character setups; intriguing game play; great Anime-quality graphics Bad: A bit close with stereotypes; same story syndrome Ugly: The cheapest boss this side of KOF 97 In a typical fig...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    This 2D fighter maybe gorgeous, but also strictly hardcore.

    Rated on June 25, 2011 by godofhell2

    Positive - Gorgeous graphics - Unique 11 female fighters - Multiple difficulties and options Negative - Excessively difficult for some - No tag-team matches, only one-on-one fights - Story is...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    One of the best 2D fighting games I've played for a long long time.

    Rated on April 11, 2008 by MaximumD

    Arcana Heart is one of the best 2D Fighters I've played since a SF3rd Strike. I mean, there's tons of combo's and the graphics on a HDTV looks really nice. It seems like they made this game with HDTV ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Arcana Heart features beautifully rendered 2D graphics and a lot of personality.

    Rated on April 15, 2008 by abfackeln

    Arcana Heart won't revive the 2d fighter, but it is a nice addition to a market that hasn't seen any new faces in quite some time. The characters are beautifully rendered and have a lot of persona...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Something New and Good!

    Rated on April 16, 2008 by kmaster78

    Arcana Heart is one of the best 2D fighting games of the year. The graphics looks great and the fighting system works. This game consist of 11 female characters who can possess the powers of spiri...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Great game for any kind of 2d-fighter fan, anime fan, or just anyone who likes multi-combo 2d-fighters.

    Rated on April 17, 2008 by nate623

    Arcana Heart is a great game, it is rather basic but also has pleanty of replay value at the same time. The opening menu is the same as every other fighting game. You can start of with training, do ve...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    You could spend your money on worse things.

    Rated on April 19, 2008 by psyball

    Bare facts. Good stuffs: -Fantastic gamplay and smooth controls make this game one of the nicest 2d fighters to come to north america in a long time. -Deep movesets and mix and match character se...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    Not bad, but a little shallow.

    Rated on April 19, 2008 by Uesugi-dono

    I first played Arcana Heart in an arcade in Akihabara, Tokyo. I was drawn to the beautiful art style and smooth animation, and if nothing else this game excels at that. Say what you might about fans...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    The most original 2D fighting game of all time. Arcana Heart rocks.

    Rated on April 23, 2008 by danwarecritic

    I love this game! Every bit of dialogue from Heart saying "Heart Aino strikes again!" to Lilica complainig that there's "like, nothing to do today." is all kinds of memorable. The character roster is ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Holy Crap! Its A Catfight!

    Rated on May 04, 2008 by AlucardsFate

    Best Feature: Surprisingly deep fighting engine with plently of flashy moves to do. Awesome characters. Fun, (almost retro) music. Worst Feature: Pretty bare bones in terms of options and unlock...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.