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8.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 1066 ratings
  1. 10 (239)
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  • Review Score:4.7

    Not a good start for the series.

    Oh man maybe I should have played this game BEFORE Soul Calibur 2 because it did nothing but dissapoint me. I never played Soul Calibur on Dreamcast but Soul Calibur 2 and Soul Calibur 3 makes this game obsolete. I mean ... Read Full Review

    0 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    The Legend will never die!

    everybody refers to this game as soulcalibur"s roots or begining.that's a shame...they underapreciate soul blade which is the 2nd best fighting game of the ps1.what do you except from it?it's from 1996,1997.you except un... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    A rather diffrent take on the fighting genre but still fresh and innovative.

    Just becuase it's a fighting game don't mistake it for a clone of Tekken while at the core it boils down to the same thing pound the life out of your opponent Soul Blade has some fresh ideas that seperate it from Tekken.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    one of the two greatest 3d fighting games of the psone

    the first game of the soul calibur saga was a very revolutionary game,the reasons are the mission mode(present in every game of the saga),the possibility to change the ending(like in soul calibur 3),the weapon instead of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    The one that started all. A Great game that had trascended.

    Nobody must give harsh critics to an old game after seeing a new one. This game really rocked in its time, and keeps rocking. After Samurai Shodown, Soul is the best weapon based fighting game series out to date... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

    Goes a bit deeper than most figthing games.

    Instead of stopping at character endings after a ladder fight, Soul Blade gives the player a story to fight through (even if the story is disjointed.) You can still fight through the regular ladder in the single player m... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    The game that started everything.

    While I was still waiting for Soul Calibur III I did lots of Soul Calibur research. I read stories, reviews and I have eventually learned that there was a game BEFORE the original Soul Calibur that belonged to the franch... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    This sword-fighting game is a perfect arcade-conversion to console, with a lot more content.

    Soul Blade, the Tekken inspired fighting game with an edge, started out, as all of Namco's 1-on-1-beat-em-ups, as an arcade game. It tells the story of many different warriors all battling each other to get their hands o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    This is how the best 3D fighting game series started!

    Nowadays, we haven´t ANY fighting game completely original, all that we have are the sequels of the series from 1990 to 1994, excepting soul calibur, thet started in 1997 with this game, and is personally my favorite fig... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    It started the series... but luckily it improved for two episodes.

    Some ideas that were in the game would be nice to be revisited in a weapon-based fighting game: weapon damage. However, in this game, once weapons are broken all the characters fight exactly the same (like a gimped Paul... Read Full Review

    0 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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