It's easily one of the most anticipated games of 2016, and a very big deal for PlayStation 4 owners 'cuz it's only available on PS4 and PC.

But how has Street Fighter V fared with the critics thus far?

Well, according to 34 counted reviews at Metacritic , the current average is 83, with scores ranging from the low-to-mid 9s to more modest scores. At the top end of the spectrum is COGConnected's review , which awards Capcom's latest fighter a very high 95 score; at the bottom end is a disappointed critic from WeGotThisCovered , who only handed out a 5.

For the most part, though, we're seeing reviews fall into the 8 range, which is good…depending on your expectations. There were many who were thinking SFV would be the definitive fighter of 2016 – and perhaps of the entire generation to date – and 8s don't scream "instant classic." On the flip side, let's not forget that all insanely hyped games run the risk of getting lower-than-expected scores, simply due to heightened expectations. The other possibility is that the lack of an immediately available in-game store is affecting scores, too. What do you think?

Street Fighter V launches today and we've seen and heard a lot about this one in 2016. With a bad-ass full-length CG trailer , more than a few character overviews , and promising Story Mode details , the anticipation really was through the roof.

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JDC80
JDC80
6 years ago

I enjoy the game(got it Sunday) I wished there were more fighters from the get go can't wait to see who else they drop in the game. The only fighter I dislike like is Dhalsim then again I never really liked Dhalism.

Banky A
Banky A
6 years ago

Can't wait to hit the lab. Updating.

Banky A
Banky A
6 years ago

Got 1 online match in 5 hours of trying. Not even mad, because the Day One case is amazing and at least I won as a nub.

Oxvial
Oxvial
6 years ago

Lacks lot of SP modes, I know Capcom advised about this but I think getting 8's it's fair, reviewers have to rate the game with how it's atm, just like Ben did with Witcher 3 before all the patches.

vatoloco47
vatoloco47
6 years ago

Not liking this one as much as Street Fighter IV so far. Lack of an Arcade mode as the current single layer mode only has 3-4 fights. Needs to be online to get xp/money and only 1 super move per character.

Sol
Sol
6 years ago

I enjoy it so far. But without immediate access to the Challenges mode, and to shop to use your fight money… We have to wait until March. It feels incomplete, but I'd give it an 8 or so.

Sol
Sol
6 years ago

Not to mention online Ranking is bugged atm, and everybody is my rank apparently. Overall fun, but it is lacking in a few areas, definitely.

Gamer46
Gamer46
6 years ago

The gameplay is great, this should've been an easy 9/10 on metacritic but I have to agree with the reviews which have docked the game for lack of single player content. The current story mode is really pathetic. If Capcom had just gone with say an opening cutscene followed by at least 6 best-of-3 fights, then a closing cutscene I think that would've gone a long way to helping things. Instead you get 4, one-round fights if lucky. Not the best $$$ Sony has ever spent on an exclusive.

JDC80
JDC80
6 years ago

I think Capcom thought people buying Street Fighter V are guys trying out for EVO and people fighting with people on their friend list. I like the game overall but I have to agree it's a 8 or 8.9 because the single player modes are lacking. And speaking for myself if I play Street Fighter with another person it's with friends I don't want to deal with guys who eat,sleep and live for Street Fighter. I hope they fix it with updates.