– Super Street Fighter II Turbo was the very pinnacle of the Street Fighter II games. It retained everything that made Street Fighter II Turbo so amazing, adjusted the balance, added new fighters, new stages, and of course featured Super combos. So it’s no wonder that Capcom chose it as the Street Fighter game to give a visual overhaul to. After what seems like an eternity of waiting, plagued by over a year’s worth of delays, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (SFHD hereafter) has arrived.

It’s a rather unusual feeling having to write a review of a game that is essentially 15 years old. Sure, this HD remake of Street Fighter is all new, but aside from the new graphics, the actual game is a dinosaur. In a way, what can I possibly tell you about a street Fighter II game that you don’t already know? You know the characters, you know the Hadokens, the Shoryukens, the Tiger Uppercuts, the Yoga Flames, and so forth. You probably know all of the motions to pull off each move, too, and if you’re like me you typically refer to any Down-Forward motion as a Hadoken.

Downloadable games have long ago proven to be a worthwhile feature for both the PS3 and Xbox 360, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD does nothing but help solidify the fact. The game is yet another solid entry for the PlayStation Network, and is also a superb way to spend $15. If you weren’t around for the Street Fighter days or you’ve never tried a Street Fighter game before, you really owe it to yourself to do so. This HD remake reminds us just how timeless Street Fighter II really is.

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