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PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
ESRB Rating: Teen
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What kind of game is it?
The sixth installment of a 3D fighting game series. Unlike its cousin Soulcalibur, Tekken is based on martial arts and hand-to-hand combat instead of weapons.
Who's the developer?
Tekken games are developed by an internal Namco team, of which information is not readily available. The series itself began in 1994 with the arcade release of Tekken, which subsequently appeared on the PlayStation the following year and was established as a top-tier fighting series, and chief competition to Sega's 3D brawler Virtua Fighter.
Tekken 6 is playable online over both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. One-on-one matches are active now, but the co-operative online mode for the "Force" campaign will be patched into the game at a later date.
What'd we say?
Tekken 6 was reviewed by Daniel Boutros, who gave it a score of 3/5:
"The 40-strong roster should satisfy die-hard fans, though your satisfaction depends on whether you want to playing a largely unchanged game since Tekken 3. Based on our experience with our reviewable discs, online matches are horribly laggy and single player value is thin, since Force Mode is little more than a mediocre design experiment."
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