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Urban Reign

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GF Rating
6.7

390 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Urban Reign

posted by mkelse01 (SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV) Sep 26, 2007

Member since Mar 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

One word for this game: innovative. From the creators of Soul Calibur and Tekken, comes Urban Reign. The storyline goes a person named KG has been kidnapped by a mysterious gang. A rival gang assumes that your gang has kidnapped them and has waged war. You, Brad Hawk, are a nobody that has no past but has vast fighting experience. I will not spoil the rest, but all i can say is that this is just more than a gang war.

The gameplay is very simplistic with easy to understand button configurations. The moves are very fluid like and very innovative. If you are outnumbered 2 to 1 with the press of the triangle button you can take both players down. Also, team up with a partner for some double team action. Each partner you pair up with has a different fighting style (boxing, tae kwan do, wrestling,etc.) so strategy is key. The story has 100 missions with plenty of unlockables. Other modes are free mode where you can relive a mission as a different character and be ranked on your performance. The other mode is challenge where it is a survival match. You can choose from 10 to 100 matches. The multiplayer is not bad with four players and the option of setting the rules (no weapons/weapons, location, maxing out their stats). Overall, the gameplay is very picturesque. Unfortunately, there are some flaws to this game.

As you are progressing in the story mode, you feel like you are doing the same moves at the same places. Another flaw is sometimes the move you perform is not the move the player performs. Eventually, you would get bored of the game once you have beaten story mode.

In a nutshell, Urban Reign receives an eight because of its innovative style of gameplay.

This is a game if you are looking for something different and want to kill time.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Always getting jumped

posted by shadowmove (ENDICOTT, NY) Nov 24, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

As great as alot of the fighting moves,settings,and music are, you still get jumped in almost every mission. This game is great to play for fun but to really complete all the missions in story mode, may take awhile. Your enemies constantly get tougher to beat up on and you usually have to take down everyone who does jump you. The only times your able to fight someone one on one is when you take on gamg leaders, and they usually end up countering just about every strike or grapple you throw at them.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Overlooked Old-School Treasure

posted by kanoeN (TORRANCE, CA) May 24, 2006

Member since Apr 2006

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

While this game was panned by a number of critics and players, true fans of the fighting genre will love the endless battles in the fashion of old-school beat-'em-ups such as Final Fight and even Bad Street Brawler. If one of the primary criticisms of this game was that it was too difficult, you can imagine these critics are probably new-school gamers who don't understand exactly how much more challenging games were back in the day.

Featuring over 60 playable characters with a number of different fighting styles, how could you go wrong? FPS fanboys might hate this game, but true fighting fans should pick it up for a long weekend at home.

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