PS3, Xbox 360, Capcom, £39.99

Street Fighter IV, which sold out in Japan on

the first day of release, combines the best of

previous SF titles with none of the superfluous

add-ons. Step into the shoes of Ryu and you’ll

notice that 3-D action is combined with gorgeous

backgrounds and four newfighters. But it’s the

combat that matters, and Street Fighter IV

includes the Focus System, which enables

players to power up their attacks, Super and

Ultra-Combos to wipe the floor with opponents

and new Challenge modes. An excellent

addition to the SF canon.