Leading Western publications published reviews of Tekken 8 three days before the game's release. The average score for the fighting game on Metacritic is 91 out of 100, based on 23 reviews.

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On OpenCritic, the game also scored 91 out of 100 based on 25 reviews. 96% of journalists recommended the fighting game.

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Some reviewers called the fighting game the best in the series ever. The main positives of Tekken 8 highlighted by journalists include:

  • Detailed graphics;
  • Original changes in classic mechanics;
  • A large selection of engaging offline modes;
  • Significantly improved online battles.

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Many reviewers praised the game for being very beginner-friendly, without compromising the depth of mechanics.

Tekken 8 is the part of the franchise that will not disappoint but will please both veterans and those who have never tried anything from the series. If you have been waiting for the game with full enthusiasm, I am glad to report that purchasing the new installment is a must.
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Journalists concluded that Tekken 8 will not disappoint long-time fans of the series and will be the best fighting game for them for the next few years. At the same time, the game will be able to attract newcomers who are trying the game for the first time.

The release of Tekken 8 is scheduled for January 26, 2024, on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5.

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