It’s been six long years since the last mainline Tekken release, but it seems the wait was worth it. Reviews for Bandai Namco’s Tekken 8, which releases on January 26, 2024 for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, are here and it seems the new installment packs quite a punch.

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Critics are praising the game’s reworked fighting system called Heat, as well as the new characters, offline modes, and online experience. If you are looking for a new fighting game, this could be it!

Tekken 8


  • Bandai Namco
  • Rated T
  • 26/01/2024
  • Fighting
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

The Tekken 8 Review Roundup

Here are some reviews and first-look articles for Tekken8 from around the web. At the time of publishing this article, the score for this game was 90 on both Opencritic and on Metacritic.

9/10

IGN

Tekken 8 is an incredible evolution for the series, with tons of single player content, an excellent suite of training tools, a great online experience, and exciting new mechanics that make Tekken more dynamic than ever.

89/100

PCGamer

Whether you’ve been playing Tekken for years, looking to return after a long absence or even never touched the series before, Tekken 8 is the game you should be playing. It’s the perfect warm nostalgia hug for long-time enjoyers while doing loads of good stuff to make things approachable for fighting game newbies.

Tekken 8 has started 2024 off with a bang, proving once again why this fighting series is great! It’s maybe not quite as newcomer friendly as Street Fighter 6, but has a bevy of modes and new tweaks that means it’s going in the right direction to be a game for all players, old and new, and will only get better over time. 

Tekken 8 is a modern fighting game masterclass. It doesn’t skimp on single-player modes, its online offering is robust, and it’s a serious visual spectacle. But most importantly, the battles are brilliant; accessible yet deeply technical, and supremely satisfying…

Tekken 8 is the ultimate Tekken game. A glossy veneer of modernity encases a strong foundation that builds upon its predecessors to great success. In every regard, Tekken 8 matches and surpasses the very best that the series, and the fighting game genre as a whole, has to offer.

Tekken 8’s focus on aggressive gameplay helps to make this the best entry in the franchise. The Heat System is fantastic and gives new options of attack for every fighter on the diverse roster. With a ton of content, a stable online component and interesting new characters, Tekken 8 is an essential game for fans of the genre.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.

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