Tekken 4 is the fourth installment in the iconic Tekken fighting game franchise and was first released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2. The game was well-received by fans and critics, who praised its updated graphics, improved gameplay mechanics, and expanded roster of characters.
Tekken 4 introduced several new gameplay mechanics to the series, including the “Wall Game” system and a refined sidestep mechanic. The Wall Game system allows players to initiate combos and special moves while their opponent is trapped against a wall, adding new dimensions to the gameplay. The improved sidestep mechanic gives players greater control over character movement, making it easier to dodge and counter incoming attacks. These new mechanics, combined with the fast-paced and intense 3D fighting action that the series is known for, make Tekken 4 a standout entry in the franchise.
The storyline of Tekken 4 revolves around the Mishima family, with Heihachi Mishima once again hosting The King of Iron Fist Tournament. This time, however, the tournament serves as a backdrop to a larger conflict between the Mishima family and their attempts to gain control over a mysterious entity known as the “Devil”. Players take on the role of various characters, each with their own motivations for participating in the tournament, as they battle their way to the top and uncover the truth behind the Mishima family’s quest for power.