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Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix Tiers — Character Rankings

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Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix Tier Rankings

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AKUMA - 6 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 7 9 100
BALROG 4 - 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 5 4 88
DHALSIM 5 5 - 4 6 7 6 4 5 6 6 6 3 5 6 6 7 87
VEGA 5 4 6 - 6 6 5 4 5 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 87
RYU 4 4 4 4 - 5 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 86
SAGAT 5 4 3 4 5 - 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 7 85
DEE JAY 4 5 4 5 4 4 - 7 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 6 6 84
E. HONDA 4 5 6 6 3 4 3 - 5 6 4 4 7 6 6 8 7 84
CHUN-LI 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 - 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 81
M. BISON 4 4 4 6 4 5 5 4 4 - 4 5 6 5 6 6 6 78
KEN 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 5 6 - 5 5 6 6 5 4 77
GUILE 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 5 5 5 - 5 4 5 6 7 76
CAMMY 3 4 7 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 - 5 5 7 7 75
BLANKA 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 6 5 - 4 6 7 74
FEI LONG 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 5 5 6 - 6 7 73
T. HAWK 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 2 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 - 5 65
ZANGIEF 1 6 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 6 3 3 3 3 5 - 60

This tier listing is built under the assumption that two expert level players of the same skill level are going head to head for 10 games. The numbers listed are the presumed win totals.

For example, Ryu would win 6 games and lose 4 against Dee Jay by the chart above.

While tier listings are very popular, it's always best not to take too much stock in these. Characters move up and down in the listing and matches change as new things are discovered. Flat out bottom tier characters have won tournaments before and top tier fighters have lost far more games than anyone could ever keep track of.

Tiers are NEVER ever the final word on anything, but some of the information listed above is helpful. For example, very few people would argue that Zangief doesn't have a big disadvantage against Akuma.

As such, take these tiers as a loose guideline of how the matches stack up, but never as the end all be all of who's good in the game.

Just to head off some of the repeat questions that come up, here's a mini FAQ.

Q: I disagree with part of this match up chart. Character X is better than Character Y.
A: This is the nature of tier listings for Street Fighter. No one ever fully agrees with them.

Q: But what if I strongly feel a match up listed here is completely wrong.
A: Leave a comment, post videos and discuss why you feel it is off. Showing compelling evidence has changed people's minds before and it can be done again.

Q: Where was this information gathered from?
A: Primarily top player's forum posts, blogs and interviews where they discussed the match ups.

Q: But a top player said a match up is different than what's in here.
A: The match up charts were looked at from several perspectives. We didn't just take one Ryu player's perspective on his match against Guile, but looked at his peers to see what they said as well. Also, we checked out what top Guile players had to say on the match too.

Q: I still think the tier listing is off.
A: Again, this is normal. Opinions are heavily based off your own experiences, perspective and other factors and it would be impossible to create a tier chart everyone agrees with. Even top players of the same characters don't agree with each other.


Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Tier Rankings


Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Tier Rankings

Because HD Remix is a remake of Super Turbo, the old character rankings are still relevant to some degree even though the game has been rebalanced.

This is also here for completeness sake because you can still play the old school Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo in HD Remix without any of the rebalacing changes.

Character Comment
Akuma Broken character, clearly the best. Can't be stunned, air fireball, etc.
Old Sagat Insane damage on his uppercut and dominant projectiles, Old Sagat is nuts.
Dhalsim Great cheese game and keep away tactics. Very dominant character.
Balrog (Boxer) Speed, power and cheese, and the best Super in the game.
Vega (Claw) His range, speed are excellent. Attack power is solid, plus wall dive shenanigans.
Chun Li Strong all around game, very quick.
Ryu No major weaknesses, very good in most areas.
M. Bison (Dictator) Speed, power and dizzies others quickly. Great throwing game.
Dee Jay Solid character, pretty decent all around game.
Guile Defensive dominator, but has trouble with some matches against the top tiers.
Ken Nerfed Dragon Punch hurts him, but still has good throw loops.
E. Honda Beats basically anyone without a projectile, but has trouble with fireball throwers.
Fei Long Has trouble with fireball traps and getting in, but very strong close up game.
Zangief Great inside game, but has trouble getting in consistently.
Old T. Hawk Unstoppable throw loop, but not easy to get in with.
Blanka Great mobility, but still has a difficult time with many match ups.
Cammy Lacks consistent viable options to win, some decent tactics though.


Comments

aznmagic said on May 12, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.

to the sf4 vega haters... the 2nd top player on XBL in canada is a vega player. we hold little tourneys every week and he destroys pretty much everybody here.

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ZangiefForTheWin said on July 12, 2010 at 1:23 a.m.

Snake Eyez's Zangief pwns this tier list

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NJCU said on July 17, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.

Hats off to Snake Eyez for winnin evo 2k10 with the theoretical worst character

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AlterBeast said on October 27, 2010 at 3:02 p.m.

Not surprised the scrubs of sf4 come here to mouth off...

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chickenwings said on December 24, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.

wish the tier list didn include akuma, matter of fact i wish he was locked for online all together. Hes the only character thats unstoppable in the game.

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killerkombo2010 said on January 17, 2011 at 9:08 p.m.

htf is akuma broken ... hes a weak old man thats not worth my food stamp. He inflicts barely any damage and has to get way more hits on you coz hes a weak old man

And because his body is weak and fragile aswell he takes more damage then sissy like cammy.

Quit this broken akuma crap. The only thing broken is Akumas skull when I've been at him with a young lustful ken.

#6
AkumaIsEasy said on June 13, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

Fighting Akuma = Easy mode. Thank you #77 for spitting some truth.

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ssf2point0 said on August 10, 2012 at 6:41 p.m.

Vega doesn't beat blanka

#8
melongod said on December 4, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.

@Killerkombo2010 Are you implying that you raped akuma with ken? Like, sexually?

#9


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