How to Download Street Fighter II for PC

All about Street Fighter II and where you can (maybe) download a free version.

Street Fighter II

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A classic arcade and fighting game, Street Fighter II was released by Capcom in 1991. Pitting two players against each other in fast-moving hand-to-hand combat, Street Fighter's colorful cast of fighters, unique stage designs, and challenging gameplay made it an instant hit.

The popularity has triggered dozens of clones and ports over the years, allowing almost anyone to obtain a copy of the game for modern devices.

How to Download Street Fighter II

There are a few clones of Street Fighter II available for PC and DOS. Some are clones, others are remakes. As these are ports and remakes, they are not guaranteed to work on every system.

How to Play Street Fighter II

Players select from one of eight fighters from around the world, each with his or her own special combo moves, attacks, strengths, and weaknesses. Street Fighter II includes two characters from the original Capcom version, plus six new characters from around the world. In addition to the eight playable characters, there are four non-playable characters known as Grand Masters which players face in boss fights.

In the single-player arcade mode, players select a fighter and, one-by-one, face off against every other character in the game. If the player defeats all other fighters they move on to the four Grand Master opponents.

The Fighters of Street Fighter II

Here is a list of all playable and non-playable fighters in Street Fighter II.

  • Ryu: From Japan, Ryu is probably the most recognizable character from the Street Fighter series and is considered the lead character. Ryu has three special attacks: Shoryuken, and uppercut punch where Ryu lifts off ground; Hadouken, a ball of energy fired at the opponent; and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku, a flying spin kick.
  • E. Honda: From Japan, E. Honda is a Japanese Sumo wrestler with six special attacks and combo moves, include punch and kick attacks.
  • Blanka: From Brazil, Blanka is a mutant human with green skin, orange hair, and the ability to generate electricity. In Street Fighter II, he has four special attacks and combo moves.
  • Guile: From the United States, Guile is a U.S. Air Force officer with six combo moves and two special moves: the sonic boom and somersault kick.
  • Ken Masters - From the United States, Ken Masters is the former training partner of Ryu, and the two are considered rivals. Ken has five special attack or combo moves.
  • Chun-Li - From China, Chun-Li is the first female character in the Street Fighter series. In addition to being a martial arts expert, she is an Interpol agent. She has six special combo moves and attacks.
  • Zangief - From the USSR, Zangief (also known as the Red Cyclone) is a professional wrestler from the USSR with eleven special combo moves and attacks. These attacks include classic wrestling moves like the Pile Driver and Iron Claw.
  • Dhalsim - From India, Dhalsim is a long range fighter who specializes in Yoga attacks, including the Yoga Smash, Throw, Fire, and Flame. He has six unique combo moves and attacks.
  • Balrog - From the United States, Balrog is a professional boxer and non-playable grandmaster who players face in one of the four boss fights. He is similar in appearance to Mike Tyson and features four special combo moves and attacks.
  • Vega - From Spain, Vega is a Grand Master players face toward the end of the game. He has seven special combo moves and attacks.
  • Sagat - From Thailand, Sagat is an unplayable boss character who become playable in later entries in the series. He specializes in Thai kickboxing and has five special moves and attacks.
  • M. Bison - From an unknown country, M. Bison is the most recognizable villain in the Street Fighter series. He is the leader of the Shadaloo and the final boss players face. He has six special attacks, including the Psycho Crusher, where he is engulfed in a blue flame and flies at the player, causing large amounts of damage.