How to unlock all characters in Streets of Rage 4

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Streets of Rage 4 unlockable characters

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Streets of Rage 4, the long-awaited latest franchise entry, has finally landed. The mean streets of Wood Oak City need saving, and it’s up to your cast of playable characters to restore order.

It wouldn’t be a Streets of Rage game without some secrets and unlockables, and that extends to your character roster. There are many playable characters — from previous titles — to unlock and use in Streets of Rage 4. If you want to know how to unlock every character, you’ve come to the right place.

Full list of Streets of Rage 4 unlockable characters

Streets of Rage 4 unlockable characters full list
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There are 13 unlockable characters in Streets of Rage 4. Some of those are duplicates of characters such as Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding but seeing as they’re different sprites from different Streets of Rage games, they count as separate entities.

To unlock specific characters, you’ll need to rack up plenty of in-game points and continuously increase your score. By playing through different modes, you’ll earn lifetime points. This meter fills up as you beat up the bad guys. If you chain attacks together and take out more foes by increasing your multiplier, you’ll earn more points.

You can also earn points by completing levels with new characters, progressing on higher difficulties, and getting a high letter ranking for beating stages. Beating stages are based on how much HP you have left, the amount of time it took to complete a level, and how many stars you have left at the end of a stage.

Reaching specific lifetime point meter marks will unlock new characters for you to choose from on the character select screen. There’s one character who can’t be unlocked this way, more on that below, but the other 12 can be. For a full list of unlockable Streets of Rage 4 characters, read on.

  • Adam Hunter – Beat chapter four in the campaign
  • Streets of Rage 1 Axel Stone – Accumulate 200,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 1 Adam Hunter – Reach 250,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 1 Blaze Fielding – Hit 310,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 2 Max Thunder – Obtain 390,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 2 Axel Stone – Rack up 480,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 2 Blaze Fielding – Reach 570,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 2 Skate Hunter – Hit 650,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 3 Axel Stone – Accumulate 730,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 3 Blaze Fielding – Hit 840,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 3 Skate Hunter – Obtain 940,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 3 Dr Gilbert Zan – Rack up 1,050,000 lifetime points
  • Streets of Rage 3 Shiva – Reach 1,150,000 lifetime points