How to unlock all characters in Streets of Rage 4

Retro fighters dish out serious damage, so learn how to unlock them in Streets of Rage 4.

When you’re biffing, boffing and bashing your way through the streets, who you are is often less important than who you’re fighting. But in Streets of Rage 4 there’s a a hefty cast of fighters you can unlock to kick ass with, provided you’re willing to put in the time. If you want to learn how to unlock all characters in Streets of Rage 4, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ll break down the unlock requirements for all the characters in the game,

How to unlock all characters in Streets of Rage 4

How to unlock all characters in Streets of Rage 4
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Streets of Rage 4 is actually pretty simple when it comes to character unlock requirements. Instead of asking you to complete hidden tasks or secret levels, all you’ll need to do is play the game enough to get the 13 locked characters. 

The first locked character, Adam Hunter, won’t take you long to grab at all, and from there the rest are just a case of racking up your lifetime score. In other words, you need to play a lot. The unlockable character beyond Adam are all fighters from the previous Streets of Rage games, and will appear in old-school form. They can’t use the fancy new Star Moves that the new cast can, but they compensate for it with extra damage and speed. 

Here’s how to unlock all characters in Streets of Rage 4:


Unlock Requirement

Adam Hunter

Beat Stage 4

Axel (SoR 1)

Reach 200,000 points

Adam (SoR 1)

Reach 250,000 points

Blaze (SoR 1)

Reach 310,000 points

Max (SoR 2)

Reach 390,000 points

Axel (SoR 2)

Reach 480,000 points

Blaze (SoR 2)

Reach 570,000 points

Skate (SoR 2)

Reach 650,000 points

Axel (SoR 3)

Reach 730,000 points

Blaze (SoR 3)

Reach 840,000 points

Skate (SoR 3)

Reach 940,000 points

Dr. Zan (SoR 3)

Reach 1,050,000 points

Shivs (SoR 3)

Reach 1,150,000 points

You can improve the points you earn in each run by minimizing the damage you take, avoiding using assistance, maintaining your combos, and holding on to your Star Moves, though where’s the fun in that last option?

The chunky roster provides plenty of opportunity to replace the core game, and if you want to unlock the All Clear Achievements/Trophies then you’ll need to do so with the SoR 1, SoR 2, and SoR 3 cast for each. Heck, if 1,150,000 points wasn’t enough, you can even aim for the 5,000,000 points required to knock out the Bleeding Knuckles trophy, but that’s going to require a serious amount of time.

Now that you’ve learned how to unlock all characters in Streets of Rage 4, getting access to them is only a matter of time. Good luck!

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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