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There are low and high grapples, air grapples, counters and recounters each with its own animations for each character. Although characters have optimal combo strings, most combos start with three presses of the attack button, the third of which will juggle an opponent. Then the player has the choice of an air grapple, special move, simply continuing the combo or running away to pick up a weapon or reposition.
Finally, “special arts” can be pulled off with a press of two buttons. Special arts cannot be countered, reversed or dodged except by another special move, and they can be buffered. Characters have a “special arts meter” that must be at a certain level for a move to be attempted. The meter is expended when a move is pulled off, and increases when characters take damage, successfully dodge attacks, or strike their opponents with attacks.
The game received “mixed” reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic
GamePro criticised the graphics and control system, but praised the number of arcade-style multiplayer modes. Gamespot said “The cheap difficulty and blandness of the story mode make Urban Reign difficult to recommend.
IGN said “Urban Reign really could have made use of better tuning to its AI.” Eurogamer said “There’s nothing in terms of pay-off to compare to the likes of Ninja Gaiden or God of War in the roaming beat-’em-up genre, which, thugs or not, this is up against, and there’s nothing in terms of depth or balance to compare to Virtua Fighter 4 or SoulCalibur for one-on-ones.” Games revolution summarised it as “Had it been given a little more depth pretty much everywhere, this may have been a sleeper hit.