Rated 10 out of 10
by Tazman5129 the past has never felt this good
MVC2 is a gem. Shore, the graphics might not be the best to todays standards, but ask yourself, do graphics realy mater if the game is amazing. Answer: No. This game has a fight machanic and custimizable fighting opitions that blend together so smoothly that playing this hardcore fighting game feels in no way, shape, or form clunky or stale. With a roster of well over 50 characters(with a sizalbe portion of the capcom side being from street fighter) and choosable assist attacks, the possalbities of three man(or woman) teams are endless. This game truly makes up for the bad wrap that the fighting game genre has gottan over the years. Good work, Capcom.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Elbori131 I KNOW CLASSICS WHEN I SEE IT!!!!!!
There's so many things to say about Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, i don't know where to start. I have been killing myself looking for this game everywhere and i finally got it. I am an old school gamer, but I only go as far back as the super nintendo, but anyway, I love the classics, and I have to say this counts as 1 of them in my book. The action, the near infinite combinations, to me there are no flaws in this game. I play this game and I learned almost every character's moves and specials. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is ridiulously addictive to fighting game fans. You wanna rest but 3 minutes later you pick up the controller, throw on the ps2 and keep playing. I remember going to the arcade every friday just to get my rush in this game. When I play fighting games, to me, speed is a factor, and I love the option of speeding the pace above normal. I am almost uncatchable. But if theres 1 word i would have to choose to describe Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, it would be "PERFECT." I would DEFINITELY suggest this game to any fighting gamers.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Holmes Best in the Fighting Genre
Anyone who has played the side scrolling "versus" fighting games knows the Street Fighter franchise. Street Fighter actually started the genre way back in the day. Fast forward twenty years, and what you have is the best of all the Street Fighter sequels with the full complement of Marvel Superheroes to choose from as well.
Gameplay is FANTASTIC. Unlike the precurser on the PS1, you can seamlessly switch between one of your three chosen teammates for true tag team action. The graphics are every bit as good as the arcade precursors with more characters to choose from, and all the combos and juggles that you have grown to love or hate from the series.
Yes, the music is lame . . . but I usually crank up the stereo system when playing anyway. You want a story line? Play an RPG. If you want a pure versus brawl that has hours of endless play, combos, and characters to master, they don't get any better than this.
The only game better may be Marvel vs Capcom 3 . . . just played it yesterday, and might have to finally upgrade to a PS3!
Rated 10 out of 10 by ValentinoG King of all VS series!!!
AMAZING! This game is seriously the most insane, addicting, brawl game in the world. I have my original MvC 1 and 2 for my Dreamcast and still play it today. This game is very easy to pick up on the control and you can start having tournament with friends or family anywhere. (I'm in college, and we have MvC2 tournament with everyone until we have a MvC2 champion!) So the positives. This game has a lot of unlockables to unlock such as Characters, Custom and Stages. Also the best part about the game is its amazing 3 vs 3 battle and its insane combo attack system. The negative part is that its going to take a while for anyone to unlock and get 100% on the game, but that won't bother you too much for its addicting roster and its lack of characters own music. Other then that, this game is truly intense and would be miss for being the last of its series. Rumors has it MvC3 is in the making....THEY BETTER!
Rated 10 out of 10 by GrayFox Classic of Our Time
Marvel vs. Capcom 2. I definetly have to say it was an honor to play a game that was highly recommended by everyone! Well simply put, it combines Capcom characters such as Ryu and Ken and even Akuma with Marvel characters such as Wolverine and Spider Man and even Iron Man. The gameplay is very fast paced and for those who dont know how to play, its a great button masher. So it makes it all the more fun for those who cant buy those violent video games. I have a copy and honestly I dont have a PS2 anymore but I play it time to time when I go to my friends house. We spend a good hour playing. The only thing that everyone usually has a problem with is the unlockables. But if you have time and effort it wont take you long at all. I gave the game in my rating a 4 out of 5 because it was good but repetitive. What made it unique was seeing all of those special attacks. But you dont have to take my word for it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JoshMan1990 Most sought after fighting game
This game is really awesome! I have been waiting to acquire this game for quite some time and I was very happy to eventually get my hands on a complete copy of this tag team fighting extravaganza! The controls are very good and simplified which was a very smart move on Capcom's part, streamlining the controls to just 4 main buttons. The game has a lot of unlockable characters, gallery art, and different color palletes for each of the characters. The pace of the game is very quick, very smooth and its a great fighting game addition for any fighting fan. Since this game was given a limited print run, it is very hard to find and if you are able to locate a copy, then by all means buy it, because it is worth the money! Definitely recommend!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by grady The Best Fighting Series
Marvel vs Capcom 2 had a big affect in my life, and to me is the best fighting game ever. I first played this game in the arcade at Walmart, and was immediatly hooked. This game gameplay is pretty easy to adjust to, and is pretty much a buttom masher. The graphics look impressive at the time, and still impresses me today. This game has a large viriaty of your favorite Marvel characters like: Spiderman, Wolverine, and Ironman, and your favorite characters: Strider, Megaman, and Ryu. This game is perfect for any fighting game fanatic, and i hope everybody will enjoy this game as much as I did.
Rated 10 out of 10 by mr sam Hands-down one of the best fighting games ever made.
I remember first playing this game at the arcade and literally wasting quarter after quarter on playing the same level, using the same characters. Why? Because as others have noted, this game is addicting (if you're playing against another person, that is). The storyline is rather bland, but chances are that if you buy this game you're not buying it for the storyline, you're buying it for the two-player fun factor. There are plenty of characters to choose from; however, Capcom could have really chosen a better line-up. Amingo could have been replaced by Mega Man X or Zero, Ruby Heart could have been replaced by another Resident Evil character, and so on. All-in-all, Capcom has a decent line-up, but Marvel has a better one. Some characters are clearly more overpowered (such as Cable and Ice Man), but if you manage to master the combos of any character, you will overcome. (Also, each character has his or her own defense/offense levels. Akuma, for example, has horrible defense but is pretty wicked strong if you know how to do combos.) The sound is pretty similar to the first MvC and other fighters, but the jazz music can get highly annoying after playing for about an hour. I mean give me a break, why the hell did they choose JAZZ music for a fighting game? Capcom vs Snk 2 has awesome music, and MvC2 should have taken notes. All-in-all, it's a terrific multiplayer fighter, but it's very rare to find! So if you find a copy, KEEP IT FOREVER.
Rated 10 out of 10 by cr0n0tr1gger classic game of epic porportions
It took me a while but i got Mvc 2 and I gotta say its just plain awsome and thats it its just awesome words cant even describe on how good this game is but since its a review i might as well say something. The first thing you notice is sheer number of characters to choose from, it seems that marvel and capcom are about to go war with so many characters. The typical setup for fighting game has you going through a couple of rounds but there are no rounds in this game instead you choose a team of three and go against another team of three tag team style and fight one battle. The controls work great and when you get the hang of them youll be launching opponents into the air and air combo them just like that. Strategy is one integral part of the game as you choose your characters you choose what asist they will use which will come in handy if your getting your butt kicked. One thing I thought was interesting was the shop that has artwork, alternate color schemes, additional characters, and additional stages to buy with the points that you get from playing the game, this kinda takes away the challenge of unlocking new things but its a nice addition. I only have two complaints one is some of the new stages are alternate versions of the ones you got, and two is the final bosswho was challenging and pretty cool but he just doesnt seem to fit in the game well. These are only minor so overall this is a great game and no one should ever pass this up.
Rated 10 out of 10 by topreviewer Best ButtonMasher Crossover
Ok so i have been a fighting game fan for most of my life and let me tell you, ive been living a long time and this game has to be the best fighting game i have ever played besides street fighter 3 third strike.... but yeah the storyline..well there isnt one! but who cares about story anyways.. its a fighting game you probobly just want to beat people up like me! haha the gameplay deffinetely surpasses any and all fighting games. Sure youve got your button mashers out there at the arcades and of course friends who have never touched a fighting game in their lives.. but still your going to have a great time playing because the game was pretty much made for button mashing! the graphics are also some of the best ive seen for a fighting game. its just so beutiful to see 2D Characters over a 3D layout. its just superb. Far better then tatsunoko vs capcom (even though that has great graphics also. But the game has its ONE FAULT...Character balance..this game probobly has THE WORST character balance ive ever seen. Cable, Iron man, Warmachine, BB hood and about 5 more are WAYYYYY too overpowered in this game. All the rest of the characters are PLAYABLE but if your in a tournament somewhere.. trust me you wont see one person not being cheap and not using the (arround 8) characters with pretty much superpowers. all the marvel characters have some kind of way of being better then capcom characters in this game. so if your looking for a very FAIR and BALANCED game if your planning to compete then DONT buy this game.. but for single player this game is bomb and i deffinetely reccomend this game.