Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast

Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Daily Radar
    100
    The MOST FUN 2D fighter game of all time.
  2. With over 40 characters taken from the Marvel comics and Capcom's past games, there's no shortage of variation either.
  3. 100
    Fast and furious action, great sound and gameplay -- it's the best 2D fighting game ever made.
  4. 100
    With insane amounts of selectable characters and play options, what can possibly be done to top it?
  5. Of all the incarnations of the versus series, never before have I had so much fun, said "WHOA!" so many times per match, and been so frustrated as to which characters to pick.
  6. This is a title that rewards all comic book store jockeys and supplies unending gameplay for those aching for a fighter fix.
  7. AllDreamcast
    94
    It may not appeal to everyone due to it's highly "over-the-top" style, but it's all about fun, colors, fun, special effects, and more fun.
  8. 93
    So many characters to unlock, so many modes of play, so many variations in even versus play. Well done, Capcom.
  9. Antagonist
    91
    The controllers are, for me and apparently everybody else, the only real weakness of this game.
  10. Da Gameboyz
    91
    With awesome graphics (save the low resolution characters), original music, gameplay refined to near perfection, and all the re-playability you can handle, this adds up to the best damn fighter that Capcom has put out yet, PERIOD.
  11. Dreamcast.net
    91
    Some thing I believe that keeps the masses away from 2-demensional fighters are the dated visuals, and Capcom has pulled through to provide us with a visually stunning fighter, which will surely top the charts.
  12. Granted, the horrible pseudo-jazz background music is the equivalent of forced aural sodomy, but the rest of the package is so well put together, a little forced aural sodomy sometimes seems a small price to pay.
  13. Total Video Games
    90
    "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" has rekindled my excitement for Capcom's 2D fighting games, and will be causing my left thumb much more trauma in the coming months.
  14. The "Soul Calibur" of two-dimensional fighting games.
  15. Spank!
    88
    I love this game, and want to have its children.
  16. Game Fan
    85
    Far from being the most perfect fighting game, but it's close to being the most enjoyable one.
  17. It's going to be a long time until Capcom, or anyone else, manages to top it.
  18. Like its predecessor, it isn't the most balanced game in the world, but that doesn't keep it from being a great deal of fun.
  19. Perhaps the crowning achievement of "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"'s is the game's ability to get around the Dreamcast controller's lack of six buttons.
  20. CheckOut
    80
    If you've been searching for the ultimate 2D fighting game, your search may be over.
  21. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    Showcasing incredible gameplay, fabulous animations and an unthinkable amount of playable characters, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 shows us why it's a good time to be a Dreamcast owner.
  22. Thankfully, Capcom, the king of coin-op fighters, seems to have few reservations about taking what are essentially change magnets and bringing them home intact for the low, low price of $49.99 (or roughly 100 plays).

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#4 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. AlS.
    Aug 17, 2003
    3
    This game a pointless, stupid button-masher. It is too frantic to be any fun. The music just doesn't suit a fighting game, and the This game a pointless, stupid button-masher. It is too frantic to be any fun. The music just doesn't suit a fighting game, and the stages look bland. You should try "FATAL FURY - MARK OF THE WOLVES" instead --- now that one is, no doubt, the best 2D fighting game for the Dreamcast! Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2013
    10
    this is the best fighting game on the system a huge cast of 56 characters with lots of unlockables like new characters stages costumes athis is the best fighting game on the system a huge cast of 56 characters with lots of unlockables like new characters stages costumes a lot of replay value and hours of fun alternate choices are xmen vs street fighter on saturn or marvel vs street fighter but those are both imports Full Review »
  3. kingwilly
    Oct 23, 2009
    10
    one of, if not the best 2d fighting game of all time. the best comic related game of all time. pure fun.