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
  1. 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. 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. The controllers are, for me and apparently everybody else, the only real weakness of this game.
  10. 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. 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. "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. 88
    I love this game, and want to have its children.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 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 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 »
  2. Nov 3, 2013
    10
    This is easily the best version out of the, seemingly, hundreds of versions that this game has now. The reason why it is the best version is that this was released back in a day when single-player actually meant something to a fighting game. The dozens of characters you had to unlock had me glued to this game for days on end. Plus getting the extra stages and music pieces was easily the best part of this game for me. Now with a sequel out, which I feel is nowhere near as good as this, this game is definitely showing its age. But make no mistake, this was easily one of the best fighting games ever made and the best version of this game was made for the dreamcast. Full Review »