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. 93
    So many characters to unlock, so many modes of play, so many variations in even versus play. Well done, Capcom.
  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. The "Soul Calibur" of two-dimensional fighting games.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. This is a title that rewards all comic book store jockeys and supplies unending gameplay for those aching for a fighter fix.
  9. 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.
  10. The controllers are, for me and apparently everybody else, the only real weakness of this game.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  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. 88
    I love this game, and want to have its children.
  15. The MOST FUN 2D fighter game of all time.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  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. 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.
  3. RobertC.
    Dec 12, 2003
    10
    An oustanding pinnacle for all 2d fighters and a flat-out great game...even if it is one of the last great ones of a fallen dynasty that is An oustanding pinnacle for all 2d fighters and a flat-out great game...even if it is one of the last great ones of a fallen dynasty that is 2D fighting. Full Review »