Power Stone 2 Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2000
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. It's in full-on four-player mode that Power Stone 2 attains genius status. As long as you've got three mates up to speed on the game, you literally won't be able to put your joypads down.
  2. Spank!
    97
    Probably the most fun you can have with two people without having to clear up afterwards.
  3. Fast paced, 3D fighting at its finest level as of yet.
  4. Da Gameboyz
    91
    With superb graphics, stellar sound, huge levels, simple but addicting gameplay and the addition of four-player multiplayer you cannot go wrong purchasing this title.
  5. CheckOut
    90
    Verdict: Kickass.
  6. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    The brilliant thing is that with everything happening on screen with four players, the action still remains fluid at 60 frames per second.
  7. AllDreamcast
    90
    Bring some friends over for some 4-way gaming action and you won't find a more entertaining and addicting game on the Dreamcast.
  8. Game Fan
    90
    Takes everything that was great about the first outing--the insane speed, the fantastic cast, the fun fighting engine, and the impressive pyrotechnics--and expands on every bit of it, without succumbing to the curse of most follow-ups: going overboard.
  9. 90
    I'd recommend "Power Stone 2" to any one of you on any day of the week. Go out and get it right now!
  10. Sega X
    90
    But Power Stone 2 has gone through more cosmetic surgery than Linda Tripp since it's original arrived on American shores last September.
  11. You either love it because you loved the first one, or would rather play something more traditional in the fighting genre.
  12. 90
    Capcom has managed to amaze, astound, and confuse with this new entry into the console party/fighting game genre.
  13. Daily Radar
    88
    Power Stone 2 may well be remembered as the most confusing fighting game ever created. And a whole lot of fun.
  14. Passing the game is a short, easy task and other than the item collection in adventure mode, there isn't enough single player action to keep things fresh. But toss a few friends on the couch and it's magic.
  15. As a four-player game, it's definitely one of the wildest fighters to come to the Dreamcast.
  16. A four-player oasis in a desert of single- or two-player titles, Powerstone 2 will quench your thirst for party fun. Just don't expect a serious fighting engine or any sort of lasting appeal in when you're stuck playing with yourself.
  17. Unless gamers are intimidated by the sheer chaos of Power Stone 2, this is likely to become one of the premiere party games for the Dreamcast.
  18. If you don't have friends to play Power Stone 2 with, it loses about two thirds of its appeal.
  19. It doesn't completely live up to its predecessor in all areas (ease of play, final boss), but in others (arena design, Adventure Mode) it's actually better.

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Jan 8, 2016
    10
    A relic lost in the secret garden of video game classics. Fighting games never got this exciting, full of charm, quirky fun randomness,A relic lost in the secret garden of video game classics. Fighting games never got this exciting, full of charm, quirky fun randomness, colorful characters, interactive stages filled with crazy items and the glorious Power Stones! an overall experience that you as a gamer can't miss because this here is the best fighting game in my opinion. Full Review »
  2. MarkusP.
    Jan 26, 2006
    10
    The best multiplayer ever. Played this for four years already and still playing it with friends. Just perfect fun. This game would really The best multiplayer ever. Played this for four years already and still playing it with friends. Just perfect fun. This game would really deserve a sequel on some of the new consoles. Full Review »
  3. MartinL.
    Jul 11, 2004
    10
    Great game that is very addictive, and i think this game maybe be better than smash bros. melee.