Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO GameCube

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2002
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. The extra additions of the grooves and super combos was also a stroke of genius, and now that I look at this tiny little disc, I have to ask myself, “How did they fit it all in there?”
  2. A top-notch beat-’em-up...The only problem that really exists with the game aren’t really Capcom’s fault at all – yep, it’s the controller. [Import]
  3. Very little has changed since when it first graced home consoles on the Super Nintendo and that is no bad thing.
  4. Game Informer
    75
    It includes everything offered in the PS2 version, but features an odd control scheme. [Nov 2002, p.134]
  5. 74
    An excellent 2D fighting game...The game does not work for one simple reason -- the GameCube controller.
  6. Nintendo Power
    72
    It's fast, beautifully rendered, and full of challenge. [Oct 2002, p.195]
  7. netjak
    72
    If you are fortunate enough to have both a Gamecube and a PS2, I highly recommend choosing the PS2 version. From a visual and audio standpoint they are nearly identical. But, the Dual-Shock controller will be a much nicer fit than the GC's.
  8. Overall the Streetfighter games have always been annoyingly hard, and in times where gameplay is focused on a merely mainstream type of gamers, this game probably suits the need for those hardcore arcade action lovers.
  9. The best 2D fighter released on a major Nintendo console in about eight years. The GameCube controller may not be ideal for this kind of game, but neither are any other next-gen system controllers.
  10. Play Magazine
    70
    The cornucopia of stages and fighters, underpinned by the perfectly honed combat, satisfies for months. [Nov 2002, p.96]
  11. 70
    Though the game is still technically and visually sound, the control is just so horrid that it’ll make you wonder why this project was even green-lighted. [Import]
  12. Cringe worthy dialogue, a confusing interface, and general monotony hinder what is otherwise an enjoyable experience.
  13. A high quality fighting game. Just be wary that the GC controller isn’t the best for it.
  14. While outdated, it’s still the best (only?) 2D fighter for the GameCube, and worth a rental.
  15. 66
    Recommended for hardcore fighting fans. Others may want to go with the version on PS2's console -- the controller is definitely better.
  16. The controller will prove to be very frustrating and the other configuration really cheapens the game!
  17. There just seems to be something empty in the gameplay. The fighting does not seem solid, and the tournament is less than exciting.
  18. 60
    Helping out the younger GameCube fans with its “easy operation” system and keeping all the arcade trappings for the older crowd sounds like a good idea, but Capcom vs. SNK 2: EO comes up short.
  19. The fact that so little has changed combined with the weak GC-ism either suggests that Capcom thinks GC owners are mental invalids, or that Capcom doesn't think much about GC owners at all.
  20. A solid fighting game, filled with many likable characters. Unfortunately, the GameCube's controller just wasn't designed to work well with a game like this, and it cripples your ability to play and enjoy it.

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#9 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. DanielZ.
    Apr 11, 2007
    10
    This is a great game for Street Fighter fans. I just loved the "GC-ism", no need to keep trying to do that awesome move/special, you just This is a great game for Street Fighter fans. I just loved the "GC-ism", no need to keep trying to do that awesome move/special, you just tilt the C-stick and it´s done !!! I keep sending hadoukens all day long. Thanks a lot Capcom! Full Review »
  2. EduardoR.
    Oct 21, 2005
    6
    Die-hard Street Fighter fans will enjoy it, but the graphics are unattractive and, as usual, the final bosses are TOO powerful (a single blow Die-hard Street Fighter fans will enjoy it, but the graphics are unattractive and, as usual, the final bosses are TOO powerful (a single blow can´t take HALF of your energy away!!!). Moreover, the endings are so poor that you just don´t feel that fighting all the way up there is worthy... Full Review »
  3. BobB.
    Oct 27, 2003
    10
    Good game controls are good for me.