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  • Summary: The sequel to Armored Core takes the action to Mars where the Ravens battle for their corporations. In Armored Core 2, you'll enter new battle arenas and challenge more than 45 menacing Armored Core units. Customize your AC unit's 200 parts, including interior equipment and extension packs, and use over-boost propulsion to generate lightning speed. One or two players can go head-to-head in split-screen battles using more than 200 customizable parts that feature interior equipment and extension packs. Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Despite the somewhat niggling flaws, Armored Core 2 simply amazes. Out-of-this-world customization, great gameplay and tons of depth place Armored Core 2 atop the current list of PS2 games.
  2. 90
    This game is for hardcore freaks who like their games deep and complex, and who don't mind spending most of their time in the garage perfecting their death machines before they actually do any killing.
  3. If you are just purchasing a PlayStation2, and are considering an investment in a good strategy/fighting game, look no further.
  4. 80
    Fearsome Transformer-like Mechs (robot body suits) hurtle around the screen cutting loose with the big guns, laying waste to all and sundry, coming on like stern, iron harbinger's of Armageddon - it's great.
  5. 77
    It will demand a lot of your time, and a lot of your patience. It's a game that becomes really fun game once you master everything.
  6. For the first time, a mech-style game makes you feel like you're actually inhabiting the suit, not controlling it from afar.
  7. Casual gamers will get into this game for about an hour before being overwhelmed by the choices. Experts of the previous games will love it, even with the odd control scheme.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. RaymondC.
    Mar 10, 2008
    10
    Excellent I have ordered it can you change parts on the machines.
  2. Vel
    Feb 3, 2002
    10
    Aggressive or defensive you name it! It rules, you just can't say no to this game, and hard controls, ha a baby can learn it. I know 9 year old kids that can pilot and their rank is like 20 and down. My point is that you have to buy it or rent it at the most! Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 21, 2002
    10
    If you use energy weapons you don't have money subtracted. But the game is the best one I've played.
  4. Negabyte
    Jun 8, 2002
    9
    Hey, I have always loved AC. From the beginning to the end. I think that this game is great with 2 exceptions. While the AC's look great, the backgrounds and environments do not look all that great, and the controls are a little rigid. Although I must say, you can get used to them after some practice. I did. Expand
  5. KevinB.
    Jul 11, 2006
    9
    This was my first AC game and i was angry...why? the controls..very hard to get used to...but i kept at it and got it down pat... There are lots of part choices so you can max out your walking beer can and stomp shit without breaking a sweat... this game makes me happy. Expand
  6. Oct 3, 2010
    7
    I was not a fan at all of the first game and I reluctantly picked this one up but I have to say it was a pleasant surprise. The game was great and offered me enough fun to not regret spending the money I did on it. Expand

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