Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 Image
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  • Summary: Choose from over 44 characters from an arsenal of fighters from the Capcom and SNK fighting universes and customize your fighting style with even more fighting ?Grooves.? [Capcom]
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The most beautifully balanced, well-crafted 2D beat-‘em-up to grace God’s fair Earth.
  2. It seems that Capcom does listen to its followers, because CVS2 is light year ahead of its predecessor, in game play, options, and presentation.
  3. You’ll know by now not to expect any radical changes, but a better game through slow refinement and evolution, and for this reason only purists will want this title if they own the original.
  4. Retro fighting game fans, don’t pass this up.
  5. 80
    The largest problem with this game seems to be the difficulty. The end-game bosses are seriously some of the hardest I’ve ever seen in a fighting game.
  6. Game Informer
    78
    I love the color edit and backgrounds, and the character list can't be beat. [Dec 2001, p.95]
  7. Those who haven't played a fighting game in a long time might also be impressed, but the weak visuals will be a major turnoff for the average gamer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Nov 4, 2015
    10
    The greatest fighting game of all time. Or at least one of them, rivalling SFIII: 3rd Strike or SF Alpha 3. This game feels definitive. ThisThe greatest fighting game of all time. Or at least one of them, rivalling SFIII: 3rd Strike or SF Alpha 3. This game feels definitive. This game feels complete. Game play is epitome of smooth. Difficulty adjustments that actually make a difference and can get u learning in no time. Not to mention they included every single move in the pause menu for you to practice! A perfect arcade port and a fighting game that I still pull out often to this day! Expand
  2. ChrisW.
    Feb 6, 2002
    10
    Excellent edition to the series. Hope for more. GO TERRY BOGARD.
  3. KakarotS.
    Mar 13, 2002
    10
    Just perfect. Well almost, you can't play it online :)
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jan 2, 2002
    9
    I really liked the game, but I would have liked it more if both companies were equally balanced. What I mean is Capcom gets more glory then I really liked the game, but I would have liked it more if both companies were equally balanced. What I mean is Capcom gets more glory then SNK and Capcom is heard more often then SNK, don't get me wrong, I know that Capcom made this game, but SNK allowed their charecters to be molded in the way of Capcom's choosing, SNK at least needs the same amount of attention as Capcom. Maybe SNK may not be as popular as the Capcom games, but what about the hard core SNK players [like me] who like King of Fighters better then Street Fighter? I will get off that subject and move on to the next one: Stages, simply put, there aren't enough stages in this game, I mean how many stages are there, 10? Considering that there are over 44 charecters, 10 stages doesn't go well with so huge a lineup. One point I will compliment is the Color Edit mode where you can change absolutely everything about any charecter and make him or her any color you want, the downside: it's too difficult and sometimes that makes you change something about someone you don't want changed. Also about special moves, I think since Capcom made the game they could have made some of the charecters moves more like the Capcom fighter's moves like Terry's down back down forward punch for Power Geyser could be changed to down forward down forward punch so it can be more in synch with the street fighter's move lists. Although I am glad they gave Terry a new finisher move called Buster Wolf it is cooler then his old finisher from King of Fighters 99 move done the same way. Also, where is Andy Bogard? Is he unlockable? I have only played it once and if Terry and Joe are in this game, where is Andy? Expand
  5. KidRelly
    Feb 5, 2002
    9
    It's the best 2D fighter on the PS2. But it has a few flaws, nothing major though.
  6. ZiggyStardust
    Nov 11, 2002
    8
    It's a bit of a Capcom cash grab, but still... fans of Street Fighter and all the SNK 2D fighters will certainly find a lot to like about it.
  7. MacSpeed
    Feb 3, 2002
    1
    This game was bad. Worse than playing an original Nintendo game. Really no improvement. Very big disappointment.

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Awards & Rankings

#53 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001