DOA2: Hardcore PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2000
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 55
  2. Negative: 6 out of 55

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  1. SethD.
    Jul 31, 2001
    5
    Though entertaining, it lacks in length, realistic characters, and replay value. Arena falls and Instant Replay are nice though.
  2. MaryC.
    Jun 12, 2002
    5
    I'm gonna go with a "half-&-half" for "DOA2H." I think that this game has nice graphics. (Umm... except for the fact that all the women are basically... uhh... sluts @_@) I like the way the game plays, it looks good (sans the slutty girls), & I like the number of outfits for each character (yet again... sans the slutty & skanky outfits for the females) This game is rather insultive I'm gonna go with a "half-&-half" for "DOA2H." I think that this game has nice graphics. (Umm... except for the fact that all the women are basically... uhh... sluts @_@) I like the way the game plays, it looks good (sans the slutty girls), & I like the number of outfits for each character (yet again... sans the slutty & skanky outfits for the females) This game is rather insultive to girls... they try to make it seem like girls are basically sluts. ~_~ I REALLY dislike that!!! The reason I gave this game a 5 was for 3 main reasons. I don't think it deserves any higher than the score that I gave it. (1) The graphics are very nice. (I've only seen graphics like that for DOA3 (very nice) & Tekken 4 (very nice). (2) The multi-tiered levels... it's fun to knock someone off a building... but it isn't very realistic. (I mean COME ON... how many people can get knocked off a HUGE cliff or building & still survive!!! No one... I rest my case there. (3) The fighting is nice & swift... but it's definately lacking something. This game... I'm sorry to say... only relies on slutty girls fighting in disgustingly revealing outfits to try & get boys to buy it. It's rather pathetic. The game deserves a 5 for what it is... but it definitely isn't all that... Expand
  3. KyleK.
    Nov 17, 2003
    6
    Realistic environments, good characters, it's a damn good fighting game but it won't ever beat the tekken's.
  4. SteveC.
    Feb 20, 2007
    7
    Good graphics, good characters, good fighting game, bad story ending.
  5. Serra
    Dec 4, 2001
    7
    You really can't judge how one game is compared to another similar game on another system. Saying that, I love the speed and graphics, but there are TOO many moves with many similar button combos...I feel like I am getting lucky mashing random buttons more than anything.
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Incredible at the time, DOA2 did things the "big boys" hadn't even dreamed of. [Oct 2004, p.122]
  2. 80
    The action is fast and exciting, the breasts still jiggle and the scene interaction could actually see you saying the word "wow!"
  3. 100
    One of the best looking fighters so far for the PS2, it eclipses "Street Fighter EX3" and "Tekken Tag Tournament" for beauty.