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Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 is easily the best SNK anthology currently available.
  2. This compilation is even better because not only does it offer three solid fighting games, it does it at a fantastic price point of only $20.
  3. With a few new functions implemented into its old gameplay style and graphics, the Fatal Fury series is complete for PS2 owners who want the entire Neo Geo collection. For true classic fighting gamers and fans of the series, you now have the option to play online with a number of titles on one disc. For those less appreciative of fighting games of yesteryear, you may not even be interested.
  4. Cutting to the chase, Fatal Fury Battle Archives vol. 2 is not a bad purchase by any means. At the bargain price of $20, there's a lot of fun to be had.
  5. 70
    The games are old but fun and run without any dramatic hitches. Fighting game fans shouldn't have any serious concerns when picking this one up.
  6. Our biggest beef with Volume 2 is the lack of online play (the Japanese version offered it, but cost more). Also, the absence of any sort of bonus content feels like a glaring omission.
  7. You'll find three excellent Real Bout Fatal Fury games here, all restored to their classic 2-D glory. There's nothing mind-blowing here, but it's far more functional than most of SNK's other compilations.
  8. There's not a lot of variety or extra content here, but these three very solid and deep fighting games alone are well worth the asking price.
  9. Fighting fans will find a lot to like about the second volume of the Fatal Fury: Battle Archives compilation and the final three games are simply the best of the bunch.
  10. That's pretty limp, but the games themselves are good enough to stand on their own as a worthy purchase for collectors and those that may be curious about the series.
  11. The Real Bout spin-offs are not the best of the entire series (and I will not introduce a debate over this, except that it's Mark of the Wolves), and much of the system has been one-upped by the King of Fighters series in the decade since.
  12. 40
    The most puzzling omission, however, is Garou: Mark of the Wolves (1999), which makes the Fatal Fury saga painfully incomplete.

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