Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 80
    All the hours of trial and error eventually pay off since the freedom in creating move animations is immense.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    If you've dreamed of becoming a computer programmer or a videogame developer, then you have to check this one out. The rest of us will be anxiously waiting to play whatever it is that you create.
  3. 75
    This is a quirky hobbyist's game, a game for people with the inhuman patience and attention to detail required to build garage kits, program in assembly language, or play Advanced Squad Leader on a regular basis.
  4. PSM Magazine
    For those who've thought they could build a game with the right tools, this is a fine toolbox. Aspiring fighter makers are warned, though - it's also an unforgiving school. [Jan 2003, p.42]
  5. 70
    An impressive tool and game that will dazzle some, and bore others to death.
  6. 64
    Something of an introduction to the world of game making. In other words, it presents some of the fun as well as most of the painstaking and sometimes tedious work that is involved.
  7. There’s a solid bone of a structure in this low-end programming tool, however, that is guaranteed to occupy and challenge the mindset of the committed faithful.
  8. Those who are willing to tackle the incredibly high learning curve will still find Fighter Maker 2 to be time consuming, if nothing else.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    The absurd amount of effort you'll have to spend to get any substantial results in Fighter Maker 2's Edit mode won't be worth it for 95 percent of you. [Jan 2003, p.124]
  10. Play Magazine
    The crude mechanics of the end result and the antiquated, bland look of the arena make it all a tedious exercise with zero payoff. [Feb 2003, p.90]
  11. Any kid will be happier with a weighty MIT textbook that they won't immediately understand than this deadweight of a fighting design game that no one will EVER understand.

Awards & Rankings

#62 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. IanO.
    Mar 2, 2004
    It is a fighter's dream.
  2. DemitriSwitchblade
    Jul 9, 2003
    Richard is a moron.
  3. RichardC.
    May 15, 2003
    I prefer various pc game makers such as MUGEN, or FM95.