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  • Summary: Rule the arena of the world's two most powerful fighting Universes. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is bar-none, the most insane tag-team fighting game on the planet! An unprecedented 56 playable characters raises the bar on arcade fighting with 3 on 3 tag-team battles, unbelievable control and hyper-fast animation. Pick a fight with your favorite legendary Capcom characters and Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe and watch the super combos fly. [Capcom] Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. If you happened to miss this in arcades or for DC, MVC 2 is a sweet 2D fighter worthy of purchase. [Dec 2002, p.122]
  2. The PS2 port is an excellent adaptation of a classic fighter.
  3. If you haven't played Marvel versus Capcom to death on the Dreamcast, or need to get in touch with your inner 2D child, you can't go wrong with either Marvel versus Capcom 2 or "Guilty Gear XX."
  4. 76
    The only new feature in the PS2 version is an art gallery, so when you factor in the worse sound and lack of VGA, I'd have to say that the Dreamcast version is still the best.
  5. Old school fans, however, will probably feel that MvC2 is a bit too hectic and find themselves hoping for an online PS2 version of "Street Fighter III" instead. [Holiday 2002, p.50]
  6. Games such as "Guilty Gear X" have shown what true next-gen 2D titles can look like, whilst other titles have more depth and a sufficiently more detailed fighting system for fighting fanatics.
  7. The only big downside to all this is a dated engine that shows wear in the animation, which may have passed the test on Dreamcast but loses appeal in today's arena. [Dec 2002, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. P.T.
    Jan 8, 2008
    Awesome game, used in fighting tourney's such as EVO and I love the mix of marvel vs capcom characters. very ultra rare to get and luckily I got mine for $30 today at Gamecrazy and some places likeGamestop *cough cough* sell it for $60-80 dollars. Graphics aren't bad and who knows they should do another one of these in the future!!! Expand
  2. jMY
    Apr 14, 2003
    This game is the best!!!
  3. Spiderman
    Jun 15, 2006
    I have been a Street Fighter and Marvel Comics fan all my life, and the combination of the two is simply awesome. This game not only boasts superior graphics, a litany of characters and crazy combos, but also is extremely fun to play ("fun" is an understatement - it is more like addicting). I really like everything about the game, the controls, the combos and the sound. The game is incredible and worth buying if you are a fan of Street Fighter games. Spidey is by far the best character, see if you can perform the elusive 12-hit combo!!! Expand
  4. CABLE
    Mar 12, 2003
    Capcom as no chance fighting with marvel heroes.
  5. JetE.
    Jun 23, 2004
    This game is one of my favourite fighters of all time. I think it deserves to be up there with the great fighters such as Soul Caliber and Tekken.
  6. Mixah
    Mar 27, 2003
    The translation is almost perfect. there's slowdown the ruby/guile glitches have been removed (no more suki -__-) gief/colossus glitch is new (freezes game) infinites have slightly different timing. Expand
  7. daven.
    Sep 23, 2006
    haha! yes, please pay upwards of $50 for this game. By all means, with Marvel UIltimate Alliance coming out soon, why bother?!?

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