Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. Cheat Code Central
    80
    You will never finish the game by random button mashing. If you're not going to spend the time don't buy this game. I'm warning you right now.
  2. Game Informer
    85
    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]
  3. 80
    Although it’s essentially a port of an arcade game that’s two years old, this is one matchup that’s a pleasure to kill hours with at home.
  4. Fast, frenetic, and most importantly fun.
  5. 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."
  6. 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.
  7. Bringing 56 well-known characters to the screen in tag-team combat, while maintaining the general animation style of the original characters is terrific.
  8. The PS2 port is an excellent adaptation of a classic fighter.
  9. 84
    Only slightly slower on the draw in terms of load times compared to its arcade and Dreamcast counterparts, it's an otherwise perfect conversion.
  10. At some parts of the game, you have great sound effects blasting through your speakers but at other parts, you have very sloppy sound effects. What I mean by this having sloppy sound effects is that you sometimes can’t hear what your character is saying.
  11. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    It's over-the-top for sure, but surprising playable, and even possible to effectively master. [Oct 2002, p.148]

Awards & Rankings

#37 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#48 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. P.T.
    Jan 8, 2008
    10
    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 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!!! Full Review »
  2. daven.
    Sep 23, 2006
    0
    haha! yes, please pay upwards of $50 for this game. By all means, with Marvel UIltimate Alliance coming out soon, why bother?!?
  3. Spiderman
    Jun 15, 2006
    10
    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 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!!! Full Review »