Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    This game is one of those rare cases where it crosses so many lines of game genres. Whether you are a sports fan or challenge and skill, this is one game that will deliver on all fronts.
  2. A solid arcade-style boxing game, and like most arcade games, it wears thin fairly quickly.
  3. 62
    A solid sequel to last year's game, with lots of improvements, and changes made to better the gameplay, but it hasn't really changed that equation a bit.
  4. Its combination of over-the-top action, an excellent array of outrageous boxers, and multiple game modes makes it a title everyone can enjoy.
  5. If you like games that involve you beating the crap out of somebody, you will like this.
  6. This one takes full advantage of the PS2's graphic capabilities, giving a digital beatdown to all comers in the genre.
  7. If you have a sibling or friend nearby with whom you can play, this game will keep you occupied for months.
  8. Fans of arcade style games, such as myself, will appreciate the game. Its gameplay is fun, and the graphics are wonderful.
  9. Fans of "Ready 2 Rumble" will find a great deal to enjoy here - even if it doesn''t quite reach the classic heights of the first game there is still plenty of variety here to keep you coming back for more.
  10. The gameplay could be a bit better in places, yet it's still a fun title that doesn't get old very quickly and has a lot of replay value because of the secret characters.
  11. It will just leave you with an empty feeling both inside your body and your wallet.
  12. If you like a little humor mixed in with your punches then give this one a workout.
  13. A game that is not quite what the Sony hype built up for but is fun nonetheless.
  14. 50
    I'm not given to venting my spleen, but I really didn't get off on this title.
  15. You need to have a sense of humor if you want to box, at least if you want to box in R2R2: R2.
  16. There's just not that much to it. Even the career mode suffers from a distinct lack of depth.
  17. After a year of impressive Dreamcast titles, gamers have come to expect something more from their next-gen consoles, and the same shallow, flashy arcade games just aren't going to cut it.
  18. 100
    The wild characters are hilarious, the gameplay is incredibly fun, and the graphics are excellent.
  19. Overall, this game is just not much different than the original Ready 2 Rumble. It's definitely a fun game, and if you don't own the original, go ahead and put this one on your short list.
  20. I just have to say that despite my prancing and finger snapping, I could kick Michael Jackson's ass, despite the fact that one of his gloves is golden.

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