• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2000

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. While Tekken Tag Tournament is one of the oldest fighters on the PS2, few of the later fighting games have come close to matching its quality.
  2. Graphically, the game has taken a very large leap, and the arcade version of the game looks downright ugly by comparison.
  3. The depth within blows the likes of "Street Fighter EX3" and "Dead Or Alive 2" out of the picture.
  4. While this game is Tekken three with tag team and better graphics, it really is a fun game to play. This is probably what Soul Calibur was to Dreamcast, although not as great.
  5. 91
    The second best fighting game ever made, losing only to Namco's own "Soul Calibur," but still should be bought.
  6. Currently the high water mark for the PS2.
  7. 87
    It has more characters, more moves, four-player tag battle, and more secrets than you'll find in any other fighting game in the world. If you're looking for revolutionary new features or gameplay, you're not going to find it here.
  8. The graphics are the best ever seen in a fighting game.
  9. 90
    Combines a wealth of visual power with extra gameplay modes, creating hours of intense gameplay.
  10. From the revamped graphics to the refined gameplay, this is arcade fighting at its best.
  11. If you like Tekken then you have to have this, the most, biggest, best bag of Tekken so far. A droolworthy launch title.
  12. Looks stunning. The polygon count has been upped from the coin-op version, and the characters are as lifelike as you could want.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    This is definatly a step up to the arcade version and quite possible my faviroute Tekken game in the series so far. Tekken Tag Tournament is the first instalment of the "Tag" series and brings back previous characters from the earlier Tekken games. The graphics have certainly boosted up a notch from the PS1 and Arcade versions, some of the stages are fantastic - pyramid temples, colosseum's and dojos. Gameplay is still the same as before, but there are some new fighting moves, different game modes to play and for the first time you can play as not one, but two characters in each fight. Not all characters are available to start off with, you have to unlock them in Arcade mode. Fight your way through 8 different stages by kicking, punching and wrestling each opponent and you will unlock a new character as well as a nice short theatre clip from each character you complete Arcade in. If you've played Tekken before, then most of the moves you'll know already but if you're new to the series, you may want to get some practicing done in Practice mode. You can change the difficulty settings if want to challenge yourself and become a master at the game. Of course this game wouldn't be Tekken without (my personal faviroute) multiplayer, where you and your friend can choose two different characters (4 altogether). Another new feature to this game is if you have a Multitap, you can have up to 4 players to make it even more enjoyable. You and your friends can get loads of aggressive fun, competing against one another to become the champion. If that wasn't enough for you why not play a much relaxing game of bowling, yes you heard me right bowling, something you might wanna try if you have a bad headache after all that anger and shouting from multiplayer. One thing that disappoints me is even though you can use two characters tag in each fight, the round ends after one of them is defeated rather than finish them both off. This would have been a nice option to let you configure this. Usually I would get bored of the same old repetitive fighting but it still manages to charm for the fourth time running. Full Review »
  2. SSJ2_vegeta
    Apr 18, 2002
    I agree with solid_snake,3D fighters suck with the exception of Soul Caliber. This game is bad. 2D fighters forever!!
  3. PeeweeH.
    Sep 12, 2001
    Amazing graphics. Great fighting game because you can tell that they actually researched the fighting styles used in the game. The drunken boxing and crane styles are really cool and just like in the Kung Fu movies. The handling is a bit hard to get used to though. Full Review »