• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2000
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 126
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  1. Apr 4, 2013
    7
    Solid fighting mechanics and nice introduction into tag-team fighting. Great selection of character. However it really doesn't feel like it has much else to offer. Little to no extra features. No real story mode. This game felt more like it belonged in an arcade than on a console.

    Overall: A good idea, but it just felt a bit unfinished. It felt more like an expansion than an actual
    Solid fighting mechanics and nice introduction into tag-team fighting. Great selection of character. However it really doesn't feel like it has much else to offer. Little to no extra features. No real story mode. This game felt more like it belonged in an arcade than on a console.

    Overall:
    A good idea, but it just felt a bit unfinished. It felt more like an expansion than an actual game of its own.
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  2. KinanA.
    May 22, 2002
    6
    Good but make something new.
  3. VirusMan
    May 27, 2003
    6
    Its a fighting game. Kicks butt till it is all unlocked, then gets a little boring.
  4. ZiggyStardust
    Aug 13, 2002
    7
    I couldn't give this game a good rating because it has some pretty noticable problems. 1) the unlocked stories behind all characters are unbelievably poor. i mean what were they thinking with these? 2) the computer AI is not too cool. on hard difficulty i want something better than just being able to press 1 button rapidly to win the game. it's not really too easy, it's justI couldn't give this game a good rating because it has some pretty noticable problems. 1) the unlocked stories behind all characters are unbelievably poor. i mean what were they thinking with these? 2) the computer AI is not too cool. on hard difficulty i want something better than just being able to press 1 button rapidly to win the game. it's not really too easy, it's just you can be cheap and win. this is a better than average ps2 game, and it's 2 player games are what make it fun. but it's not a classic like street fighter 2 is on snes. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2010
    10
    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,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. Collapse

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#1 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
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#1 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2000
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Antagonist
    60
    One big disk of suck. I could find better fighting games for the Atari.
  2. Currently the high water mark for the PS2.
  3. Daily Radar
    100
    If you like Tekken then you have to have this, the most, biggest, best bag of Tekken so far. A droolworthy launch title.