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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 brings legendary characters from throughout Marvel and Capcom history to duke it out in an insane tag-team fighting experience. From Ryu to Wolverine, pit your favorite heroes in dream match-ups thanks to an unprecedented 56-character roster. With[Playstation Network] MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 brings legendary characters from throughout Marvel and Capcom history to duke it out in an insane tag-team fighting experience. From Ryu to Wolverine, pit your favorite heroes in dream match-ups thanks to an unprecedented 56-character roster. With all new online play, take the fight across the globe and decide who really has the best "dream team." Widescreen support, enhanced HD graphics, and a robust leaderboard makes one of the best fighting games even better! Unique fighting: Try 3-on-3 tag-team matches, and the new online matching mode, including the "Quarter Match" mode from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. Accessibility: Four button controls introduce new players to the joy of fighting games. New visuals: The new optional visual filter smoothes out the game's graphics. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 95
    If you enjoy the Street Fighter series, or the Marvel fighting games that Capcom made back in the day then this is one you shouldn't miss.
  2. 90
    The finest brawler that's currently available on PlayStation Network. [Issue#182, p.82]
  3. Capcom’s called it “the best fighting game net code ever created for consoles”. We’re inclined to agree. When all is said and done, if you’re a fighting game fan MvC2 is an essential purchase.
  4. Taking the 2D online brawlers in the marketplace into account, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is easily the friendlier of the bunch in terms of new players jumping in.
  5. It is the ultimate fighting game experience packed with the most insane and awesome gameplay a fighter has ever seen.
  6. Although there are things to be improved in the online game of Marvel vs Capcom 2, this title is as fun as it was in 2000, and that's quite a thing to say about a videogame.
  7. The rerelease of this classic brawler will gladly take you for a ride, but the trip isn't without its share of potholes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    This is hands down quite possibly the best fighting game to be made since Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. It has an incredible roster of 56 ofThis is hands down quite possibly the best fighting game to be made since Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. It has an incredible roster of 56 of your favorite Marvel and Capcom characters. The Gameplay is super fast and super responsive. Since this game is no longer being sold on PS3 I highly recommend buying a Dreamcast, a copy of this game, and modding an arcade stick just for this absolute GEM of a game. You will have countless hours of fun learning new characters, and building your perfect team. CAPCOM PLEASE MAKE MvC4 Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2014
    10
    In retrospective, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes reigns as one of the greatest fighting franchises of all-time and with the inclusionIn retrospective, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes reigns as one of the greatest fighting franchises of all-time and with the inclusion of online mode, the competitive status of the game has been raised another bar since it first came out on the Dreamcast over 10 years ago. Pros? Retro visuals; lots of characters from Capcom and Marvel; lots of colorful hyper combos; multiplayer mode and online make it as competitive as it used to be in the arcades and on the Dreamcast; original jazz influenced soundtrack. Cons? The visuals haven't aged all too well; occasional online hiccups; the soundtrack gets awfully repetitive after 5 minutes of gameplay. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2011
    8
    Having been an avid street fighter player for well over a decade it was with surprise that I never played this game before it came out on PSN.Having been an avid street fighter player for well over a decade it was with surprise that I never played this game before it came out on PSN. Firstly, it is quite different to Street Fighter 2->4 in the mechanics of the game, its faster paced and quite frenetic but it is possible to put together some major combos. The range of characters is vase but finding players outside of Magneto, Sentinel, Psylocke and Storm is unusual except maybe a few SFIV players as Ryu or Cammy. I prefer SFIV but I do like this game but my score reflects that the game is not as much to my taste as the Street Fighter series.

    I would also mention that the training option is not great, you cant record moves for the dummy and practice against certain combos for instance....
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