Strider 2

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  • Summary: Out from the underbelly of a dark and dangerous future, emerges an elusive hero who wages war for peace and justice. Now, one of the world's most legendary heroes, Strider Hiryu, returns on the PlayStation® game console. Armed with his light sword, Cypher, Strider blazes through theOut from the underbelly of a dark and dangerous future, emerges an elusive hero who wages war for peace and justice. Now, one of the world's most legendary heroes, Strider Hiryu, returns on the PlayStation® game console. Armed with his light sword, Cypher, Strider blazes through the darkness to battle the evil dictator, Grandmasters. Featuring 2 discs of gritty action adventure, this highly anticipated sequel also includes an incredible bonus... the original Strider game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Game Fan
    89
    All the bosses in "Strider 2" look awesome, and hopefully, will inspire younger players to realize what a real side-scrolling action game should be like.
  2. 85
    It's enormously fun -- and isn't that what really matters in the end?
  3. If you're looking for a deliciously shallow, unquestionably mindless action platformer (the kind they don't make like they did back in the proverbial day), "Strider 2" is a perfect shelter from the storm of "Tomb Raider" clones diluting the market.
  4. 70
    You can easily beat the game in one sitting -- pretty disappointing, especially for "Strider" veterans.
  5. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    A solid retro title -- it's over quickly, and the graphics are rough, but the gameplay triumphs.
  6. A good three to four hours of fast-paced fun if you take the time to find the secrets, thus making it perfect for a weekend rental.
  7. CheckOut
    30
    Unfortunately, actually playing "Strider 2" also drove me to tears, but not the joyous tears of teenage nostalgia, oh no: the bitter tears of disappointment. And boredom.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AldonStudiosB.
    Jan 4, 2004
    10
    Is it just me...or is there no way to die in this game? Great graphics, amazing gameplay...you can race through this one in about an hour, Is it just me...or is there no way to die in this game? Great graphics, amazing gameplay...you can race through this one in about an hour, although I haven't heard that two games are included...when I bought it I only got the sequel. Definitely pick this one up, but grab it if you see it 'cause they're hard to come by. Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2014
    9
    this game is almost perfect, only problem is the game is criminally short even for ps standerts. but the game had good level design, coolthis game is almost perfect, only problem is the game is criminally short even for ps standerts. but the game had good level design, cool physics, and overall a very fun game. even after you beat it, you could play as strider hein, giving you a different way to play through the game. Expand

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#49 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
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#33 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000