Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. The improvements are great and make the game closer to the vision of a great 3D X-Men fighter but it’s hard to recommend a game that is so lacking in depth that it becomes quickly tiresome.
  2. 83
    By no means innovative or new in concept, but as with all good sequels, it’s better in all the right places, and for X-Men fans it’s great fun.
  3. This game is a good, solid beat-’em-up, but it’s no Street Fighter or Tekken. Despite the fact that the fighters are in 3D, the game is really a 2D experience.
  4. If you haven't played MA, then grab this one for all the bonus items. If you already have the first MA, then you'll only need this if you want 6 extra characters.
  5. The best PS One fighting game to come along in a while, and probably the last great fighting game for the PS One.
  6. 50
    The controls are still the most frustrating part of the game: They’re sloppy, inexact, and derivative of Street Fighter's with a dash of Tekken's thrown in.
  7. The actual gameplay has changed imperceptibly in Mutant Academy 2, but six new characters and six new stages make it feel like a much more complete fighting game.
  8. Fairly impressive. It may be rough around the edges, but it's currently the best Marvel Comics-inspired fighting game available on a Sony video game console.
  9. It's also challenging enough and offers 16 different characters to play as for an incredible amount of replayability. It is, however, a tough game to finesse and therefore people who aren’t sure if they like the genre itself might do well to give it a rent first.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    The AI is so completely non-existent that the old "whack one button and win" strategy still works wonders. [Nov 2001, p.220]
  11. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    The game just lacks the depth to keep hardcore fighting-game fans interested. [Nov 2001, p.167]
  12. Die hard X-Men fans should enjoy the game, if only because the characters remain faithful to their comic book origins...As a fighting game, though, MA2 is nothing special, as all the features have been done before and in fact better in other games.

Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Sep 13, 2014
    Facil de dominar e ao mesmo tempo desafiador, bastante extras que agradam aos fãs dos mutantes da marvel quanto aos amantes dos jogos de luta.Facil de dominar e ao mesmo tempo desafiador, bastante extras que agradam aos fãs dos mutantes da marvel quanto aos amantes dos jogos de luta. Exceto pelos seus loadings demorados o game é uma excelente pedida. Full Review »
  2. JoshuaH.
    Jan 18, 2007
    I like that game. I used to have that. I want it again.
  3. KrisC.
    Mar 1, 2003
    next to tekken3 its the best fighting game for psx i've played.