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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] 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: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Anyone that loves Marvel, Capcom, fighting games or games in general needs to pick up this game. At around £12 it's much easier than having to dig around bargain bins or eBay to find a Dreamcast copy.
  2. 90
    Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is as great today as it was nine years ago. Now it’s back in semi-HD and, best of all, they have saved you hours of fun unlocking every character and scene; now you can play as any team you want from the start, online or off.
  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. 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.
  5. Believe it or not, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is different enough from all of the other fighting games on the Xbox Live Arcade to warrant a purchase.
  6. Overall Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is still a fantastic fighter.
  7. This is truly a disappointment for fans of the arcade or Dreamcast versions of the original game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. DanL.
    Aug 1, 2009
    Still the best fighting game ever made. Now I can play over the internet like I have always dreamed of. The best thing on earth that you can buy for 15 dollars in my opinion. Expand
  2. LesterC
    Jul 30, 2009
    Finally, MVC2 has and always will have the perfect balance of pace, character and addictiveness. This game in nearly flawless if you are a true fighter-game vet and the ability to place online has been a truly remarkable feature. Expand
  3. HagenM
    Jul 29, 2009
    Sheer perfection. This fighting game came onto the scene and demolished all others with it's simple, yet complex system involving many different combinations of fighters. It's a game you can easily pick up, but will take much practice to master. Greatest fighting game of all time and one of the best games ever created. Giving this game anything less than a ten would not be doing justice. Expand
  4. KyleM
    Jul 31, 2009
    While it's undeniably easy to spam cheap tactics, Marvel vs Capcom 2 offers incredibly fun game play for a 15$ price that is well worth it.
  5. ChrisM
    Jul 30, 2009
    This really is the ultimate 2-D fighting game. With a cast of 56 characters, and almost limitless combo possibilities, this is a must-have for any fighting game fan. That being said, to be any good at this game, it requires lots and lots of time in the training mode. It's not very welcoming for beginners, and has a steep learning curve. However, the rewards for your hard work are plentiful - kicking butt with your hand-picked team is a great feeling! Expand
  6. Sep 23, 2011
    A fun and frantic fighting game with a huge roster of memorable characters and a lot of charm and personality. The game is only let down by its small number of game modes. Expand
  7. ApocalypseBrown
    Sep 12, 2009
    Still a classic game, but just doesn't feel right on xbox live. I've been playing it for a while now, and there for me is delay when you execute moves. What was good though is all the characters are unlocked straight away, and for nostalgia it's worth a go. But Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting and Soul Calibur are classics that still play like they did last decade, this feels tired. Expand

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