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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16

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  1. Nov 20, 2013
    5
    As an avid SC fan I was looking forward to get my hands on SCII and play it online, unfortunately this version is sadly disappointing.

    First the good points:,
    This is the original game just as it was, while it certainly feels dated (its 10 years old) and not quite comparable to newer instalments all the old 1 player modes as well as vs modes are there, the quest mode (Weapon Master)
    which pitches you up against computer controlled characters in all sort of situations is especially fun. The HD remastering also feels good enough.

    That being said, there are serious problems with this re-release:

    First, for some unfathomable reason Namco has decided to remove the option of using the Japanese voice overs instead of the English ones. This is not just a problem for purists and nerds because the English voice "acting" is so horrid that it more or less ruins the game, literally all the characters sound ridicules or annoying at best.

    Another big problem most players are complaining about is the online mode, it has very few options, and de facto consist of endless random matches, if that wasn’t bad enough the lag is so terrible that it makes the game almost unplayable online, even the best matches have worse lag than the worst matches in Soul Calibut V, what the hell is Namco thinking!!!? They obviously have the technology so why dont they use it? Why do they dump a half finished product on us and charge 20USD for it?

    If you really really miss SCII go out and get a used PS2/Xbox/GC version of it for the fraction of the cost Namco is charging for this, unless they fix the terrible online mode and add the Japanese language track it is simply impossible to recommend spending 20USD on this.
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  2. Nov 20, 2013
    3
    only got this game so I could play others online, but the lag is horrible its not worth it. such a huge let down for the best SC to get released in its sad state.
  3. Apr 18, 2014
    9
    An excellent port of one of the greatest fighting games of all-time -- in my opinion, at least. The generally mixed critical reception primarily aims at the buggy online content of the game. But as far as the game itself goes, whether you liked or hated the original games, that'll be your reception.

    Pros? Excellent HD overtones; excellent control; it's the cast of characters we all grew
    up with, including both bonus characters -- Spawn and Heihachi -- on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions; still has one of the best story modes -- Weapon Master -- in the Soul series.

    Cons? Limited online options; online mode has a lot of bugs, especially lagging; other bugs; no Japanese voiceover option, which means you're stuck with the campy English dialogue; depending on whether the contents of newer fighters have changed your perception of the game, it's fairly dated in terms of gameplay and specifically its reward system.
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  4. Jan 17, 2014
    8
    soulcalibur 2 HD Online is one of enjoyed games on xbox 360,
    i remeber play this when i was little the game has cool stuff then it did on it original console
    i love playing as assassin in this game and classic game
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 10, 2014
    65
    Even a decade later it’s obvious why SoulCalibur II is regarded one of the best 3D fighting games. The HD version is unfortunately only decent – it’s clear that the game is 10 years old and the online component is very modest. [02/2014, p.72]
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    80
    Still a great fighter even without all the bells and whistles that have been bolted on in recent years - it’s more accessible and balanced than later ones, too.
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    74
    SoulCalibur II HD Online is the same great fighting experience that fans had years ago but also includes HD and two online modes, which helps it to stay appealing to the current standards.