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  • Summary: The Tekken Tag Tournament returns with fighters from across the Tekken spectrum taking each other on two by two for the second time.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Sep 16, 2012
    93
    Tekken Tag Tournament is the most polished and well thought through part in the Tekken series. It doesn't matter if you're playing alone or together: everything is about fun and competition. And the lack of gimmicks, like a story mode, show that this game doesn't need anything more than strong core gameplay.
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    90
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is definitely a solid package. The robust cast of fighters, ample amount of stages and sheer plethora of content make it worth the price of admission alone. Factor in the depth of the fighting and promised DLC, and you have a game that could occupy you for a long, long time.
  3. Sep 12, 2012
    86
    TTT2 might simply be seen as a (huge) collection of characters and stages for Tekken fans, but it's much more: the Fight Lab's got great potential for Namco's brawler newcomers, while the new tactical approach reached by the Tag interactions and the many available modes – including a strong if basic online support - will keep the interest high for every Tekken fan.
  4. Sep 11, 2012
    85
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 doesn't overhaul the franchise's format, instead opting to retain the series' already-solid gameplay and avoid extraneous modes that detract from the core fighting focus.
  5. Feb 15, 2013
    80
    With enough variation of modes to opt for, including the new story-type mode Fight Lab (which is rather short, although it will help gamers learn the game's moves), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has enough fighting gameplay for single-player and same-console multiplayer entertainment, especially with the strong controls and impressive visuals. However, the utter dismalness of Xbox Live (lack of) gameplay delivers a double-fisted punch to the face of Tekken Tag Tournament 2's quality.
  6. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    I'd love to tell you that Namco has breathed a ton of new life into this ailing franchise with TTT2, but it's just not really the case. It's still a fantastic fighting game that will sell plenty of copies to the series' fans, but it's not a fantastic choice to start with if you're looking to get into fighting games.
  7. 70
    As a catchall franchise compilation, Tekken Tag 2 works for fans who aren't seeking anything too radically different, delivering plenty of fighters and solid fun, even if it's traversing well-worn territory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Sep 12, 2012
    10
    It's the best fighting game that have been ever made!! In comparison to Mortal Kombat that has been very very ridiculous in story and stupid game play, This game is superb! Item Moves is really the thing you can enjoy with! Huge set of costumes and advanced settings to set colors are the most interesting parts that makes this game really enjoying and you won't be tired playing it all night long!
    New characters such as Forest and Jun are fantastic and you'll enjoy playing them. Also if you have DLC characters you can experience more superb characters and great movements in this game!
    If you are a real fighter and enjoy fighting games, this game is the best choice for you!
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  2. Sep 12, 2012
    10
    This game has all what a fighting player deserves!! Harada know how to hear the fans and through this, improve the game. Is are looking for a technical game, tekken is your game! plus this game have a lots of extra things that make this game much more that a fighting game. thank you Harada-san. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2012
    10
    As always, Namco has made another great addition to the Tekken franchise. However, this game is not for the faint of heart. The people who enjoy this game are the competitive gamers. Tekken is basically the Dark Souls of the fighting game world. TT2, specifically is very similar to Tekken 6, with a graphics boost, and the addition of team play. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2012
    10
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2; one of the kings of the fighting games return this year, and what happen? An amazing game!!! The gameplay is really awesome, the graphics are incredible, the controls, the sound, all is amazing!. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is one of the best games of the saga. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2012
    9
    The best Tekken game on the Xbox 360 it plays really well and the graphics are incredible.
    I really dont know why it got sutch average
    reviews on other site it so much better than the likes of Mortal Kombat or Dead or Alive 5.
    A really good alternative to Super Street Figher IV and worth checking out.
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  6. Nov 28, 2012
    9
    Very happy i bought this game, everything i could want in a Tekken game. Only downside is that with all the new features, you would hope to actually stay alive a bit longer in a fight. Its frustrating that two strong conbos from Bryan Fury whilst in a Rage state can kill you instantly. Other than that, pretty awesome! Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2012
    4
    The ONLY question you should ask yourself before buying this game is:

    Are you good in fighting games...good enough to handle the steep
    learning curve that Tekken T.T. 2 moves have to offer? If your answer happens to be a "yes" then be prepared, because this is no walk in the park. This game will consume most of your time making you either be really good at it or have you quit out of frustration and never look back.

    Tekken T.T 2 is certainly NOT FOR THE CASUAL GAMER that might want to pick it up and have fun right out the package alas the Dead or Alive series. It's obvious that the developers made this with the intention of making you understand fully how the mechanics of the game really work...but at the expense of having the curious/amateur gamer run away from it. IN REALITY WE HAVE GIRLFRIENDS / BOYFRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS THAT ARE NOT GOOD AT ALL IN FIGHTING GAMES THAT WOULD LIKE TO TRY IT FOR FUN AND GET THE MECHANICS DOWN IN QUICK AND FUN MANNER....UNFORTUNATELY, TEKKEN T.T.2 IS NOT FOR THEM...and that's why It's very hard for me to give this new entry a higher score just because of that...

    Part of me is glad to see the developers stuck to the technicalities of what Tekken is suppose to be...BUT then it also makes me realize that games like this one narrows everything down to a small number of people that are already good at the game (or to the true persistent) NOT GIVING MUCH OF A CHANCE TO THE CASUAL GAMER TO FALL IN LOVE WITH IT. Assuming you're great at Tekken or fighting games in general, then this game is your dream come true, it's full of options to customize your character, plenty of characters to choose from and good graphics, but then how much fun is to play a fighting game on your own if you can't play it with just anyone...unless you fake it and let them win every time they smash the buttons trying to pull off any of the unfriendly combos system.

    You have been WARNED!
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