Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
Buy On
  1. The biggest let-down though is that Soul Calibur 2 feels much more like a remake than a true sequel. [Import]

Awards & Rankings

6
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#6 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 58
  2. Negative: 3 out of 58
  1. ArmandoD.
    Sep 5, 2005
    10
    Now it's 10/2006... and still the best fighting game! I've had this game since it was released... and i am still playing it and Now it's 10/2006... and still the best fighting game! I've had this game since it was released... and i am still playing it and it's great fun (specially with friend /s). Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2017
    10
    My childhood fighting game 2nd to Tekken 5. By god is it amazing!

    To top an already perfect game on the Dreamcast would be difficult but
    My childhood fighting game 2nd to Tekken 5. By god is it amazing!

    To top an already perfect game on the Dreamcast would be difficult but Namco and Project Soul pulled it off. I LOVE this game to bits.

    I love the graphics. A big improvement over the original and it looks smooth and so realistic. The motion capture looks fantastic. The soundtrack is my second favorite next to Soulcalibur 3. The sound is so superb. The gameplay is still the same but has been updated with new mechanics like Guard Break, Attack Break, Stun Hits, Fake Attacks, Walled Stages and Stage Hazards. The story is so intriguing and enthralling with every character. I LOVE the voice acting for each character as well.

    There is so much to unlock from playing Weapon Master Mode and other modes. It gave the game SO much replay-ability. I have so much fun with these modes.

    It's a fantastic game. Well worth adding to your XBOX collection.
    Full Review »
  3. Dec 10, 2013
    10
    First game i me and my bro got with the new 360 harddrive for our 4 gb 360, is badass spawn is AMAZING, why hasnt he got his own video gameFirst game i me and my bro got with the new 360 harddrive for our 4 gb 360, is badass spawn is AMAZING, why hasnt he got his own video game yet, HE IS A BADASS MF Full Review »