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  • Summary: Rule the arena of the world's two most powerful fighting Universes. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is bar-none, the most insane tag-team fighting game on the planet! An unprecedented 56 playable characters raises the bar on arcade fighting with 3 on 3 tag-team battles, unbelievable control andRule the arena of the world's two most powerful fighting Universes. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is bar-none, the most insane tag-team fighting game on the planet! An unprecedented 56 playable characters raises the bar on arcade fighting with 3 on 3 tag-team battles, unbelievable control and hyper-fast animation. Pick a fight with your favorite legendary Capcom characters and Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe and watch the super combos fly. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Game Informer
    85
    If you happened to miss this in arcades or for DC, MVC 2 is a sweet 2D fighter worthy of purchase. [Dec 2002, p.122]
  2. The PS2 port is an excellent adaptation of a classic fighter.
  3. 80
    Although it’s essentially a port of an arcade game that’s two years old, this is one matchup that’s a pleasure to kill hours with at home.
  4. 76
    The only new feature in the PS2 version is an art gallery, so when you factor in the worse sound and lack of VGA, I'd have to say that the Dreamcast version is still the best.
  5. PSM Magazine
    70
    Old school fans, however, will probably feel that MvC2 is a bit too hectic and find themselves hoping for an online PS2 version of "Street Fighter III" instead. [Holiday 2002, p.50]
  6. There are easily better fighters on the PS2 though, and so this feels more like an exercise in retro gaming than an essential and accessible purchase.
  7. Play Magazine
    60
    The only big downside to all this is a dated engine that shows wear in the animation, which may have passed the test on Dreamcast but loses appeal in today's arena. [Dec 2002, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. May 7, 2018
    10
    A classic with a great and expansive roster. This is by far the best Marvel vs. Capcom game in the franchise.
  2. DanielR.
    Mar 13, 2003
    10
    This game is great! Its kept old school and playstation is the perfect system to do it with. if anybody likes streetfighter or any of the old This game is great! Its kept old school and playstation is the perfect system to do it with. if anybody likes streetfighter or any of the old fighting games like killer instinct this is the game, it accomplishes what the game is designed to do, and does it the best. Expand
  3. Spiderman
    Jun 15, 2006
    10
    I have been a Street Fighter and Marvel Comics fan all my life, and the combination of the two is simply awesome. This game not only boasts I have been a Street Fighter and Marvel Comics fan all my life, and the combination of the two is simply awesome. This game not only boasts superior graphics, a litany of characters and crazy combos, but also is extremely fun to play ("fun" is an understatement - it is more like addicting). I really like everything about the game, the controls, the combos and the sound. The game is incredible and worth buying if you are a fan of Street Fighter games. Spidey is by far the best character, see if you can perform the elusive 12-hit combo!!! Expand
  4. CaptainCommando
    Feb 24, 2003
    9
    This game is great! My only complaint is that the specials and Hyper specials are a bit too easy to do.
  5. Mixah
    Mar 27, 2003
    9
    The translation is almost perfect. there's slowdown the ruby/guile glitches have been removed (no more suki -__-) gief/colossus glitch isThe translation is almost perfect. there's slowdown the ruby/guile glitches have been removed (no more suki -__-) gief/colossus glitch is new (freezes game) infinites have slightly different timing. Expand
  6. Uter
    Oct 9, 2003
    8
    While it is a bit of a rehash (4th version of basically the same game). But it originally was, and still is a good game. I just wish they While it is a bit of a rehash (4th version of basically the same game). But it originally was, and still is a good game. I just wish they included the option to fight 1 on 1 rather than 3 on 3 all the time. All character moves are variants on Street Fighter 2 ones (right, down, right down for example). So while it's good, with just a few minor adjustments it could have been great. Expand
  7. daven.
    Sep 23, 2006
    0
    haha! yes, please pay upwards of $50 for this game. By all means, with Marvel UIltimate Alliance coming out soon, why bother?!?

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