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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
68
2.4
Dreamcast
87
4.1
PlayStation 3
85
4.1
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Description

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is the sequel to the 2D fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

The game allows you to tag in all three players (instead of two, while the third is only used for special attacks, in the predecessor).

There are now up to 56 characters to use (most you have to unlock), including new characters like Jill Valentine from Resident Evil and Tron Bonn from Mega Man Legends.

Another new gameplay feature allows your team mates to come in during battle and give you a little health boost. This helps in lasting the distance in Survival mode, but they can also be hit by on coming attacks from the enemy.

Screenshots

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 iPad How to play
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast Beautiful and deadly. The stylized art for the charactes is nice looking. Unfortunately, there are no victory comments.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Character select
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast Ryu-do-ken this! Cyclops lets loose with an optic blast.

Alternate Titles

  • "MVC2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Button-mashing raised to the level of art Dreamcast WizardX (116)
Addictive yet repetitive Dreamcast Robyrt (51)
Capcom delivers another good 2D fighter PlayStation 2 Mike Fink (3)
"I Wanna Take You For A Ride..."-Lyrics from Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast MasterMegid (897)
Flashy & fun -- the pinnacle of fighters Xbox 360 Chris Wright (99)
Marvel vs. Capcom, what more can i say. Dreamcast Derrick Igbo (3)
It wont get u hooked Dreamcast Lee Redfern (20)

The Press Says

Defunct Games Dreamcast May 28, 2005 94 out of 100 94
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Jul 10, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Dreamcast Jun 01, 2000 B+ 83
Retrogaming.it Dreamcast Apr 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Meristation Xbox Dec 27, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Lens of Truth Dreamcast Apr 14, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Bordersdown Xbox Jul 09, 2003 7 out of 10 70
TalkXbox Xbox Aug 11, 2003 43 out of 100 43
IGN Xbox Apr 01, 2003 3.9 out of 10 39

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cameos

Some of the Capcom roster of characters are taken from old or obscure Capcom games such as SonSon or Amingo (who is rumored to be from a canceled Capcom game), or from Japanese games never released anywhere else at the time of this game's original release (such as Jin). The only character that doesn't originate from any previous Capcom game, however, is Ruby Heart, the female pirate character who was created specifically for Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Xbox version

The Xbox release of this game was originally going to have online play. However, it was scrapped at the last minute.

Information also contributed by Alexander Michel

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