Marvel vs. Capcom 2

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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.


Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast Starting Line-up. The intro quickly runs through all the available fighters in a face-off fashion.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Quite a roster of characters from Marvel and Capcom.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Different, snowy version of the stage.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast Beautiful and deadly. The stylized art for the charactes is nice looking. Unfortunately, there are no victory comments.

Alternate Titles

  • "MVC2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Fun and flashy — the pinnacle of fighters Xbox 360 Chris Wright (102)
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)
Marvel vs. Capcom, what more can i say. Dreamcast Derrick Igbo (3)
It wont get u hooked Dreamcast Lee Redfern (20)

Critic Reviews

IGN PlayStation 2 Aug 08, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91 Dreamcast Mar 27, 2004 90 out of 100 90
ZTGameDomain PlayStation 2 Jun 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90 (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 29, 2009 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Aug 15, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Super Play Dreamcast Sep, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Xboxygen Xbox 360 Jul 31, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Dreamcast Jul 26, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Lens of Truth Dreamcast Apr 14, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox Apr 02, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63


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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.


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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