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 Xbox 360 Title screen
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast Spider-Man vs. Psylocke.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Triggering a special move
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dreamcast Hulk Smashed! The Hyper Combos can be devastating and can look anywhere from cool to (as shown here) just plain odd.

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

Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 30, 2000 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Sep 09, 2001 A 100 (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 29, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 3 Aug 28, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Dec 10, 2002 B+ 83
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Aug 15, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Nov 22, 2002 75 out of 100 75
TeamXbox Xbox May 06, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
1UP Xbox May 09, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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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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