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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade 1 4.6
Dreamcast 59 4.1
iPad Awaiting 1 votes...
iPhone Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation 2 17 3.2
PlayStation 3 2 4.1
Xbox 11 2.4
Xbox 360 10 3.5
Combined MobyScore 100 3.7


The Press Says

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100
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic
This game has an incredible number of modes and options, and you can accumulate points to purchase new characters or outfits. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is one of the best fighters I've played on the Dreamcast system.
100
DreamcastGamePro (US)
There's no question that this is the best yet for the Versus series, but it does leave the same troubling questions Street Fighter Alpha 3 did; "Where do you go from here?". With insane amounts of selectable characters and play options, what can possibly be done to top it? Surely, Capcom will come up with something.
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DreamcastGamesFirst!
The Japanese version of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 featured online play over a specialized network, and all accounts had on-line play set for the U.S release as well. Unfortunately, tragically, this is not the case. MvsC 2 has no Internet support at all and this is a great loss to the game. Someday, on some Capcom fighting game, it will happen. On that day I will plug my Dreamcast controller in like I’m planting a flag atop some forgotten bloody battlefield and I will proclaim its merit across this beautiful world. Bells will chime from sea to shinning sea and light will spring back into eyes that were too bloodshot to see straight. Don’t despair, fellow gamers. The fighting game gods are out there, watching. Pay them homage, offer them sacrifices, and ask them nicely to give us a fighting game with real on-line play. Don’t listen to the unbelievers who scoff at your dedication and 2D rituals. The almighty God of fighting games is watching over us, and its name is Capcom.
100
PlayStation 2GamesFirst!
With the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on PS2 and Xbox, I am finally ready to let go of the Dreamcast. The only big name titles that haven't been ported yet are the Power Stone series and Seaman, but every other A+ title has already either been ported or a sequel has been released on either the Xbox, PS2, or GC. With Soul Calibur 2 looming on the horizon, the Dreamcast can finally rest in peace. You were underrated and under appreciated, but there were a few million of us around the world who loved you. So long, old friend.
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DreamcastGaming Target
With the entire gang being there, new 3-on-3 combat, new control, and replay that just doesn't quit. This game is at the top of the list that both demonstrated the Dreamcast's amazing visuals, and Capcom's intense gameplay. A game for everyone, especially those, who just don't like to quit.
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PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
Backbone really helped make this game great, and because of that I can't think of anything bad to say about it. I could go down a list but that would just me being a little more nitpicky than I need to be. And with a price point of only $15 it is really a bargain, seeing as a disc based version of this game for the original Xbox sells for more than $85 dollars on EBay. If you enjoy the Street Fighter series, or the Marvel fighting games that Capcom made back in the day then this is one you shouldn't miss.
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DreamcastDefunct Games
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 does make up for a lot when it comes to sheer presentation. You know you are in for a treat when you see the intro screen. Everything about the game screams professional, and there was no expense cut when bringing you a great looking front end. To be honest, this game has one of the most attractive menu displays of any game I have ever seen. It's truly a highlight. Everything has been thought of for this sequel. Big things, small things, and stuff you wouldn't even notice, it's all here ... so there's just one question: Why the heck don't you own this game?
93
DreamcastRetroage
Podsumowując Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes to bardzo charakterystyczna bijatyka 2D która niestety przez swoją chaotyczność straciła bardzo dużo potencjalnych graczy. Bardzo dobra, choć nie wyciskająca ostatnich potów z konsoli grafika i świetne udźwiękowienie w połączeniu z dużą ilością postaci do wyboru i jeszcze większą do odblokowania sprawia że gra starcza na wiele godzin i jak to zwykle w bijatykach bywa – gramy z równie wielką przyjemnością nawet kiedy już ją skończymy. Zdecydowanie polecam, choć nie każdemu fanowi bijatyk.
93
DreamcastIGN
Marvel vs Capcom 2 proves to be one of the best fighting games out there, one of the Dreamcast's most sparkling gems, and an awesome experience both for 1 player and multiple players alike. Yes, folks, the madness of Marvel can indeed coexist with the beautiful simplicity of Street Fighter III.
92
DreamcastNowGamer
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is by far and away the best 2-D beat-’em-up ever to grace any console… fact!
92
Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
While recent fighting game releases promise unparalleled HD graphics (both the 2D and 3D ones) and supremely balanced or deep attack and combo systems, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 throws dozens of characters and tons of action at you in an over-the-top way that no one has really been able to outdo. It'd be a silly waste of your time, but the depth here can take you months and even years to dig into, and you'll be having a great time all the way. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is a true classic in the realm of fighting games, and Capcom has put together a faithful, fun port at a reasonable $15 price point, and has included just enough modern features to make you feel satisfied - even if you already own an older copy.
92
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
In the end, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is a fighting game no one should be without. If you're one of the elitists who are anti-3D fighters, and couldn't stand Virtua Fighter 4 and Tekken 4, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is the game you need and the game you must purchase this holiday season. Visually, it's a direct port, though it remains to be a good looking fighting game. The game itself is one of the most addictive fighting games ever made, and there is no doubting that. With a total of 56 characters, many of which have to be unlocked through the acquisition of points, and tons of other extras, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is never ending fighting game that just keeps on giving.
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DreamcastDa Gameboyz
Simply, if you are a fan of fighting games, buy this right now. You won't be sorry. With awesome graphics (save the low resolution characters), original music, gameplay refined to near perfection, and all the re-playability you can handle, this adds up to the best damn fighter that Capcom has put out yet, PERIOD.
91
DreamcastOriginal Gamer
All in all, MvC2 is a perfect example of videogame evolution. Start off with Street Fighter 2, getting the super combos from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, the art style of Xmen: Children of the Atom, the tag team mechanics of Xmen vs. Street Fighter, and the assist moves of Marvel vs. Capcom. It took several games but the wait for a game like Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is why gamers continue to game.
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DreamcastThe Next Level
Furthermore, while I was certainly pleased to see the vast variety of characters including new and old faces, I would have actually liked to see more new characters from the Marvel and Capcom universe (perhaps Mega Man's brother Zero, Deadpool, and heck..maybe even Mary Jane would've been funky!). I suppose that's what sequels are for; thus it's safe to say that we can expect another installment in the near future as Marvel vs. Capcom 2 sports enough glitter, replay value, and perhaps is the most balanced Vs. title to date. It certainly will be a game that will be played and enjoyed by hardcore fans and newcomers alike.
91
PlayStation 2IGN
I was actually surprised at the number of little enhancements Madden NFL 2003 has over its predecessor. It seems that the overall improvement in this game is greater than the sum of its parts. The way that every other game mode is meant to refocus your attention on the sound NFL gameplay adds subtle depth without ever letting us get away from the fact that this franchise is all about one thing: NFL realism. From the television style presentation to the cheerleader show at halftime, the polish and substance of Madden NFL 2003 proves once again why it's the standard by which every other NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball game by every company (including EA) want to live up to.
90
DreamcastVicioJuegos.com
Tanto si eres fan de los juegos de lucha 2D como si no lo eres, este juego te enganchará y realmente disfrutarás con él.
90
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
When all is said and done, if you’re a fighting game fan MvC2 is an essential purchase. It won’t be for everybody – it’s at times bewildering, even though button mashing and repeated quarter circle forward motions often result in spectacular combos. Underneath, one hell of a fighting game system is there for those of you who wish to unravel it – the game wouldn’t still be played by the pros on the tournament circuit if it didn’t require genuine skill to master. But really, the big draw is online play. That and the prospect of a trip down a Dreamcast-coloured memory lane.
90
PlayStation 3IGN
Ultimately, this is the same Marvel vs. Capcom 2 we already know. Opinions of the gameplay won't be swayed by any of the mild changes made to the HD port. Character balance is still an issue of contention; even though the game has fifty-six playable fighters, only a handful are actually competitive. I've personally no problem with the balance. The team system sort of evens things out and gives matches plenty of variety. In my eyes, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is among the best fighting games ever crafted and I'm thrilled to have it on a modern platform. I judge this port--especially the PS3 version--"worthy."
90
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Marvel Vs. Capcom 2" ainda resiste bem ao tempo. Com um robusto sistema de combate, ritmo acelerado e um grande elenco de personagens, é um grande clássico de luta que volta com grande impacto ao mundo do videogame. Com um preço razoável, é obrigatório para fãs que levam jogos do gênero a sério.
90
Xbox 360videogamer.com
When all is said and done, if you’re a fighting game fan MvC2 is an essential purchase. It won’t be for everybody – it’s at times bewildering, even though button mashing and repeated quarter circle forward motions often result in spectacular combos. Underneath, one hell of a fighting game system is there for those of you who wish to unravel it – the game wouldn’t still be played by the pros on the tournament circuit if it didn’t require genuine skill to master. But really, the big draw is online play. That and the prospect of a trip down a Dreamcast-coloured memory lane.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
The game demands that sort of devotion and investment, but repays it in spades. There's a reason why Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been so eagerly awaited, and so revered, still being played on the pro-gaming circuit after the best part of a decade. This really is the fighting game evolved to the level of artform, and while mastery can be a long, tough slog, it's also its own reward. There are few fighting games better.
90
DreamcastGaming Entertainment Monthly
Immediately, when I sit down to talk about this game, one word comes to mind, Impressive. Back in the early 90's when the Street Fighter craze started, I got hooked. In the original Stree Fighter II, you had 8 games, some several special moves and a couple combos. The strategy was there but it was easy to get into,and easy to play. After its massive success, the game companies saw the huge profits in the game and more clones came out while Capcom tried to capitalize on the new Street Fighter franchise.
90
XboxAceGamez
Marvel Vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes proves that the 2D beat-em-up still has some punches to pull. It combines an excellent cartoon style and awesome special effects with great fighting action and an incredible 56 characters, all with many faithfully recreated special moves to master. This is fighting at its best - addictive, visually striking, fast-paced mayhem!
90
PlayStation 2ZTGameDomain
We've seen now that MvC2 has great graphics, perfect sound and some pretty solid gameplay. so what do ya think...buy it? As always I say rent before you buy...but considering this is an import that may not be possible. In all honesty I'm gonna have to suggest waiting for the title to hit your local shelves. The network play sounds like way to much fun to pass up...as it is I'm tempted to book my flight to Japan! So I guess if you got the mullah to travel...get the import..else, play the DC version for a little while longer...this is Trippyliquid...trippin out!
89
DreamcastGamer's Pulse
I know what you’re thinking, I'm some biased gaming nut who thinks 3D ruined gaming; well, you’re wrong. The third dimension only ruined the adventure games; well, it did mess up a few other games, but not whole genres. I'm just pointing out that your precious gaming dollars are much better spent on something fun rather than a tech demo.
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Xbox 360IGN
Ultimately, this is the same Marvel vs. Capcom 2 we already know. Opinions of the gameplay won't be swayed by any of the mild changes made to the HD port. Character balance is still an issue of contention; even though the game has fifty-six playable fighters, only a handful are actually competitive. I've personally no problem with the balance. The team system sort of evens things out and gives matches plenty of variety. In my eyes, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is among the best fighting games ever crafted and I'm thrilled to have it on a modern platform. I judge this port--especially the PS3 version--"worthy."
85
Xbox 360Meristation
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 fue, es y será uno de los mejores juegos de lucha bidimensional que se han diseñado. Un título fantástico, con una plantilla de personajes sobrecogedora, y que a pesar de ser realmente accesible desde la primera partida esconde capas de profundidad que van desmenuzándose con la experiencia de juego. Sí, no encontramos grandes novedades a nivel técnico, y jugablemente, al margen del modo Online (que se antoja infinito) tampoco hay mucho donde rascar. Pese a todo, sigue consiguiendo enganchar como antaño, no ha perdido un ápice de calidad, es pura jugabilidad adaptada a un universo bidimensional que vuelve una vez más a la actualidad reclamando lo que le pertenece por derecho: un lugar privilegiado en la historia reciente del género. Sobra decir que los amantes de la lucha 2D o de los personajes incluidos no deberían dudar en adquirirlo. Si todo lo que ofrece no os impresiona, el Online debería ser un reclamo más que suficiente para dar el paso definitivo.
85
PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation
Ignore what it doesn't have and embrace what it does: excellent gameplay that anyone can enjoy, but a very deep game that can frustrate many. A fighting classic that is truly worthy of your hard-earned cash!
85
XboxGame Informer Magazine
With tons of characters, a unique shopping feature, and combos that can rack up 300 hits, it's still one of the best 2D fighters around. The character sprites are a tad pixelated, but otherwise, it looks fantastic.
85
DreamcastSegaFan.com
En líneas generales MvsC2 resulta un juego de notable alto, adecuado para casi cualquier tipo de público debido a las casi nulas complicaciones de su manejo y a su vistosidad gráfica que puede atraer incluso a los detractores más encarnizados de las 2D. ¿Qué le impide alcanzar cotas más altas? La escasez de modos de juego, y la ausencia de finales personalizados para cada contendiente, que motivarían un poco más al jugador a la hora de ponerse delante de la consola, suponen dos trabas que lo apartan del sobresaliente.
85
DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast
Even with the few blemishes I've mentioned, I can whole-heartedly recommend Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to all fans of fast and furious 2D fighting. It's going to be a long time until Capcom, or anyone else, manages to top it.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
La baston 2D à son plus haut niveau, Marvel Vs Capcom 2 est le petit bijou que tous les amateurs du genre devraient obligatoirement posséder. Surtout qu'il est pour l'instant l'unique représentant du genre sur Xbox !
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Capcom nous sert donc une copie quasi-parfaite. L'éditeur maîtrise totalement son sujet et on ne pourra simplement regretter qu'il n'ait pas décidé d'adapter ce titre plus tôt. Enfin... le mal est maintenant réparé et la PS2 se dote au passage de l'un des meilleurs titre du genre. Une référence !
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PlayStation 3GameFocus
It may not be the most diverse package and it certainly won’t convert the non-believers, but for those who have fond memories of insane Wolverine and Spiderman and Ryu v. Cyclops and Cable and Sentinel bouts, it’s the same great taste you’ve enjoyed for years. And on top of that, it’s way cheaper to buy a copy of this download than any other method of picking up this game. And if you already picked up an arcade stick for Street Fighter IV, King of Fighters XII, BlazBlue or any of the other arcade fighters that have come out this year, this download is a no brainer. It’s more noob friendly than many of the other core fighters but has enough depth to rope in the most hardcore of fans.
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DreamcastGameSpot
The versus series has always been about pure 2D insanity. Capcom's long-running line pits Street Fighter characters against all manner of fighters, including Marvel comic-book characters and other Capcom characters. But the over-the-top nature of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 makes the other versus games look subdued by comparison.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
For a mere $15, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is a game no fan of the genre, no fan of anything Capcom, and no fan of anything Marvel should be without. It is the ultimate fighting game experience packed with the most insane and awesome gameplay a fighter has ever seen. I'd say it's better played with a friend nearby, as the online is suffering from issues on the PS3. And for the best experience, I recommend an arcade stick.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
Taking the 2D online brawlers in the marketplace into account, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is easily the friendlier of the bunch in terms of new players jumping in. Hopefully, the game's online community will remain strong and will provide everyone with a variety of opponents, even with the non-existent skill-based match-making system. There's a strong possibility it will remain popular online, as this game is a blast to play, whether you have a buddy sitting next to you or your most hated foe waiting for you online. If the character selection menu music is any indication, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will take you for a nostalgic and exciting ride... just be sure not to let it punch your ticket.
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Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
Believe it or not, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is different enough from all of the other fighting games on the Xbox Live Arcade to warrant a purchase. With 56 characters and a fun online component, it's going to take a long time before you get sick of this must-own game!
83
XboxPower Unlimited
Net als de Dreamcast-versie, kent de Xbox-versie ook de nodige spectaculaire ingrediënten. Eigenlijk is de game precies hetzelfde op de Dreamcast als op de Xbox, zelfs de graphics zijn hetzelfde maar ja, daar kies je dan ook voor met zo'n game. Neemt overigens niet weg dat deze titel een klassieker is die je als rechtgeaarde beat'em up fan eigenlijk niet mag missen. Hij is al een jaartje oud maar dat zien we deze keer dan maar even door de vingers.
83
PlayStation 2Gaming Age
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is a solid 2D fighter. The PS2 port is an excellent adaptation of a classic fighter. The title really deserves a sequel (bring on #3 Capcom!) but this should tide you over till it comes.
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DreamcastGame Revolution
Overall, I would have to say this is the best installment of any Street Fighter game in recent memory. It breaks into some new territory with 3-on-3 matches and gains some super replay value with the insane amount of characters to unlock. The game also stays true to the original gameplay concept with quarter and half circle moves galore. While nothing new, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 packs a dragon punch when it comes to action and blows the 2D competition away.
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DreamcastEurogamer.net (UK)
MvC2 is a great title. The combination of two different character sets and worlds is an inspired choice, the magic of Marvel with the ingenuity of Capcom is a blend of the highest quality. Like a good whiskey, a lot of the ideas behind it have aged well, and like a good cocktail, the new additions are fresh, exciting, and have a zing that the final product couldn’t do without. Like fighting? Buy it. Got a second controller? Buy it. Like lame Japanese game music? Buy it.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpy
Street Fighter IV fans be advised: Marvel vs. Capcom 2, produced by the same company, is about as far removed from that game as you could conceivably get and still be in the same genre. Rather than focusing on timing and control of space, as in SF4, MvC2 is an unlikely blend of macro (there are 50+ characters to choose from, with three on a "tag team" per fight) and micro (there are only four attack buttons: light/heavy punch and kick) elements that somehow come together to form a marvelously entertaining whole.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Street Fighter IV fans be advised: Marvel vs. Capcom 2, produced by the same company, is about as far removed from that game as you could conceivably get and still be in the same genre. Rather than focusing on timing and control of space, as in SF4, MvC2 is an unlikely blend of macro (there are 50+ characters to choose from, with three on a "tag team" per fight) and micro (there are only four attack buttons: light/heavy punch and kick) elements that somehow come together to form a marvelously entertaining whole.
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DreamcastHappyPuppy
Personally, I prefer the traditionalism of Street Fighter III when flying solo, but if you like having friends over, there's no better 2D fighting game out there than this one.
80
PlayStation 2Meristation
Lo cierto es que este nuevo port de Marvel vs Capcom 2 nos ha dejado muy frios. Gráficamente es malo, fancamenta malo, tanto que si otro beat'em sin tanta carisma presentase estos sprites para los personajes estaríamos hablando de suspenso automático. Por otra parte, la gran cantidad de luchadores, lo carismático de los mismos, el sistema frenético de las luchas 3 contra 3 y la gran duración que ofrece, hacen olvidarse momentáneamente de este gran fallo.
80
XboxMeristation
Otros puntos negros son la ausencia, prácticamente, de novedades con respecto a la versión Dreamcast, y el precio que tiene el juego, para ser un producto con 2 años de antigüedad, disponible con las mismas características en una consola desgraciadamente obsoleta. Dentro de PS2, hay ofertas mejores en 2D, como Capcom vs SNK 2, en cambio, en Xbox, quizá pueda ser recomendado de una forma más sólida.
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Xbox 360Xboxygen
Marvel VS Capcom 2 est un must have de la baston online 2D. Son prix pourra en rebuter certains, mais pour ceux pour qui la baston 2D c’est leur dada, ce sera le bonheur absolu. Un gameplay à la fois simple et consistant permettra de s’amuser en toute circonstance. Il est dommage de noter quelques petits défauts de prise en main, ainsi que le manque de challenge en solitaire. Capcom nous prouve qu’un très bon jeu du passé peut être, malgré les années, un très bon jeu d’aujourd’hui.
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DreamcastGame Informer Magazine
The game still weighs in with a whopping 56 characters, featuring several new faces and a heavy crop of familiar fighters. Other than slightly pixelated character details, and a completely different pallet of starting characters, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is arcade perfect.
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DreamcastSuper Play
Marvel vs Capcom 2 är ett av de bästa tvådimensionella beat 'em up-spel jag spelat på mycket länge. Det har intensitet, varierande karaktärer, tunga luftstrider, infernaliska combos och ett välsvarvat gränssnitt. Det gläder mig att se att den här genren inte på långa vägar är på väg att dö ut och att den inte tangerar att stagnera. Det här är bara början.
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DreamcastRetrogaming.it
La giocabilità, infine, è la classica collaudata made in Capcom in questo genere di produzioni, con le aggiunte menzionate in precedenza, quindi: ritmo esasperato, fuochi d’artificio e super mosse da colossal, che faranno la gioia dei neofiti per la loro semplicità d’esecuzione. Si badi bene, non che la tecnica latiti, si è semplicemente scelto un approccio meno cerebrale e più giocoso; anche se le combo, che subirete dagli avversari nei livelli più avanzati, potranno creare qualche seccatura ai meno preparati.

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PlayStation 2GameZone
Yes, there are better combat games on console platforms, but Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 has an innocent quality that will certainly appeal to game players of all ages. Bringing 56 well-known characters to the screen in tag-team combat, while maintaining the general animation style of the original characters is terrific. Because of the number of possible team combinations, this game has great replayability.
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DreamcastJeuxvideo.com
Sans renouveler le genre, Capcom nous sort ici la quintessence du genre en un jeu. Un titre complet qui clôt parfaitement la période 2D de la firme japonaise.
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DreamcastGamekult
Capcom, bien rôdé sur les jeux de combat avec les innombrables Street Fighter, réussit enfin à nous proposer un jeu digne de ce nom dans leur série cross-over, et même plus, Marvel vs Capcom 2 s'avérant être parmi les deux-trois meilleurs jeux de combat signés par la société. De très nombreux personnages, une bonne jouabilité, des graphismes et animations de qualité, font partie des nombreux éléments qui en font une vraie réussite. Il faudrait vraiment être complètement réfractaire au système de combat à coups de mouvements spéciaux "à la Capcom" pour ne pas se laisser tenter.
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PlayStation 2Play.tm
So, have 2D fighters had their day? Well, no, not just yet, if they keep producing games of this standard, I will be playing them for a while yet. Still, it would be nice to see something a little more original.... 3D? Who needs it...
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PlayStation 3GameSpot AU
At $14.99, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 represents good value for those who missed out on playing the game the first time around or those who want to play it again without dusting off an old console. Though it's a little rough around the edges in the implementation of its biggest new feature, online play, 2D fighter fans will find that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is well worth adding, or re-adding, to their collection.
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DreamcastLens of Truth
Marvel vs Capcom 2 would have been a better game if it was named something else. This game was so off the beaten path of its predecessors that it really didn’t live up to its title. The gameplay is super fast paced, and a novice player can easily get lost in the madness on screen. Even veterans of the versus series fighters shy away from this one.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
At 1,200 Microsoft points, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 represents good value for those who missed out on playing the game the first time around or those who want to play it again without dusting off an old console. Though it's a little rough around the edges in the implementation of its biggest new feature, online play, 2D fighter fans will find that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is well worth adding, or re-adding, to their collection.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Marvel vs Capcom 2 restera toujours une référence incontournable dans le monde des jeux de baston. Son casting fourni et ses combos renversants ne se contenteront pas de ravir les joueurs nostalgiques, les nouveaux venus devraient aussi apprécier ce cocktail détonant à condition qu'ils passent outre l'aspect graphique clairement daté.
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XboxGame Shark
If you haven't played the game to death on the Dreamcast, or need to get in touch with your inner 2D child, you can't go wrong with either Marvel Vs Capcom 2 or Capcom Vs Snk 2. Hell it beats Kakuto Chojin…
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XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
There's a fun game wrapped up in this nostalgic package. Lets face it, fighting games are pretty thin on the ground for the Xbox...but this one will not be to everybody's taste. The old-school looks and feel will probably not appeal to Tekken addicts or those hanging out for Soul Calibre 2. If you were a fan of Street Fighter and the "Good 'ol Days” its at least worth a rent and probably a purchase if you have like-minded buddies.
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XboxTeamXbox
MVC2 fairs well with its Capcom counterparts and offers a great game worth owning. To me, and I’m sure most of you will agree, it is the replay value that makes a fighter truly great. Playing MVC2 has never been a let down to me, and I am still unlocking all the goodies it offers. MVC2 also does a good job of topping the other hit Capcom fighter, Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO. It provides better control with more familiar characters, as well as adding the tagging feature. With quick load times and great character selection, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 gives me everything I want in 2D fighter, except online play. However, one must remember that Capcom vs. SNK 2 is currently the ONLY online fighter, and as gaming evolves Live play should be more expected. Another thing to note is that the online play of Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO is not always fun. I'd rather see it done right, rather than tossed in to satisfy a standard. So for now I’ll stick to fighting friends face to face with this great title.
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DreamcastAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
The insanely large number of moves and the huge number of characters provide for a very deep and replayable experience. Still, while the graphics and sound are serviceable–especially considering the sheer amount of animation–it all begins to feel like more of the same. This is reinforced by the fact that the control system is completely standardized among all the characters. You never develop any real involvement with the game or its characters other than the desire to kick more butt. If you’re looking for an excuse just to beat the heck out of a button mashing friend, doing it under the guise of beloved super heroes or Capcom characters is enough of an enticement to warrant picking up the title. However, if you are not a fan of 2D fighters or have to have everything featuring the Marvel franchise, there are more accessible and graphically pleasant beat-em-ups out there.
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XboxGamereactor (Sweden)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 har sina brister. Elitspelare tar snabbt sönder det genom att hitta de ultimata kombinationerna av figurer och sedan spela enligt givna mönster emedan det är på tok för svårt för nybörjare. Men det har ändå en charm och personlighet som räcker långt. Dessutom kommer Marvels hjältar som ju är seriefigurer absolut mest till sin rätt i två dimensioner. De som vet med sig att de gillar genren har dessutom ett ypperligt tillfälle att få möta andra dedicerade spelare via Xbox Live. Därmed blir betyget gott. Men man ska ha i åtanke att man köper ett gammalt spel, och de som har den ultimata 2D-konsolen Dreamcast har ingen anledning i världen att titta åt den vingklippta Playstation 2-versionen.
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PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 har sina brister. Elitspelare tar snabbt sönder det genom att hitta de ultimata kombinationerna av figurer och sedan spela enligt givna mönster emedan det är på tok för svårt för nybörjare. Men det har ändå en charm och personlighet som räcker långt. Dessutom kommer Marvels hjältar som ju är seriefigurer absolut mest till sin rätt i två dimensioner. De som vet med sig att de gillar genren har dessutom ett ypperligt tillfälle att få möta andra dedicerade spelare via Xbox Live. Därmed blir betyget gott. Men man ska ha i åtanke att man köper ett gammalt spel, och de som har den ultimata 2D-konsolen Dreamcast har ingen anledning i världen att titta åt den vingklippta Playstation 2-versionen.
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XboxX-Power
Met Marvel vs Capcom 2 krijgen we een beat'm up in een aloude traditie voorgeschoteld maar dan wel in een nieuw jasje. Vooral de diepe en tactische gameplay zal veel 2D beat'm up fans kunnen bekoren. "Button bashers" laten dit spel best links liggen alsook mensen die niet de tijd kunnen opbrengen om de strategische gameplay onder de knie te krijgen. Geduld en toewijding worden immers beloond in dit spel. Het grote aantal karakters en de mogelijkheid om nog veel extra's te openen houd je aan het scherm gekluisterd. Aan de andere kant is de animatie van de karakters wat slordig en is het spel een ongewijzigde overzetting van het 2 jaar oude Dreamcast spel. Een nieuwe generatie 2D beat'm up fans zal dit spel wel niet aantrekken. Veteranen en mensen die in dit genre geïnteresseerd zijn en de Dreamcast versie nog niet gespeeld hebben, kunnen Marvel vs Capcom 2 zonder bezwaar kopen.
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PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
Marvel VS Capcom 2 has a lot of things going for it. Its cast is huge, and there’s tons of variety when it comes to playing styles. Few fighting games have utilized the tag-team tactical gameplay formula as well as this has. It’s very easy to pick up, and it has just enough technical features to keep fighting game fans interested. The Arcade Mode is actually fun and refreshing to play through, and your efforts are rewarded with tons of unlockables. The sheer amount of fan service is staggering. But despite all of its strengths, the game is dragged down by its flaws. Balance and consistency are thrown out the window; many of the characters are either ridiculously overpowered or utterly useless, and the combat seems frantic and unpolished. That can be unappealing, especially to those who have played far better crafted PS2 fighters. It’s not a perfect game by any means. Overrated, really. But that won’t stop it from being one of the most entertaining fighters out there.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
At the increasingly regular price point of 1200 points it’s hard to recommend Marvel Vs Capcom 2 to everyone. People who live, sleep and breathe fighting games will snap it straight up, others should be a bit more cautious. This isn’t the friendliest fighter around.
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XboxGameZone
Is Capcom losing its grip on creating the best 2D fighting games around? I think they might be, with games such as Guilty Gear on the rise, they are putting the house that invented Street Fighter to shame. This game does not use the Xbox anywhere near its potential. This game is just a way to get the few who didn’t purchase it on any of the previous systems to have a chance at it. If you are just dying for a new fighter, than pick this one up, otherwise just leave this one for a rental.
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XboxBordersdown
Those who don't take things so seriously, however, and those who are prepared to give the game a chance to work its low-brow magic, will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun they can get from a fairly staid and traditional genre which has been knocked down, rebuilt and pumped up in the form of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
Whether or not the number was up for 2D fighters long ago is something of a grey area, but this is by no means an unsuccessful cash in of a port. 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. One for the hardcore, then.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
There's not much more to say about Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on the PlayStation 2. If you're an avid fan of the arcade game then you more than likely own the Dreamcast version already. If you're not, then there's nothing that will sway you here. The only new feature in the PlayStation 2 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. Couple that with an online-enabled Xbox version coming in February and there is little reason for multiple system owners to indulge in the PlayStation 2 version of the game. That said, if you've got no other systems, it'll do. I just wish Capcom used those two years to make some worthwhile improvements to the package.
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Xbox1UP
While Marvel vs. Capcom is a flawless port, it's nothing more than a port. Updated features Capcom has since developed, like the EO system for newbies in Capcom vs. SNK 2, are nowhere to be found. And what would have been the game's ultimate saving grace—infinite human opponents online, courtesy of Xbox Live—isn't available either.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 started out as a Naomi-based arcade fighting game back in 2000. The game was later ported to the Dreamcast in an almost perfect translation, with graphics that melded 2D sprites with 3D backgrounds and featured some of the largest, craziest combos that the genre has ever seen. Now, two years later, that perfect translation has been carried over to the PlayStation 2. Like the rest of the versus series, the game has its audience of hard-core fans, especially those that love the various Capcom and Marvel Comics characters in the game, but technically Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is by no means the best fighting game available for the PS2.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
So why now has Capcom decided to release this for the PS2? This game could have been released a year and a half ago and been received with far greater excitement. While Mvc 2 may tide you rabid fighting fans over for a little while, it's essentially a pre-chewed bone that has long since been digested by most fans. So come on Capcom - throw us fans a new bone and stop repackaging your hits over and over again.
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XboxGaming Target
On the down side I'm a little upset that Capcom didn't even try to improve this old game here. I still have the Dreamcast version here at my place and the two are virtually identical. The Xbox can do some amazing things, but the system isn't being pushed well enough thanks to this out dated game engine. Capcom didn't even add any Xbox Live support like they did with their impressive Xbox version of Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO. Talk about disappointing. Despite its old age Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New age of Heroes is still an excellent 2D fighter with amazing anime style graphics and great arcade action. This Marvel vs. Capcom game may be a pleasant surprise if you decide to play it but don't expect to find anything too special. You can also find Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on the Playstation2 and the Dreamcast as well.
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PlayStation 2Fragland.net
Overall, Capcom's try to combine 2 great universes has two sides. First of all it's great to see some creative fighting again on a console and being able to use the special powers the superheroes of Marvel have is an added bonus. The second side, however, is that Capcom should have put more effort in this title rather than making a bad crossover from the original Dreamcast version.
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XboxGameSpot
Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 started out as a Naomi-based arcade fighting game back in 2000. The game was later ported to the Dreamcast in an almost perfect translation, with graphics that melded 2D sprites with 3D backgrounds and featured some of the largest, craziest combos that the genre has ever seen. Now, three years later, that translation has been carried over to the Xbox. Like the rest of the versus series, the game has its audience of hard-core fans, especially those that love the various Capcom and Marvel Comics characters in the game. But for everyone else, this is an obsolete 3-year-old fighting game that doesn't even support online play as was originally promised.
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XboxGame Revolution
I'm happy that the Xbox can have a full library of fighting games, but I wish there was more to this than just the standard, vanilla port. Next to new fare like Guilty Gear X2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 quickly shows its age. And that's the whole point. Isn't it about time for Marvel vs. Capcom 3?
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XboxTalkXbox
With of all its flaws, and the lack of online play this game is a must for fighting fan who never played this game before, but the many that have probably already got tired of it. This version is identical to the PS2 version that has been out months before this version, for some reason. If gamers are drooling for a fighting game with a bit more replay value, I recommend Capcom vs. Snk 2 and Dead or Alive 3.
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XboxGameSpy
When it was first released, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was a game to be reckoned with, but that was a long time ago. If you're a 2D fighting fan, you probably saw everything that MVC2 had to offer three years ago, and it hasn't learned any new tricks in the meantime. If you're not a 2D fighting fan, you still won't be after playing MVC2 on the Xbox. Longtime fans of the series that absolutely must play MVC2 on the Xbox are the only gamers who stand a chance of getting their forty bucks' worth out of the game; most other gamers will probably find Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to be an overpriced blast from the past.
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XboxIGN
It's a sad state of affairs when a pair of well worn, and low-resolution 2D Capcom fighters are in the top half of available fighting games on Xbox. But until Soul Calibur 2 and the next version of Dead or Alive make it to Xboxes worldwide, titles like Marvel vs Capcom 2 will be the order of the day.