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Ace Combat 2 (PlayStation)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 3.9

The Press Says

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Still, Ace Combat 2 has plenty enough going for it to get us through the next flying game dry spell. Namco has taken air warfare to the next level.
Player One
Si le fond du jeu a peu changé, les missions, le nombre d'avions et les décors sont infiniment plus riches que dans Ace Combat.
Electric Playground
Ace Combat 2 is another superlative PlayStation game from Namco. There has not been a flight combat sim released on any console system that can even come close to the quality and value of this title. I would have enjoyed a few more weapons and a two player linked mode but the plentiful missions (more than 30), hidden secrets, and loads of different aircraft to tinker with makes Ace Combat 2 a knockout. Even if there's not an ounce of fighter pilot in your blood, Ace Combat 2 is good enough to turn anyone into a Mach 1-craving lunatic. Lock your sights on this one.
GamePro (US)
AceCombat 2 is solid and clean to the point of being almost antiseptic, but it?s still fun. It certainly deserves a spot among the elite of the PlayStation jetfighter squadron.
Now we all know how famous Namco is for making its games look nice, but how does it play? Suprisingly, this game plays exceptionally well. Fight physics are true to the sky and the enemy AI has been tuned to a new a level. The only complaint that we had is that this game lacks a two-player mode. But beside that, this is a strong game. We're looking forward to a third one.
If you have never been able to master a flying combat game, your time has come. This game has some of the most simplistic controls and easiest flying system around. Outstanding graphics and intense gameplay make this game fun that will last for a while. The different environments that you fly through are a welcome addition. I am starting to think that Namco may be the surprise developer for the PlayStation.
PSX Extreme
While it's not a game you'll play over & over forever (even though I did), it has enough replay value to make it worth your money. This game is a great example of what a sequel should be. Everything was improved from graphics to story line. And if you don't believe me, go to your rental store and pick the "darn" thing up!
Play Magazine
At the end of the day it's fast, fun and slickly presented and a worthy addition to the PlayStation back catalogue.
Mega Score
Era uma vez um avião cuja única função culminava em, pilotado por nós, desatar frenéticamente aos tiros contra uma data de aviões estúpidos, como compete a qualquer inimigo qe se preze. Tudo isto num ambiente de jogo altamente.
I'll be the first to admit it: I really didn't like Air Combat. It was one of the first PlayStation games, and it just lacked anything interesting. The dogfighting was boring, the missions were dull, and the game was too short. Ace Combat 2 fixes every single problem that troubled the first game. The only thing that slightly mars this otherwise amazing game is the difficulty level. Sure, there are a lot of levels, but most of them are very easy. The result is a great game you'll be done with in about two days.
All Game Guide
While Ace Combat 2 is loads of fun, it can get a bit monotonous. Essentially, the mission objectives are all the same (blow up the enemy) and this could lead to some boredom. If you look into this game, be sure to play it in moderation -- play a few missions a day and then give it a break for a while. If you do not, you may burn quicker than an F4 at an altitude of 300,000 feet.
The original Ace Combat suffered from being a shallow, short term experience more suited to an arcade than a console. This sequel, while still firmly caught in its predecessor’s jet stream, manages to include a few new features.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Air Combat was a game attempt at an arcade jet shoot 'em up, and the sequel takes all of the good elements and fixes some of the weaknesses - namely the simplicity of the missions and the ease with which it could be completed. The amazing maneouvrability of the jet is coupled with some spectacular graphics and missions that really make the most of them, flying through cityscapes and into the heart of nuclear reactors. Stirring stuff from Namco.