DescriptionMortal Kombat-style one-on-one fighting is one thing, but fighting with weapons is completely different. Soul Calibur II continues the tradition set by Soul Blade and the Dreamcast Soul Calibur with intense action and plenty of weapons to deal the massive blows.
A majority of the action takes place in Weapon Master mode, as you choose a character and travel a set map to fight the many other warriors through a collection of different terrain styles and challenges. One minute you'll be fighting in quicksand; the next you'll have to defeat an opponent by only using throwing attacks.
Other modes include the usual arcade, survival, and practice modes, and multiplayer options for two people to battle it out.
Each version of Soul Calibur II also includes a unique character for the platform. Spawn appears on Xbox, Link from The Legend of Zelda series can be found on GameCube, and Tekken fighter Heihachi finds his way to PS2.
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- "灵魂能力II" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Soul Cali 2" -- Common abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
- Genre: Versus fighting
- Middleware: CRI
- Nintendo Player's Choice releases
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- Soul Blade / Edge / Calibur series
|The soul still burns||Ace of Sevens (4474)|
|GamePro (US)||Aug 26, 2003||5 out of 5||100|
|GameZone||Aug 30, 2003||9.7 out of 10||97|
|Armchair Empire, The||Oct 05, 2003||9.5 out of 10||95|
|Gamesmania.de||Oct 03, 2003||91 out of 100||91|
|PlayFrance||Sep 17, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Boomtown||Oct 21, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Bordersdown||Apr 13, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|4Players.de||Sep 26, 2003||90 out of 100||90|
|Game Freaks 365||Oct 21, 2003||8.9 out of 10||89|
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1001 Video GamesSoulCalibur II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
LinkLink from The Legend of Zelda is an exclusive playable character for the Nintendo GameCube version. This is the second gaming series that he has broken away from the adventure-style gaming to be a playable character in a fighting game. The first series was Super Smash Bros.
Todd MacFarlaneThe character Necro, who appears in all three console versions of Soul Calibur II, was created by Todd McFarlane for the game. He also created Spawn, who is exclusive to the Xbox version.
YoshimitsuWhile the Heihachi (in the PS2 version) and Yoshimitsu characters are from the Tekken series, the Soul Calibur version of Yoshimitsu is considered to be from another time, and is in no way related to the Tekken Yoshimitsu, even though they share the same look, moves, and background (both are leaders of the Manji party, a Robin Hood-esque group, and both are missing their right arms).
- 2003 – Best Console Successor of the Year
- 2003 – #10 Game of the Year (together with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time)
- 2003 – #3 GameCube Game of the Year
- 2003 – #7 Xbox Game of the Year
- 2003 – GameCube Fighting Game of the Year
- 2003 – Xbox Fighting Game of the Year
- Golden Joystick Awards
- 2003 - Runner-up to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for Xbox Game of the Year 2002