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In a future ruled by tyranny and evil, a lone Strider named Hiryu must use his sharply honed skills to fight for justice and peace, and defeat the Grandmaster, an evil dictator who has taken over the world.

Strider 2 is a fast-paced, arcade-style action game. Unlike its predecessor, it features 2D animations placed on 3D backgrounds. There is a range of new moves including a double jump, backward somersault and dash, which allows him to perform longer jumps. He also has the ability to boost his weapon, the Cypher sword, enabling it to release homing plasma waves. There is also a Savage Slash attack, with random slashes.

There are numerous bonuses that can be collected in the levels. These either boost Strider's vitality, increase the power of his sword or increase the player's game score. Another addition to the game is a Boss Gauge which lets the player know how much energy the mid- or end of level boss has left before it dies.


Strider 2 PlayStation Antartic level
Strider 2 PlayStation Mision briefing
Strider 2 PlayStation Antartic guard
Strider 2 PlayStation Settings screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜1&2" -- Japanese Spelling.
  • "Strider Hiryu 2" -- Japanese (original) title
  • "Strider Hiryu 1&2" -- Japanese Title.

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Mar 05, 2008 A- 91
Consoles Plus PlayStation Apr, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Game Critics PlayStation Aug 14, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central PlayStation Nov, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Da Gameboyz PlayStation Jul 06, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide PlayStation 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PlayStation Apr 29, 2006 69 out of 100 69
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet PlayStation Oct, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Age PlayStation Sep 14, 2004 C 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation Oct 04, 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Due to an error, the disc labels for the North American release were switched. The original Strider is in fact on the Strider 2 disc, and the sequel is on the disc labeled "Strider".
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