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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Xbox)

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MobyRank
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2.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.1
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 2.4


The Press Says

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AceGamez
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!
85
Game 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.
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Jeuxvideo.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 !
83
Power 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.
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Meristation
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.
75
Game 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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Xbox 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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TeamXbox
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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Gamereactor (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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X-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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GameZone
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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Bordersdown
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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1UP
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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Gaming 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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GameSpot
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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Game 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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TalkXbox
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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GameSpy
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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IGN
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.