Tekken Tag Tournament

aka: TTT
Moby ID: 3542
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In this, the fourth Tekken game in the series, and the first for the Playstation 2, you can duel it out with all your favourite characters from past Tekken games with the new tag feature (as the title suggests). You simply choose two characters to battle with, and during the fight you can swap the characters on screen (much like tag team wrestling).

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  • 鉄拳タッグトーナメント - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 83% (based on 27 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 63 ratings with 4 reviews)

Still the very best of one of the best fighting series of all time

The Good
Coming from a die-hard Sega fanatic, Sony hater, PS2 hater, Dreamcast nostalgist, Virtua Fighter maven....I have to admit, Tekken Tag tournament is a masterpiece of a fighting game. For one thing, I love the "tag" aspect (I also love Capcom's Versus games for that reason, especially Marvel vs Capcom 2). It adds a level of strategy and intrigue to fighters that is sorely needed, and the aspect is done much better in TTT than in say, the Dead or Alive series where it's just used as a way for the cpu to cheap you out.

I love the balance and the combos. There are long string combos, but they're all breakable. There are huge move lists, and a good percentage of the moves are useful.

I also love the graphics. This game even looks good now in April 2007, even in the face of the Xbox 360 and PS3. The textures are nice, high polygon count, detailed and active backgrounds, smooth animations.

I very much enjoy the extras on the game, especially Tekken Bowling. It's a silly little thing, but it's something that our friends at Sega could use to spice up the Virtua Fighter line. And though it's generally a pointless storyline, I like having a little ending when I beat the game, and I enjoy the excellent CG cutscenes at the main menu.

All in all, this is simply a wonderful game, and clearly the best launch game that the PS2 had. Its fast-paced, hard-hitting, balanced, fun, dynamic, colorful and exciting every time you play. It has serious depth if you want to learn all the tag moves and 10-hit combos, and you can just pick it up for fun and do okay without having to delve into the strategy guide.

The Bad
The only things I didn't like about TTT are tiny little nitpicks. The first is that stupidly, the game is set at default NOT to autosave your progress to a memory card. You can lose a good bit of time by not setting the auto save to On early. The second is that a lot of the secret characters are pretty useless, if kind of funny. But that's a nitpick since I'd rather have Roger and company in the game than to have them scrap the idea not wanting to spend countless man-hours balancing out the moves set.

The Bottom Line
I would say that Tekken Tag Tournament stands as one of the best fighting games ever made, and I don't mean "Top 20" but rather "Top 10" or maybe even "Top 5". It is fun for die hards and for casual gamers, and shouldn't be missed by anyone with a PS2.

PlayStation 2 · by Greg Mitchell (37) · 2007

Meh... M-E-H Meh (translated: BORING!!!)

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The Bad
This game is not fun because it lacks several things. First, it lacks any form of 8-way run, which is prevalent in the fighting games i like to play. Second, the A.I. has a ridiculously high skill level, and routinely executes moves as a tag team, which are quite hard to perform. Finally, the game was a basic "beat ten people to fight the boss, and you win." game.

The Bottom Line
This game is a relatively poor choice, if you are looking for a fighting game. games like Soul Calibur 2 and 3 and the Budokai series are much more enjoyable.

PlayStation 2 · by lord of daedra (62) · 2007

Tag!! You're it!

The Good
The Tekken franchise has went on for as long as I can remember. This one has all the unforgettable characters every one knows like Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, Hwoarang, and so many more. The game has many modes plus the secret one,Tekken Bowl(which is so hillarious when you mess up! ^^)You can unlock up to 34 characters!! The graphics are so advanced from the old blockhead days, with special intros like if you put Kazuya and Devil together ( supa cool! ). Special Tag Combos with every kind of relations of characters.Say put Jin and Jun together. Jin completes a Stonehead while if the tag button is pressed Jun will come out and preform a Reverse Arm Bar. This game should be played by any Tekken fan.

The Bad
What's there to say? Why isn't Doc. Boskonovich on there?!??!?! Did he die? No! You can see him at Mishima Lane (Tekken Bowl >
<)!! Well I've just to say this.Who Cares? He an Old Geezer!

The Bottom Line
As I mentioned above, this should be played by any Tekken Fan. Even though Mr. Old Geezer CAN'T BE PLAYED!!

PlayStation 2 · by Quinton Moss (3) · 2003

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Trivia

Missing characters

The only Tekken characters not in this game are Jack from the first Tekken, Gon & Dr. B from the home version of Tekken 3, but most surprising is the lack of Marshal Law.

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  • Tekken Zaibatsu
    Great fan page with information on Tekken TAG Tournament, including FAQs, secrets, soundtrack info etc.

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Game added by Kartanym.

Arcade added by The cranky hermit.

Additional contributors: Matthew Bailey, Apogee IV, Alaka, Luchsen, Eric Smith.

Game added March 30, 2001. Last modified February 13, 2024.