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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Gear release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Nov 26, 2003)
I find it amazing how all the fighting moves have been preserved despite the fact that Game Gear only has two buttons. This game rates sky-high in terms of fun. There's nothing quite like the feeling of walking down a street and wacking complete strangers with a long lead pipe. Even the music sounds like the original. Two players can link up for some cooperative action. Streets of Rage 2 is a stellar title, and Sega did one heck of a job of squeezing it into a Game Gear cartridge.
Retro Game Reviews (Dec 19, 2015)
Streets of Rage 2 is an improvement over the Game Gear original and just about every flaw has been corrected. It still has a few niggles but the controls are better, the gameplay is more finely tuned and the move set is broader making for some incredibly satisfying beat-em-up action.
Mean Machines (Aug, 1993)
An excellent sequel to an already good game - one of the best scrolling beat 'em ups to ever hit the Game Gear.
neXGam (Dec 27, 2009)
Streets of Rage II ist das Beste, was der Game Gear bei den Sidescrolling-Prüglern aufzubieten hat. Das erklärt auch den leicht gehobenen Preis im Vergleich zu vielen anderen Modulen, doch für Fans von Axel und Blaze lohnt sich die Investition auch gerade dank Zweispielermodus definitiv!
This is how all ports should be. It retains everything we all know and love from the Genesis version. If you can't think of a reason to own a Game Gear, this is as good of a reason as you can get. It's a perfect road trip title, and the replay value stems from the simple fact that it's a wonderful game.
Video Games (Oct, 1993)
Bombastisch! Das Modul spielt sich dank der Vielzahl leicht erlernbarer Schlagtechniken wie ein Traum. Eine Unmenge von gegnerischen Sprites mit phantasievollen Angriffstechniken beharken Euch, während Euch alle Nase lang härtere Kaliber den Weg versperren. Dazu ertönt der unvergleichliche melodische Techno-Sound des japanischen Meisterkomponisten Yuzo Koshiro, der schon für die Musik des ersten Teils verantwortlich zeichnete. (…) Einziger Kritikpunkt: Haben Euch die Schergen von Mr.X erstmal umzingelt, gibt‘s kein Entkommen mehr bis Euer derzeitiges Leben ausgehaucht ist.
The reasons for buying a Game Gear are really piling up this year!
Retro Archives (Sep 26, 2017)
Streets of Rage 2 sur Game Gear évite avec brio la quasi-totalité des écueils sur lesquels la version Master System s’était lamentablement échouée. Beau, jouable, fluide, accessible, tout en s’efforçant d’offrir le maximum de contenu quitte à s’émanciper, par moments, de la fidélité à la version 16bits, le titre représente sans aucune hésitation possible le tout meilleur Beat-them-all sur la portable de SEGA. Néanmoins, on ne pourra que regretter la survivance de ces séquences où votre personnage se fera tabasser en se relevant sans rien pouvoir faire, ce qui prive le titre d’une note supérieure.
Power Unlimited (Nov, 1993)
Streets of Rage 2 is weer zo'n mepspelletje dat de bekende formule volgt. Ieder van de drie vechtersbazen heeft veertien moves tot zijn beschikking, maar na een paar levels wordt het vervelende mensen hakken toch wel saai. Alleen voor de echte freaks.
Sega's 1991 sleeper hit game of vigilante justice, which chronicled the story of three ex-peace officers in their struggle to bring down Mr. X and his diverse group of street thugs, receives a 16-meg sequel with more moves, two new characters, and a two-player head-to-head option.
Defunct Games (Apr 10, 2005)
All in all it's a fine game for simplicity and nostalgic purposes if nothing else, but it compares poorly by today's standards, and if you get too attached to the game, you'd better be willing to either find an adapter so you can play at home, or be willing to fork out tons of cash to keep batteries in a system that goes through six at a time like they were oxygen.