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The next installment in the Guilty Gear sci-fi fighting series, in which bio weapons called Gears fight among each other for ultimate supremacy and survival, as they escape the so called Holy Knights who aim to hunt down and destroy them.

As with previous games in the series the game involves tournament-styled battles between characters using their special abilities and moves. However for GG Isuka the battles are 2-on-2 instead of 1-on-1, taking place in multi-plane arenas (similar to Fatal Fury) and requiring the players to switch orientation manually.

Added features include two new characters (only one playable), new backgrounds and game modes including the new "Boost" mode, which turns the game into a 2D side scrolling beat 'em up.


Guilty Gear Isuka Windows Title screen
Guilty Gear Isuka Windows Survival Level 2
Guilty Gear Isuka Windows GG Boost introduction
Guilty Gear Isuka Windows Choose your hero

Promo Images

Guilty Gear Isuka Screenshot
Guilty Gear Isuka Screenshot
Guilty Gear Isuka Screenshot
Guilty Gear Isuka Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Guilty Gear: Бой без правил" -- Russian spelling (Akella release)

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Critic Reviews

Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 Dec, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GotNext PlayStation 2 Aug 13, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Nov 11, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
GotNext PlayStation 2 Nov 09, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PlayStation 2 Jul 01, 2005 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2004 6.1 out of 10 61
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 10, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
1UP PlayStation 2 Oct 08, 2004 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Jun 06, 2005 F 0


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References to the game

Kousaka, one of the main characters from the anime about otaku lifestyle, Genshiken, is frequently seen playing Guilty Gear Isuka. He always plays as Sol Badguy. In episode 4, he wins the Guilty Gear Tournament organized by the Anime Club, receiving "25 years of crap games" as a prize. In the last battle, the character that Kousaka defeated was Jam Kuradoberi. Coincidentally, a short while after the tournament and in the same room, Ohno (another main character from Genshiken) is seen cosplaying as Jam Kuradoberi.

In episode 6, while neglecting his girlfriend, Saki Kasukabe, in favor of gaming, he is playing Guilty Gear Isuka alone with the same characters (Sol Badguy vs Jam Kuradoberi). It seems that the anime creators had a special love for these two because we meet them again in episode 7. Trying to prevent new members from joining the Genshiken club, Saki says she will accept them only if they defeat Kousaka in a fighting game (which is frankly impossible). Accepting the challenge, Sawazaki chooses Jam Kuradoberi, while Kousaka plays his traditional Sol Badguy. Kousaka wins without effort.


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    • 2004 – It Sounded Good on Paper Award (PS2)

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