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Heihachi Mishima, the head of the powerful Mishima Zaibatsu, has been dethroned and defeated by his son Kazuya, backed and possessed by the Devil himself. Under his leadership, the organization has grown even more corrupt, and is involved in illegal animal experiments. An animal rights activist named Jun Kazama is sent to confront Kazuya. Meanwhile, Heihachi is plotting to overthrow his son. In attempt to draw his father out, Kazuya organizes the second King of the Iron Fist tournament.

The follow-up to Tekken is a versus fighting game featuring similar mechanics, with four buttons assigned to left and right punches and kicks. New moves include back throws, chain-throws, and a sidestep unique to Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima. Tackles now inflict damage depending on the distance.

The game also introduces three new gameplay modes: Survival, Team Battle and Time Attack mode. Survival mode is an endless series of matches, keeping track of the number of opponents the player defeats and not restoring the controllable character to full health after each battle. Team Battle is a two-player mode with up to eight selectable characters. Time Attack offers the opportunity to establish records in timed combat.


Tekken 2 PlayStation Heihachi blocks a kick.
Tekken 2 PlayStation Character select screen
Tekken 2 PlayStation Law gets knocked off his feet.
Tekken 2 PlayStation King vs Jack-2

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Alternate Titles

  • "铁拳2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

Gamezilla 1996 94 out of 100 94
GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 9.2 out of 10 92
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Video Games Sep, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Game Revolution Sep, 1996 A- 91
Mega Fun Sep, 1996 90 out of 100 90
IGN Nov 26, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1996 34 out of 40 85
GamesCollection Nov 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
neXGam 2002 7.3 out of 10 73


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Tekken 2 is mentioned in the zombie-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead.

Related Web Sites

  • Tekken Zaibatsu (Great fan page with information on Tekken 2, including FAQs, secrets, soundtrack info etc.)
  • Wikipedia: Tekken 2 (Information about Tekken 2 at Wikipedia)
Goteki45 (352) added Tekken 2 (PlayStation) on Aug 14, 2001
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