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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is the sequel to the 2D fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

The game allows you to tag in all three players (instead of two, while the third is only used for special attacks, in the predecessor).

There are now up to 56 characters to use (most you have to unlock), including new characters like Jill Valentine from Resident Evil and Tron Bonn from Mega Man Legends.

Another new gameplay feature allows your team mates to come in during battle and give you a little health boost. This helps in lasting the distance in Survival mode, but they can also be hit by on coming attacks from the enemy.


Marvel vs. Capcom 2 PlayStation 2 Character select screen: there is an initial selection, but the player can buy more later in the secret factor mode.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 PlayStation 2 Title screen
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 PlayStation 2 Main menu
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 PlayStation 2 Spider-Man's web swing

Promo Images

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Screenshot
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Screenshot
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Screenshot
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "마블 VS. 캡콤 2" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)
  • "MVC2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Capcom delivers another good 2D fighter Mike Fink (3) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme Nov 20, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
ZTGameDomain Jun 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Nov 29, 2002 B+ 83
Meristation Dec 27, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Dec 14, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Dec 03, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 (UK) Dec 26, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Aug 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Dec 23, 2002 66.5 out of 100 66


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1001 Video Games

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Some of the Capcom roster of characters are taken from old or obscure Capcom games such as SonSon or Amingo (who is rumored to be from a canceled Capcom game), or from Japanese games never released anywhere else at the time of this game's original release (such as Jin). The only character that doesn't originate from any previous Capcom game, however, is Ruby Heart, the female pirate character who was created specifically for Marvel vs. Capcom 2.


According to publisher Capcom, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 have sold 1.4 million copies worldwide since their initial release (as of September 30, 2018).

Xbox version

The Xbox release of this game was originally going to have online play. However, it was scrapped at the last minute.

Information also contributed by Alexander Michel

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Kartanym (12728) added Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PlayStation 2) on Nov 25, 2002
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