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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 knocks out King.
Tekken 2 PlayStation Jun hits Lei with a back-flip.
Tekken 2 Arcade Round 1
Tekken 2 Zeebo Options menu.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Jun, 1996 100 out of 100 100
Gamezilla PlayStation 1996 94 out of 100 94
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 9.2 out of 10 92
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Game Revolution PlayStation Sep, 1996 A- 91
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Retrogaming History PlayStation Apr 27, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection PlayStation Nov 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
neXGam PlayStation 2002 7.3 out of 10 73


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Tekken 2 was voted #59 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).

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  • Tekken Zaibatsu (Great fan page with information on Tekken 2, including FAQs, secrets, soundtrack info etc.)
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