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SoulCalibur II (PS2)

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 16 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • 3-D one-on-one fighting game
  • 13 historic fighters plus all new combatants including Necrid, specially designed by Todd McFarlane Productions
  • Seven exciting modes of play including Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, and Weapon Master
  • For 1 or 2 players

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000065U7S
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 26 Sept. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,440 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

If the world was a fair place then the name of SoulCalibur--peculiar spelling mistake and all--would be the most famous in beat-'em-up history. Unfortunately, though, the original arcade game was only converted to the Dreamcast (despite the prequel, Soul Blade, being on the PSone), thus dooming it to relative obscurity.

SoulCalibur's brilliance is not due to any particularly innovative features--it could legitimately be described as simply Tekken with weapons. It's just that it does everything with more panache and imagination than the rest. Instead of awkward, staccato moves, SoulCalibur offers gloriously flowing, instinctive combos that often leaves you gasping at your own character's athleticism.

Of course beat-'em-ups aren't known for their innovation and SoulCalibur II doesn't really deviate too far from its original premise of 16th century men and women hitting each other with a variety of swords, sticks and other meleé weapons. The whole tactical nature of the battles has been altered, though, to create a deeper game with blocks and counters now far more important and the glorious new animation system able to adapt each move depending on the direction and speed you're moving in.

One point of true innovation in the original game was its unusually complex and rewarding single-player mode and this has been expanded for the sequel as you compete under a variety of different conditions to earn money and buy new weapons, costumes and extras. --David Jenkins


"If you don't enjoy this, there's something wrong with you. 93%." -- PSM2 Magazine

"So tight and buff you could bounce pennies off its [bottom], with just enough substance between the flashy lights. 91%." -- GamesMaster Magazine

"Superior to its predecessor in almost every way. Which means that it's also superior to every other 3-D beat-'em-up." -- Edge Magazine

"Utterly essential for fight fans and capable of converting non-believers like Jesus on a good hair day. 10/10." -- Official PlayStation 2 Magazine

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slice and dice is twice as nice 1 Jan. 2004
SoulCalibur 2 is a great game. It makes you feel good from the first time you play it. You can pick it up and be producing some flashy and slick combos in a couple of minutes, but it also has such depth that you can spend ages mastering all the different elements of the game.
If you have not played any of the previous games in the SoulBlade and SoulCalibur series then you will probably need a little while to make sense of the story line, but that is not really a problem, after all the game is about action after all. Oh, and what action! When you first approach the game it appears to be really fast paced, and you can continue to play it that way if you wish. After a while though you find that you can take a bit longer in battles to set up moves and dodge and weave through your opponent's guard before delivering your swift and sweet strikes.
The graphics are truly beautiful for a game of this type. The characters are all excellently modeled and the backgrounds look gorgeous. The effects when you strike a blow are bright and eye catching, but the 'sparks' that you raise when your blade clashes with that of your opponent are the what really makes this stand out visually as the most classy beat 'em up on the PS2. When you add to this the impressive effort that has obviously been put into the sound effects and voices in the game and the neat little touches like taunting your opponent between matches the whole package just shines with quality.
This is a game that you will enjoy for a long time. You can come back to it time and again and it draws you in, comfortably letting you progress at your own pace through the Weapon master mode, and giving instant thrills and delights in the arcade and extra arcade modes. In all then, this is excellent value and maximum fun, bringing a big smile to your face right from the start. It looks and sounds lovely, and you can play at whatever pace you like. Total beat 'em up class!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Of the highest Calibur 14 Nov. 2003
When I bought this game, I could not wait to put it into my PS2. And when I finally did, I could not put it down. You start with a good number of characters..and when you play the various modes like time game, etc, you unlock features. The features include new characters (or old characters if you played the earlier games) and new levels.
The graphics are superb and the gameplay is easy to get the grips with. But ofcourse it takes practice to master some of the really good moves. One of the best things about this game is the Weapon master mode which is basically a story mode. Through this you earn gold which can be spent on purchasing new costumes, weapons and levels..as well as character weapon exhibitions.
I love this game, but if I had to make one complaint, it would be that a few of the Weapon master missions can get really frustrating..but those are few and far between. All in all, this game is worth every penny and I strongly recommend it!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite Fighting Game!!! 15 Oct. 2003
I will start off by saying that I have been a fan of beat-‘em-ups for quite a while now. In my opinion, there is no finer genre out there. The feeling of kicking a buddy’s ass is tremendous I feel, and also the fact that the gameplay is so fluid, intense and adrenaline-filled just gives me a buzz. True, you may opt for longer-living puzzle games like Ico, but for me the excitement just isn’t quite there.
So after being a fan of beat-‘em-ups for quite a while, when I heard about the most hyped beat-‘em-up of all time; Soul Calibur 2; I simply had to get myself a copy. So I pre-ordered it. And I am not in the slightest disappointed with the game.
The game has an array of characters, each with their own personality and feel to the fighting. Some are easier for newbie’s to master, whilst some are increasingly difficult to master but are doubly rewarding. For instance, Voldo has lots of stances and different moves that HAVE to be learnt. If you were to choose him and press any button then you would get hammered. This variety between characters increases the game’s shelf life. For instance, you may opt to master one character one week and a different one the next.
The gameplay and graphics are solid. I haven’t seen prettier graphics anywhere on the PS2, they are simply gorgeous. The gameplay is very very fluid, and could be mistaken for real-life fighting. Where Tekken is like a phrase, in that it ends once the combo ends; Soul Calibur is like a descriptive sentence with commas that flows on and on, maybe with a pause here and there. The gameplay is adrenaline-filled and fun to play.
There is also the “Weapon Master” mode that gives you a goal when playing on your own.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of the Best. 6 Oct. 2003
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I'm not a big fan of fighting games but the only game i ever liked before was soul calibur, so when ifound out about soul calibur 2 i pre-ordered it as soon as it was out on the web. And i'm glad idid it is without a doubt the best fighting game i have ever played.worth the full five stars i think. It is the best of the best.The game has quite a long life span so you shouldn't get bored of it too quickly.The weapon master mode is good because it has been improved a lot from the last time seeing as you can unlock the real soul calibur.The charachters and the graphics have improved a lot.And the new characters are good but not as good as the originals.Heihachi and yoshimitsu aren't as good as they are in tekken but still they are good in team battle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great game
Used to own this when I was younger and bought it again as it is a really good fighting game, especially the story line in single player.
Published 19 months ago by Cathryn
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul calibur
Excellent game in perfect condition ... Ps2 games so hard to come by, delighted with this purchase ... Arrived in a couple of days to Southern Ireland ... Very happy customer .. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Twohig
5.0 out of 5 stars A+++
Got this for my kids and they seemed to enjoy it very much. Arrived promptly with no fuss. so big thumbs up
Published 22 months ago by Noura4eva
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Fighting Game
Bought this as I played the demo for the new version on the PS3, which was ok but nowhere near as good as soul calibur 2, classic! Read more
Published on 21 Sept. 2009 by Ms. G. C. Bridgman
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best beat-em-ups of all time on the PS2!
The graphics on Soul Calibur 2 are amazing for the PS2 especially the fighters and music is pretty good too. The gameplay is very fast and fluid. Read more
Published on 27 May 2009 by Dragonlord
3.0 out of 5 stars good
at the time i bought this game it was the latest...and therefore the best but since the third has arrived this one now looks dated and feels slower

but that is only in... Read more
Published on 6 Jun. 2007 by ben_jekyll
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Beat'em up of all time....
This game is a complete Turkey, and I cannot understand how anyone likes this.

I bought this as a budget game, and it wasn't worth £1. Read more
Published on 31 Jan. 2007 by Entropy
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Caliber - the best fighting game ever made
Along with mortal kombat:dealdy alience this game has everything.

A big storyline that deals with all the characters giving you detailed info, good training, although... Read more
Published on 14 Oct. 2006 by R. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece...
Soulcalibur 2 is by far the greatest beat 'em up to date. With it's beautiful graphics and flawless gameplay. Plus it's just so addictive. Read more
Published on 28 Oct. 2005 by WiLDHEART
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Game - But don't play VS Team Battle.
It's a fantastic game, good graphics, great characters and levels. Weapon master is excellent, but NEVER play a VS Battle against one of your friends, you'll end up either smashing... Read more
Published on 16 Aug. 2005 by "jljones15"
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