Picking up where previous versions of the Tekken family left off, this is a martial arts combat game par excellence. The graphics are lush and incredibly detailed, really picking TTT out from the crowd.
Particularly cool is the ambient animation in the backgrounds during bouts as wind blows through trees and spectators leap around in an amusing fashion; there are times during the early stages of play when it's possible to become distracted by the background action and find yourself on the receiving end of an unusually painful-looking throw--so watch out.
Also much improved over previous versions on other platforms are the number of moves available to each character, just remembering them is a monumental task in its own right and takes a little of the early shine away from the experience. Perseverance is the name of the game here and there's nothing like the first time you hit a stunning combo move and piledrive the opposition into the dust.
The major new feature in this release is the inclusion of the tag feature. Select two fighters from the available list at start time and a swift button push mid-action will switch between the two allowing one to recharge health while the other takes the centre spot. The tag facility also allows for some superb new combo moves: just throw your opponent to the side of the screen, execute a tag and your partner leaps in with a timely bone-cruncher.
Tekken Tag Tournament is as tight a fighting game as you're likely to see. It's graphically gorgeous, the soundtrack thumps along and the action is as fast and furious as you could want. Owners of Tekken 3 on the PlayStation may want to think long and hard before investing cash as version 3 and its PS2 cousin are very similar in many respects, anyone else should part with their cash right now and do themselves a major favour--this will keep you going for months!--Paul Eisinger
With more than 30 characters to fight against or beside, this game allows you to pull off the ultimate human combo: tag-team fighting. By choosing two fighters who have broadly divergent skills, you can increase your threat to the other fighters greatly. Also, switching out fighters can give an overextended partner enough time to rest up his or her stamina for the next tag. See what happens when one partner throws a foe, tags, and the other partner comes in to keep the foe... uh... airborne. Tekken Tag Tournament contains 20 classic characters from other parts of the acclaimed Tekken series, as well as 12 new characters who can be unlocked during gameplay.
This game has better graphics, and even more new characters to add to the existing ones which are on the previous games. From the name of the title, you can probably tell what the main part of this game is. When I heard about being able to do tag team action in Tekken, I went straight down to the shops and bought this, knowing that it would be a great game, and I was right.
When in Arcade mode, you select your 2 characters and play another 2 characters, which is usually the CPU. When you are fighting, your opponent waits out of the screen, and when you tag, the players swap around. The great feature of this though, is that while your character is not fighting, their health gets higher because they are resting outside, so if one of your characters is low on health, you can tag them out so there health can gradually get higher.
Also, double team moves are available and with this adding on to the supreme graphics, new game modes and new characters. The all new Tekken Bowl can be opened when you complete certain parts of the game and new characters can be opened when you finish Arcade mode.
In conclusion, I would recommended this to anyone who likes beat em up games and with great new combos, new characters, and game modes, this is definitely a good fighting game for the Playstation 2.
The first thing you realise when you play is that the FMV sequences look like your watching film. There's no disappointment when you play the game either. The graphics are supurb throught the whole game. The polygons have all smoothed out, and the bear doesn't look like he was made of straw or biscuits, anymoe.
The characters move quicker, its more responsive, and the number of characters and moves has increased exponentially. This is a game worthy of a Tekken Master.
A whole new element has been added to the game with its Tag feature. Not only can you play the game, one on one as usual, but the main game consists of two characters per team, each tagging the other one on and off to revitalise or to save energy.
Throws have improved as now one character can do a throw whilst leaving the screen, as the other finishes it off, by jumping into the game and inflicting more damage.
The hidden game this time is Tekken bowling. I wont tell you how to get it, I dont wish to deprive you of any fun. This is a great fun game and unlike Tekken Ball this game requires a modicum of skill and practice. Its been well thought out and gives a sometimes well deserved rest from fighting.
My only complaints about the game, are that there is not enough hidden stuff. Once you have unlocked TBowl, and beat all the characters, you dont really get anything else. You do get a feature to take still shots of your games - if you have the speed to get it in time - and a jukebox for when you are playing TBowl - WOW?!Read more ›
No doubt this version will start being rubbished now that Tekken 4 is out, but that's easy in hindsight. Platinum price is good too.
This game, though only graphically updating Tekken 3 and adding a few moves per character it has about 35-40 characters. Every fighter for every game is there and I've been playing it on a very regular basis from launch day and it's still going strong (especially with tekken 4 not coming out until christmas).
I'm sure you're thinking "but my mate said dead or alive is better and they're both the same price". It comes down to personal taste at the end of the day. This game is much better where it matters but ANYONE and I mean ANYONE can play DOA2 and it gets boring very fast. Tekken tag is better for the money in every way. (And there is the hidden bowling game!!!)