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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best fighting game ever? Definatly
In my opinion, Dead Or Alive 2 currently just holds the title of best beat 'em up ever, with Tekken Tag close behind. Interactive backgrounds, counter attacks and holds, and extremely fast action is the way to go in future beat 'em ups. Also, the controls can mean that anyone can just pick up the controller and play, but also means that if you're a hardcore fan of the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Best on PS2, better on DC
Ho-hum, yet another distinctly average game winds its way on the PS2. Whilst infinitely better than Tekken Tag Tournament, DOA2 is let down by one factor. The Dreamcast version is better. Considering the fact the PS2 developers have had nearly a year to improve on the DC version, I'm not impressed. If you have a PS2, then buy this game, but if you've played the Dreamcast...
Published on 18 Feb 2001


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best fighting game ever? Definatly, 2 Sep 2001
This review is from: Dead Or Alive 2 (Video Game)
In my opinion, Dead Or Alive 2 currently just holds the title of best beat 'em up ever, with Tekken Tag close behind. Interactive backgrounds, counter attacks and holds, and extremely fast action is the way to go in future beat 'em ups. Also, the controls can mean that anyone can just pick up the controller and play, but also means that if you're a hardcore fan of the game, you can master it and learn huge attack combos and combo throws. Also, it has the ability to have tag team battles, which brings out whole new tactics for when you are fighting. Using quick tag means that both your characters can destroy the person you are fighting at almost the same time. Then there are the double team moves, which, for some reason, Tekken Tag has hardly any of. Interactive backgrounds are also a very good feature on DOA2. Instead of just being in the middle of a place that just goes on forever, you can get to the walls and smash your unfortunate opponent into them, or through them!! What makes this feature even better is that some of your moves change by the wall. For example, Tina does a type of suplex against the wall and then smashes them into the floor. But, my favourite thing about this game has to be the counter ability. No more computer blocking forever if you're beating it, now both you and the computer have the ability to counter, which, once mastered, is a very important thing to do, because if not you could easily get beat quickly. Not only can you can counter attack, but also you can counter them into a hold, and sometimes a combo hold, which is multiple holds in a row that usually ends on one huge blow. The only disappointment is the end boss, Tengu, and the lack of characters. Overall, an incredible game that is worthy of best beat 'em up title.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Fight-Fest, 12 Nov 2001
This review is from: Dead Or Alive 2 (Video Game)
What more can I add to the other reviews? This game is simply unbelieveable, particularly when played in tag team mode with a friend. We have taken to using the two Japanese girls and mastering their moves and we can now usually soundly thrash any other pair of opponents within seconds. If you haven't played this game, rent it. If you've already rented it, buy it. If you've already bought it, love it !!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Fighting, 7 Dec 2003
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Don't be fooled by the underdressed women that hint towards a tacky game that uses sex appeal to sell. Behind it all is actually a solid fighting game, worthy of any avid beat 'em up fans collection.
For the time, it featured some genuinely unique ideas, the main one being the destructable arenas, allowing your characters to plummet of buildings and through church windows before carrying on your battle in an entirely new enviroment. Also new was the addition of some briliant tag moves. Choose a particular character combination, and you'll be able to execute an easy to do Tag Special, in which your two characters come on screen at the same time to join forces against your opponent.
The fighting itself can be a little simplistic, and the counter system perhaps needs a little work to stop battles turning into a constant counter fest, but overall, this is one of those games that it's just to hard to dislike.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes...its good., 14 Mar 2002
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PAVEL WERNER (Czech republic) - See all my reviews
OK.....DOA2 is very cool game! Especially these tons of moves and counter attacks. Graphic is great too and it has perfect environment. Fights are superb, moves of the fighters fit perfectly.
Fights are very fast and it has cool sense of action.
But...it doesnt have many characters and the story mode is VERY short. Its very good fighting game, but I dont think, that its so much better than Tekken Tag Tournament. If you like cool fast action and pretty girls, you have to buy it. If you prefer more realistic fights, choose Tekken.
By the way....physics of of clothes and hair in this game is just perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speed, 7 April 2002
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Paul Lowell (West Yorkshire, England) - See all my reviews
This game is incredibly fast, the graphics are above average, and the counter moves are easy to pull off. The only problem I had was the storys (which make little sense) and the fact the game is easily completed even on Very Hard mode, but the versus fights and the tag team matches make up for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid punch!, 4 Jan 2001
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N. Pierre (Malmo, Sweden) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dead Or Alive 2 (Video Game)
DOD2 has something I don't think any game hasn't had so far and I'm not talking about the bounching breasts on the very fine modelled female characters (for which there are galleries and bikini slideshows to unlock) of the game.
Free movement.
The game looks absolutely exellent then you kick, throuch or dive though large stained glass windows of cathedrals, over balconies in Hong Kong, kick the advesary into electric fences or bashes his/her head into grinding pieces of machinery. There is even a avalanche you can throw your opponent into!
Some things that isn't that good in the game: The male characters haven't been given the same amount of detail as the females, there is a almose infinite number of combos, but mostly you just press the buttons wildly and at the least: The storylines for each character is downright crappy.
But if you can live with that and it's okey to beat computer characters up in the best beatem'up game of the year (and next year) and you can see though the bounching breasts (you can turn that off if you want to.) this is a most exellent game... even is they looked alot on Tekken when they did the characters. ;)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An uncomplicated bruise-fest, 13 Mar 2001
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Daniel Woods (East Kilbride, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dead Or Alive 2 (Video Game)
Finally, a descent beat-em-up that's not Tekken!
I must admit that I was a little dubious about buying this as my first PS2 title. The game flaunts obvious attractions (a CG gallery? Oh please...), but don't let these lead you into thinking that there's nothing beneath the veneer. The game boasts its own set of tricks, including multi-level fighting arenas, the 'Danger Zones' debuting in the first installment, smooth graphics and a blistering frame-rate. The characters have an excellent repertoire of attacks, counters and throws, and some of the tag-battle changeovers are extremely slick.
Criticisms? There aren't enough characters. The 'extra modes' such as time battles and survival modes are completely unexceptional. Something a little more original please?
Still, as a no-brainer it qualifies highly. If you don't feel like immersing yourself into something like Final Fantasy IX or Shadow of Memories, you could do far worse.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Punch punch Kick Kick Throw Counter Block Kick....., 18 Mar 2002
DOA2 is a really great game- and this is from someone who used to think beat-em-ups were for brainless people.
The great thing about DOA2 is that it is so darned playable. Unlike Tekken Tag Tournament, you don't have to spend 6 months learning how to pull off the moves- there's a button for punch, one for kick, one to throw, another to block and just two to perform a counter hold. Tag throws allow awesome moves, and are easy to pull off as well. This means that the game is much more about timing and choice of attack, rather than rote learning of button combos. There are a fair number of combos to be learned- but they are very easy to pick up and intuitive to perform.
One of the best features, which TTT lacks, is the ability to knock your opponent off high buildings or into environmental hazards. Character will also slip when standing in water or snow.
Another advantage over TTT is the sheer speed of the characters. After playing DOA2, TTT characters positively look as though they're on valium or something...
There are various different game modes- in one-player there is the Story mode (don't expect a particularly deep plot though), a Survival mode, and Time attack mode. Multiplayer modes allow Tag-teams and Team battles (consecutive characters). Clearly the multiplayer modes are the most fun, as there's much more satisfaction to be gained from beating a real person next to you than the computer. You can record your battles and the game maintains fight statistics automatically.
Graphics-wise, the characters are pretty well done, although not really photo-realistic. However, the girls are all very sexy (and have rather bouncy chests!)and you can unlock up to 8 skimpy costumes each. There's a CG gallery upon completion and the wind tends to blow their skirts up too ....
A weak point of DOA2 is the rather limited number of characters (12), and locations (20). The locations are varied in quality- some are well drawn, others are decidedly boring. However, all in all DOA2 is a great PS2 title, and now that it's on Platinum, it's even more of a good deal- buy it now!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY BUY BUY!!!, 29 Jan 2001
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This review is from: Dead Or Alive 2 (Video Game)
This kicks ass. Forget Tekken Tag and get this instead! The locations are excellently mapped out and fully interactive and the computer inyelligence is good enough to give a treasonable fight. Especially if you keep doing the smae moves and then it will kick you but. If you like your fighting games with a few scantilly clad women along the way or you just like adictive gameplay then this is the game for you. A few more characters might have been nice though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 28 Dec 2013
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it was a brilliant game definitely worth the money enough said.and it also brought back some good memories of me playing it with my family when i was younger
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