- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: 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
Dead Or Alive 2
- Enter the Dead or Alive Championship and Fight Back
- With 10 different fight modes Dead or Alive delivers a Knockout Punch time and again
- Detonate explosive charges, shatter glass, wade through water, demolish walls and much more
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Dead or Alive 2's character-against-character action takes place in gorgeously rendered locations ranging from a cathedral to a moving elevator cage. In a special twist, characters can battle in multiple locations in many of the areas and interact with the environment. This means that the cathedral window is more than just a pretty background--it's just waiting for an opponent to be hurled through it and onto the fighting platform below. Perhaps the coolest feature of all is the Tag Battle mode that enables fighters to summon a teammate into the action. A total of 12 male and female fighters are available, each boasting a slew of basic and special attacks, tag-team combos, reversals and throws.
While you may not be familiar with the original Dead or Alive--a run-of-the-mill fighting game most famous for the bouncing breasts of its female combatants--the sequel Dead or Alive 2 is a major-league contender that ranks up there with genre giants (including Soul Calibur and the Tekken series).
Dead or Alive 2 features drop-dead gorgeous visuals, with gracefully animated 3-D characters rendered in great (and in some cases, downright naughty) detail. Not merely scenic backdrops, the lavish 3-D arenas are also highly interactive: fighters get slammed and thrown against walls, and in some cases they can be thrown through windows and off ledges, with the camera viewpoint following the aggressor as he or she jumps down to the lower level of the arena to continue the punishment.
A game that plays as good as it looks, Dead or Alive 2 sports a rich combat system that is heavy on the counterattacks. Gameplay moves along at a blazingly fast pace, and the simple controls are easy to pick up on and make executing combo moves a breeze; this is a brawler that both button-mashers and hardcore gamers will enjoy.
Unlike other fighting games which contain hidden features that must be unlocked, Dead or Alive 2 pretty much lays all its cards out on the table from the start. There are 12 fighters to choose from (each with at least one alternate costume) and seven modes of play available (including tag battle mode and a two-on-two battle royal that up to four players can join). --Joe HonSee all Product Description
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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 ....Read more ›
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.
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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A game that despite it's age, still holds gameplay-wise up today and feels like it was ahead of it's time when released.Published on 18 Aug. 2014 by Korppikiusaus
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 youngerPublished on 28 Dec. 2013 by Kevin Noble
THIS GAME WAS RECOMMENDED TO ME BY MY MATE.
AND I MUST SAY I AM ENJOYING PLAYING THIS
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This is so exciting game,The CG is so beautiful and the system is so good,When you angry you can play the game,The game can release you,My favorite characters is Kasumi and... Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2012 by Paul
This game it's a classic, it has lots of different modes, lots of characters, many different moves, it's a must have from Sony PS2.Published on 30 Sept. 2011 by Botastmr
This is by far the best fighting game on the ps2, if not the greatest fighting game of all time.
I owned a copy of this years ago when it originally came out and I must have... Read more