Top positive review
A decent game with an absolutely fantastic unlockable mini-game
on 15 May 2017
This would be a three-star entry to the Tekken series, being such a stopgap placeholder as it is, were it not for the inclusion of Tekken Bowl. This ten-pin bowling side attraction is genuinely brilliant fun. You have to unlock the True Ogre character to unlock the mode (complete arcade mode 10 times), but once you do, one of the best bowling games out there is yours for the striking. A whole different kind of striking. I feel I've wasted this fine punning opportunity.
The main game was and still is a good idea, but it wasn't perfected until Tekken Tag Tournament 2, many years later. The original Tekken Tag was (and is) more of a technical showcase for the then-new PlayStation 2. The game itself is fine - fun, even - but very much a basic entry to the series. It doesn't have the depth of precursor Tekken 3 and, while I actually prefer it to Tekken 4, it is roundly pooped on by Tekken 5 and Tekken 6.
And the aforementioned TTT2.
A decent game, then, with an absolutely fantastic unlockable mini-game.