Parents' Guide to

Marvel vs. Capcom 2

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Familiar comic and video game heroes battle in fun brawler.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Old school game 'still the best' in the series.

First it was just Xmen Vs Street Fighter and then they opened it up to this. with one of the biggest rosters in fighting games ever and easy pick up and play Street fighter esque controls, this was just no brainer fun for everyone. Yes the repetative in game select screen song is epically repetative and terrible, but all else is well in fighty world, This game didn't need HD detail or unnecessary story arcs. It held up being just what it was, one of the most fun, insane brawlers, or just games, ever made. This game was sought after LONG after it went out of print an was one of the frist to go digitak because of it;s high demand in virtual arcade. This was made bfrore the crazy francise movies made them popular which is even more of an attestment to the game itself. basically, if you haven't played this you're missing one of the best games ever made. It also sticks to the flair and personalities of the source charecters unlike many later iterations did to dumb down the charecters with compromise to the film industry.

Is It Any Good?

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While the game can feel frantic and slightly complicated at times, it's still incredibly fun. The cel-shaded graphics have been polished to give the game a bright, vibrant look. Much of the fun stems from using the broad selection of characters from both the Marvel and Capcom universes, such as watching Spider-Man take on Mega Man.

Although some of the attack combinations are complex, nothing feels more gratifying during the experience than delivering a staggering, multi-hit strike against a foe. Online multiplayer mode is one of the game's highlights and finding a match is pretty easy. Most matches run smoothly, suffering from only a little slowdown, which is important for fighting games since they require precision to play

Online interaction: Players can chat to others during matches which may lead to colorful language. However, they can also opt to search for matches against players who aren't engaged in chat.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: July 28, 2009
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood, Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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