SoulCalibur II

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Open the next chapter in world of Soul Calibur. Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive gameplay modes including: Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive Weapon Master. Collect up to 200 different weapons and battle characters with their own styles, strengths, and abilities. In addition to the 13 fighters, each platform has unique special fighters: Link for GameCube, Heihachi for PS2, and Spawn for Xbox. Prove yourself through soul and sword.
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ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Fighting
Maximum Number of Players 2
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SoulCalibur II
5 Star Review  GameZone - Aug 30, 2003

The game that made you buy a Dreamcast. That's what Soul Calibur was. As a Dreamcast exclusive, it left PSone and Nintendo 64 owners in the gutter. That's the main reason why many of us picked up Sega's last console – to play the sequel to Namco's most innovative title since Tekken: Soul Edge (known as Soul Blade on PSone). Times are changing though. Exclusivity is no longer a major issue. Game developers are doing everything they can to release every game on every console. While Tekken still appears to be a PlayStation exclusive, Namco's other high-calibur fighter is giving Nintendo and Microsoft some much-needed soul.

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Soul Calibur II (ps2)
4.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Aug 26, 2003

When the Dreamcast hit the market, there was one title that was a must-have. Over the course of its entire, brief lifespan, there was a single game that really symbolized the Dreamcast -- you just had to have this game, and if you didn't, what was the point? That game was Soul Calibur. Now the series has its moment to shine: the PS2 is wildly popular, unlike the Dreamcast, and fighting game fanatics are hungry for the next big thing. It could not be timed better.

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Soul Calibur II (ps2)
4.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Aug 26, 2003

Sometimes, evolution is not mandatory. Take the horseshoe crab, Komodo dragon, or even a cockroach as examples. Each individual creature has remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of thousands of years, yet each species continues to successfully survive in this ever-changing world of ours. We often take for granted, or simply forget that more primitive life forms thrive to this very day as a consequence of their underlying simple forms.

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Soul Calibur II
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Soul Calibur II receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.74 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #91 game of all time, #3 game of 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and #20 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 99 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Best PS2 Fighting Game
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

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Soul Calibur 2
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

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User Reviews
Good, but not Great
3 Star Review   By member ryu_ken - Sep 30, 2005   

Strengths: Incredible graphics. Fluid animation. Nice variety of characters.

Weakness: Gets dull pretty quickly. Default AI is way too easy. No online option. Heihachi is a stupid bonus character.

There are two ways to look at this game. The first is the two player experience and the other is the single player. The two player experience is good, but, since there's no option to play against others online, that's pretty shortlived, as it only lasts as long as the people immediately around you want to keep playing. The single player experience is not so good. In single player versus mode, the default AI is simply too easy. If you learn to block a little, throw in a little bit of rock-paper-scissors (you basically figure out a high and low attack for your character and use the high attack when your opponent is blocking low/crouching and the low attack when your opponent is blocking normally) and button mash the rest, you can beat the default level with just about any character. Yes, you can probably turn up the difficulty to make it more interesting, but maybe I have ADD or something because, after I've beaten it, I'm really not that interested in doing it all over again. There is also a single player story mode, which is more like an attempt to create a story mode out of the two player mode. There are some interesting things that happen in this mode. It starts out with some training stuff but then goes on to having to fight two-/three- computer characters in a row with your one character (though you get a little added health between computer characters). The problem here is that the difficulty sometimes leaps up too much all of a sudden. Overall, the game has a good variety of character types and weapons. You've got close fighting blades (or the stupid wristbands on Heihachi), longer distance whips, fast scrappy characters, slow bruising characters, nice looking characters, ugly characters (the coolest part of the game), secret characters, different appearances for each character (not just changing costume colors). There is a decent variety of stages with different stage music for each. I didn't like the main boss character too much, because he was too much like Doral from the Virtua Fighter series: basically a generic dummy that borrows moves from all the legit characters. That's fine to some extent, but I'd really prefer a more original character with their own original moves for bosses. Lastly, the special character in the PS2 version is Heihachi, an old man from the Tekken series. That would be fine too, except when you compare it to the other consoles. XBox has Spawn and Gamecube has Link. Both of those are characters you've never gotten to play in a fighting game before. By comparison, Heihachi in the PS2 version is quite lame. Overall, this simply was not a game I felt compelled to pick up and play time and time again. In fact, I've had it for four months but only played it for less than a week and have beaten it at the regular setting with just about anyone that looked interesting. I've spent wayyyyy more time with Virtua Fighter. If I had it all to do over again, I'd probably just rent this.

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Soul Calibur II
3 Star Review   By member StashEX - Aug 26, 2005   

Strengths: All around solid title

Weakness: Weak exclusive character, not as impressive the second time around.

I'm not really a big fan of Soul Calibur II. It's not really that impressive as the prequel on DC and I never got beyond learning a handful of moves and combos for a few characters. The 1p modes are pretty much what you'd expect and Namco seriously needs to bring back those awesome animated endings for each character. Soul Calibur II is a fighter I can only play casually before losing interest but it's still worth a purchase, I just prefer the original Soul Blade/Edge.

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Best 3D fighter
5 Star Review   By member jngx80 - Aug 13, 2005   

Strengths: + detailed graphics + fast gameplay

Weakness: - like all fighting games, it's a bit boring playing alone. - PS2's exclusive character is not as cool as playing with Zelda

Soul Calibur 2 is the most fun I've had playing a 3D fighter. The characters aren't as memorable as the characters in the Tekken series or Street Fighter series, but the fast gameplay makes the battles more exciting than any other 3D fighting game.

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The Soul Still Burns!
5 Star Review   By member DirtyPudding - Jul 22, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent graphics gameplay and sound. Tons of unlockables. Incredible intro movie.

Weakness: No animated endings but that's about it.

Soul Calibur 2 is probably the best 3-D fighting game for the Playstation 2. Everything from the graphics and sound, to the gameplay are nearly perfect. There are tons of things to unlock as you play the game. These range to new characters to new weapons and coustumes. There are many modes of play as well. The Weaponsmaster Mode is like a deeper story mode were you must fight to earn money. Really the only problem I had with the game were the very cheap endings at the end of the game. The intro to the game is an incredible cg movie but the endings are just 2 still pictures per character. Other than that, Soul Calibur 2 is a near perfect fighting game for the PS2 that everyone should check out.

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4 Star Review   By member sabin23 - Jun 29, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics, solid controls, playable Heihachi from Tekken.

Weakness: Not a huge leap from the Dreamcast version.

I already own the Gamecube version and liked the game a lot so I decided to pick up the PS2 version once I saw it plummet in price. Although this game is on all 3 consoles (PS2, XB, GC), I believe the Gamecube version is the best because you can use Link (from the popular Zelda series); however, having Heihachi (from Tekken) is still a nice bonus. Soul Calibur is one of the great fighting games of this current generation of consoles. It's pretty to look at and just a joy to play. The environments are great (although I wish they were more interactive), unlocking weapons is a great experience and the musical score is fantastic. The controls are easy (even beginners can mash the buttons with moderate success) but incredibly deep. While the game is good, it doesn't seem all too different then what I played on Dreamcast a few years ago - I guess if it's not broke, don't fix it. Even so, this game seems a little too familiar despite the graphical overhaul.

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4 Star Review   By member c0urage0us - Jun 21, 2005   

Strengths: One of the best 3D fighters

Weakness: Gamecube version not only looks nicer, but has a better exclusive Character (Link from Zelda), Todd Mcfarlane's character is just horrible - all his character designs look the same

I have both this version and the Gamecube version, while theres only minor differences, I very much prefer the Gamecube version. Overall though, the PS2 version is still a solid fighter. You get plenty of fighters, the great conquest mode, and one of the best multiplayer experiences you can ask for. Just stay away from Necrid, the biggest cliche thats came out of Mcfarlane inawhile. The PS2 version's guest character is Tekken's Heihachi, which is cool except that he is extremely unbalanced. He's too strong for someone who doesn't even had weapons, and he has a very lengthy instant kill combo that doesn't make sense.

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5 Star Review   By member galvatron2k1 - Jun 3, 2005   

Strengths: Controls, Graphics, Sound, Variety of modes

The sequel to arguably the greatest game for the Sega Dreamcast, the Playstation 2 definitely does the game justice. Packed with more characters and a console specific character (Link – Gamecube, Spawn – XBOX, Hirachi – PS2), this newest installment proudly carries on the lineage of the series. Graphically, the game looks fantastic from the characters, all the way down to the stage backgrounds. The sound is great, showcasing the orchestral theme music for each stage, as well as the before and after match dialog and in game shouting and screaming. However, the controls are probably the strongest point of the game. The move sets for the characters is very in-depth; easy to learn, but challenging to master. If you are a fan of fighting games, this is a highly recommended purchase.

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5 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - May 6, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics are as good as they get for the characters & backrounds, every character has a TON of moves

Weakness: Single player game while fun & has plenty of stuff to do can get boring 2 player is more fun & is where it's at for fighting games IMO

When it comes to 3D fighting games Namco is as good as it gets. Soul Calibur II is a one on one fighting game where each character has a weapon unique to them. The thing that makes this game so great is the fact that the game is so complex that it is as I like to think it can be played very much like a sport. The game has probably about 1,000 moves I often find myself playing against the computer & learning how some moves are useful when used right that I didn't think of myself. In short this game is a must have for anyone that is a fan of 3D fighting games.

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5 Star Review   By member Rare_Monkey - Apr 30, 2005   

Strengths: Weapons, PS2 exclusive character, and unlockables

Weakness: Invisble wind

Having fifteen to twenty weapons per character to choose from is allot, trust me, and having two to three alternate costumes is allot too. The weapon master mode is the main game in which you play across levels raising your rank and earning money. In addition, Training modes, arcade modes, survivor modes, VS modes, and numerous other modes are included. Any 1 on 1 fighter fan should own this game.

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4 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - Apr 28, 2005   

Strengths: Soul Caliber on PS2, good weapon-based fighting, Heihachi character from Tekken series is PS2 exclusive

Weakness: Not as groundbreaking as the Dreamcast original, weakest graphics and exclusives of the console ports

The original Soul Caliber for Dreamcast (not to be confused with the original Soul Blade for Playstation) has been universally hailed as the greatest weapons-based fighter ever made. Hopes were high that Namco might be able to improve upon this in the inevitable sequel. Unfortunately, Soul Caliber 2 (on any system) simply cannot match the "wow" factor or number of unlockables of the original. While the Gamecube port saw the Legend of Zelda's Link and Xbox had Spawn as playable characters, the PS2 version gets the short end of the stick with Tekken's unarmed Heihachi as its exclusive character. Given that PS2 also has the weakest graphics of the console ports, you'll probably want to go with either the Gamecube or Xbox version (unless PS2 is your only system). PS2 owners do get their revenge in that knowledge that Soul Caliber 3 has been announced as a PS2 exclusive.

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Description
Open the next chapter in world of Soul Calibur. Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive gameplay modes including: Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive Weapon Master. Collect up to 200 different weapons and battle characters with their own styles, strengths, and abilities. In addition to the 13 fighters, each platform has unique special fighters: Link for GameCube, Heihachi for PS2, and Spawn for Xbox. Prove yourself through soul and sword.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Fighting
Maximum Number of Players 2
Summary
Product Title SoulCalibur II
Manufacturer Namco Bandai
Lowest Price $33.20 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.6 | 21 Reviews
Game Information
Memory Space Required: 300 KB
Release Date: 2003-8-27
Network Compatible: No
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Additional Specifications
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
Category: Playstation 2
Class: Playstation
Uses Memory Card?: Yes
Optional Expansions: Controller with Vibration Function
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Expert Reviews
SoulCalibur II
5 Star Review  GameZone - Aug 30, 2003

The game that made you buy a Dreamcast. That's what Soul Calibur was. As a Dreamcast exclusive, it left PSone and Nintendo 64 owners in the gutter. That's the main reason why many of us picked up Sega's last console – to play the sequel to Namco's most innovative title since Tekken: Soul Edge (known as Soul Blade on PSone). Times are changing though. Exclusivity is no longer a major issue. Game developers are doing everything they can to release every game on every console. While Tekken still appears to be a PlayStation exclusive, Namco's other high-calibur fighter is giving Nintendo and Microsoft some much-needed soul.

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Soul Calibur II (ps2)
4.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Aug 26, 2003

When the Dreamcast hit the market, there was one title that was a must-have. Over the course of its entire, brief lifespan, there was a single game that really symbolized the Dreamcast -- you just had to have this game, and if you didn't, what was the point? That game was Soul Calibur. Now the series has its moment to shine: the PS2 is wildly popular, unlike the Dreamcast, and fighting game fanatics are hungry for the next big thing. It could not be timed better.

Read the full review »

Soul Calibur II (ps2)
4.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Aug 26, 2003

Sometimes, evolution is not mandatory. Take the horseshoe crab, Komodo dragon, or even a cockroach as examples. Each individual creature has remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of thousands of years, yet each species continues to successfully survive in this ever-changing world of ours. We often take for granted, or simply forget that more primitive life forms thrive to this very day as a consequence of their underlying simple forms.

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Soul Calibur II
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Soul Calibur II receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.74 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #91 game of all time, #3 game of 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and #20 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 99 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Best PS2 Fighting Game
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

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Soul Calibur 2
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 2 expert reviews for Soul Calibur 2 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Good, but not Great
3 Star Review   By member ryu_ken - Sep 30, 2005   

Strengths: Incredible graphics. Fluid animation. Nice variety of characters.

Weakness: Gets dull pretty quickly. Default AI is way too easy. No online option. Heihachi is a stupid bonus character.

There are two ways to look at this game. The first is the two player experience and the other is the single player. The two player experience is good, but, since there's no option to play against others online, that's pretty shortlived, as it only lasts as long as the people immediately around you want to keep playing. The single player experience is not so good. In single player versus mode, the default AI is simply too easy. If you learn to block a little, throw in a little bit of rock-paper-scissors (you basically figure out a high and low attack for your character and use the high attack when your opponent is blocking low/crouching and the low attack when your opponent is blocking normally) and button mash the rest, you can beat the default level with just about any character. Yes, you can probably turn up the difficulty to make it more interesting, but maybe I have ADD or something because, after I've beaten it, I'm really not that interested in doing it all over again. There is also a single player story mode, which is more like an attempt to create a story mode out of the two player mode. There are some interesting things that happen in this mode. It starts out with some training stuff but then goes on to having to fight two-/three- computer characters in a row with your one character (though you get a little added health between computer characters). The problem here is that the difficulty sometimes leaps up too much all of a sudden. Overall, the game has a good variety of character types and weapons. You've got close fighting blades (or the stupid wristbands on Heihachi), longer distance whips, fast scrappy characters, slow bruising characters, nice looking characters, ugly characters (the coolest part of the game), secret characters, different appearances for each character (not just changing costume colors). There is a decent variety of stages with different stage music for each. I didn't like the main boss character too much, because he was too much like Doral from the Virtua Fighter series: basically a generic dummy that borrows moves from all the legit characters. That's fine to some extent, but I'd really prefer a more original character with their own original moves for bosses. Lastly, the special character in the PS2 version is Heihachi, an old man from the Tekken series. That would be fine too, except when you compare it to the other consoles. XBox has Spawn and Gamecube has Link. Both of those are characters you've never gotten to play in a fighting game before. By comparison, Heihachi in the PS2 version is quite lame. Overall, this simply was not a game I felt compelled to pick up and play time and time again. In fact, I've had it for four months but only played it for less than a week and have beaten it at the regular setting with just about anyone that looked interesting. I've spent wayyyyy more time with Virtua Fighter. If I had it all to do over again, I'd probably just rent this.

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Soul Calibur II
3 Star Review   By member StashEX - Aug 26, 2005   

Strengths: All around solid title

Weakness: Weak exclusive character, not as impressive the second time around.

I'm not really a big fan of Soul Calibur II. It's not really that impressive as the prequel on DC and I never got beyond learning a handful of moves and combos for a few characters. The 1p modes are pretty much what you'd expect and Namco seriously needs to bring back those awesome animated endings for each character. Soul Calibur II is a fighter I can only play casually before losing interest but it's still worth a purchase, I just prefer the original Soul Blade/Edge.

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Best 3D fighter
5 Star Review   By member jngx80 - Aug 13, 2005   

Strengths: + detailed graphics + fast gameplay

Weakness: - like all fighting games, it's a bit boring playing alone. - PS2's exclusive character is not as cool as playing with Zelda

Soul Calibur 2 is the most fun I've had playing a 3D fighter. The characters aren't as memorable as the characters in the Tekken series or Street Fighter series, but the fast gameplay makes the battles more exciting than any other 3D fighting game.

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The Soul Still Burns!
5 Star Review   By member DirtyPudding - Jul 22, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent graphics gameplay and sound. Tons of unlockables. Incredible intro movie.

Weakness: No animated endings but that's about it.

Soul Calibur 2 is probably the best 3-D fighting game for the Playstation 2. Everything from the graphics and sound, to the gameplay are nearly perfect. There are tons of things to unlock as you play the game. These range to new characters to new weapons and coustumes. There are many modes of play as well. The Weaponsmaster Mode is like a deeper story mode were you must fight to earn money. Really the only problem I had with the game were the very cheap endings at the end of the game. The intro to the game is an incredible cg movie but the endings are just 2 still pictures per character. Other than that, Soul Calibur 2 is a near perfect fighting game for the PS2 that everyone should check out.

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4 Star Review   By member sabin23 - Jun 29, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics, solid controls, playable Heihachi from Tekken.

Weakness: Not a huge leap from the Dreamcast version.

I already own the Gamecube version and liked the game a lot so I decided to pick up the PS2 version once I saw it plummet in price. Although this game is on all 3 consoles (PS2, XB, GC), I believe the Gamecube version is the best because you can use Link (from the popular Zelda series); however, having Heihachi (from Tekken) is still a nice bonus. Soul Calibur is one of the great fighting games of this current generation of consoles. It's pretty to look at and just a joy to play. The environments are great (although I wish they were more interactive), unlocking weapons is a great experience and the musical score is fantastic. The controls are easy (even beginners can mash the buttons with moderate success) but incredibly deep. While the game is good, it doesn't seem all too different then what I played on Dreamcast a few years ago - I guess if it's not broke, don't fix it. Even so, this game seems a little too familiar despite the graphical overhaul.

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4 Star Review   By member c0urage0us - Jun 21, 2005   

Strengths: One of the best 3D fighters

Weakness: Gamecube version not only looks nicer, but has a better exclusive Character (Link from Zelda), Todd Mcfarlane's character is just horrible - all his character designs look the same

I have both this version and the Gamecube version, while theres only minor differences, I very much prefer the Gamecube version. Overall though, the PS2 version is still a solid fighter. You get plenty of fighters, the great conquest mode, and one of the best multiplayer experiences you can ask for. Just stay away from Necrid, the biggest cliche thats came out of Mcfarlane inawhile. The PS2 version's guest character is Tekken's Heihachi, which is cool except that he is extremely unbalanced. He's too strong for someone who doesn't even had weapons, and he has a very lengthy instant kill combo that doesn't make sense.

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5 Star Review   By member galvatron2k1 - Jun 3, 2005   

Strengths: Controls, Graphics, Sound, Variety of modes

The sequel to arguably the greatest game for the Sega Dreamcast, the Playstation 2 definitely does the game justice. Packed with more characters and a console specific character (Link – Gamecube, Spawn – XBOX, Hirachi – PS2), this newest installment proudly carries on the lineage of the series. Graphically, the game looks fantastic from the characters, all the way down to the stage backgrounds. The sound is great, showcasing the orchestral theme music for each stage, as well as the before and after match dialog and in game shouting and screaming. However, the controls are probably the strongest point of the game. The move sets for the characters is very in-depth; easy to learn, but challenging to master. If you are a fan of fighting games, this is a highly recommended purchase.

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5 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - May 6, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics are as good as they get for the characters & backrounds, every character has a TON of moves

Weakness: Single player game while fun & has plenty of stuff to do can get boring 2 player is more fun & is where it's at for fighting games IMO

When it comes to 3D fighting games Namco is as good as it gets. Soul Calibur II is a one on one fighting game where each character has a weapon unique to them. The thing that makes this game so great is the fact that the game is so complex that it is as I like to think it can be played very much like a sport. The game has probably about 1,000 moves I often find myself playing against the computer & learning how some moves are useful when used right that I didn't think of myself. In short this game is a must have for anyone that is a fan of 3D fighting games.

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5 Star Review   By member Rare_Monkey - Apr 30, 2005   

Strengths: Weapons, PS2 exclusive character, and unlockables

Weakness: Invisble wind

Having fifteen to twenty weapons per character to choose from is allot, trust me, and having two to three alternate costumes is allot too. The weapon master mode is the main game in which you play across levels raising your rank and earning money. In addition, Training modes, arcade modes, survivor modes, VS modes, and numerous other modes are included. Any 1 on 1 fighter fan should own this game.

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4 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - Apr 28, 2005   

Strengths: Soul Caliber on PS2, good weapon-based fighting, Heihachi character from Tekken series is PS2 exclusive

Weakness: Not as groundbreaking as the Dreamcast original, weakest graphics and exclusives of the console ports

The original Soul Caliber for Dreamcast (not to be confused with the original Soul Blade for Playstation) has been universally hailed as the greatest weapons-based fighter ever made. Hopes were high that Namco might be able to improve upon this in the inevitable sequel. Unfortunately, Soul Caliber 2 (on any system) simply cannot match the "wow" factor or number of unlockables of the original. While the Gamecube port saw the Legend of Zelda's Link and Xbox had Spawn as playable characters, the PS2 version gets the short end of the stick with Tekken's unarmed Heihachi as its exclusive character. Given that PS2 also has the weakest graphics of the console ports, you'll probably want to go with either the Gamecube or Xbox version (unless PS2 is your only system). PS2 owners do get their revenge in that knowledge that Soul Caliber 3 has been announced as a PS2 exclusive.

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4 Star Review   By member mcgavin27 - Apr 13, 2005   

Strengths: strong lineup of characters

Weakness: annoying sound

This game is very good, but it was a slight disappointment to me, being a HUGE soul calibur 1 fan from the dreamcast. This game is great, fun multiplayer, but besides that the single player is lacking and the new weapons don't do that much. At it's lowered price of 20, it is still worth it though.

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5 Star Review   By member mike9898 - Mar 13, 2005   

Strengths: i love the weapons.

It is a fun game for sure because you have all kinds of weapons to select. Besides, there are many new characters taht are different from Teken or MK.

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5 Star Review   By member NightmareIshRawckin - Jan 21, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics, voice-overs, everything!

Weakness: You can't do Vs. Mode with the wall-slamming styled battle.

I have to say, I love this game. Probably the best Gamecube game there is, and is possibly one of the better for the other consoles. I would definitely buy this again if I ever wore out the copy I have =D. The only thing I don't like it how you can't use the battle mode when you slam the enemy against the wall for more impact while you play Vs., but I suppose that's what Weapon Master Mode is for. Is an Excellent game!

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5 Star Review   By member Shareve - Jan 14, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics, an actual plot, lots of moves, and an awesome Weapon Master mode!

Weakness: In my opinion, I don't think there are any.

One of the best games I own! Soul Calibur 2 is worth every cent you pay for it! The characters are well-developed and there are lots of weapons you can use, along with outfits. The character voices are excellent and you can even change it to japanese. The museum is fun to look at too! Get this game if you haven't already! I'd waited for it to be released and when it came out, I wasn't disappointed at all!

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5 Star Review   By member ROBDUBREE - Jul 27, 2004   

Strengths: The Graphics, Action, and Character control are amazing... better than the arcade. Awesome 2 player game!!!

Weakness: Not as much fun in single player mode.

I've only had this game for 3 days, but it is Awesome! They appear to have improved on the arcade version by leaps and bounds. This is a great 2 player game, but it does get a little redundant in single player only mode. If you're a fan of the TEKKEN series then you'll love this game... it has lots and lots of weapons.

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