Fighting games have made a comeback in the last couple of years, thanks to titles such as Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat and Marvel vs Capcom 3. In a world dominated by increasingly more complex 3D titles, these 2D-focused titles managed to get just the right mix of nostalgia, new features, and balanced combat, to attract new and old fighting fans in droves. Another former great, Tekken Tag Tournament, is also trying to make its comeback a hit with a similar route, but will it be able to reclaim its throne or is it doomed to end up at the bottom of the pile.
- Eurogamer: "It plays it a little safe in places and lacks a truly killer single-player mode, but by broadening the versatility of the tag system while dramatically improving the online functionality, Namco has crafted a new teamwork seminar that builds upon the original in almost all the areas that matter." – 8/10
- Gameinformer: "Even with a somewhat bare-bones online offering, it’s still one of the most refined fighters on the market." – 8.5/10
- Gamesradar: "If you’ve ever found yourself enjoying a Tekken game, TTT2 won’t disappoint." – 4/5
- IGN: "As a way into the genre, it could certainly do a heck of a lot better. But once you’re in, it’s a perfectly solid experience in which brawling fans will find a lot to love." – 7.5/10
- Jostiq: "Everything that's ever been good about Tekken is in here, from its surprisingly deep, accessible gameplay mechanics to its bombastic and hilarious attitude – all presented in a package more polished and refined than ever before." – 4.5/5
- Metacritic: 81/100
Although not managing to topple the greats, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 seems to be able to hold its own among the new generation. It looks like if you enjoyed the more technical combo orientated styling that previous Tekken titles have had to offer, you will not be disappointed with this.
Tekken Tag Tournament is set to bear punch its way into local retailers this Friday, 14 September.