Samurai Shodown 2

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a game by SNK
Platforms: NeoGeo, PC
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 9.1/10 - 7 votes
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See also: Arcade Games, Samurai Games, Fighting Games

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The first Shodown impressed me with its graphics and game play. The sequel improves on every aspect, adding features that surpass all the other fighting games. The visuals and audio are spectacular. There are incredible combos, new types of grappling and enough technique to tilt a camel. There are secrets galore too! Samurai Shodown II is simply the best fighting game out there. This is the fighting game to buy.


Samurai Shodown II has so many improvements over SS1 that this version simply rules! The four new characters are cool and each one has been pumped up with all sorts of new moves and techniques. It's practically a brand-new game! The control is still perfect and the combo possibilities are at an all-time high. Do yourself a favor and plunk a few quarters into this one. You'll be hooked.


I enjoyed the playability of the first one and this new version has several new attributes that enhance the consistent game play. With doll-moves, power moves and dodging projectiles, this game is not just a plus but a full revision. The four new characters are a great addition especially the added animal companion. Anyway you slice it SS2 is a superb fighting game with great innovations and action!


Not only have my expectations for Samurai Shodown II been met, but they have also been surpassed. SNK has taken their best game to a higher plane. SS2 is loaded with cool new features--new fighters (Cham Cham rules!), stunning backgrounds for every character, and best of all, the game play is superb! With the new moves, there are tons of new ways to attack. SS2 is a diamond in the rough for fighting games!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Note: For more in-depth coverage on the new fighters and their various moves, check out EGM#6! Okay, gang, you asked for it and now you certainly got it--here comes Samurai Shodown II! Not "Super," not "Special" and certainly not "Jet," here we have an actual sequel that is better than the original because it is different in ways that will keep veteran players of the first still playing--even past the, I've-mastered-all-the-moves-and-found-the-secrets-so-what's-next" stage. This time there are four new fighters to choose from (with the omission of veteran Shodown fighter Tam Tam), and this game (SNK's biggest ever--clocking in at a hefty 202-Meg) is loaded with hidden moves, hidden fighters and a final Boss that will probably make your jaw drop and make you mutter "What the..." as you limp away from the machine! The Bonus Rounds have been removed, but the most notable difference is the Fatality Moves that are performed when the Rage Gauge (the little POW meter in the lower corner) is maxed out. If an opponent is hit with one of these moves it will break his or her sword and cause him or her some damage. (However, the sword will be thrown back in after a little bit.) So pick your favorite fighter and get ready to lock swords!


The usual fighters (minus Tam Tam), new moves, new fighters and hidden fighters!


A game this good just makes you want Shodown III to come out!


Taking the nastiest of Mizuki's hits that makes you suddenly break into convulsions and gasping for air!

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