Fighting Force 2

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Fighting Force 2
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NTSC Dreamcast Cover Art
Developer(s) Core Design
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Platform(s) PlayStation
Dreamcast
Release date(s)
  • NA 30 November 1999
  • EU 2000
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution CD-ROM (PlayStation)
GD-ROM (Dreamcast)

Fighting Force 2 is the sequel to 1997's original Fighting Force, which was one of the first 3D takes on the 2D Beat 'em up genre. The game was released for the PlayStation and Dreamcast and was developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released in North America on 30 November 1999.

Overview[edit]

Set in the not-too-distant future, human cloning has become a reality but has been banned by international treaty. The Knackmiche Corporation is suspected of researching cloning, and mercenary Hawk Manson is sent on a covert mission to investigate.

It features hand-to-hand and weapons combat like the original game but does not include multiplayer support. While it includes more weapons and larger levels than its predecessor, the sequel includes only one playable character this time around: Hawk Manson.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DC) 49.84%[1]
(PS) 54.18%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 3.5 out of 10[4]
IGN 3.6 out of 10[3]

Unlike its predecessor which received some decent reviews, Fighting Force 2 was not very successful, and received very low ratings from most well known gaming publications. Due to its lackluster sales and a less-than-pleased fanbase, the series eventually ended. A third game was in development, but was cancelled when Core Design closed down.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fighting Force 2 Game Rankings DC". Game Rankings. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fighting Force 2 Game Rankings PS". Game Rankings. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (11 January 2000). "Fighting Force 2 Review". IGN. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (23 December 1999). "Fighting Force 2 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 

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