Samurai Shodown! 2

SNK, SNK, HAMSTER Corporation, HAMSTER Corporation

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
43%
Critics Recommend
Based on 7 critic reviews
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Samurai Shodown! 2

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchAug 7, 2020
PlayStation 4Oct 11, 2017
PCJun 29, 2018
Xbox OneSep 21, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developers: SNK, HAMSTER Corporation

Publishers: SNK, HAMSTER Corporation

Genres: Fighting, Arcade

SAMURAI SHODOWN II is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. The legendary weapon-wielding fighting game returns stronger / sharper than ever! Four newcomers join the battle for a total of 15 combatants ready to step on the stage of grand battles. With the new Rage System and Weapon Breaking Attacks, epic and intense battles are waiting for you! The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

Samurai Shodown! 2 Critic Reviews

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Digital Chumps

Sam Gurvey
8 / 10.0
Digital Chumps

I found Samurai Shodown 2 nostalgic and enjoyable. It's a fun game to play with friends and I can see matches getting very intense quick.

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Overall, Samurai Shodown! 2 has come over quite well to the Switch. If you've played the original, you'll find most everything is in-tact save for the trading card send/receive system (which is understandable). Cards can still be collected in-game, just not traded to friends from what I could tell. I can think of some better fighting games on the Switch that I would probably purchase first but for a walk down memory lane or to see a classic portable fighting game in action, Samurai Shodown! 2 is certainly a fun novelty.

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A commendable attempt to bring Samurai Shodown to an old portable format, even though the limited nature of the Neo Geo Pocket Color at the time does hinder Samurai Shodown! 2's chances of being able to hold much attention today. One for the diehard fans that will appreciate the effort of what was achieved with the hardware.

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For better or worse, Samurai Shodown! 2 is exactly what you'd expect from a portable adaptation of the arcade fighting game.

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