Kirby Fighters 2

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

Kirby Fighters 2 will certainly appeal to fans of the franchise, as will anyone who enjoys playing as the Kirby characters in Super Smash Bros. It's not a game to which you'll likely return, however, once the initial charm wears off.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2020

Although it has its charm, in general Kirby Fighters 2 is a repetitive title and of little value, but it can be a lot of fun when enjoyed in the company of someone. The various unlockable content and variations of Kirby justify its existence, but the absence of more modes and the simple gameplay mechancis leave the impression that the game is just easy money for Nintendo.

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6 / 10
Oct 2, 2020

A charming, breezy brawler Kirby Fighters 2 is a solid gateway fighting game hampered by limited modes and the occasional difficulty spike.

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Unscored
Sep 28, 2020

As just a mode in another game, the original Kirby Fighters was an interesting diversion. As a stand-alone title, Kirby Fighters 2 has to work a lot harder to pack a punch, even at $19.99. It’s curious, cute, and lacking much definition, just like its namesake character.

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7 / 10
Oct 9, 2020

Kirby Fighters 2 is an unremarkable fighting game that doesn't really do much to separate itself from Super Smash Brothers. The fighting is decent and the story mode is fun, but there's little reason to carry on playing once you've climbed the tower, especially with the multiplayer servers already feeling empty a few weeks after release. At less than half the price of Ultimate, Kirby Fighters 2 is a great compromise if you're looking for a simple fighting game.

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80 / 100
Sep 25, 2020

Kirby stars in a direct, carefree fighter, which hides some level of depth, but it's best suited for mild gameplay sessions.

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5 / 10
Sep 28, 2020

While Kirby Fighters 2 is fun for a night with a co-op partner, there's little entertainment beyond that. There are better Kirby games out there. Try those instead.

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5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2020

Similar to Super Smash Bros. but much more easier and with a very simplistic fighting system.

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Sep 25, 2020

Kirby Fighters 2 is very much Super Smash Bros. for kids and/or hardcore Kirby fans. It's a similar experience just made worse by the simplistic and slow fighting and the limited variety of overall gameplay content.

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70 / 100
Sep 30, 2020

Kirby Fighters 2 achieves nearly all of its glory in Story Mode, but there's still some fun in short bursts if you have friends to play with or enjoy the time trials. Skip online unless you're playing with friends. But even that risks your sanity.

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