Skullgirls: 2nd Encore

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2015

Overall Skullgirls 2nd Encore is good if you're looking for a new 2D fighter which is relatively fast-paced, has easy to master gameplay, and a roster full of strange and hilarious characters. Although this is one has been out for a while now on various other platforms. Even if you have got it already, I highly recommend it on the current generation consoles.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2016

While 2nd Encore's gameplay will prove to be a known quality for experienced fighting game enthusiasts, the game's visual style is where it truly stands out on its own, for better or worse.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 18, 2016

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is an easy recommendation to anyone who has even a passing interest in the fighting genre.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2020

Unless you've already had your fill of the game on other platforms, Skullgirls 2nd Encore on the Switch is well worth a purchase.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2019

As a fighting game, there is almost no aspect of Skullgirls Second Encore that isn't an absolute joy to play, and the Switch's portability only enhances those qualities. Fans of fighting games will find so much to love in Skullgirls, but the game won't create any zealous converts out of those who loathe the conventions of the fighting game genre.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2019

As stated before, if you’re not a fan of the genre as it is, Skullgirls probably won’t change your mind, but if you’re interested in fighting games or already enjoy them as a whole, this is one title you should probably pick up.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

Interesting characters and modes aplenty aren’t enough to keep a fighting game afloat in the long-term. Active communities do that.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2016

Though it is by no means the definitive version of the title, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore is a great fighting game for the Vita. The fighting and presentation are excellent, and there are plenty of modes to sink your teeth into if you're tired of getting pummeled by the online community. Though it has some excellent teaching tools for those who want to understand the nuances of the system and characters, the blurred text makes that a more daunting task when compared to the home consoles and PC. Sitting at the upper echelon of fighting games on the portable, this title belongs on your Vita's memory card.

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9 / 10
Sep 23, 2015

Skullgirls was one of the best new fighting IPs to come out in years, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore is everything that made the original game great and so much more. New characters, new modes, and improved visuals and sound make this the (hopefully) complete version of a fantastic title before the developers finally move on to new projects. This is a fighting game for fighting fans made by fighting fans, and the balance and creativity here is absolutely off the charts. It is a wonderfully enjoyable title to play, both for newcomers and the genre savvy, representing one of the most enjoyable, complete fighters in recent memory. The roster might be a bit on the small side and this package doesn't offer that much more for those that already purchased the DLC, but those that haven't absolutely need to pick this up. A game like this deserves a second encore, and Skullgirls has certainly earned it.

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Apr 13, 2016

'Skullgirls' has been the subject of some great content additions, and is still an enjoyable brawler. Its odd yet enchanting art design and overall presentation make it stand out, not to mention the awesome training. Unfortunately, this port to the Vita has some control and visual issues, and '2nd Encore' is probably best played on the PS4.

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