Streets of Rage 2 review - Sega Megadrive
If you haven't yet played Streets of Rage II then you are in for a treat. Simply put this is probably the best scrolling beat-em-up available on any console. Yes it is that good!
Lady Michiru - 15 Jul 2008, 00:43 GMT
Bare Knuckle 2 Rules the Street.
Blaze Fielding is my favourite character to use.
Tris Wicks - 05 Nov 2008, 07:02 GMT
Yes after years i realized Axel was shouting "Bare Knuckle!" when launching his uppercut but i would have much preferred him to shout "Streets of Rage 2!" as i like to, when out punching prostitutes and street punks.
Tony - 29 Jan 2009, 06:23 GMT
This game was my favourite of all three Streets of Rage games and I keep hoping to see a truly worthy remake come out for the current generation of systems. So far Saint's Row 2 seems to be a good remake, in a sense with the flowing combat system in it though minus the special moves and attacks of the SOR games.
It would be great if one day a really, really good developer can bring back the SOR series and do it right.
Godpikachu - 08 Feb 2009, 03:32 GMT
This game was, and still is, the dogs bollocks, even though its over 10 years old.
Few other side scrolly fighting games before or since have surpassed this, it had spot on graphics, ridiculously addictive gameplay, and sported one of the mega drives best sound tracks.
All of the characters were easy to use, but tricky to master, thus quadrulping its replay value.
Hell, i still dust off my old MD and slap this piece of classic gaming gold into the slot and fiddle with it a bit, then once ive finished doing that i play the game.
Stayrsaigh - 21 Mar 2009, 21:48 GMT
If ever there was a game that honestly took ever aspect of the original and improved on it it's this one! Every gripe, every flaw and even stuff that was fine on its own in the original was improved apon! I first saw this game on a free video with a magazine (The name escapes me!) and my jaw dropped, but the actual game was even better and months flew by with this ultra cart! It actually did put the mighty Final Fight to shame and I'm talking about the arcade version! Like Shinobi III this is again a classic example of what Sega developers could do with their 16-Bit machine to really show it off and annoy the competition!
RHYS - 26 Dec 2009, 14:00 GMT
One of the best games ever made. Only 90%???????
yo_soy - 01 Mar 2010, 14:38 GMT
My first ever wages, £45, were spent on this and I had to give up smoking as I couldn't afford it.
Pete C - 08 Mar 2010, 00:43 GMT
He shouted 'Grand Upper' in SOR2 and 'Bare Knuckle' in SOR3. You got it wrong.
Stuart - 12 Aug 2010, 16:22 GMT
This should have got more than 90%. MMS was very harsh on this. I would personally have thought 96%
It still is one of the world's best scrolling beat'em up, probably only beaten by Final Fight but not by much.
tom richards - 30 Apr 2011, 20:51 GMT
mint game, brillant
Ninjah1982 - 17 Apr 2013, 15:04 GMT
Come onnnnnnnnn! Surely 90% is way underrated! What's wrong with these reviewers, were they drunk or something? 95%+ EASILY!
panch - 29 Feb 2016, 13:44 GMT
Yes 95% +++ and I tell you why- I spent the afternoon playing Neo Geo and afterwards put SOR2 on and it looked, sounded and played so good it actually impressed me more, better than Burning fight anyday, I even preferred it to Final fight back in the day. My score 98%- nothing on the MD looks or sounds as good.