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Tekkenomics Vault: PS2 Fighting Game Face-Off #2

  • Originally written: July 2, 2005
  • Revised: June 1, 2006
  • My Comments: Article #2 of 3 about comparing several 3D fighting games using several features that you might find in those games.

Later,
Wild Man X

Fighting Game Face-Off #2

In this article, I compare the PS2 version of Tekken Tag Tournament with other PS2 3D fighters
(Virtua Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, and Street Fighter EX 3)
in categories relating to gameplay and game modes.

Fighting Game
Face-Off #2

Tekken Tag
Tournament

Virtua Fighter 4

Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore

Street Fighter EX 3

Boxart ttt_boxart vf4_boxart doa2_boxart sfex3_boxart
Publisher

Namco

Sega

Tecmo

Capcom

U.S. Release Date

10/26/2000

3/19/2002

10/26/2000

10/26/2000

Console
PS2 PS2 PS2 PS2
Format
CD CD DVD-5 CD
Playable Fighters

Start off with 20 fighters, but can unlock 14 for a total of 34 (not including palette swaps)

Start off with 13 fighter and end with 14
(1 unlockable fighter)

Start off with 12 fighters and end with 14 fighters
(2 unlockable fighters)

Start off with 17 fighters and end with 26 fighters
(9 unlockable fighters)

Selectable Stages

20 total infinite stages

13 total enclosed and unenclosed stages that are all about the same size

20 multi-tier levels

??? (Stages randomly selected)

Costumes

At least two costumes for every fighter (including palette swaps)

Two costumes per fighter

At least two costumes for every fighter

At least two costumes for every fighter

Customization None Ability to customize the costumes with unlockable items None Customize fighter’s moves
Ending Movies

CGI ending movie for every fighter

None

CGI ending movie for every fighter

None

Storyline

No known storyline

No known storyline

Yes, unique for each fighter

No known storyline

Buttons

Left and right punches and kicks, tag

One punch, one kick, one block

One punch, one kick, block, grab, tag

Low, Medium, and High punches and kicks

Match Replay

None

Ability to save match replays and can view from beginning to end, while being able to pause the replay

Special mode to save match replays.  Can pause, rewind fast forward, and have different camera options

None

Personal Combo Saves

None

None

None

None

Fatalities

None

None

None

None

Profile / Stat Tracking

None

Separate profiles for each fighter to keep track of all unlockable items, stats, and cash earned

Profile to keep track of win percentage

None

Mini-Game

Tekken Bowl (Bowling using Tekken fighters)

None

None

None

Weapons / Projectiles

Yoshimitsu’s sword, Kunimitsu’s knife, Devil’s laser, Ogre’s fire

None

None

Many projectiles

Ring Out

Not possible

Possible on some stages

Not possible

Not possible

Conquest Mode

None

None

None

None

Team Battle Mode

Up to 8 fighters

None

Up to 5 fighters

Up to 5 fighters

Tag Battle Mode
Yes None Yes Yes
Theater Mode

View saved snapshots, view unlocked movies, and listen to Back Ground Music (BGM)

View match replays and pre-saved matches included on the game disc

None

Medal gallery

Other Unlockables

Ability to take and save match snapshots

None

None

None

Online Mode
None None None None
Extra Modes

None

None

None

None

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