As humanity endeavored to better themselves, they created the biological marvel known as Gears. Originally intended as the next step of human evolution, they were instead fitted for war and turned against their own creators.
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Very Positive (293 reviews) - 90% of the 293 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 23, 2004

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About This Game

As humanity endeavored to better themselves, they created the biological marvel known as Gears. Originally intended as the next step of human evolution, they were instead fitted for war and turned against their own creators. A century later, you are left in the wake of the hundred year human-Gear war that nearly destroyed the Earth. Welcome to Guilty Gear X2 #Reload.

Building upon the gameplay and story of Guilty Gear X, #Reload features refined fighting mechanics, new characters and stages, and the same high-velocity multiplayer versus action that put Guilty Gear on the map.

Key Features

  • 19 Unique & Bizarre Characters - An assassin who fights with their hair? A yo-yo-slinging bounty hunter? A corpse possessed by a sentient shadow? It wouldn't be Guilty Gear without them! The varied designs and playstyles of #Reload's sizable cast provide hours of entertainment... but if that isn't enough for you, there may be even more fighters hidden away, waiting to be uncovered.
  • 8 Gamemodes To Test Your Mettle - Play against a friend or the AI in Versus mode, fight to your dying breath in Survival mode, hone your skills in Training and Mission mode, show off your sick dust loop combos in Medal of Millionaires mode, or learn your character's ultimate fate in Story mode; the choice is yours.
  • Gorgeous Scenery, Ludicrous Design - Brawl in the rainy streets of London, atop a speeding airship, or even in the depths of Hell. The world of Guilty Gear comes to life through its art, and #Reload is livelier than ever before.
  • Critically-acclaimed Soundtrack - Courtesy of Guilty Gear creator Daisuke Ishiwatari, the heavy rock musical stylings of #Reload are a force to be reckoned with. Buyers of Guilty Gear X2 #Reload on Steam will receive a digital copy of the Official Soundtrack for free!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium III 700Mhz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB or better
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
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Overall:
Very Positive (293 reviews)
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Ð^2Δ^7ЯK
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Honesty the soundtrack alone is worth the price of admission . On top of that this is a damn good fighting game .
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CyberII
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This part dragged me back into fighting games after almost 15 years I haven't played any.
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Cataclisma™
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Doens't have online, it's just a port of console and doesn't have customizations except controls.
Of course, for better experience, but the newer version of it. It has a lot of things this game hasn't.
You PC doesn't run the newer versions? So buy this game in a sale and enjoy X2/XX.
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Lmao Zedong
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
10/10 would die trying to figure out the controls again
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🔫Ð∆η♱∃😈
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
9/10

Can Never Find Anything Bad About Good Ol Fashion Guilty Gear...Wish They Could Of Add Online

But Hey Does That Really Matter With This Game I Mean It Would Easily Get Boring But I'm A Fan OF The Series So I Just Sit Back...Relax

AND GET READY TO SEE HEAVEN OR HELL!

SO LET'S ROCK A.S.W!
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Dr.Brainiack
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Good game didnt sleep till like one in the morning on a school night........but ♥♥♥♥ it "la vida es un riesgo carnal"
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MakThaNife
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Really great game! I'm glad I bought it! Reminds me of old NeoGeo fighters for some reason. It's too bad that there is no multiplayer built into the game. I'm going to download the MP mod for the game and hopefully will be doing some online fights. I really recommend the game!
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Dr.JigglyNutz(Marioguy22)
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
so far this game is i just wish that they added sometype of online play instead of going to complatied steps to install a netplay thing in order to play online
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Dr.killshot22
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
this game is sick!!!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
184 of 196 people (94%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Fast paced 2D fighting + Great gameplay = Awesome
Unique characters + fantastic soundtrack = Even more awesome
This game + http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=310603808 *throws money at the screen*

Did I praise this game enough for Guilty Gear Xrd to be released on PC, Arc System Works? (Please say yes.)

edit: Thank you senpai for noticing us. Welcome to the PC mustard race!
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78 of 85 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
This is a masterpiece of 2d fighting games (just as much as Street Fighter III: 3rd strike was).

Gameplay is where this game excels. I'd say that game's mechanics are halfway from Street Fighter and BlazBlue: the game is linear just like SF, but there are nice additions like air-dashes, double jumps, faultless defence, (false) roman cancels. Also, a few characters use strange gameplay styles but none of them are screen invasive (like BlazBlue) and btw there still are common move combinations that will work on every char (with different outcomes of course) so also complete noobs may enjoy the game.
As for how much technical is the game, well, it IS technical, and you'll get to enjoy that a lot.

Now, about the graphic there's not much to say, it's awesome. Character design is the best out there IMHO, animations are fluid and backgrounds are nice. Also, effects are not invasive, and that's really important for me.

Sound part may be tricky. Game's music belongs to the power metal genre ('80s style) and it's really good. I personally don't like power metal (actually I don't like the whole metal genre) but I have to say that the songs pair with the game so perfectly that even if you hate metal you may still enjoy that kind of background music when fighting.

Now let's talk about flaws.
Game design flaws: the tier list counts S (or even more) ranked chars (only Eddie's air kick actually) and E (or at least almost E) chars. For a fighting game a tier list going S+ > D-(E) is quite bad.
Game port flaws: the game ported to steam is the same game that was ported to PC years ago, meaning there is no steam integration of any kind (and there never will be probably). While the game itself is a nice port, 2014 players may feel like something is missing.

Bonus time.
Even if this game has no netplay you can play it online thanks to a fan made patch that enables a perl based netplay (with the necessary skills everyone can host a server) which works really well and, btw, after like more than a decade there is still people playing this awesome game online.
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69 of 79 people (87%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2015
excellent fighting game, but i need more, please bring Guilty Gear Xrd to steam

EDIT : THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!
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69 of 96 people (72%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
gib Xrd pls.
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Really glad they finally added this on Steam! One of the best Guilty Gears. Had a little trouble with it at first but now it runs great and my Xbox 1 controller works great on it! Highly recommend if your looking for a new fighting game, it has a cool style and awesome soundtrack.
No online but I never really played online, theres a lot of content to keep you busy offline.
Has Story Mode, Mission Mode, Arcade mode, M.O.M. mode, VS. Mode (local multiplayer). As well as a gallery of some pretty good artwork and videos.
8/10 I really hope they bring the newest one, Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus, to steam one day. But this is a great game itself.
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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
One of the best 2D fighting games ever made with one of the most original casts of any game ever made. The music is also absolutely amazing.

Highly recommended.
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48 of 66 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
NETPLAY!
FINALY ITS HERE!
AN ARC SYSTEM GAME THAT HAS NETPLAY ON PC!
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65 of 96 people (68%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
First character I picked was a nutty paper bag wearing surgeon named after one of the most famous characters in literature with a flying umbrella that has a tongue bigger than his own body. Just when it seemed I was about to get my ♥♥♥ kicked by the blonde androgynous femboy he-she with a yo-yo, I opened a fifth-dimensional door in his face and won the match. Then I actually did get my ♥♥♥ kicked.

Oversized scalpel/10.
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
Fighting games are always hard to review, especially if you’re not that familiar with the genre, with maybe some exceptions like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter maybe. I’ll try and do my best to give you a proper review anyway.

So, Guilty Gear X2 was first released on PS2, and later released as X2 #Reload for the Xbox. It improved some of the game’s mechanics, while also adding new fighters and stages.
We’re actually talking about a ten year old game here and it’s the first time we’re seeing X2 #Reload on Steam.
A 10 year old game… can you believe it ? Okay, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before; tons of old games have already been released on Steam but this GG is one of the few games to have actually aged very well. And that’s because it uses detailed 2D sprites that still look great to this day. Of course, games now use different and better techniques for 2D animation but it’s admirable to see how much effort and time was put into these graphics back then.
The gameplay obviously also remains the same. This isn’t the kind of game that gets you far with just button mashing, so you have to be able to pull off some decent moves in the later rounds. The controls are pretty much the same as any other fighter out there and plays like a dream with a controller, or a keyboard; your choice. Pressing Escape will exit the game so make sure you press Enter if you want to navigate through the menus. This was an issue for me the first time I started playing (I was hoping to pause the game) and it’s something that could have easily been implemented with a patch, but I doubt this will happen.
There are more than a few characters available to fight with and these are all weird and wacky characters with a lot of personality and each of them has their own fighting moves. They aren’t as memorable as some of the characters from the MK or SF series but still crazy enough to make them stand out in one way or another.
The game also has more than enough game modes available. These are as follows: Story (speaks for itself), Training (also speaks for itself), Versus (CPU or human opponent), M.O.M. (Medal Of Millionaires, where you can earn medals by performing combos), Survival (survive as long as you can) and Mission Mode (where you’re restricted or limited by set rules).
I’ve only played parts of the story and a little bit of the other modes but I’m not skilled enough to finish anything yet. The more advanced fighters among us will probably have less trouble with this, I’m sure.

I’ve talked a little about the graphics already, but these still looks gorgeous. Sure, nowadays the animations could use some extra frames in them but that’s about the only thing one could add or change in my opinion. Oh yeah, and maybe a widescreen option because this version is still shown in a 4:3 ratio, with black bars on the sides. The launcher does have some modern options in it, however, like pixel shaders, v-sync and the choice to play in 30 or 60fps.
The voice acting is all in Japanese, which is good for the hardcore fighting gamers, but a less obvious choice for the casual gamers that usually prefer English. But, let’s face it, it’s a fighting game so it’s not that there are very deep conversations to be found here and there’s still the text that is shown in English, of course. And the soundtrack has a lot of rock music in it which makes the whole package complete I guess.

The game can be played both off- and online and could be played for hundreds of hours if you really wanted too. Most people probably won’t get that far, but the extremists and completists might. There are quite a few unlockables like art and hidden characters that can be unlocked by just playing the single-player or any of the other modes. So there’s a lot of replay value here if you want to 100% everything.

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload remains one of the better, but lesser known, fighters ever released. That naturally doesn’t have to mean anything. The game is made in such a way that a casual gamer can play a few rounds and still enjoy themselves but in reality it really is meant for the true fighting aficionados, no doubt about it. And even though I’m far from a fighting expert I still enjoyed my time with it. It's a game that has been faithfully ported.

[Rating: 79/100]
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133 of 215 people (62%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
It's not Street Fighter 4.

10/10
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