Mr. X and the Syndicate are back, this time taking Adam hostage! Take on the role of Axel, Blaze, Skate, or Max to rescue Adam, and destroy Mr. X once and for all.
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Positive (13 reviews) - 92% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 26, 2011

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About This Game

Mr. X and the Syndicate are back, this time taking Adam hostage!
Take on the role of Axel, Blaze, Skate, or Max to rescue Adam, and destroy Mr. X once and for all.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics: 32MB or greater graphics card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
    System specs for classic launcher.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics/CPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 280 or ATI Radeon HD 6630 or equivalent DirectX® 9c or higher 1GB VRam / Intel i3-2100 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or equivalent dual core CPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9c or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
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Overall:
Positive (13 reviews)
Recently Posted
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
SoR1 had a better art style and soundtrack IMO, but this one is still pretty good.

Full disclosure: I got a free review copy from my friend who works at SEGA.
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SileNce
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19, 2015
A year has passed since the defeat of Mr. X and his syndicate, and the vigilante trio of Axel, Adam and Blaze had returned to their normal lives. In what was once a crime infested city, law and order had finally been restored...or so they thought. Returning home from shool, Skate, Adam's younger brother, finds his house in ruin and a picture of Adam chained at the feet of Mr. X. After contacting Axel, he quickly gets a hold of Blaze and his friend Max, the wrestler, for a rescue mission. With Mr. X having retaken the city with his syndicate of criminals, it is up to the 4 of them to rescue Adam, and prevent the city from descending into chaos once more.

Streets of Rage 2 is the second installment of the beat 'em up trilogy, and has changed a lot from the original, offering longer, more interesting and challenging levels, new characters to play as, new enemies and bosses, and also new game mechanics. Having spent a lot of my childhood on this game, it was great to finally play it again after so long. With excellent and nostalgic beat 'em up gameplay that still rivals those of its decendants today, Streets of Rage 2 still offers a fantastic co-op experience that is definitely worth playing.

Pros:
+ Simple controls
+ Local co-op
+ A decent PC port
+ Gamepad support (I used a PS3 controller)
+ A feeling of nostalgia
+ Awesome retro Pixel art graphics
+ Longer levels and better level design
+ New characters, enemies, bosses and weapons
+ Displays enemy health bars and names
+ Special techniques instead of calling in a police car
+ Has a balanced life bar (can take more hits before death)

Cons:
- Too easy to accidentally grab your co-op partner
- When multiple enemies attack you at once, a glitch can occur where you can die almost instantly
- Special moves take away some health
- Grabbing enemies while holding a weapon makes you drop the weapon
- Enemies hide off screen all the time
- May not give you enough time to grab some food before moving to the next scene

My Score: 8/10
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Evgeniy Artemyev
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 5, 2013
The Best Video Game Series in the Genre Beat 'Em Up.
Play This Game With a Controller is a Unique Pleasure!
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Bob
Posted: August 8, 2012
I enjoyed this much more than the original streets of rage. They have removed the cool call for back up button and replaced it with a crappy special move that uses up your own health. They have also introduced anoying flying enemies that are really difficult to work out exactly where they are because to the 2.5D graphics. Aside from that it is pretty similar to the original so I can't put my finger on why I liked it so much, perhaps it is because the easy mode is that bit easier so I didn't find it as frustrating. But this is a classic that is well worth a play.
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ohmguru
Posted: April 6, 2012
NÃO RECOMENDO PELA PREGUIÇA DA SEGA EM NÃO PÔR MULTIPLAYER EM UM CLÁSSICO COMO ESTE.


NÃO COMPREM ESTA PORCARIA DO JEITO QUE ESTÁ.


NÃO COMPREM ESTA PORCARIA DO JEITO QUE ESTÁ. SEGA PREGUIÇOSA,
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ShadowDelta1138
Posted: February 2, 2012
streets of rage 2 is a fighting game from sega and it was good, i havent played the first one but this one is much better than the first and i give this one a 8.9 out of 10
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Ruka
Posted: December 30, 2011
The Sega Classics would be better if they actually showed you playing them to your friends.
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Ness
Posted: September 23, 2011
One of the bests beat'em up ever created.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
75 of 88 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
The Best Video Game Series in the Genre Beat 'Em Up.
Play This Game With a Controller is a Unique Pleasure!
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49 of 61 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: September 23, 2011
One of the bests beat'em up ever created.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2015
A year has passed since the defeat of Mr. X and his syndicate, and the vigilante trio of Axel, Adam and Blaze had returned to their normal lives. In what was once a crime infested city, law and order had finally been restored...or so they thought. Returning home from shool, Skate, Adam's younger brother, finds his house in ruin and a picture of Adam chained at the feet of Mr. X. After contacting Axel, he quickly gets a hold of Blaze and his friend Max, the wrestler, for a rescue mission. With Mr. X having retaken the city with his syndicate of criminals, it is up to the 4 of them to rescue Adam, and prevent the city from descending into chaos once more.

Streets of Rage 2 is the second installment of the beat 'em up trilogy, and has changed a lot from the original, offering longer, more interesting and challenging levels, new characters to play as, new enemies and bosses, and also new game mechanics. Having spent a lot of my childhood on this game, it was great to finally play it again after so long. With excellent and nostalgic beat 'em up gameplay that still rivals those of its decendants today, Streets of Rage 2 still offers a fantastic co-op experience that is definitely worth playing.

Pros:
+ Simple controls
+ Local co-op
+ A decent PC port
+ Gamepad support (I used a PS3 controller)
+ A feeling of nostalgia
+ Awesome retro Pixel art graphics
+ Longer levels and better level design
+ New characters, enemies, bosses and weapons
+ Displays enemy health bars and names
+ Special techniques instead of calling in a police car
+ Has a balanced life bar (can take more hits before death)

Cons:
- Too easy to accidentally grab your co-op partner
- When multiple enemies attack you at once, a glitch can occur where you can die almost instantly
- Special moves take away some health
- Grabbing enemies while holding a weapon makes you drop the weapon
- Enemies hide off screen all the time
- May not give you enough time to grab some food before moving to the next scene

My Score: 8/10
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 8, 2012
I enjoyed this much more than the original streets of rage. They have removed the cool call for back up button and replaced it with a crappy special move that uses up your own health. They have also introduced anoying flying enemies that are really difficult to work out exactly where they are because to the 2.5D graphics. Aside from that it is pretty similar to the original so I can't put my finger on why I liked it so much, perhaps it is because the easy mode is that bit easier so I didn't find it as frustrating. But this is a classic that is well worth a play.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 30, 2011
The Sega Classics would be better if they actually showed you playing them to your friends.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
SoR1 had a better art style and soundtrack IMO, but this one is still pretty good.

Full disclosure: I got a free review copy from my friend who works at SEGA.
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11 of 37 people (30%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 2, 2012
streets of rage 2 is a fighting game from sega and it was good, i havent played the first one but this one is much better than the first and i give this one a 8.9 out of 10
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10 of 189 people (5%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: April 6, 2012
NÃO RECOMENDO PELA PREGUIÇA DA SEGA EM NÃO PÔR MULTIPLAYER EM UM CLÁSSICO COMO ESTE.


NÃO COMPREM ESTA PORCARIA DO JEITO QUE ESTÁ.


NÃO COMPREM ESTA PORCARIA DO JEITO QUE ESTÁ. SEGA PREGUIÇOSA,
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