Tekken Tag Tournament

  • Developer: NAMCO
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Originally on: Arcade (1999)
  • Works on: PC, Windows
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  • User Rating: 8.0/10 - 9 votes
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Game Overview

When the PlayStation 2 launched it was Tekken Tag Tournament that I was most excited to get. I love the Tekken series and feel that having tag team action was a great idea and one that Namco pulled off very well. It is a game that is very accessible to pretty much all players, but there is an extra layer of depth here for those that really want to master it.

The King of the Iron Fist!

One thing I have to say that Tekken has done very well is craft a lore. It has become much more in-depth with the more recent games and Tekken Tag Tournament is not really offering anything new to the Tekken lore. What we have here is a kind of “greatest hits” thing going on with the first three Tekken games. Each character has their own ending which is fun and makes you want to see what happens with each character.

Better Than Arcade Perfect

When people see the arcade version of Tekken Tag Tournament, they are often surprised at how much better the PlayStation 2 version of the game looks. This was one of the best-looking launch games for the console and while the newer Tekken games, even those on the PS2 blew this out of the water in terms of the visuals. I always feel that this game holds up pretty well in the visual department. Tekken also has a rocking and kick-ass soundtrack that fits the game perfectly. The game has many of the awesome tunes that you know and love from the original Tekken trilogy.

Four Buttons To Hit You With Dearie

It is the gameplay that has kept me coming back to the series time and time again. Tekken is a fighting game where you have four buttons, one for each limb. It is a game where you can button mash your way through it. Or you can take your time to learn special moves and devastating combos. The thing is, Tekken Tag Tournament is the kind of game that is fun no matter the way you play it. Each character feels unique and the roster in this game is stacked!

The tag mechanic is awesome and adds to the fun and also to the strategy as well. The tagging aspect of the game makes playing with a friend even more fun as well. I will say that the game is a bit lighter on game modes in comparison to Tekken 3 and 4, but I am actually willing to give it a slide for that.

It may not be the best Tekken game, but Tekken Tag Tournament is a game that I spent many hours with when I got it on Christmas of 2000. It is a game that is always a fun time and even more so when you have a friend to play with. I do wish that the kept all of the extra game modes from Tekken 3, but I feel I may be a bit harsh there.

8.5

Final Score

Pros:

  • It has a massive roster
  • It feels like the greatest hits of the original Tekken trilogy
  • The tag mechanic is fun and does not feel tacked on
  • You want to beat the game with all of the characters
  • The presentation is even better than the arcade

Cons:

  • It is not as stacked with game modes as Tekken 3 or 4
  • As great as it is the sequel is even better

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System Requirements

Processor: PC compatible, SystemP-200

OS: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game Features:Tekken Tag Tournament supports single modeSingle game mode Tekken Tag Tournament supports multiplayer modeMultiplayer (Hotseat)

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