Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 - PS2

Also known as: Ready2Rumble Boxing Round 2

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Also for: PlayStation, Dreamcast, N64
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Boxing
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Point of View Soft. Co.: Midway
Publishers: Midway (GB/US/GB)
Released: 24 Nov 2000 (GB)
Unknown (US/GB)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Memory Card, Dual Shock Joypad


Ready 2 Rumble makes a welcome return to the PlayStation 2 in this all new version of the popular fighting game. All of your favourite characters are making a comeback to take on some of the nastiest names in the business. The stakes are high, the competition is tough and merciless. Fasten your gloves, it’s boxing time. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to rumble.

Ready 2 Rumble 2 is a highly playable and engaging beat-em-up. The idea is simple, whoever gets knocked down three times loses the bout. You have a variety of punches at your disposal, each one of your punches has varying amounts of speed and power. By holding down the triggers you can block either high or low. A successful strategy involves the right amount attacking combined skilful blocking and avoiding. In Rumble 2 you can now parry attacks, if you successfully parry an incoming attack, your opponent is off-balanced and ready for some severe punishment.

If you score several hard-hitting shots your rumble meter fills up. When this gauge is full you can unleash a powerful combination attack. This rumble meter can be filled up three times over and if you manage to hit someone with this level 3 attack you’ll send them flying out of the ring. It’s the small touches that make this game. After you knock someone down you now have a few seconds to get a few unnecessary overkill shots in.

Hidden in Ready 2 Rumble 2 are several famous characters. You can set up matches between Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton to find out who the toughest boxer. Ready 2 Rumble is definitely a party game, solid gameplay, gorgeous graphics and even comedy. Top class.