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Soul Calibur II HD Online (Xbox 360) review

The roster for this game.  Green boxes show new characters, magenta characters show extra characters (unplayable in regular) and red show special guests.
The roster for this game. Green boxes show new characters, magenta characters show extra characters (unplayable in regular) and red show special guests.Ken Kriho

Soul Calibur II HD online Xbox 360

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Soul Calibur II HD online is a remake of the second Soul Calibur game in the series. The game was developed by Project Soul and published first by Namco and then republished by Namco Bandai. The game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 19th and November 20th, 2013, respectively. The story takes place four years following Soul Calibur, and Nightmare has succeeded in gathering enough souls and plan on restoring Ostreinburg Castle. However, the castle is attacked, Nightmare is defeated, and Soul Calibur reemerges. Fragments of the blade end up in the hands of various warriors, and each seeks to collect all the fragments for themselves.

Xbox 360 review of Soul Calibur II
Xbox 360 review of Soul Calibur IIKen Kriho

Graphics-The character models, once again, fail to deliver on the HD end of things. The scenery looks exactly the same as it was on the older consoles. Speaking of the older consoles, the graphics and animation are flawless in every aspect.

Sound-The voice acting is quite impressive and each voice makes the character come to life. Heihachi is the only character in the game that really didn’t need a voice.

Gameplay-The gameplay is much better and combos flow smoother than in the first game. There are more game modes this time, and each bring something new to the table. The weapons master mode is good, but feels like it really doesn’t fit into this game. The extra modes, however, are worth playing.

Roster- The new characters bring something new and fit in this game quite nicely. Heihachi somewhat fits in, while Spawn feels out of place in this game.

Extra weapons-The extra weapons themselves add variety to each character, as each has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Overall-Soul Calibur II HD online is a game worthy of anyone’s collection. If you haven’t played this game, do so.

Score: 5/5

You can get Soul Calibur II HD online from Xbox Live or PSN

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