Like the Street Fighter franchise, the Virtua Fighter series was as revolutionary as a fighting game could be at the time of its release. The first true 3D polygonal fighting game, Virtua Fighter brought to the table life-like animations and a fighting system that favored realism over fireballs and dragon punches. But as ingenious as the game was, the original had its share of problems and shortcomings, namely slow gameplay, flat-shaded graphics, and a limited moves list. With Virtua Fighter 2, the series hit full stride with improved animations, a significant increase in the moves arsenal, fully texture-mapped graphics and a much speedier pace. While other 3D fighters may have implemented differing fighting systems, the influence and impact that Virtua Fighter 2 made is undeniable. The rest, as they say, is history.
The best thing about Virtua Cop 2 is that it appeals to a wide audience. Although some parents may be concerned about the high level of violence, I'm not so concerned: Every day we have people walk into our office to play the latest and best games. So far, Virtua Cop 2 has been the one that they have wanted to play to most, especially among people who don't normally play video games at all. Not a single person was able to play only once. One visitor went so far as to describe it as a 'stress reliever.' Maybe if they had these things in Post Offices fewer people would feel the need to try the real thing.
All told, Virtua Cop 2 is the best shooter to come out for the home console systems (so far). The amazing realism combined with the beautiful graphics overwhelmingly compensate for the preposterous size of the gun (oops, I mean stunner). If you want a game that will appeal to all audiences, young and old, stop searching and pick up a copy of Virtua Cop 2.