Summary: For anyone who's ever played king of fighters this is a highly recommended package. 2002 is more or less a "best of" king of fighters from the past 10 years. Even the most jaded of players will find some of their favorite characters here with over 44 to choose from. The fighting system is great, and has more depth than most fighters on the market today. 2003 puts a slightly new spin on the series, and introduces a tag system which is refreshing to see.
Summary: I've been playing "The King of Fighters" series pretty regularly since its inception in 1994, and pound for pound, it is the best 2D fighting game series out there. The "Street Fighter" series may have pretty much started it all as far as fighting games go (and was pretty innovative at the time), but when you count depth, strategy, animation, and flat out fun factor, "Street Fighter" doesn't come close to KOF.
Summary: To start off, about the only thing that I can complain about in this 2-pak are the visuals (maybe the music too, but then again fighting games aren`t exactly praised for the music), but hey this is a NeoGeo game. If you can get past that, I think you'll enjoy this game tremendously. This is probably one of the fastest fighting games out there, esp. 2003 with the newly implemented tag team style (where you can, if you choose 3 on 3, tag one of your team mates).
Old Style Arcade Bashing - Lots of Game for the Money
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
20 February 2005
Summary: If you're a fan of fighting games, it's a great deal to get the combo pack of The King of Fighters 2002 and 2003. There are tons of characters, tons of stages, and quite interesting fighting action. First, the gameplay. This is traditional 2D fighting where you move left and right across the screen, bashing your opponent down to zero health. Different characters have different moves and techniques.