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King of Fighters: Maximum Impact
5.9 out of 10

King of Fighters: Maximum Impact

Platforms: PlayStation2, ESRB Rating: Teen. Genre: Fighting * Read more

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Overall 7
7.2

King of Fighters: Maximum Impact

Game Over Online
9 November 2015
  • Excerpt: 2D fighters have not traditionally made smooth transitions to 3D. Capcom's Street Fighter EX series can't compare to the original SF games, and before the relative success of Deadly Alliance , Midway released the laughable Mortal Kombat 4 .
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Overall 8
8.0

King of Fighters: Maximum Impact PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: The King of Fighters series has now officially enjoyed a decade of success. This 2D fighting franchise has always been one of the biggest rivals to Capcom’s Street Fighter series and the staying power of the brand is further proof of this.
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King of Fighters: Maximum Impact

playmagazine
21 May 2008
  • Conclusion: A few other areas could have used some extra polish as well. The game’s story mode—in which the only “story” is between-fight cutscenes featuring one of the most hideously designed characters ever explaining who your next opponent is—is misguided, the removal of three-on-three battles as the main...
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Overall 9
9.2

King of Fighters: Maximum Impact

Playstation Illustrated
13 May 2006
  • Excerpt: King of Fighters: Maximum Impact brings classic and long-loved SNK characters into the 3D world for the first time in this great blend of 2D-fighter and 3D-fighter styles. KOF: Maximum Impact is a stunning and beautiful game.
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King of Fighters: Maximum Impact

The Armchair Empire
28 April 2006
  • Conclusion: - First ever 3D KOF title, developed specifically for the PlayStation® 2 - Five exciting modes of play featuring Story Mode, VS Battle, Survival, Practice and Training - Over 16 incredible SNK characters featuring returning favorites and all new characters to the franchise - Enhanced character...
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Overall 3
3.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 3
3.0
Sound 1
1.0
Storyline 3
3.0
Lifespan 2
2.0

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Gaming Addicts Network
26 July 2005
  • Excerpt: For those that don't know the KoF series is currently celebrating it's 10th anniversary. While it never became as mainstream as Street Fighter, it always, and still has a hardcore following, myself among them. This game is one of the ways that SNK is celebrating the event. The first 3D KoF.
  • Pros: + Decent attempt at a 3D KoF
  • Cons: - Horrific voice acting
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0

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Kikizo
21 June 2005
  • Conclusion: As a transition from a 2D series to a 3D game it is very successful, but the developers' lack of experience in this area shows through in a few areas. Long time fans of the KOF series will probably be split in their opinion - some overjoyed to see favourite characters in a new guise, others...
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Overall 6
6.4

Expert Review

GamingNexus
26 November 2004
  • Summary: I’ve always been a fan of the King of Fighters series, it may not have the flashiest graphics or the best sound or even a great story but it has a gameplay style that requires a lot of finesse and will have you playing it for a long time.
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Overall 6
6.0

King of Fighters: Maximum Impact review (PS2)

HonestGamers
17 November 2004
  • Excerpt: The legendary Hungry Wolf--gone toothless? I first made Terry Bogard's acquaintance in a musty, dusty pizza flavoured corner store. His brother Andy seemed to be the real show stopper at that particular Fatal Fury cabinet location, mainly due to the easy power of his elbow strike.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesFirst!
9 November 2004
  • Excerpt: King of Fighters: Maximum Impact is SNK's latest attempt at a 3D fighter and the result is actually pretty good. Unlike the rest of the KoF series, Maximum Impact has the speed, controls, and flow to actually appeal to the mainstream and not just to hardcore SNK fans.
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