Tekken 2
Console icon PlayStation

Game icon

Developer

Namco

Publisher

Namco

Genre

3D Fighting

Released

March 29, 1996

Achievements

Author: jplima (93)

There are 93 achievements worth 781 (1,782) points.

  • Perfect

    (5) (5)

    Get you first perfect win [default settings, medium or hard, arcade mode]

    1,514 (763) of 2,560 – 59.14%

    29.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    59.14% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get a perfect on stage 10 [default settings, medium or hard, arcade mode]

    596 (385) of 2,560 – 23.28%

    15.04% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Activate the Wireframe Mode and win a fight [2 rounds fight count]

    287 (227) of 2,560 – 11.21%

    8.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Sky Mode

    (5) (12)

    Activate the Sky Mode and win a fight [2 rounds fight count]

    282 (222) of 2,560 – 11.02%

    8.67% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Activate the Plus Size Mode and win a fight [2 rounds fight count]

    304 (234) of 2,560 – 11.88%

    9.14% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.88% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Activate the Extra Plus Size Mode and win a fight [2 rounds fight count]

    279 (221) of 2,560 – 10.90%

    8.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • 399 (278) of 2,560 – 15.59%

    10.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.59% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Play as Angel

    403 (277) of 2,560 – 15.74%

    10.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 3 hits combo [No Practice Mode]

    2,442 (1,057) of 2,560 – 95.39%

    41.29% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    95.39% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Full Blast!

    (25) (48)

    Perform a 10 hits combo (can be done in Practice Mode)

    494 (331) of 2,560 – 19.30%

    12.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Jun (can be done in Practice Mode)

    711 (453) of 2,560 – 27.77%

    17.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Kazuya (can be done in Practice Mode)

    359 (261) of 2,560 – 14.02%

    10.20% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Paul (can be done in Practice Mode)[No tackles]

    472 (332) of 2,560 – 18.44%

    12.97% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.44% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Law (can be done in Practice Mode)

    708 (425) of 2,560 – 27.66%

    16.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.66% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Jack-2 (can be done in Practice Mode)

    443 (311) of 2,560 – 17.30%

    12.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Nina (can be done in Practice Mode)

    518 (368) of 2,560 – 20.23%

    14.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as King (can be done in Practice Mode)

    630 (400) of 2,560 – 24.61%

    15.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Yoshimitsu (can be done in Practice Mode)

    768 (461) of 2,560 – 30.00%

    18.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Michelle (can be done in Practice Mode)

    384 (282) of 2,560 – 15.00%

    11.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Wang (can be done in Practice Mode)

    314 (241) of 2,560 – 12.27%

    9.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Heihachi (can be done in Practice Mode)

    643 (404) of 2,560 – 25.12%

    15.78% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Lee (can be done in Practice Mode)

    396 (284) of 2,560 – 15.47%

    11.09% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Brute Force

    (5) (11)

    Perform a 5 hits combo as P.Jack (can be done in Practice Mode)

    323 (249) of 2,560 – 12.62%

    9.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Armor King (can be done in Practice Mode)

    370 (275) of 2,560 – 14.45%

    10.74% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.45% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Anna (can be done in Practice Mode)

    315 (247) of 2,560 – 12.30%

    9.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Ganryu (can be done in Practice Mode)

    347 (265) of 2,560 – 13.55%

    10.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.55% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Kuma (can be done in Practice Mode)

    341 (260) of 2,560 – 13.32%

    10.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.32% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Kunimitsu (can be done in Practice Mode)

    371 (273) of 2,560 – 14.49%

    10.66% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Devil (can be done in Practice Mode)

    321 (238) of 2,560 – 12.54%

    9.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.54% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Angel (can be done in Practice Mode)

    325 (242) of 2,560 – 12.70%

    9.45% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Lei (can be done in Practice Mode)

    420 (310) of 2,560 – 16.41%

    12.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.41% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Bruce (can be done in Practice Mode)

    292 (229) of 2,560 – 11.41%

    8.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.41% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Baek (can be done in Practice Mode)

    403 (281) of 2,560 – 15.74%

    10.98% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Roger (can be done in Practice Mode)

    299 (234) of 2,560 – 11.68%

    9.14% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Perform a 5 hits combo as Alex (can be done in Practice Mode)

    307 (239) of 2,560 – 11.99%

    9.34% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Kazuya [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    379 (272) of 2,560 – 14.80%

    10.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Paul [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    537 (363) of 2,560 – 20.98%

    14.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Law [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    594 (381) of 2,560 – 23.20%

    14.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Jack-2 [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    460 (310) of 2,560 – 17.97%

    12.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Nina [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    482 (332) of 2,560 – 18.83%

    12.97% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.83% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as King [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    486 (327) of 2,560 – 18.98%

    12.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Yoshimitsu [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    526 (358) of 2,560 – 20.55%

    13.98% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.55% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Michelle [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    426 (298) of 2,560 – 16.64%

    11.64% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Wang [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    348 (265) of 2,560 – 13.59%

    10.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.59% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Heihachi [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    615 (393) of 2,560 – 24.02%

    15.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Excellent!

    (10) (22)

    Beat the game as Lee [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    375 (276) of 2,560 – 14.65%

    10.78% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as P.Jack [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    334 (258) of 2,560 – 13.05%

    10.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.05% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Evil Flower

    (10) (22)

    Beat the game as Armor King [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    351 (266) of 2,560 – 13.71%

    10.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.71% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Femme Fatale

    (10) (23)

    Beat the game as Anna [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    329 (253) of 2,560 – 12.85%

    9.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Ganryu [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    319 (246) of 2,560 – 12.46%

    9.61% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Kuma [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    332 (250) of 2,560 – 12.97%

    9.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • The Devil Cat

    (10) (23)

    Beat the game as Kunimitsu [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    341 (259) of 2,560 – 13.32%

    10.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.32% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Devil [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    338 (250) of 2,560 – 13.20%

    9.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Angel [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    337 (253) of 2,560 – 13.16%

    9.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Super Police

    (10) (20)

    Beat the game as Lei [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    457 (316) of 2,560 – 17.85%

    12.34% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Jun [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    592 (388) of 2,560 – 23.12%

    15.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Bruce [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    344 (257) of 2,560 – 13.44%

    10.04% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.44% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Killing Hawk

    (10) (22)

    Beat the game as Baek [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    360 (266) of 2,560 – 14.06%

    10.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Roger [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    318 (243) of 2,560 – 12.42%

    9.49% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game as Alex [Medium or Hard, no character change]

    324 (250) of 2,560 – 12.66%

    9.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.66% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Alex

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Alex's victory poses

    364 (262) of 2,560 – 14.22%

    10.23% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.22% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Angel

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Angel's victory poses

    376 (265) of 2,560 – 14.69%

    10.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.69% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Anna's victory poses

    367 (268) of 2,560 – 14.34%

    10.47% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.34% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Armor King

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Armor King's victory poses

    393 (278) of 2,560 – 15.35%

    10.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Devil

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Devil's victory poses

    379 (261) of 2,560 – 14.80%

    10.20% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Baek's victory poses

    413 (285) of 2,560 – 16.13%

    11.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Bruce's victory poses

    393 (276) of 2,560 – 15.35%

    10.78% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Ganryu

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Ganryu's victory poses

    359 (263) of 2,560 – 14.02%

    10.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Heihachi's victory poses

    890 (494) of 2,560 – 34.77%

    19.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Jack-2

    (4) (9)

    Watch all Jack-2's victory poses

    296 (238) of 2,560 – 11.56%

    9.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Jun Kazama

    (2) (2)

    Watch all Jun's victory poses

    893 (497) of 2,560 – 34.88%

    19.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.88% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Kazuya's victory poses

    437 (284) of 2,560 – 17.07%

    11.09% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kuma

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Kuma's victory poses

    366 (266) of 2,560 – 14.30%

    10.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Law's victory poses

    309 (246) of 2,560 – 12.07%

    9.61% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Lee's victory poses

    295 (236) of 2,560 – 11.52%

    9.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Michelle's victory poses

    295 (236) of 2,560 – 11.52%

    9.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Paul's victory poses

    319 (255) of 2,560 – 12.46%

    9.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kunimitsu

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Kunimitsu's victory poses

    384 (274) of 2,560 – 15.00%

    10.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • King

    (2) (3)

    Watch all King's victory poses

    680 (400) of 2,560 – 26.56%

    15.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Lei Wulong

    (2) (3)

    Watch all Lei's victory poses

    630 (383) of 2,560 – 24.61%

    14.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all P.Jack's victory poses

    279 (225) of 2,560 – 10.90%

    8.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Roger

    (2) (4)

    Watch all Roger's victory poses

    349 (254) of 2,560 – 13.63%

    9.92% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Wang's victory poses

    382 (277) of 2,560 – 14.92%

    10.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.92% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch all Nina's victory poses

    643 (392) of 2,560 – 25.12%

    15.31% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.12% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Yoshimitsu

    (3) (7)

    Watch all Yoshimitsu's victory poses

    313 (250) of 2,560 – 12.23%

    9.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • The Hard Way

    (25) (67)

    Beat the game on hard difficulty [Default settings, Hard]

    282 (211) of 2,560 – 11.02%

    8.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game without using continues [Default settings, Medium or hard difficulty]

    396 (246) of 2,560 – 15.47%

    9.61% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Undefeatable

    (50) (145)

    Beat the arcade mode without losing a round [2 rounds, Medium or hard difficulty]

    290 (192) of 2,560 – 11.33%

    7.50% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.33% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • The Longer Way

    (50) (140)

    Beat the game on hard difficulty with 4 rounds fight count [Default settings, 4 rounds, Hard]

    258 (201) of 2,560 – 10.08%

    7.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.08% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Team Battle

    (10) (25)

    Beat the Team Battle Mode with 8 players on team

    311 (232) of 2,560 – 12.15%

    9.06% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Survivor

    (50) (157)

    Obtain 25 wins on Survival Mode

    238 (174) of 2,560 – 9.30%

    6.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the Time Attack Mode under 10 minutes

    302 (229) of 2,560 – 11.80%

    8.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Full Power

    (50) (104)

    Unlock all characters

    478 (296) of 2,560 – 18.67%

    11.56% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.67% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

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Recent comments

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poisongirlss 31 Mar 2023 07:59
I'm unsure as to why the "watch all the victory poses" ones aren't unlocking. Using Paul right now, have done three runs of arcade with him and they aren't working.
mariodoarmario 31 Mar 2023 13:02
After beat an enemy, hold one of the buttons.
Sorry my english.
Volodislaw 9 Apr 2023 12:44
Можно сказать, что игра мною освоена за один день! Lee Chaolan тащит!
supersharpy64 8 Sep 2023 14:42
My 17th mastery, by far the most varied set I've finished so far.

Really enjoyed this one, took me back 25 years.
tyagoextreme 15 Oct 2023 21:57
#03 Mastered!
AidenCross 17 Dec 2023 15:20
Watching every victory poses are kinda annoying. Some of them aren't working...
Rufio 18 Dec 2023 10:39
Where the Tekken badges arts come from ?
Saitakis 21 Jan 2024 17:29
For those struggling with the win poses, after you beat someone hold down each button for each win pose. If you just press it once or repeatedly, apparently it doesn't work.
Irem 4 Feb 2024 15:19
Amazing set, super varied with lots of things to do which allow you to learn multiple characters and experience everything the game has to offer.

The game, however, is a whole different story. Easily one of the worst games I have ever played, even worse than Tekken 1, but solely due to the AI which they fixed and tweaked in latter entries. This has to be one of the cheapest, most disgusting and abhorrent AIs I have seen in videogame history, beaten only by Mortal Kombat 2 and Crash Bash. Do a throw and the enemy ducks before you can even begin the animation then throws you as soon as your damage hitbox disappears, the AI will avoid and/or block every single move in a combo string or proceed to throw/hit you inbetween your own hits with frame-perfect accuracy, the moment your character falls down it seems they become mentally defunct because it takes them ages to get up whereas the AI gets up instantly, etc.

Genuinely forced myself to play through it solely because I wanted to get to Tekken 3, and the only way around this game was by using broken exploits that the AI will fall for.
PieceOfMind 6 Feb 2024 20:27
Irem, I respectfully disagree with most of what you said here, except that this set was good, which it was. I enjoyed the focus on various objectives that the set offered up while I was going for my main objective, which was getting all the characters and seeing their endings.

The set even lured me into getting a mastery, which I was not aiming for in the beginning, since I'm not much of a completionist. But the better I got as I played, the more in reach the harder challenges became, so I went for a mastery in it after having gained all the endings and beaten the game on hard. Which wasn't very hard.

Winning without losing, using continues, and after 4 rounds was harder however, but all were absolutely doable for me without using any exploits. With one exception.
PieceOfMind 6 Feb 2024 20:30
Irem said:

"This has to be one of the cheapest, most disgusting and abhorrent AIs I have seen in videogame history, beaten only by Mortal Kombat 2 and Crash Bash."

Fully disagree here. Before I read your post, I used to take such claims about fighting game AIs at face value, but I will be more wary bout them from now on.

The AI in Tekken 2 is as far from a cheap, unfun and unfair AI that I can imagine. The attacks and defenses that the AI executes and the attacks and defenses that you are able to execute are very varied. No battle feels like the same as the precious one. The battles in Tekken 2, even on the highest difficulty also aren't very hard to win under normal circumstances if you have developed a good feeling for the game. When you add extra challenges like no lost matches or continues used, it becomes harder, but the matches are still varied and doesn't feel cheap. With the exception perhaps of when the AI uses one on the long-string combos against you. But even this doesn't happen very much outside of the fights against Kazuya, and he is a boss character. These long-string combos is also something you can learn yourself, but I didn't bother to do that, except for to get a few combo achievements in training mode, that didn't unlock while using the characters in the game.

Long-string combos can also be broken. At least the one of Kazuya, which I did a few times.
PieceOfMind 6 Feb 2024 20:31
Irem said:

"Do a throw and the enemy ducks before you can even begin the animation then throws you as soon as your damage hitbox disappears"

Yes and no. Throwing only felt viable to me as an attack in the first half of the arcade mode. In the first half, it is super easy to get one in. When I was up against the last normal characters and the bosses, they usually did something that caused my throw to fail when I tried to use it against them. But I also got in several successful throws even there. While I didn't explore the possibilities here fully, I bet it has a lot to do with timing, just like most everything else in the game.
PieceOfMind 6 Feb 2024 20:33
Irem said:

"The AI will avoid and/or block every single move in a combo string or proceed to throw/hit you inbetween your own hits with frame-perfect accuracy"

This isn't true at all. You are grossly exaggerating. What is true is that as the AI gets stronger (stage in arcade mode + difficulty level) they get better at ducking, blocking and throwing. There seems to be a strong random component as well, which is good and makes things more varied. For both normal combos (2-5 hits) which is what I use the most in addition to normal attacks, as well as for the advanced combos, which I didn't use that much, the AI gets better and better at blocking parts of the combo. But while the best AI is a lot better than me at predicting what comes next in a combo, it fails to block or duck on a lot of hits, even on the highest level.

The AI has a "skill" at predicting what comes next and reacting accordingly, that is a lot better than my skill at its highest level. But this is a good thing! Since it like other AIs is very stupid and easy to defeat by playing tactically. And by playing tactically I don't mean by using exploits, but just using a variety of the tools you are handed and getting their timing more right than wrong.

For all the achievements in this set, I only used an exploit for one of them, which was the last one where I had to get 25 wins in survival mode. For this one I both looked up what was suggested by the other players here in the achievement, which I normally don't like to do. And like suggested I used Lee with the special attack over and over again. Which in my book is an exploit and not the way I like to play normally.

But this is because I was impatient and wanted to get the full mastery. I'm sure that it is achievable also if you are just good enough. Regardless of that, that is not fault of the game at all, since it doesn't give you any goal of winning 25 matches straight on survival.
PieceOfMind 6 Feb 2024 20:35
Winning on both medium and hard in the game itself is both fair, fun and varied. And so is the gameplay for getting most of the achievements here as well.

I don't understand how you can say that you think Tekken 1 is the better game or has more enjoyable AI. I found that one to be a much rougher experience. Winning with the characters on medium in that game wasn't that hard to do either, but it was much more of a slog, because the AI felt much cheaper in the last two battles, so I was forced to rely on just a few types of attacks. The capabilities of the AI there to block and duck was definitely better than in Tekken 2 too.

But in both games, what you need to do is to rely on timing and tactics. Not exploits. Tekken 2 is by far the better game, because both what you can do and what the AI does is a lot more varied. I even prefer Tekken 2 over Tekken 3, but that is because of the soundtrack, atmosphere and character rooster. Tekken 3 does have the best mechanics and significantly improved move sets for some characters, so I can understand that many people think it is the best game of the three.

Lastly, I am not at all a very good player, like some people here that accomplish really impressive feats. I also just recently went back to Tekken 2 and 3, after not having played them since back in the day. My experience from when I was younger did help me a lot of course, but I had to relearn many things. Tekken 2 is a great game with a fun and varied AI to fight against that I would recommend to other people.
Irem 6 Feb 2024 20:39
AI replies be wild.
PieceOfMind 6 Feb 2024 21:44
Calling someone an AI just because you disagree with them is a bit rude.


"The only way around this game was by using broken exploits that the AI will fall for."

This statement reveals to me that you didn't understand the game very well and didn't utilize the various tools you were offered. I beat 99% percent of the achievements here without using exploits. And I just started playing it again fairly recently, after a couple of decades.

I could make the claim that you are not a very good player based on this information, but that would be rude and I also think that this is not true. It is far more likely that you just got fed up with the game for some reason and didn't bother learning it, but wanted to get a mastery regardless, so you got through it by using exploits. In that case you have only yourself to blame, not the game.
Irem 6 Feb 2024 21:57
Never expected bots on RA, lol.
PieceOfMind 6 Feb 2024 22:09
I actually expected that I would get a reply back on my critique that was in good faith and not one that would make false accusations against me. I guess I expected too much there :-/
Irem 6 Feb 2024 22:14
Can't take a passive-aggressive bot seriously. Try again.
Galopa 8 Feb 2024 16:15
The release of Tekken 8 made me want to revisit the whole franchise and while both games are clunky as fuck, Tekken 1 was borderline unplayable. Tekken 2 feels good. Can't wait to clean the set.