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  • action / combat / fighting
  • 295 MB
    ~19 min
  • from 114 user ratings.
  • November 1, 1997
  • Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • English
  • Capcom / Capcom
  • single-player, multi-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • soundtrack
  • 41 artworks
  • 24 avatars

What's cool about it:

  • 3 modes of play: Arcade (1 player), Versus (2 players), and Training Mode. Tons of replayability!
  • 18 lethal fighters, each with their own unique martial arts, moves, and characteristics.
  • Innovative custom combo system allows you to link together your own series of brutal attacks.


Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes on-screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters, and the incredible Custom Combo System create a new standard for all games to fight by.

Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Neutralize your opponent’s attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute amazing Custom Combos to create your own rapid-fire assault of attacks. All your favorite warriors are back for more. Previously hidden characters such as Dan, Akuma, and Bison are joined by 5 new fighters: Sakura, Rolanto, Gen and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.

Remember, hesitation is deadly. Because in the end, it's all about who's the last one left standing.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.

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Not the best supported

Posted on 2012-11-06 08:58:04 byLastStep's avatarLastStep:

Here some specs:
Highly recommend using a Logitech controller. You will have some problem with binding keys with the Xbox controller.
Menus stuff are not saved automatically. You need to set menu stuff everytime you start the game.
Go to menu and set the quality to 4 to experienced the best quality. Remember to edit the Turbo speed. I set it to 6.
If you have the PS2 Streetread more Fighter Alpha Anthology, do know that game has the SFA2 Gold and regular SFA2.
I have not yet encountered any problem so far in this version other than what I have stated. Other thing that bothered me was the 2 players vs stuff. The game throws you to this black screen background with all the character heads to choose your char instead of the normal stuff of arcade mode.
Would I recommend this game? If you cant get a hold of SFA2 Gold and if you cant but you have a Logitech Controller, the yes I would highly recommend this game.

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A sad reminder of what console to PC ports meant in the past.

Posted on 2012-11-06 14:49:23 bySciFiCat's avatarSciFiCat:

The beauty of a service such as GOG is that it provides a home where PC games of old are restored and curated into pieces of software that can be accessed in modern systems. Games that never saw a release outside the PC environment can finally have a second chance at life for the PC audience it was intended. Fighting game ports are not for such an audience.
Not until very recently,read more with the advent of easy to interface controllers such as the Xbox 360 gamepad and USB enable fight sticks plus HDMI output for HDTVs that playing fighting games on a PC has become a viable option.
It is no surprise to state that the PC has been a hostile and unwelcoming environment for the Fighting game genre. For years, the amount of worthwhile fighting games that were available at any give time on the platform could be counted in single digits. Be it for the inadequacies of the interface, be it for the lack of dedicated controller standards, playing fighting games on a PC in the heyday was an exercise in frustration.
To be honest, anyone with even a passing interest in fighting games would most likely own a console to play the games in the genre, one genre that, due to its roots cemented in Japanese development, had always favored the console as the recipient of such entries. Fighting games on PC where simple hand-me-down ports of those titles.
The very nature of the fighting game was to incentivise the 1-on-1 rivalries between players, a set up that could comfortably and successfully be achieved when two friends would get together, sitting side by side on a couch, each holding a controller while playing on a large TV. Transfer that rivalry to a PC circa 1997 and you get two people hunching over a keyboard with barely any room to move their hands while literally rubbing shoulders and asking themselves why didn't they just buy the console version.
The main problem I have with this release is that don't know who is this supposed to be aimed at. Anyone who has a passing interest in Street Fighter Alpha 2 probably already owns this game on a console, which has been made available multiple times over the years, from the SNES to PS3 via PSN. It is not the best looking nor the best playing version in comparison to the consoles, nor is it part of a compilation as Street Fighter Alpha Anthology on Playstation 2 was, which contained all the variants of the Alpha games plus extra content. This release has no 360 controller support added and no out-of-the-box way to play against online opponents. It is just the same outdated port for the PC of a game readily available elsewhere. What PC gamer would want this over say Street Fighter IV which does take advantage of modern PC hardware, making it better looking than the console versions, has native controller and fight stick support plus online play? Old PC games are worth reviving because these were only available on PC, console ports do not apply to this formula, much less lesser fighting game ports.
While I'm glad Capcom is stepping into GOG to make their modern PC catalog available in the future, this first offering is a meager one and a disappointment to say the least.

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It's Street Fighter Alright... with a few complaints.

Posted on 2012-11-06 11:57:18 byIrrelevantJohn's avatarIrrelevantJohn:

First of all, I play with a fight stick and I can tell you now that you will require Xpadder to get the lever working at all. All I really had to do was map the Keys to the stick and it works. Also you need to save after you config and mapped everything. Other then that, it ran with no problems. Very enjoyable game and hopes Capcom can bring over some of their classics.

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