Blend Games writes: "One of the most popular underground fighting games returns in yet another strange, dynamic and kick-butt adventure game. Featuring multiplayer support for Xbox Live, new characters and all new 3D stages to traverse, Guilty Gear 2: Overture aims to succeed in territory usually dominated by the Dynasty Warriors franchise.
Having its signature cast of freakily cool characters and a robust fighting system, Guilty Gear 2: Overture is shaping up to be a fairly good expansion into the beat-e'm-up genre that Koei usually dominates with fervor. Arc System Works is bringing a whole new flair to the competitive army battles that Warriors Orochi and Dynasty Warriors has worn out with stale repetition. As players can once again take control of kick-butt characters like Sol Badguy – and he's still one of my favorite characters of all time, for any game – Ky Kiske, Azuna, Raven, Sin, Dr. Paradigm, and Valentine, as they battle the forces of evil."