Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the eighth main instalment in the Tekken fighting game series from Namco, and like the original Tekken Tag Tournament (1999), the game includes almost every character from past Tekken games, giving it the largest playable roster in a Tekken game to date. Players can choose either a team of two characters on each side or a solo character.
The gameplay expands on the tag mechanics featured in the first Tekken Tag, allowing for extended tag combos and combined moves. New techniques include combined tag throws which, if timed properly, can be escaped from. Tag combos (referred to as "Tag Assaults") can now be done simultaneously with both characters participating in the combo at the same time. The Tekken Tag Tournament 2 inherits gameplay features from Tekken 6, such as "Bound" hits and walled arenas. Character customization is also featured, similar to past Tekken games.