Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament

Release date: 15 July 2005
Developer: Digital Fiction
Publisher: Atari


Outlandish, anime-style martial arts battle onto PlayStation 2 in a flurry of kicks and punches.

Based on the hit TV show airing on Cartoon Network's Toonami, Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament recreates the explosive martial arts action the show excels at. Blending fast-paced combat with cut scenes from the show itself, this beat 'em up is a delight for fans and offers enough substance to engage newcomers.

Choose from over 25 characters, each with their own signature moves, and watch the story unfold as you enter the Dark Tournament. Only one of two outcomes await: victory or death.

"Victory or Death" is the motto and tone of this intensely stylised anime beat 'em up, capturing the feel of the hit series perfectly. Set across eight destructible arenas, the game features a variety of modes, from the storyline Dark Tournament mode to quick Skirmishes that can be played against the CPU or friends.

In addition to the combat, a Token Game adds an element of strategy into the mix. Played on a hexagonal grid using tokens earned from your victories, the game is a battle for territory and advantage. With 150 tokens to be earned, each with different abilities and requirements to put into play, the options are vast.


  • Mirrors the intense action of the Yu Yu Hakusho series

  • Features over 25 characters from the show

  • Token Game combines strategy with rewards for victories in the arena