Vanguard 2 review. Classic Game Room reviews VANGUARD II from SNK for PS3 & PSP, originally released in 1984. Vanguard II is the sequel to the iconic space ship shooter, Vanguard. This rarity among arcade games is a prize find on the Playstation Network as a downloadable video game for your Playstation 3 and Sony PSP. Vanguard 2 is a top down free roam style space ship shooter like Bosconian or the topdown scenes in Thunder Force II.