Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. 85
    For all these great additions, there's that black cloud of worry when the concerns of lag, timing out, and cheating come into the equation.
  2. With its better balance, new features, and addictive gameplay, PSO Version 2 stands out as one of the last great games for the system.
  3. Game Informer
    Version 2 is essentially the same game with new material scattered along the outskirts. [Nov 2001, p.124]
  4. 80
    The whole experience feels more like a dedicated group of fans got hold of a level editor rather than a fully equipped second effort.
  5. PSOv2 really doesn't give fans enough to warrant the steep dip in the wallet. With the right online experience, PSO can be a really fun game, but between the original and Version 2, the scales just don¹t add up.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    If you haven’t tried this series yet, you are really missing out on the nicotine/booze/sugar/sex of video gaming. [Nov 2001, p.214]
  7. One of the best videogames ever created, something that should forever be remembered.
  8. The hardcore will find this game irresistable, once again foregoing sleep and a social life in the never-ending quest for peace, love, and a +99 Red Pistol.
  9. The best parts of the game, ultimate mode and the new levels, are only available to those who have completed the arduous tasks it takes to labour over level 80, and it's a surprisingly small number of players who've managed to complete the game three times over on increasing difficulty levels. For that small population, this is an excellent expansion.
  10. A good game, and it does offer new online gameplay, unfortunately you'll have to pay a monthly fee to access any of it.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. BlaineS.
    May 11, 2003
    This game is fun and challenging at the same time.
  2. Mr.Chimp
    Feb 18, 2003
    The word awesome doesn't even describe this masterpiece.The graphics and gameplay are almost the best i've ever The word awesome doesn't even describe this masterpiece.The graphics and gameplay are almost the best i've ever seen.Dreamcast's best game. Full Review »
  3. BobR.
    Jul 6, 2002
    Single player is really boring/dull/sickens me. Multiplayer Online is funner but not all that great. Worth the $ no... Gettting it free = yes.