Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Marred by a dodgy interface, "Toy Story 2" nonetheless knows how to flex its might like a championship weightlifter.
  2. The idea of this game is sound, with some good puzzles and fun sequences to play through, but this all falls apart when you are fighting the controls and the camera to play properly.
  3. What was cute and fun, if a little simplistic, on the PlayStation is unimpressive and difficult on Dreamcast.
  4. The control in "Toy Story 2" lies somewhere between barely-acceptable and woefully-inadequate.
  5. It's fine if you're buying it for your kids to play (which really is the purpose of "Toy Story 2"), but Activision could have done a lot to make this better for us older folk.
  6. A fantastic game (with) regrettably frustrating, enjoyment killing problems.
  7. In a game so reliant on running in straight lines and jumping from one ledge to another, maddeningly loose control is unforgivable.
  8. Little kids might be willing to look past the unoriginality and outdated gameplay.
  9. 30
    Control in this game (using the term game loosely since it suggests fun) is akin to peeling "hair" off of a wet bar of soap - it's slippery work, and almost as difficult to do as it is to figure out why you're doing it in the first place.
  10. Leave it on the shelf. Activision missed the mark with this one.
  11. Overall, Activision has done a decent, if uninspired, job of porting the game to yet another platform.
  12. The camera doesn't seem to know where to point - sometimes it faces the front of the character for no reason and turning makes the camera spin nauseously.
  13. Repetitive voice samples from the film, control flaws, and poor floating-camera angles make many levels frustrating.
  14. 60
    In the long run however, the troublesome camera angles and problematic control will make you want to hide this one at the bottom of the toy chest.
  15. The variety of ways to progress in the game should keep them glued to the set. But be warned: there's very little here for us older gamers.
  16. 71
    I hate to be brutal about it, and many younger gamers may even like this game, but I had expected a more polished product, and what I got seemed raw or half-baked.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JusticeC.
    Apr 10, 2004
    10
    "This game is just way to cool,you can destroy tin robots, kites, airplanes, and even garbage zombies."