Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day DS

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
Buy On
  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    Whereas our appetite for entertainment is such that we happily consume similar amusements again and again, we have to ask if we really need to learn these lessons twice. [Sept 2007, p.97]
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    Still, like the original, it's highly enjoyable to exercise your noggin in quick spurts. [Sept 2007, p.98]
  3. games(TM)
    70
    More Brain Training is far more than just a puzzle game and you’ll only understand that if you give it a go. [Aug 2007, p.124]
  4. Brain Age 2 provides more of the same noggin-teasing puzzles in the same format and presentation as the original game.
  5. Sadly, Brain Age 2 doesn't do much of anything to differentiate itself from its predecessor to reverse this trend.
  6. Overall, the game is a pretty good buy. You’ll eventually get addicted to the puzzles, and you’ll probably enjoy the mini-games before the game, like the Connect the Dots puzzles.
  7. Those hoping for an overhaul will have to wait for the inevitable Brain Age 3.
  8. 60
    The idea that More Brain Training will elevate anyone to Einstein intelligence is perhaps a bit far fetched, but it’s clear that working your brain regularly is as essential as getting enough exercise; more neurons, less flab.

Awards & Rankings

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#21 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Mar 16, 2017
    8
    I might be ten years late to the party but figured I'd give a quick review for this. I haven't played the first but this title was one of theI might be ten years late to the party but figured I'd give a quick review for this. I haven't played the first but this title was one of the few interesting Nintendo DS titles that I quite enjoyed. i was decently entertained by Dr Kawashima's humour. Most of the tests make good use of the touchscreen and other hardware and I found them decently challenging. Full Review »
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    7
    I never played the original Brain Age, but from I got from the this game, I like. The concept is original, and your brain actually feels likeI never played the original Brain Age, but from I got from the this game, I like. The concept is original, and your brain actually feels like your excercising. There are some puzzles that pretty boring, but this is a great game to pick up and play. Full Review »
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    6
    There are many good memories to be had with this game, everything from Dr. Ryuta Kawashima telling me how stupid my brain is to stressfulThere are many good memories to be had with this game, everything from Dr. Ryuta Kawashima telling me how stupid my brain is to stressful calculations and word games. The game includes fun exercises like speedy calculations, change-making, and piano playing, but at some point, all of those little practices will get repetitive and you will likely drop your whole brain routine in maybe a month. It's a shame, too, because the game does execute quite nicely. I remember starting off with the brain of a 34-year-old to the brain of a 25-year-old, and I was 15 at that time. The game persistently tracks your progress, and even the good doctor is quite encouraging (and very quirky). Oh, and did I mention it has tons of sudoku puzzles to complete? But here are the problems with the game: exercises involving text will eventually repeat itself at some point in time, making the minigame a chore, instead. By the way, don't believe the kid that has the syllable minigame world record. He already knew what the answers were because he played it beforehand. And that's another problem: usually, exercises not involving math will not only not be recorded after doing them a second time in a day, but they will also repeat itself, limiting the play time of the game. Also, after playing all of those games for days and keeping a solid brain workout routine, Brain Age 2 will eventually get repetitive, and you will drop routine after maybe a month. But that does not mean in any way that you shouldn't get the game. Full Review »