• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2008
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Anyone who loves it will continue to love it, and for anyone who's sick of the formula, this isn't the game to change your mind.
  2. 75
    If you've never played a MegaMan Star Force game, or perhaps even if you happened to like the Battle Network games but shied away from it in the middle of its long, successful run, MegaMan Star Force 2 and its prequel are worth a shot. If you played and enjoyed the first MegaMan Star Force, you'll find more of the same fun here.
  3. The gameplay changes hardly justify a sequel so soon after the first Star Force, but series fans should have fun regardless. [July 2008, p.87]
  4. An improvement on the same old formula. It plays exactly the same in the overall sense, but it refines things a little, patches in a new story, and generally upgrades things to be better suited to the DS system, avoiding gimmicks in favor of polishing the gameplay and graphics. To casual players, it is mostly the same game.
  5. 65
    If you absolutely loved the Battle Network games or played the first Star Force to death, then this is probably a game that you'll want to look into - it's a solid title with a lot to offer. [July 2008, p.83]
  6. Mega Man: Star Force 2 offers a new form of RPG gameplay for the series but it doesn't stack up as well as other Mega Man games
  7. Bad graphics and repetitive play make Mega Man's latest adventure a dull one.
  8. The story is awful, and the gameplay isn't solid enough to carry the weight of an entire RPG.
  9. 50
    There are plenty of other games on Nintendo’s little handheld that warrant your money over yet another Capcom rehash.
  10. 50
    It would be nice to see Capcom do something a little more radical with this series, but we've probably got another three or four indistinguishable sequels to get through before there's even a chance of that happening. It's still a fine enough game, but the played-out presentation and quest full of repetitive backtracking and fetch quests fail to excite.
  11. No matter how hard you try, you're going to have trouble having fun with Star Force 2. It does a number of things right, but sadly its battle mechanic is too huge a problem to overlook.
  12. Both versions of Mega Man Star Force 2, Zerker X Ninja and Zerker X Saurian are prime examples of milking a franchise for all its worth.
  13. 40
    It's the kind of game that pads itself out with random fights. And, worst of all, it's type of game that tries to pass tired techno-babble off as story. This crime is all the more heinous considering the fact that Mega Man Star Force 2 is aimed squarely at young gamers.
  14. 33
    If Capcom spices up the battle system a bit and hires some new writers, they may be able to create another Mega Man game worth playing...but until then, I'm keeping Star Force off the air.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    8
    Good game. If you like Battle Network and are looking for more, you've come to the right place. If not... run for your lives, because it'sGood game. If you like Battle Network and are looking for more, you've come to the right place. If not... run for your lives, because it's more of the same. If you like the story, play Leo, Dragon or Pegasus first. (They're all the same game pretty much) Full Review »
  2. KlavierKid
    Mar 31, 2009
    10
    It's really good because of the battle mechanics, and the brotherband system was really good.
  3. SamJ
    Feb 22, 2009
    10
    40+ hours af gameplay awesome graphics awesome battle system hundreds of unique battle cards to collect online multiplayer gba graphics while 40+ hours af gameplay awesome graphics awesome battle system hundreds of unique battle cards to collect online multiplayer gba graphics while walking around - not big deal in online some people are very cheap overall: love it. Full Review »