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  • Summary: In the Pokemon Black Version 2 game, players can explore new areas, discover gyms with new leaders and see how everything has changed in the last two years.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Oct 3, 2012
    96
    Pokémon Black Version 2 is far more than a traditional mid-generation release, with enough new and repurposed content to keep you occupied for months on end.
  2. Oct 15, 2012
    90
    Newcomers and hardcore fans who played the original titles will be served with the best Poké-game ever made and one of the best and deepest action-adventure-RPG titles on Nintendo DS.
  3. Oct 25, 2012
    85
    Are Pokémon Black and White 2 just as impressive as other Pokémon games? No. Can you enjoy the games just as much as any other Pokémon game? Yes! Pokémon Black and White 2 are refined versions of the first Pokémon Black and White games that offers enough new content to keep you entertained for forty, sixty or even a hundred hours of Pokéfun. Just don't expect any revolutionary changes.
  4. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    Pokémon is as complex as it's ever been but still extremely accessible to those who want to play for the first time. With Black 2 & White 2, Game Freak has actually created an entirely new story to accompany its usual 3rd (and 4th) installment to generation 5. Unfortunately, the story feels like a less enthralling narrative than the original installments.
  5. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    I want to find 'em all, catch 'em all and train 'em all. But on the other side I dread the level grind, the shallow role-playing and the rocky online connectivity. Then again you get solid and motivating entertainment over weeks, months, if not years. But I am not as euphoric as I thought I should be.
  6. Nov 7, 2012
    75
    Overall, I think creating an actual sequel to the existing dual releases seems to be a more interesting approach than simply crafting a third standalone game that offers up refinements but rehashes the general plot and setting, which is pretty much the way handheld Pokémon adventures have operated since the beginning.
  7. Oct 19, 2012
    60
    If you are an avid Pokémon fan, what you get with Black & White Version 2 is a true Pokémon experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. Nov 5, 2012
    10
    Best Pokemon game ever. The story is very intriguing & will make you ask what would happen next. The best part is the contents of the game.Best Pokemon game ever. The story is very intriguing & will make you ask what would happen next. The best part is the contents of the game. You won't get bored with this. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2018
    10
    Pokemon black 2 is the type of game most fans would love, it has the good story following up the originals, similar to the alola games thoughPokemon black 2 is the type of game most fans would love, it has the good story following up the originals, similar to the alola games though i'm not a huge fan of that plot, the game is linear yet there is still wuite a bit of exploration unlike the alola games, it's filled with the best music in the series, the best difficulty curve, the most fulfilling postgame content and overall is a must play for anyone who didn't catch these games when they came out in 2012. The pixelart is so good in this game you sometimes forget you're playing a ds game, the attacks hit the enemy fast so you don't get bored like in the 3ds games, it never feels like the player is just doing nothing but following the real main character around like in sun/moon with Lillie, the game doesn't force you to grind before the elite 4 like it did in games prior, yet the game still stays challenging even after the credits, with the pwt and black tower alone this would be the best pokemon game content wise, but it also includes a lot to do in catching legendaries and developing entire optional side stories like the lost xtransciever and the ghost girl, pokemon black 2 is the only pokemon game i end up going back to again and again for the postcredit content, it's a mastapiece ladies and gentlemen. Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2013
    10
    Wow! Pokemon Black 2 is just AMAZING! It has unlike black and white, Pokemon from all regions from the get go! This leads to every playerWow! Pokemon Black 2 is just AMAZING! It has unlike black and white, Pokemon from all regions from the get go! This leads to every player having unique teams. The story in this game is amazing. It is probably the first Pokemon game that had me go WOW in the story. It does make it more enjoyable if you have already played Pokemon Black or White as the events that happened there are referenced a lot. The Pokemon world tournament is a neat addition that allows you to fight gym leaders and champions from previous games. You can even fight Red! So if you like Pokemon or RPG's in general, or even just want a game that will actually hold your attention, Pokemon Black 2 is for you! Expand
  4. May 1, 2016
    9
    A worthy sequel to the great games. Gen 5 kills the other gens in term of story and characters. All the characters are fleshed out andA worthy sequel to the great games. Gen 5 kills the other gens in term of story and characters. All the characters are fleshed out and actually interesting. This game improves on what Pokemon Black/White had problems with. The Pokemon World Tournament is a great and fun, and you can now catch the previous gen Pokemons without having to complete the main storyline. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2013
    9
    Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 are among the greatest games any Pokemon fan could play ((I have been playing since yellow)) With it's greatPokemon Black 2 and White 2 are among the greatest games any Pokemon fan could play ((I have been playing since yellow)) With it's great graphics and sound that could only be matched by their prequels, Now with the actual game play, In the Original Black and White I lost a lot of interest after the 4th gym. In Black/White 2 there's enough in the games to keep you playing for hours on end ((and i have played 600+ hours on my Black 2)) The expanded pokedex makes a great addition. Now with a MUCH better plot than the original, team plasma looks more sinister than before, and their new outfits AND attitudes are a lot better than the original ((People in eskimo clothing screaming: PLASMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!)) though some grunts appear in the original outfit. The only thing i would want from this, MORE OF A CHALLENGE Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2012
    8
    In comparison with Pokemon Black and White, versions 2 give more than enough additional content and catchable Pokemon early in the game toIn comparison with Pokemon Black and White, versions 2 give more than enough additional content and catchable Pokemon early in the game to make them feel brand new, yet it has enough references and similarities to make it at least a sequel. Pros: Pokemon from previous generations are made available throughout the game; Zorua is easily attainable; Wi-Fi connectivity offers a ton of multiplayer value; one of the most visually delightful Pokemon games to date. Cons: As with Black and White, lots of unnecessarily forced dialogue; formulaic for those who want refreshing gameplay. Expand
  7. Dec 16, 2013
    3
    My review on Pokémon Black and White 2
    [Part 1] part one is about battle actions, glitches and bad looking Pokémon.
    If you like Pokémon
    My review on Pokémon Black and White 2
    [Part 1] part one is about battle actions, glitches and bad looking Pokémon.

    If you like Pokémon B.W. you might not like Pokémon Black and White 2.This version isn’t a big improvement. While there are two new forms for Kyurem [Pokémon] it looks dangerous and ugly. In the game the images are the same as in Black and White.
    Some Pokémon battle actions [where they move or look stupid] look like they died. Charizard’s battle action is the worst. In the original games Charizard could never bend his neck but in Black and White 2 his neck is always bent. Why did they ruin it?
    There are a lot of glitches in Pokémon Black and White 2 like Dodrio [normal and flying type Pokémon]. The game allows you to teach it the H.M. [hidden move] Fly which allows you to fly to places you’ve been.
    Dodrio does not have wings and three heads I mean like how does it fly? It’s stupid! Another glitch is Ghost girl. I’m not sure if she’s a glitch, she is a question in the game. If she is not a glitch she is a question left unanswered. No one knows what she is supposed to be for.
    Overall, I would not recommend you to spend any money on this game.
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