Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time DS

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
Buy On
  1. 80
    If you've wanted to play Rogue-like games in the past, but found them to be a bit too unforgiving, this is an exceedingly good alternative to look into.
  2. Explorers of Time doesn't provide the intense challenge or genuine sense of accomplishment that some of the other Mystery Dungeon titles are known for, and adult players might find the whole thing a little cutesy.
  3. A complex and challenging dungeon crawler that has a lot to offer. Even though the dungeon crawling aspect is very repetitive, the connectivity features, the vast number and variety of Pokemon, Wonder Mail, hours of gameplay, difficulty, etc. makes this pure kiddy-crack!
  4. Nintendo Power
    75
    The strength of the first "Pokemon Mystery Dungeon" was its in-depth story, and that's true of the second pair of titles as well. [June 2008, p.86]
  5. 75
    Those who liked the first installment will enjoy this one as well, and will appreciate the improvements brought about by the second screen, but weighing in at only 30-40 hours of mediocrity, it's probably a better rental than purchase.
  6. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    75
    No, it's not that much different from last time, but that doesn't stop it being just as much fun. Definitely worth a look. [Aug 2008, p.94]

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#72 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Dec 9, 2013
    10
    This is possibly the most underrated game in modern history, it's the freaking genre of mystery dungeon and they did it DAMN WELL.

    I mean
    This is possibly the most underrated game in modern history, it's the freaking genre of mystery dungeon and they did it DAMN WELL.

    I mean pinball games get rated on pinball games and get a good score if done right, right? Yes

    FPS get a good score if they're done right, right? Yes

    Pokemon mystery dungeon 2 is the best mystery dungeon game but nope, sorry it deserves a bad score because BITTER critics.
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  2. May 17, 2014
    9
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is a game that's sorely underrated. It transfers the excellent Pokémon turn based combat system to the isometricPokémon Mystery Dungeon is a game that's sorely underrated. It transfers the excellent Pokémon turn based combat system to the isometric dungeon crawling format flawlessly. It has what is by far the best plot and story of any Pokémon game. You should reserve judgement for this game until you play it. Full Review »
  3. Apr 27, 2014
    9
    This game is more underrated than any game I've seen in a long time- at least by critics. The story holds great emotional weight withoutThis game is more underrated than any game I've seen in a long time- at least by critics. The story holds great emotional weight without detracting from the game; the ending will make you cry, I promise you that. Full Review »