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  • Summary: Return to the beloved Johto region first introduced in the Pokémon Gold and Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy system. Several new enhancements for the series, such as updated graphics and touch screen features, enrich these timeless adventures, and the new Pokéwalker accessoryReturn to the beloved Johto region first introduced in the Pokémon Gold and Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy system. Several new enhancements for the series, such as updated graphics and touch screen features, enrich these timeless adventures, and the new Pokéwalker accessory allows players to take their favorite Pokémon with them wherever they go. Both games feature detailed graphics that spotlight the unique environments and hundreds of Pokémon that players can encounter and catch. Players can even see and interact with their favorite Pokémon outside of battle, selecting one from their team to follow behind them as they travel through the Johto region. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are - up until now - the definitive versions of the series. It's the complete package, that includes the best from the original Gold and Silver games, the third and fourth generations innovations, a few new surprises and an awesome bonus, the Pokéwalker. It's the DS's best, and it's for everyone.
  2. 94
    Pokemon games are getting deeper, more complex and ever more exciting with each iteration. The only thing to do is keep catching em all. It would be rude not to.
  3. Longtime Pokémon fans will latch on to this title just as much as they did the previous entries, but at the same time, SoulSilver doesn't offer up much for players who find the Pokémon formula to be stale.
  4. Despite a few frustrations, this is easily one of the most addictive role-playing games on the DS, and catching, battling, raising, and breeding Pokémon could keep you occupied for months. There has never been a better time to catch them all.
  5. Even though the classic Pokémon formula still works as evidenced by SoulSilver, I can’t help but hope for a new Pokémon title that breaks some new ground.
  6. As Pokemon games go, it's definitely the most polished version yet and the new additions all add up to make the overall experience even more enjoyable.
  7. Although the gyms and Johto region remain unaltered, the game has plenty of new features to make the experience feel fresh for even the most seasoned Pokémon trainer.

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  1. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    This game was a very fancy while successful remake out of the Pokemon franchise. The improving technologies throughout the years between theThis game was a very fancy while successful remake out of the Pokemon franchise. The improving technologies throughout the years between the original and remake absolutely reveal itself throughout the game. Some Pokemon destinations do not even look recognizable without their names! Overall, this was probably the best remake out of the Pokemon franchise, while this is also the symbol for the improving technology before and after. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2011
    10
    There has already been a ton of great things said about this game so Ill make it short and sweet.

    This game is a remake of what many
    There has already been a ton of great things said about this game so Ill make it short and sweet.

    This game is a remake of what many believe to be the best pokémon game of all time. The amount of features and game play found in the original was staggering for a Game boy Color game and Heart Gold and Soul Silver retain all that made it's 2000 counter-part great, as well as including all of features introduced since. Really, the most complete pokémon game to date, a great value for your money, and a great throw back to the golden age of the franchise. The best Pokémon game ever and a Reason to pick up a Nintendo DS.
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  3. Jan 21, 2012
    10
    Playing this game was pure nostalgia for me. I haven't played a Pokemon game in a while because I'm tired of playing the same game over andPlaying this game was pure nostalgia for me. I haven't played a Pokemon game in a while because I'm tired of playing the same game over and over again, but when I heard they were releasing a remake of one of my fondest games as a child I went out and bought it. I'm pleased to report that it didn't disappoint either. I highly recommend this game, especially to those who grew up playing it. Expand
  4. May 20, 2014
    10
    it is the best pokemon game ever made,it has good gameplay with decent story amazing world allota fun and maybe even the best game on the dsit is the best pokemon game ever made,it has good gameplay with decent story amazing world allota fun and maybe even the best game on the ds and one of the best games of freaking nintendo!!! Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    A welcome remake of generation 2. Bit of a late review 3 years later, But still I consider this the best Pokemon game to date. I've put 113A welcome remake of generation 2. Bit of a late review 3 years later, But still I consider this the best Pokemon game to date. I've put 113 hours into this game, and I have no major annoyances to report. It follows the same plot as the original, and there isn't much else to say. But not picking this up would be a serious mistake for Pokemon fans. Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    9
    This is how you do a remake, ladies and gentleman. You perfect the original game and add more content to make it a better overall game.This is how you do a remake, ladies and gentleman. You perfect the original game and add more content to make it a better overall game. SoulSilver is an amazing RPG. Everything in this game improves on the original. As someone who owns the original Silver, get this game if you don't have the original. It is worth every penny of its absurdly high price of $50. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2011
    7
    Originallyi was going to give this a 10, but i can't because there are a few things that are extremely annoying and unfair because they neverOriginallyi was going to give this a 10, but i can't because there are a few things that are extremely annoying and unfair because they never tested it. Some moves are not capped as they were in Silver and this allows the opponent to spam them over and over, like evasion moves. Most of the game is good, but the parts that are untested ruin it. Expand

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