Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. One of the better things you could spend $20 on the system for, and something every DS owner should pick up.
  2. It's a dazzling experience, combining carefree spectacle with careful score attack, a game that's as concerned with its looks as the precision of its underlying mathematical systems. [JPN Import; June 2009, p.94]
  3. If you don’t import, you’ll never get to experience one of the best retro shooters on the DS. You’ll never get to experience the joy of taking down the ridiculously huge bosses. Or get lost in the chaos of the streamlined mini-games. Or get the rush from successfully pulling off a Bingo Combo and unleashing your mightiest weapons. [JPN Import]
  4. Compared to the first game, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is not a huge development. This is no bad thing however, as the Space Invaders magic is still present here.
  5. Furious, tense and surprisingly deep, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is the gaming equivalent of a sugar-high. An addictive and compulsive experience, no shoot-em-up fan should pass this one by.
  6. This is retro at its best, a perfect example of how to renovate a three decade old franchise.
  7. Overall, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is a very worthy sequel to the original. If you liked the first game, you should run out right now and buy this one. If you haven’t tried either one, this sequel is a better package overall.
  8. Space Invaders Extreme 2 is among the most enjoyable games on the DS; while the multiplayer aspect could have been better, everything is excellent and simply amazing. Plus, the game is only $20 new, boosting it from a must-have for shooter fans to being something that no DS owner should be without.
  9. If you’re looking for something to cure boredom on long car rides, wanting something to cure that nostalgia itch, or simply are looking for a great game for cheap than look no further than Space Invaders Extreme 2.
  10. Space Invaders Extreme 2 doesn’t try to put the original game Space Invaders into a “2009 look”, it exactly does it the other way around! The enthralling game doesn’t let you stop playing it!
  11. The first Space Invaders Extreme was a new start for the popular series, and this new installment is an evolution and a notable improvement in comparison.
  12. Space invaders Extreme 2 reaffirms that remaking a classic can be done in a very thoughtful and entertaining way. Its gameplay is clever and addicting, and its stunning presentation makes a strong impression.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SaganT
    Dec 20, 2009
    10
    Love, the music, love the game play, and love how there are many types of invaders instead of just one.
  2. DME
    Sep 24, 2010
    10
    Very good Nintendo DS game. One of my favorites and highly recommend to anyone who like classic gameplay, awesome soundtrack, wifi, multiplayer, briliant score system, and aliens. Full Review »