Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. 75
    It's a must-have for enthusiastic fans of the original, who will easily recognize the quality beneath the hostile surface. Everyone else may want to proceed with caution, though, because you'll probably be too busy having your butt kicked to have a good time.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    75
    While not as groundbreaking as its forerunner, Boktai 2 still innovates enough to warrant your attention. [Holiday 2004, p.140]
  3. The game play of this title is superb, if a bit difficult at times. It has a distinctive "Metal Gear" style of stealth action (indeed, you can even tap on walls ala Solid Snake and distract enemies) blended with fast paced hand-to-hand combat and some mildly amusing block puzzles.
  4. 80
    You'll often have so many paths before you in a dungeon it can be tough to wrap your brain around how exactly you can move forward, and the individual puzzles can be absolutely brutal.
  5. Konami has added in more depth, weapons, environments, and upgraded the multiplayer mode. The gameplay is fun, innovative, and unique.
  6. 90
    May not be as revolutionary as the original, but it's still a solid gaming experience and a good bridge between the gaming world and reality. [Dec 2004, p.132]
  7. Deduct 60 points if you live in an igloo but if not, Boktai 2 is better than the original. [GamesMaster]
  8. Boktai 2's steeper difficulty level and direct tie-in to the original game's storyline means it will be probably be most enjoyed by fans of the original who are eager for a greater challenge.
  9. If you can get past the limiting nature of Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django's defining gimmick, then its well worth owning if you're hankerin' for an action RPG on your GBA.
  10. GMR Magazine
    90
    This more expansive and finely tuned sequel takes all that was great about its predecessor and finesses the formula while losing none of the charm. [Dec 2004, p.108]
  11. Nintendo Power
    78
    A clever use of AI makes it possible for you to influence enemies with sight and sound. [Nov 2004, p.131]
  12. Play Magazine
    75
    I think maybe Konami went overboard in some cases - specifically with the deteriorating inventory items and a severely stingy continue system (you have to pay to continue, and then you only get half your health back.) [Nov 2004, p.89]
  13. The transition between the Gun del Sol and the multiple weapons is decent, implementing a slew of new features necessary to see you through the game unscathed.
  14. The sun sensor hook is great, as is the game's awareness of time and location.

Awards & Rankings

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#37 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 11, 2013
    9
    This game is a great sequel, it builds on the characters, Sabata even has a more distinctive sprite! Some of the plot twists were expected,This game is a great sequel, it builds on the characters, Sabata even has a more distinctive sprite! Some of the plot twists were expected, but some weren't and caught me completely unprepared. This game is fantastic! I recommend it heartily! Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    9
    One of my personal favorite GBA games of all time. Expanding on what the first game did in every feasible way, Boktai 2 is the peak of theOne of my personal favorite GBA games of all time. Expanding on what the first game did in every feasible way, Boktai 2 is the peak of the series. Boktai 2 is an action adventure game, presented from an overhead isometric view. Within the game you progress through a series of areas each punctuated by a boss. While the formula may seem pretty standard, with the games use of actual real world sunlight, you have a game that is affected by the world you play it in. Playing at sunset? Expect to feel panicked and rushed. Playing on an overcast day? Expect the bosses to be at their strongest, and the possibility of rain in the game.

    Boktai 2 deserves a place in your gaming library, if only because there's nothing else like it.
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  3. CedW.
    Sep 26, 2005
    7
    Some say its a gimmick but it has solid gameplay and tight graphics makes it fun and enjoyable.