Mega Man Battle Network 2 Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2002
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. This is one rare time when a sequel is better than the original.
  2. The sequel improves on its predecessor in many departments, and it’s just plain fun to live in the net world.
  3. It’s addictive and much more varied than the original...The combination of the RPG aspects and the real-time/turn-based battle system is the main draw for this unique game.
  4. Game Informer
    88
    This is exactly what a GBA game should be: Battle Network 2 has a simple interface, a cool character, plenty of gameplay variety and strategy, and an addictive quality. [June 2002, p.86]
  5. Sure, this isn’t a ‘real’ Mega Man game but after so many traditional sequels it’s about time the franchise explores new directions.
  6. 85
    A great, solid RPG, no question.
  7. A well-paced RPG that offers unique and challenging battles and a lighthearted story, Battle Network 2 also hosts a wealth of secrets and extras available both during the initial play-through and after the game has been completed.
  8. Pocket Games
    80
    The quirky and unique game demands to be played and enjoyed by the masses. [Winter 2002, p.36]
  9. Play Magazine
    80
    This is pure Capcom magic. [Aug 2002, p.76]
  10. Nintendo Power
    78
    The sequel shines even brighter. [June 2002, p.150]
  11. The quest is long, the game is filled with optional material and despite said deja vu, just about every aspect of MMBN 2 is above average.
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    75
    It feels less like a sequel and more like a remix of the original game. [June 2002, p.124]
  13. 74
    [It's] not going to compete with the likes of Zelda or "Breath of Fire." It does, however, provide a friendly role-playing experience with familiar characters in a setting that is easy to navigate.
  14. This remolding of the classic action hero was a big departure from the traditional action the series was built on, and stood as a highly enjoyable, solid, and creative game worth getting into.

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. RobertT.
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    The best megaman game for gameboy advance.
  2. May 27, 2012
    10
    One of the best games ever! I put so many hours into this game! And tried to get every single chip! A dear favorite game of mine!
  3. BobM.
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    I love these games. It is sad too see it end.