Pikmin 2 GameCube

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  • Summary: Captain Olimar has returned to the planet where the Pikmin live, and he's all business this time. The company he works for is going bankrupt, so to save it, Olimar must salvage the treasure buried all over the planet. Of course, he'll need the help of the Pikmin to do that--he can't doCaptain Olimar has returned to the planet where the Pikmin live, and he's all business this time. The company he works for is going bankrupt, so to save it, Olimar must salvage the treasure buried all over the planet. Of course, he'll need the help of the Pikmin to do that--he can't do anything by himself. Control one of two main characters--Olimar or his assistant--as you command your Pikmin to defeat enemies, propagate more Pikmin, collect precious doodads, and solve puzzles. With unlimited time, new colors of Pikmin, and two-player cooperative play, Pikmin 2 improves on the original in many ways. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 100
    Flat-out weird does not begin to describe this highly addictive title. You become so attached to your herds that it kind of hurts when you lose a Pikmin or two to drowning or carnivorous giant beetles. It's like losing a child. A fat, little purple child with a flower budding out of his forehead.
  2. 95
    On top of the game's extended length, Pimin 2 also includes much more content than the original.
  3. If you're a fan of the original game, picking Pikmin 2 up should be a no-brainer. If you haven't tried the series yet, Pikmin 2 is a fantastic place to start.
  4. The only problem here is that we have no full-blown two-player co-op. Other than that, this game is packed to the gills and well worth your time.
  5. A game that gets everything right; the puzzles are just hard enough to be a challenge without being too frustrating, the presentation pleasing and the control spot-on.
  6. The concept may be just as extraordinary as its predecessor's, but with a hefty dosage of multiplayer and a quest that isn't as nerve-racking, Pikmin 2 is deserving of mainstream recognition and is easily the most noteworthy and praiseworthy GameCube product this summer. [Aug 2004, p.101]
  7. 70
    A great exploration-based real time strategy and puzzle game, but a fractured one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. RyanM.
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    Pikmin 2 is one of thse experiences that leave you hooked the short amount of time you play. Pikmin 2 exceeds all expectations over the the Pikmin 2 is one of thse experiences that leave you hooked the short amount of time you play. Pikmin 2 exceeds all expectations over the the first game, with over 6 times as much treasure over the first one, and a section where you can observe all 81 enemies in the game. this one even has a challenge mode, which is really tough. the game mechanics get pretty repetitive, and the camera is awful, but this game has the unique shell to keep fans of the first one, and bring in new fans. This is the best gamecube game i have played all year. Pikmin 2 is a masterpiece from miyamoto, and will keep you utterly hooked for a good 20 hours or more. pick this disc up,and you'll see a truly unique game. Expand
  2. Paul
    Aug 25, 2004
    10
    One of the best single player games I've played, I thought Pikmin was great, Pikmin 2 was much better. It's also replayable. Oh One of the best single player games I've played, I thought Pikmin was great, Pikmin 2 was much better. It's also replayable. Oh yeah it's cute too. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2011
    10
    A Masterpiece. The Graphics are beautiful, the humor brilliant, the concept original, the boss battles epic. The Multiplayer and ChallengeA Masterpiece. The Graphics are beautiful, the humor brilliant, the concept original, the boss battles epic. The Multiplayer and Challenge Modes will give you a whole lot of additional content after the initial quest is over. The cuteness of the Pikmin themselves will draw you in to the point where it truly pains you to let one of the little buggers die. The addition of caves and berries, the new types of Pikmin, and more really add to the strategy. If Miyamoto could continue to make new IPs as great as this, Nintendo will be set for a very long time, not that they aren't already. This is the greatest game I have ever played. Expand
  4. TonyG.
    Jan 14, 2006
    10
    pikmin is cool as midgets. like pikmin 2 is cool as 2 midgets. i wish pikmin were real. i would own like 200 of them. i would be king. like pikmin is cool as midgets. like pikmin 2 is cool as 2 midgets. i wish pikmin were real. i would own like 200 of them. i would be king. like nintendo is to classic games. bow down to king midget nintendo because they will always be king as small as they are. this game proves it. pikmin 2 is a real winner. Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2013
    10
    One of, if not, one of my favorite Nintendo games. The game builds on its predecessor making excellent additions such as treasure pieces, newOne of, if not, one of my favorite Nintendo games. The game builds on its predecessor making excellent additions such as treasure pieces, new Pikmin and a cave feature which extends the game ten fold...not to mention the lazy but love-able Louie who rejoins everyone's favourite Hocotatian Captain Olimar.

    The mixture of a childlike innocence with a darker Darwinian survival feel make this game a rare find which for some reason is immeasurably addictive.

    The quality of this game is also faultless, graphics are appealing, text is funny yet immersed in the lore and zoology of the series. But at the end of the day, this game gets a perfect score for me because it is a joy to play, and always will be.
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  6. Jul 21, 2016
    10
    Pikmin series just never gets old and I don't know why. This game is just a masterpiece and the best game in the pikmin series and for goodPikmin series just never gets old and I don't know why. This game is just a masterpiece and the best game in the pikmin series and for good reasons. It is not flawed or repetitive. Expand
  7. ShaneS.
    May 12, 2006
    5
    This game is just a dumbed down clone of PC strategy games, wrapped up in a cute little package. It's lengthy, and original, but This game is just a dumbed down clone of PC strategy games, wrapped up in a cute little package. It's lengthy, and original, but compared to a lego strategy game on PC (that is a few years pikmins senior) it seems dumbed down and lacking. Perhaps I'm just being picky, but I want a full fledged strategy game, not a cutsey treasure hunt nintendo spinnoff. oh well. Expand

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#7 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004