Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Game Informer
    73
    The art direction, character design, and storytelling are all top notch. [Nov 2004, p.146]
  2. 70
    Combines great gameplay with entertaining characters and extremely pretty visuals for a surprisingly fun gaming experience.
  3. It's an able ambassador of the "throw-in-a-bit-of-everything" philosophy these games have fostered for the past few years.
  4. Even for those not willing to hop into gaming's "kiddy pool," come on in: the water's fine.
  5. 70
    Tak 2's biggest flaw is that we've seen it all before. It's not a bad game, and is certainly a lot better than its predecessor, but it really doesn't do anything particularly well.
  6. Definitely a more well-conceived game than The Power of Juju, and there are some genuinely fresh, inventive ideas at work here. The problem is, the whole experience is muddled by an inconsistent difficulty and slapdash level designs, and these good ideas don't quite coalesce into a good game.
  7. Play Magazine
    67
    Tak 2 is a solid day's worth of trippy fun and visual euphoria...but they had to check "epic" at the door to make it happen. [Nov 2004, p.52]
  8. Featuring jumping, gliding, twatting things with sticks, and bucket loads of what some would call "wit", this game has it all.
  9. 60
    Your appreciation of Tak 2 largely depends on the number of 3D platform games you've seen over the years. The more you've experienced, the less impressive Tak 2 is to play, which means younger audiences will love it.
  10. But beyond the odd wild ride on the back of a beast, negotiating the levels is a tame affair. This could prove frustrating for some, as the level of difficulty is often unbalanced.

Awards & Rankings

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#39 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 23, 2017
    9
    Once again the "critics" are **** wrong. This game is easily the most underrated gamecube game of all time. Never is it on top 10's, or talkedOnce again the "critics" are **** wrong. This game is easily the most underrated gamecube game of all time. Never is it on top 10's, or talked about much. It has great characters and voice actors, great gameplay, gorgeous environments, and a killer soundtrack. The story is solid and it keeps you intrigued, and in my opinion the games greatest strength is the mood is creates for the player. The Tak world is mysterious and interesting, the music is intriguing, and the gameplay flows beautifully. This game was made by thq, who also made sponebob battle for bikini bottom another great classic. It's a shame they weren't given more games to create as they have proven to be able to make quality games. This game is a great one to look at in terms of how to make a good game. As far as I'm concerned, it's the blueprint of level design, and how to make a solid game in general. Full Review »
  2. Aug 1, 2015
    9
    This game is Epic! There's just so many things to do and the multiplayer is also stellar. Other than that not much else to say, really likedThis game is Epic! There's just so many things to do and the multiplayer is also stellar. Other than that not much else to say, really liked the game when i was a kid and I still do. I recommend this game to anybody! Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2013
    10
    this game is just so fun to play, this is the game that makes my childhood feel blessed. Amazing music, cool combat system, and anthis game is just so fun to play, this is the game that makes my childhood feel blessed. Amazing music, cool combat system, and an unforgettable adventure through outstanding environments and levels, I constantly find myself replaying this game over and over again. Its a shame I don't really see it get the credit that it deserves, because THQ did a great job with this game. Full Review »