Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue GameCube

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. AceGamez
    70
    If you don't complete it far too quickly, you may become bored of the missions or the story.
  2. 70
    Succeeds as a simple, lighthearted platformer. It lacks the challenge and depth of other titles in the genre, namely "Super Mario Sunshine" and "Sly 2: Band of Thieves," but offers nifty features like sprawling environments and a unique style to help offset its deficiencies.
  3. Older audiences probably won't be engaged by it, but Ty 2 should be easily appreciated by juvenile platformer fans.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    Shockingly decent. [Dec 2004, p.170]
  5. Mission objectives are not always clear and some youngsters might get lost or frustrated at the lengthy travelling between missions, but there is always something fun to see or do.
  6. Game Informer
    68
    Graphically, it's definitely improved, but that's not going to save Ty from his own mediocrity. [Nov 2004, p.149]
  7. In real life, Tasmanian tigers have been hunted to extinction, so we're getting our NOM shotgun ready to finish the job and kill Ty off.
  8. Overly sophisticated elements have been held back to appeal to the younger gamer but some hugely tricky jumping puzzles are bound to cause frustration. Luckily, gameplay is varied. If you get stuck, you can hit the road, and before long you'll be faced with a different challenge.
  9. 60
    A bargain platformer that tried to stuff twenty pounds of game into a ten pound bag - and it shows.
  10. 60
    The kart-racing mode is another nice diversion for youngsters (though it's just a single race on a choice of seven courses), and the explorable areas are diverse enough to keep the wee ones occupied.
  11. Nintendo Power
    56
    An open environment allows you to explore at will, but the confusing layout wil have you on walkabout. [Dec 2004, p.148]
  12. There's almost no variety in levels. Everything is squeezed onto one huge map.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 4, 2017
    7
    Whereas Ty 1 was decent, Ty 2 is good. The fact that it's all clumped together in one huge map gives it a GTA feel, the fact that all of theWhereas Ty 1 was decent, Ty 2 is good. The fact that it's all clumped together in one huge map gives it a GTA feel, the fact that all of the missions are optional is a HUGE plus, the hubworld is actually good, and the plot is more slapstick and funny than Ty 1, which I think is a GIGANTIC plus. But Shazza's truck moves a bit slow, making getting to your destination take longer than it should, and the helicopter missions...suck. It's a good game which I reccomend, but It's not a great one Full Review »
  2. Aug 4, 2016
    9
    This game is great in a lot of ways but I guess that the PS2 and Xbox sold better than the gamecube version of the game. But the game is a bitThis game is great in a lot of ways but I guess that the PS2 and Xbox sold better than the gamecube version of the game. But the game is a bit hard but still fun and entertaining. Full Review »
  3. Jun 30, 2014
    10
    This game was insanely fun, even though as an Australian I often found that the characters were a bit much...

    But still, it's cool seeing a
    This game was insanely fun, even though as an Australian I often found that the characters were a bit much...

    But still, it's cool seeing a quality game that is uniquely Australian and I would rate it as one of the best puzzle platformers of its era (right up there with Super Mario Sunshine and Ratchet & Clank)!
    Full Review »