Viewtiful Joe 2 GameCube

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
Buy On
  1. There's not much to differentiate Viewtiful Joe 2 from the first, as new VFX power and the ability to switch characters mid-level are the only major gameplay changes. That's why it is so disappointing that the new powers are so limited and under-utilized.
  2. The only real problem with Joe 2: It's way too similar to the previous title...Still, a terrific game. Challenging, but never to the point of frustration.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JonathanZ.
    Feb 24, 2005
    7
    Seems to similar to the sequel to be really worth it. I got bored with it, your mileage may vary.
  2. Tony
    Feb 2, 2005
    10
    Henshin-A-Go-Go, Baby!
  3. RyanM.
    Dec 19, 2004
    8
    We all know how unique and awesome viewtiful joe 2 is. and we know that the same is expected from joe 2. you get everything that the firstWe all know how unique and awesome viewtiful joe 2 is. and we know that the same is expected from joe 2. you get everything that the first game is, and nothin else. now this game isn't bad by all means, its just more of the same side scrolling fun and unique style we have seen before. hopefully, we can expect something...umm...new from the next game until then we can play joe 1 and 2...both basically the same quick fix of a game. Full Review »