Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The frenetic pace and intense (sometimes frustrating) challenges of the 10 levels is absorbing, graphically most satisfying, quite varied and, most of all, funny.
  2. The graphics are amazing, the movies are great and the controls are simply fantastic -- "MDK 2" could be the front-runner for PC game of the year.
  3. If you like to have fun playing games, and even if you like to laugh, there are a few parts in MDK 2 that are simply FUNNY, not the normal supposed-to-be-funny crap that you see in a lot of games, but clever humour, something that is generally very rare.
  4. 91
    The game draws the player into a highly entertaining storyline with fun characters, beautiful graphics, and an addictive interactive experience.
  5. Reinvigorate your childhood fantasies of living in a cartoon and pick up MDK2 - there ain't much better in the genre.
  6. 90
    "MDK2"'s style of gameplay doesn't lend itself well to multiplay, so the replay value is slim, but the single-player experience is guaranteed to suck hours away from your life.
  7. A top-notch action-arcade game with a sly, dry sense of humor. [Sept 2000, p.93]
  8. A goofy, amusing third-person game that captures the essence of the original and builds on it, managing to stay true to the first while breaking free and providing plenty of fresh adventure.
  9. "MDK2" may take you a while to finish. A long while. The game is difficult, to say the least.
  10. Though the game progression is linear, replayability exists in running through the game again just to see if you missed any of the subtle humor, and to finish the game as a different character, since each has its own ending.
  11. This time the settings are richer and the environment is fuller and he's got help.
  12. 83
    One of the best console experiences I've had on the PC in a while.
  13. A fun third-person shooter with some uneven gameplay issues.
  14. With an innovative interface that allows the game to switch between three distinct and unique characters and modes of gameplay, "MDK 2" provided enough of a hook to keep me coming back repeatedly.
  15. "MDK2" is a fine sequel to one of the silliest action fests ever.
  16. If you're tired of the same old shoot-this-guard, find-this-key, flip-this-switch gameplay, give "MDK2" a shot -- you won't be disappointed.
  17. The three alternating characters make the gameplay diverse enough to warrant repeat play, and will suit gamers of all persuasions.
  18. With an innovative interface that allows the game to switch between three distinct and unique characters and modes of gameplay, MDK 2 provided enough of a hook to keep me coming back repeatedly.
  19. Offbeat humor, spectacular graphics, and excellent gameplay are the high points, it’s just a shame the journey through the bizarre world of MDK is over so soon.
  20. May be slightly short, but it makes up for it by being relentlessly ingenious.
  21. It's got great non-stop action with pretty visuals and its three new playable characters offer a unique gameplay experience, despite its general brevity.
  22. Unfortunately, the puzzles and obstacles become less fun and more annoying the further you get into the game leaving you spending more time on them and less time enjoying the good aspects of the game.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. JayT.
    Oct 6, 2002
    Yeah, yeah, Yeah it it it was was was good good good.
  2. Aug 6, 2014
    It always boggled my mind how come that creators of my all-time favourite RPG Baldur's Gate are creating a sequel to fast-paced action MDK, but they did a great job. Wasn't a big fan of more colorful cartoonish art style, but it was incredibly good, fun and offered 3 different characters to play. Very good and enjoyable action. 8/10 Full Review »
  3. Dec 11, 2012
    A huge improvement to the original constructed by Bioware. Adds two new playable characters from the original, voice acting, a comic book style plot, between mission custcenes, and a plethora of new powerups. The devs really took advantage of the new character's skill sets to make you wrack your brain at every puzzle while still building on the main character's skills to provide him with a unique trip too. Definitely worth picking up along with the original if you enjoy platformers. Full Review »