Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. Despite the somewhat niggling flaws, Armored Core 2 simply amazes. Out-of-this-world customization, great gameplay and tons of depth place Armored Core 2 atop the current list of PS2 games.
  2. 90
    A solid title that gets kudos for strong action and replay value. Giant-robot fans will want it -- others should, at the very least, rent it
  3. 90
    This game is for hardcore freaks who like their games deep and complex, and who don't mind spending most of their time in the garage perfecting their death machines before they actually do any killing.
  4. Antagonist
    89
    "Armored Core 2" is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of game, and once you're hooked, you're hooked for life.
  5. If you are just purchasing a PlayStation2, and are considering an investment in a good strategy/fighting game, look no further.
  6. Armored Core 2 may not be to everyone's tastes, but if you can get your head round it, the seamless integration of strategy and action provides a deep and enthralling experience.
  7. Daily Radar
    88
    Featuring dozens of challenging missions, a grueling tournament mode and an infinite number of customizable options for building, dissecting and re-working mechs, Armored Core 2 is gorgeous, challenging and thorough.
  8. Sure, the controls are clunky in comparison to the smooth moving Zone of the Enders, but as you know, it’s all about building your own dream machine and using it to blow the galaxy a new hole.
  9. The only drawbacks to this title are its relatively high difficulty later in the game and the fact that it really hasn’t changed at all since the original Armored Core.
  10. Spank!
    80
    Fearsome Transformer-like Mechs (robot body suits) hurtle around the screen cutting loose with the big guns, laying waste to all and sundry, coming on like stern, iron harbinger's of Armageddon - it's great.
  11. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    The new game offers impressive graphics mixed with familiar gameplay for a conservative sequel that does the series proud.
  12. 80
    Packs so many options and so many missions and so much ability to create that I can't ignore how much it does well, even if I can't escape my misgivings about its control scheme.
  13. Thanks to a slick presentation, diverse gameplay, and overwhelming customization options, the game certainly comes close.
  14. 77
    It will demand a lot of your time, and a lot of your patience. It's a game that becomes really fun game once you master everything.
  15. It's not the giant that its characters are, but it is a pretty big fish that should be checked out, by rental at least.

Awards & Rankings

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#7 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
8
#8 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Mar 1, 2017
    8
    Обожаю все части этой серии. Они хоть и однообразные, но очень сильно затягивают геймплеем, механикой и постройкой мехов.Обожаю все части этой серии. Они хоть и однообразные, но очень сильно затягивают геймплеем, механикой и постройкой мехов.
  2. Oct 3, 2010
    7
    I was not a fan at all of the first game and I reluctantly picked this one up but I have to say it was a pleasant surprise. The game was greatI was not a fan at all of the first game and I reluctantly picked this one up but I have to say it was a pleasant surprise. The game was great and offered me enough fun to not regret spending the money I did on it. Full Review »
  3. RaymondC.
    Mar 10, 2008
    10
    Excellent I have ordered it can you change parts on the machines.