Crimson Sea 2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2004
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
Buy On
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    91
    If you're an action-RPG fan, you definitely don't want to miss this one. [July 2004, p.6]
  2. First they have a really immersive storyline, then a great fighting engine that hardly ever gets stale, and a wonderful camera.
  3. A good game that could be great with slight improvements. The nagging camera problems really create an issue, and the tediousness of the never-ending supply of enemies will drive some people insane.
  4. 85
    The combat system is one of the best you're likely to see in an action game of this sort. It's so solid that Crimson Sea 2's "kill everything that moves" formula doesn't become stale or tedious until quite late in the game, which is a huge accomplishment for a game based on such a simple concept.
  5. 84
    For those of you lucky enough to give it a shot, we're confident that you'll find it just as endearing as we did. Flawed but fun, Crimson Sea 2 may be mindless but at least it has a soul.
  6. The map and radar are easy to read and use, and the environment nicely detailed. Combined with a soundtrack that still gives of a distinctly ocean going whiff, it adds up to quite a quality audio-visual effort, and puts this title into the upper echelons of the fleet.
  7. Play Magazine
    83
    It's all carefully honed and balanced...and, furthermore, harnessed by elegant controls that are adaptable for any combat situation. [Apr 2004, p.58]
  8. If you’re looking for a good action RPG game that you can just jump into and blow some stuff apart, it’s a pretty good bet that Crimson Sea 2 will fill your needs.
  9. 80
    Crimson Sea 2 has sharp, exhilarating gameplay and a distinctive style that pervades the story line, characters, and space-opera soundtrack. The variety found in the missions is truly commendable, and you're generally free to play the game at your own pace.
  10. Guaranteed to raise the purple manga-style hairs on your neck.
  11. Cheat Code Central
    80
    Just make sure you've got an itchy trigger finger because Crimson Sea 2 will scratch that itch down to the bone and continue to saw right through to the other side.
  12. Weekly Famitsu
    80
    8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - 32 gold [Vol 801; 23 Apr 2004]
  13. With its mix of "Dynasty Warriors" gameplay, "Starship Troopers"-type setting (complete with umpteen million giant bugs to kill) and interesting characters Crimson Sea 2 is an above-average hack-and-slash adventure.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    6
    A PS2 exclusive sequel to a game that was an Xbox exclusive. Nice one. The game isn't bad though, but in order to play you should tape downA PS2 exclusive sequel to a game that was an Xbox exclusive. Nice one. The game isn't bad though, but in order to play you should tape down the fire button before doing anything. Lots and lots of revisiting the same map shooting the same aliens can get wearisome really quickly, does have some light RPG elements, Japanese weirdness. Didn't like the camera, but the game includes a half-hour's worth of FMV from the first Crimson Sea which you can watch whenever you like (good). Full Review »
  2. RamiW.
    May 15, 2006
    10
    Loads of aliens means loads of killing. Thanks Koei.