Dokapon Kingdom PlayStation 2

Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
Buy On
  1. 80
    I had some skepticism on how this RPG/board game hybrid would work out, but it turned out to be better than the sum of its parts.
  2. Those that take the time to enjoy the game for what it is -- a mash-up of RPG and board game elements -- will find plenty to dig into, however.
  3. Dokapon Kingdom is a great party game, especially for RPG fanatics. Closer to competitive card games like Munchkins than what gamers generally think of as a party game, it offers a surprising amount of fun and depth for such a simple-looking package.
  4. But this game is definitely unique among its peers, and although it is not quite the best of both worlds, it is definitely worth checking out if you are a party game or RPG enthusiast.
  5. If you're looking for a mash-up between Mario Party and a role-playing game then you can do worse than Dokapon Kingdom.
  6. Not for everyone. There may be players out there who will think this game was made for them, but as a fan of RPGs and select party games, it's hard to tell who those players might be.
  7. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    40
    Dokapon's fatal flaw is its wait-to-play ratio; since actual engagement between players happens rarely, watching three players take their turns while you twiddle your thumbs wears thin fast. [Dec 2008, p.82]
  8. It’s almost heartbreaking how much wasted potential there is here, and lonely RPG fans are better off playing Tales of Vesperia co-op until a better competitive option comes around.

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
#13 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jan 26, 2016
    2
    The game is fun and all. Of course, I have 2 major complaints. 1 is well, how random it is. but 2 is when I get really mad. I'm really madThe game is fun and all. Of course, I have 2 major complaints. 1 is well, how random it is. but 2 is when I get really mad. I'm really mad that when I unlock a class, once I beat the game, I can't pick it as a starting class, making me do all the stuff to unlock that class ALL OVER AGAIN. It's extremely annoying for me to enjoy a class when I can only do it by going through like, about 20 weeks just to get the class I wanted to play again. I feel like they should of made it that if you unlock a class, you can then pick it as your starting class. But once I found out that you have to unlock the class ALL OVER AGAIN once you start a new game, I pretty much just stopped liking the game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    This game, although it can be headache when facing the computer is a gem of a party game. The RPG elements add to the feel of the game. In aThis game, although it can be headache when facing the computer is a gem of a party game. The RPG elements add to the feel of the game. In a short review this game is fun, especially with friends. I would suggest anyone who has friends to sit down and enjoy themselves. If you don't have friends this isn't the game for you. Full Review »
  3. Jun 17, 2014
    8
    To very briefly argue against the low scores of the other reviews- multiplayer MUST be considered to make it a fair review, because playingTo very briefly argue against the low scores of the other reviews- multiplayer MUST be considered to make it a fair review, because playing against actual human opponents is where the game really shines! Full Review »