• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2005
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. The best thing about Play 2 is the fact that almost all 12 games are actually collections of three or more games. [Sept 2005, p.90]
  2. The sequel to Australia's favourite game last year will get everyone off the couch. The 12 digital camera games offer more depth, diversity and longevity, with a wide variety of challenging and amusing stages.
  3. A complete blast whether you play with a ton of friends or go at it in solo play. You’ll definitely want to get some stretching done beforehand, as the workout here is much more vigorous than the original.
  4. If you're a social creature you need this, and even if you're a semi-hermit who refuses to let your hair down, it will make casual visitors think that you jump around when you're alone and that gives you a sexy mystique. No doubt.
  5. Being both forward-looking and instantly accessible is something that video games haven't pulled off in a long time. Play 2 succeeds handily in each area. [Sept 2005, p.102]
  6. 85
    The work done on the mini games has been great - the fact that they are no longer timed is brilliant, although this can lead to physical exhaustion for the unfit among us.
  7. Its mindless fun will keep gamers intrigued for a good while and even help them sweat off a couple of extra pounds.
  8. EyeToy Play 2 plays a lot like a flash game as it is fast and furious but ultimately not built to last. To combat that, Sony has provided us with an incredible catalog of unique minigames packed on this one DVD.
  9. The presentation is as characterful as you would expect from London Studio, it's welcoming to newcomers to the EyeToy, or even to gaming in general, and the navigation system has been much improved, responding snappily to your commands.
  10. 80
    Just get some bloody exercise and enjoy the lunacy – the brilliance – of Eye Toy Play 2.
  11. For the cheaper-than-usual price it's going for it's definitely well worth a look, but once again bear in mind that it's never going to be one of those games with the greatest of lifespans. Burns brightly, but briefly.
  12. Fed up because your mum and dad or girlfriend never take an interest in gaming? Get them on this - even my granny played it and loved it.
  13. The sequel improves upon the original with some solid mini games, accurate motion detection and the nifty SpyToy feature.
  14. This most creative follow-up shows off the EyeToy to full effect. [Jan 2007, p.106]
  15. This is somewhat addictive and highly entertaining. Playing alone is a cardio workout, of sorts; playing with others can turn into a laugh-fest.
  16. Certainly the best EyeToy game on the PS2.
  17. 80
    The point of Play 2 was simply to take what made the original resonate with gamers and non-gamers alike so well and bring it up a few notches. That's certainly happened here.
  18. 80
    Your girlfriend will go batshit for this game. Even if she's always telling you how your games are "juvenile," and that she can't believe "she actually has sex on a regular basis with someone who owns a stupid PlayStation," she'll still love this disc to bits. Trust us.
  19. The technology isn’t perfect at times, but it certainly supplies a fun gaming experience in an active fashion.
  20. If you are interested in an Eye Toy but don't yet have one, you should skip buying Play and proceed directly to Play 2, as it's almost universally better than the first game. The mini-games are longer and more detailed, and the multiplayer is smoother and generally more fun.
  21. Almost all the games here are interesting, challenging, and enjoyable. [Sept 2005, p.110]
  22. 77
    There are numerous innovations that show what can be done with the little webcam, but the feeling of a whole game is still lacking.
  23. A vast improvement on the EyeToy formula, and an engaging diversion for a short while.
  24. We love its potential, but wish for more depth. However, SCEE is making baby steps i nthe right direction. [Sept 2005, p.81]
  25. The title could be deeper; with just 12 full games and 75 bonus games, mostly novelties, you may not be entertained forever. But while you play, you and your friends -- of all ages -- will have to resist the giggles.
  26. You may have noticed that we commented that every game does not hold your interest for very long and that is the main problem with this package.
  27. 70
    It's not perfect, but if you've already got an EyeToy, there's no reason not to add Play2 to your collection.
  28. These are mini-games and as such they have a short shelf life. I don't want to use the word "novelty" but you won't get tons of replay value out of these games.
  29. 60
    All of the games included here are fun--some more than others--but none of them will hold your interest for very long.
  30. Eyetoy Groove made you look like an idiot but in a fun way. Eyetoy Play 2 does the former, but not so much the latter—the compilation is entirely hit and miss, with a handful of failed concepts dragging down the rest.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. MiggyP.
    Sep 23, 2005
    9
    A perfect game of an upgrade that other companies don't have.
  2. NintendoPSBox
    May 7, 2005
    9
    Great party game albeit not as good as the first one.
  3. SarahH.
    Jan 6, 2005
    2
    Mmmmm, Ok i guess but the 1st wos better.