.hack//Mutation Part 2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Bandai
  • Release Date: May 6, 2003
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Even if you really liked Infection, you probably won't like this second installment as much, since it's just like the first, minus the originality.
  2. The battles should be more fluid and dungeons could be more unique, but ultimately the story and its characters carry .hack a notch above the standard RPG.
  3. 70
    Simply an extension of Infection—muddy graphics, questionable control, and a story concept that’s just interesting enough to keep you going.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    68
    Sadly, the game still doesn't quite live up to its high-concept premise. Battles often degenerate to button-mashing, the difficulty is still wildly inconsistent, and the dungeons are woefully unimaginative. [June 2003, p.127]
  5. This game will probably appeal to people who bought the first, if only to continue the story.
  6. Just as average, unremarkable and underwhelming as its predecessor where it counts: gameplay.
  7. Despite the additions like the Lamda server, new items and equipment, quests, and party members, MUTATION remains plagued by the unfortunate aspects that ruined the first game: monotonous dungeon designs and an equally terrible (but at least more tolerable) camera system.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
  1. RyanB.
    Nov 8, 2005
    9
    A great game with compelling storyline and gameplay. Battle system is incredibly addictive, and I like the expanisive amount of skills and A great game with compelling storyline and gameplay. Battle system is incredibly addictive, and I like the expanisive amount of skills and equipment, but party members need their hands held constantly. Full Review »
  2. FrankA.
    Sep 23, 2005
    10
    The one that gave it a 5 can go to ....
  3. PedroG.
    Nov 22, 2004
    10
    It's a very good game.