• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 90
    Different, rewarding, intelligent, funny, and filled with memorable characters and weird creatures. It’s damn fun, too, and will keep you performing the repetitive duties required of a monster raiser for far longer than you’d ever imagine.
  2. With some innovative visuals, more involved gameplay, and spunky plot - Jade Cocoon 2 places itself a step above the rest.
  3. Never has there really been a game that allows you to have so much control over breeding monsters and hatching eggs, it truly is a unique experience. Some RPG goers might not like the shallow storyline.
  4. The combination of missions, discovering new eggs, and furthering the story keeps this game from hitting that stale spell that plagues many RPGs. [Feb 2002, p.83]
  5. A beautiful game that manages to have the appeal of its predecessor and winds up being both frustrating and addicting at the same time.
  6. 79
    Fans of the original Jade Cocoon, as well as those enamored by games like Monster Rancher and Pokemon, will surely love this fascinating sequel.
  7. Bursting with an ingenuity cure for jaded RPG gamers, JC2 inspires the sleeping role-play addict to awaken. [Feb 2002, p.148]
  8. It’s an interesting system that places emphasis on strategy rather than brute force, but, in the end, it still feels a little limited. [Feb 2002, p.38]
  9. Despite our disdain of the very concept of this game we did find it fairly engrossing.
  10. It’s a very nuts and bolts sort of RPG with a fair amount of nooks and crannies to check out, but the game lacks the pop that will keep a player glued to their seat until the wee morning hours.
  11. 70
    Both the weak storyline and repetitive dungeons become tedium personified before you know it.
  12. The repetitive environments drag it down a bit, but that’s far from a fatal blow. [Feb 2002, p.107]
  13. Visually appealing and highly addictive
  14. The beauty of Jade Cocoon 2 is impressive but much like a supermodel, when you site down to actually get to know it, there's not much substance underneath all the pretty packaging.
  15. An acquired RPG taste worth sampling with a rental.
  16. JC2 shows promise initially, but a quirky sense of humor and an endearing fairy sidekick aren't enough to save it from becoming repetitive.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 12, 2013
    A good game that really does its own thing. At the time, this was a rather unique concept that really was allot of fun. However, I did find the game did get very repetitive the longer you played it. With a few more side activities and more in game mechanics, it could have been better. But, as it is, it still good and allot of fun.

    A different, but good game, that perhaps is better played in small doses.
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