Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
Buy On
  1. I enjoyed the story the first time and I even enjoyed hearing it replayed this time; but the card game battles threw me. I believe this game will appeal to those people who have not played it on the DS and that are big fans of the series.
  2. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    40
    Rebuilding it using the PS2 game's engine just makes it a much more obvious retread. [Jan 2009, p.83]

Awards & Rankings

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#3 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
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#3 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 134
  2. Negative: 21 out of 134
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    I may be giving this a 10 because I'm biased due to the fact this is a Kingdom Hearts game, and I am a huge fan of the series. But once youI may be giving this a 10 because I'm biased due to the fact this is a Kingdom Hearts game, and I am a huge fan of the series. But once you get used to the cards, the rest will be smooth sailing. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2015
    0
    While the first Kingdom Hearts were far from a perfect game, I had fun with the first Kingdom hearts, so I decided to try the chain ofWhile the first Kingdom Hearts were far from a perfect game, I had fun with the first Kingdom hearts, so I decided to try the chain of memories on the HD remix.

    This game is absolutely terrible. The game suffered some of the same problems as the first game - indicative of either low budget or lazy programming, especially the sound engineer during battles. The same audio would be looped over and over again as the AI kept spamming the same attack, to a point that it felt better to mute the TV entirely and play the game in silence.

    On top of this is the terrible battle system Square decided to tag into the game. Not only did you have to pay attention to a real time battle on screen (running around, dodging, and attacking the right targets.) You must also pay attention to a separate card system, making sure your attack cards is a higher number than your enemies - imagine doing math while you're getting shot at on a battlefield.
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  3. Sep 20, 2014
    4
    I love KH and KH2 but this game is the most frustrating piece of garbage I have played in a long time. The card battle system takes all theI love KH and KH2 but this game is the most frustrating piece of garbage I have played in a long time. The card battle system takes all the fun out of fighting enemies. The story and the characters are the games only saving grace I am afraid, I this hadn't had the Kingdom Hearts name, I never would have picked this game up. Full Review »