• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2001

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    It’s a rare game that combines style and simple, brilliant play, and a very worthy choice for King of the PS2 platformers.
  2. 100
    A prime lesson on simple yet addictive gameplay with awe-inspiring visuals—a blend that no gamer should miss.
  3. Oh sweet mother of mercy, this is why I picked up a joystick in the first place. Klonoa 2 is as close to a flawless game as I've ever seen.
  4. The music almost has a Mario-like atmosphere to it although with some weird Japanese sound to it, which is great to hear while playing a platformer.
  5. 96
    While the story isn't quite as moving as the original, Klonoa 2 has a wonderful mix of action, great control, nice challenge (if you try to really complete the game), and just beautiful presentation.
  6. 92
    With the aid of PS2 graphics, not only is Klonoa the star of a superior platformer, he's the star of one of the most beautiful games available.
  7. I can’t think of the last time I sat down to play a game and I smiled so much that my face actually started to hurt. That’s what Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil did for me.
  8. Casual gamers will no doubt be driven off by its lack of special items and overall difficulty, but for those who can appreciate this type of game, it is a rich and beautiful experience that leaves one craving another sequel.
  9. This is crack cocaine, lottery tickets, booze, coffee and your-Robert Downey Jr.-consumed-drug-of-choice addiction of choice, all squeezed into a playable PS2 platforming experience that runs/talk/looks like a 2.5D duck.
  10. Because of its airtight gameplay, awesome visuals, and great soundtrack, Klonoa 2 is an almost perfect platform game--almost.
  11. This one is a little joy to play that’s packed with an innocence that will fail to raise bile in the mouths of even those for whom fluffy white bunnies amount to nothing more than medical testing fodder.
  12. While not as innovative and different as I had hoped it to be, there is no denying that Klonoa 2 kicks the same amount of butt that it's predecessor did.
  13. Falls just shy of a perfect platformer, but comes darn close to being one of the best I've ever played.
  14. Despite the wealth of eye-candy, the true brilliance behind the game is the sharp level design. [Sept 2001, p.141]
  15. It’s a very straightforward pseudo-3D platform game that’s loaded with character and some truly magical visuals.
  16. 80
    Although the game has a story, plot has never been the strong point of any platformer. In the case of "Klonoa" it's more saccharine than usual and indulges in the same plodding mumbo-jumbo found in console RPGs.
  17. It's a short ride, but one that's filled with wondrous images, an engrossing story and solid, thoroughly entertaining gameplay.
  18. 67
    All in all it's not really much of a replay incentive as the levels are fairly simplistic and very linear. However, it's worth hanging on to the game solely because it can be hard to find, and also because it's a unique experience on the PS2.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 4DI
    Dec 4, 2012
    Magical, just magical
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    I'm not a huge fan of platformer games. Klonoa 2 is one of the few I play. Gameplay is 2d.5, but all does visually in 3D. Klonoa 2 is one of the better looking PS2 titles even today. The game is charming at best. Worth a rating of 9 or 10. Its simple, but fun. Full Review »
  3. SYC
    May 29, 2007
    The PS2 is home to some of the best platformers ever made. and for me, this is the best of the lot! Simple but well thought out, balanced and addictive. Klonoa 2 manages to invoke a calm determination while playing that not many games can capture. An outstanding platform game by any measure and my personal favorite of all time. It's just a shame that it didn't get the attention it rightly deserves. Full Review »