Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 70
    The core gameplay of Lumines Plus is just as attractive on PS2 as it was on other systems. However, this is still nothing more than a port of a PSP game.
  2. Lumines Plus is a good puzzle game, but there's so little new that you'll find yourself wondering why the word "plus" is in the title.
  3. Those with PSPs will likely want to check out "Lumines II" instead.
  4. The Lumines series is a great puzzle game series, but Lumines Plus should not be in your collection unless you don't have and do not plan to purchase a PSP.
  5. It is practically an exact a port of the original with a few notable exceptions: There are a few Lumines II skins thrown in, the graphics are far less vibrant, and now there is at least five seconds of total silence between skins as the sounds load. Of all of four Lumines games on the market, this one is the least impressive.
  6. 80
    The game remains as excellent as ever, and at $19.99 the price is definitely right. While it's not for seasoned vets, Lumines Plus should be a great buy for folks who are wondering what the excitement's all about.
  7. If you've already sampled the mesmeric magnificence of either of the PSP versions, or of the Xbox Live version, or of the mobile phone version, you won't be surprised, or challenged, by anything included here.
  8. 55
    The good thing is, the game is priced as a value title, and for puzzle fanatics, or for fans of the PSP titles, this is a great package. But honestly, playing Lumines made me long for the intricate simplicity of Tetris, and it's just a reminder that perfection, once achieved, can be hard to top.
  9. 85
    It's about time a packaged, mostly complete, somewhat enhanced version of the original classic puzzler was made available and, despite the slight gripes, there's still countless hours of puzzle fun to be had in this economic, attractive package.
  10. Cheap and cheerful, but playing in your front room just seems...odd. [June 2007, p.85]
  11. Lumines Plus on the PS2 scores points simply for being a great game and cheap as balls, but alas, this is the frailest version we’ve ever encountered recently (single player, versus, time trial and puzzle mode - that's it), so you know we’ve got to dock it.
  12. Lumines Plus is for those who enjoy a puzzle game with a pulse.
  13. Despite a few new skins and some extra tunes - sepia squares with fusion jazz, anyone? - this PS2 puzzler just doesn't have the mantrap bite of its smaller brother. [Mar 2007, p.121]
  14. The original "Lumines" is one of the standouts of the PSP's game library; however, like "Lumines II," we're suspicious that Lumines Plus is simply a quick way to cash in. [Apr 2007, p.87]
  15. Unfortunately, the game does end up feeling underwhelming due to the mysterious lack of style that made the PSP games so darn fun. We can't really put our finger on any one thing, but it's probably the general feeling that the game just doesn't deliver the same level of entertainment.
  16. Lumines Plus retains its predecessor's addictive play on the PlayStation 2; providing excellent replay value, featuring numerous unlockable skins and two-player action guaranteed to wear out the ol' Dual Shock 2 controllers.
  17. The visuals and audio could have been better, as could the track list, but what's here is certainly worth the $20 asking price.
  18. With a sequel already released on the portable console with a bevy of new features, it's a shame that Lumines Plus couldn't have lived up to its name and actually included something new beyond an additional skin or two.
  19. If you absolutely must have Shinin' playing on your telly then this could be worth picking up, if not the Xbox Live Arcade edition is a much more solid and prettier looking version of the visceral puzzler.
  20. It won’t dethrone Tetris from the pinnacle of puzzle games, but every royal family needs a hyperactive little brother and Lumines Plus fills that roll nicely.
  21. PS2 owners without a PSP or 360 should get this in a heartbeat, but know that you’re getting some really worn-out hand-me-downs. PS2 owners with a PSP or 360 should stick to the games on those platforms.
  22. A great puzzle game for the PS2, check it out!
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Bill
    Apr 8, 2007
    9
    If you are like me and think having a PSP is totally unecessary, then Lumines Plus is a solid game. Most of the complaints are that it looks just like the PSP game, and thats fine all well & good but if you don't own a PSP like me, this game is totally Addicting and great. Full Review »
  2. Jay
    Mar 30, 2007
    7
    Okay for a while, and the tunes are great and addictive, but i thought there would be more challenge and inter high score comparison.