Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    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]
  9. PSM Magazine
    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]
  10. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#85 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Bill
    Apr 8, 2007
    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 looksIf 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
    Okay for a while, and the tunes are great and addictive, but i thought there would be more challenge and inter high score comparison.