Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. Alien Escape delivers in mindless fluff. [Sept 2002, p.81]
  2. The story mode provides five missions that can be completed in 20-30 minutes each, and the unlockable training and boss modes don't provide too much more entertainment.
  3. 69
    Utterly formulaic, and like the movies upon which it's very loosely based, ultimately forgettable.
  4. The levels are too drawn-out and repetitive, and I odn't really care for the theme, but underneath it's a no-bull shooter steeped in classic gameplay juices. [Sept 2002, p.148]
  5. Alien Escape is just too simplistic and too shallow to warrant serious attention.
  6. Fun in small doses, but it just doesn't have the hooks to keep you playing.
  7. Where it succeeds, MIBII is a solid, if a bit difficult, shooter. Where it fails, MIBII feels more like a demo than a finished product.
  8. The game does not deliver a satisfying experience in any way.
  9. Just like its motion picture counterpart, MIB2 is a rehash of ideas and concepts from other media forms without an identity or personality of its own.
  10. Frustrating....It's not just that the level is tough, it's that the entire thing is filled with situations designed to prolong the game's length. [Sept 2002, p.114]
  11. Some will be able to excuse the lack of depth and absence of anything new in return for pure shooting action reminiscent of earlier arcade games. Of course, others will find MiB II’s repetitiveness and short length appropriately forgettable.
  12. 42
    You'll be wishing for some gameplay variety after just a few minutes of play. [Sept 2002, p.32]
  13. Sloppy, nonintuitive control and monotonous, room-clearing gameplay make it a chore to play. It's also unnecessarily difficult. [Sept 2002, p.31]
  14. 40
    A super bland, utterly forgettable shooter that doesn't do the movie or the animated series any justice.
  15. 40
    One of the most frustrating games in the entire PlayStation 2 library, thanks to a few design flaws that could've been easily avoided.
  16. Sometimes a mindless shooter does have an appeal, but MiB II needs more juice in its tank. [Aug 2002, p.71]
  17. One of the worst games found on the PS2.
  18. The execution falls flat on its head. The characters lack the mobility to face the alien menace and the game is unforgiving in its approach.
  19. The only thing more painful than watching a rehashed movie sequel is, well, playing a videogame based on a rehashed sequel.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 27, 2012
    10
    i played this like thousands of times because i just love the saga and this game it's pretty good if you want to enjoy a good mib game. The amount of aliens is also pretty good, there's a lot of aliens in this game Full Review »