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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fun in small doses, but it just doesn't have the hooks to keep you playing.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    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. The game does not deliver a satisfying experience in any way.
  6. 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.
  7. 69
    Utterly formulaic, and like the movies upon which it's very loosely based, ultimately forgettable.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    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]
  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. Alien Escape is just too simplistic and too shallow to warrant serious attention.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
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. Thei 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 »
  2. IvanS.
    Jul 7, 2002
    10
    This game is like 3D Galaga - waves and waves of aliens coming atcha! I just wish I had an autofire!