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Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A puzzle game with everything - addictive gameplay, lovely presentation, a great concept and so much variety that you will simply never tire of the game, even after all 160+ levels are completed.
  2. I can’t help but weep a little for what could have been if they’d just included some multiplayer gameplay, though.
  3. A puzzle game with a simple concept, but woven in a way that ensures its more than often, pretty darn addictive and challenging. It suffers from some dreary missions and generally repetitive nature, but overall, Remix is a pretty decent little puzzler worth checking out.
  4. Over 200 levels adds to the gigantic amount of replay value. Even though it is lacking in a multiplayer mode, Remix is still a complete blast and will provide you with many hours of enjoyment.
  5. Thanks to the superior handling of the PlayStation 2 analog stick over the PSP's analog nub, the controls have improved. Multiplayer remains elusive, but this Mercury remains a smooth piece of work.
  6. A good choice for those who like puzzle games that require you to use your reflexes along with your brains.
  7. The gameplay is fun and challenging, the graphics are pretty decent and the overall theme of the game works well.
  8. Mercury Meltdown Remix is a handheld puzzler that feels ill suited for the PS2, but because the underlying puzzle designs are so good, the game still mostly works.
  9. Though you can't take this version on the road, if you like puzzles, you won't be able to put Mercury Meltdown Remix down.
  10. The developers should be doing as much as possible to engender the title to the player, but aren't helped by trying controls and a clearly rushed and unfinished development.
  11. The gameplay is really improved upon just by using the second analog stick for camera control. The party games are fun, but would have been better if they were multiplayer.
  12. It's not an awful game, but it’s not exactly good either. Simply put, Mercury Meltdown Remix doesn’t feel comfortable on the PlayStation 2.
  13. With the wealth of levels, and multiple goals for each, it’s got a lot of replay value that’ll keep you coming back for more.
  14. 68
    The developers were not able to do what needed to be done to bring it to PS2 right. The control is too soft on the DualShock, the technical showcase isn't bumped up with the added horsepower, the new content isn't needed, the camera isn't ideal, and the multiplayer has been stripped out.
  15. Certainly improves on the original PSP game and in many ways ends up being a better game on the PS2. While it comes much closer to fully capitalising on the ingenuity of the core concept, there’s still a feeling that the series is not quite there yet, with the PSP version lacking refined controls and the PS2 version requiring a little more depth for a home console game.
  16. There's no need to own both versions unless you're rich or stupid, but this is commendable nonetheless. [Christmas 2006, p.102]
  17. 70
    A great action puzzle game that controls well and is quite addictive. Well worth the budget price!
  18. The game was designed to play in short bursts on the PSP, and it’s still superior on that platform. If you don’t own a PSP, though, Mercury Meltdown Remix is still a solid puzzle title.
  19. With some improvements to the camera control, pushing a blob of mercury around is as fun as ever. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
  20. Still, here's a thought, Ignition: release the game with tweaked controls, a fully working camera and tilt support for the PlayStation Network. On the PS3 and for a good $10, the game could be one of those titles that everyone has just to properly show off the SIXAXIS.
  21. The new levels are a nice bonus, but half the fun of the PSP game was feeling like you'd achieved something when completing a level; on the PlayStation 2 that feeling is all but gone.
  22. Mercury Meltdown Remix presents some interesting puzzle designs that are both unique and challenging, and it also has enough content to satisfy puzzle enthusiasts for a good amount of playtime. However, the fact that it is, in some ways, a worse game than the predecessor from which it was ported detracts from its appeal.

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