PaRappa the Rapper 2 PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: See if you have enough rhythm to keep the beat with everyone's favorite rappin' puppy. Join Parappa and a cast of new and favorite characters on a mission of the ultimate importance - to prevent the Evil Noodle Syndicate from turning everything into noodles! Check out the funky fresh tunesSee if you have enough rhythm to keep the beat with everyone's favorite rappin' puppy. Join Parappa and a cast of new and favorite characters on a mission of the ultimate importance - to prevent the Evil Noodle Syndicate from turning everything into noodles! Check out the funky fresh tunes that are guaranteed to get your head bobbin' and your fingers tapping'. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Sure, the story is a little weird, and yes, the music isn't quite as good as it was in the first game, but PaRappa 2 is a solid effort, nonetheless.
  2. 80
    The addition of two-player modes makes PaRappa more of a party experience and extends the game's life beyond novelty. The story is just plain weird, but it's still a great hoot.
  3. Adequate for those seeking a second dose of some hoppin beats and humorous raps from the crew.
  4. The game needs more polish and some more ingenuity with the songs, but this will keep you satisfied until the third installment releases.
  5. There's a total of eight rounds, and the story is still genius (if you like extremely quirky non-sequitors), but I don't feel like I'm getting a new game. More like Parappa Version 1.2.
  6. When the levels are as easy as this, you end up spending less time with the music, which is where most of the joy in this game comes from.
  7. Oh, my how the great have fallen...$50 for Parappa 2 is "highway robbery."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 27, 2014
    10
    I have no idea why this Parappa game has so bad reviews. I absolutely loved this game. Sure, it's very short, probably an hour long at most,I have no idea why this Parappa game has so bad reviews. I absolutely loved this game. Sure, it's very short, probably an hour long at most, but the replayability is fantastic. You get a new colored cap every time you beat the game and the difficulty rises and makes the songs into a (addictive) remix. The remixes changes for every time you beat the game. Beat the game five times and get the "gold" cap, the last one you can get. There's also some CPU challenges to beat, where you get an album if you complete them all.

    The music is really addictive, the best in the Parappa series if you ask me. I've had every song stuck in my head, much like the songs from the original and Um Jammer Lammy. The timing is even better than the PS1 version and a lot easier to beat. The story is awesome as well. Weird, a little bit stupid, but funny and interesting.

    This is one of the best rhythm games for the PS2 ever made together with "Gitaroo Man". Try this out, it will be a blast!
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  2. Feb 27, 2014
    9
    PaRappa the Rapper 2 is one of the few PS2 games that I find myself constantly sliding into my disc drive, even to this day. The music isPaRappa the Rapper 2 is one of the few PS2 games that I find myself constantly sliding into my disc drive, even to this day. The music is catchy, the graphics serve their purpose, and the versus mode adds to its replay value, making it a great party game. Say what you will, but PaRappa 2 will always be one of my favorites. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2015
    9
    Awesome game first one is very short as much anyone else say its amazing, the first one isnt better its from 1997 the graphics are so terribleAwesome game first one is very short as much anyone else say its amazing, the first one isnt better its from 1997 the graphics are so terrible the critics should do remember about graphics but hey atleast im not only the one who knows that there is 4hats to collect and get the dog house! the bonus game isnt really fun game is short but its awesome i dont get few critics saying "Enough replay value" the game does have secrets and replay value, for challange get all the crowns.. music's are good only the one i disliked was 2nd stage well its too weird! Expand
  4. Jul 22, 2016
    8
    Not as good as the original you just can't beat the original but this game is still great there are still a lot of problems with this game butNot as good as the original you just can't beat the original but this game is still great there are still a lot of problems with this game but this game is fun still! Expand
  5. Oct 21, 2013
    7
    Whilst being very short, I loved this game, one of those games that make me take the dust off my PS2.. and somehow manage to get me hooked onWhilst being very short, I loved this game, one of those games that make me take the dust off my PS2.. and somehow manage to get me hooked on it.
    It has very catchy music and raps, the kind that I always come back to listen again over and over.
    The plot is nothing epic or something, but it's very funny and keeps you asking for more.
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  6. May 14, 2011
    6
    An unnecessary and cheesy, but nonetheless solid effort to relive a cult classic. Pros: The high res 2-D sprites are refreshingly old school;An unnecessary and cheesy, but nonetheless solid effort to relive a cult classic. Pros: The high res 2-D sprites are refreshingly old school; hilarious story and characters; additional Practice and Battle mode are handy. Cons: Too little, too short, too pricey; no replay value; some of the lyrical content is a bit too bizarre. Expand
  7. Love-kickLove-punch
    Feb 11, 2002
    5
    An all right game, but nothing they couldn't have made for PSX. There's really nothing innovative here. Finished in about 2 hours. An all right game, but nothing they couldn't have made for PSX. There's really nothing innovative here. Finished in about 2 hours. Rent once, and you'll be sated. Expand

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#78 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#7 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002