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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
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: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  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. Jan 13, 2015
    8
    Parappa The Rapper 2 is a worthy follow up to the original game, but it won't drain your time for long and replay value is nearly nonParappa The Rapper 2 is a worthy follow up to the original game, but it won't drain your time for long and replay value is nearly non existent. The songs are great and the gameplay is greatly improved from the original, the graphics also stay true to the series and they look great for 2001. If you enjoyed Parappa The Rapper or Um Jammer Lammy, then you will no doubt love this game. Expand
  4. 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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  5. 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. Collapse
  6. Elmo
    Feb 5, 2002
    6
    Lets face it, you all played the demo a lot. It's fun catchy and I've seen it out for about £25. Which is a nice little price Lets face it, you all played the demo a lot. It's fun catchy and I've seen it out for about £25. Which is a nice little price for a nice little game. Get it for your little sister to keep her silent for hours on end, just don't expect to get near you PS2 for ages! 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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