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: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  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. Mar 30, 2017
    10
    Say what you want about this game's story and music, but I don't care. This game will still stay in a special place in my heart. This game hasSay what you want about this game's story and music, but I don't care. This game will still stay in a special place in my heart. This game has defined my childhood and I still play it with my friends. The game's story and songs may be strange or stupid at times, but for me, the game just has such a great feeling from the gameplay. It's fun, humorous, and the multiplayer battle mode is one of the best things about it. I love the gameplay system of mixing the words. The music, while being quite cheesy, is actually VERY catchy. This game has lots of replayability, which is good since the game is so short. Even the songs change. Like I said, the multiplayer is my favorite part. It gets difficult and confusing, but that just makes it more fun. This game got some good laughs out of me while playing battle mode with my friends. The graphics have a unique style and a good way of working with the PS2's graphical limitations. I would recommend it to anybody who would like to have a good time and just play around and have fun with friends. I don't understand why there are so many negative reviews for this game. Some people are too critical when it comes to the game's weird story, but the story is actually quite entertaning. Even though the game is short, it makes up for it with the multiplayer. Replaying the story also gives you new colors of caps and can also unlock more difficult remixes of the songs and an album. Bottom line, this game is great for good clean fun and laughs. Definitely one of my favorite games. 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. 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
  5. Aug 12, 2015
    8
    Its fun really short in one side music arent so good as before, still nice to play once a while one problem is that its expensive and secondIts fun really short in one side music arent so good as before, still nice to play once a while one problem is that its expensive and second that image its haves a E rating so basicly you're 7 and you see parappa and pj doing Gay things while sunny dad and parappa dad is watching them its gross next up is stage 7 slurp it suck i know you gonna like it.. Pretty Fun but weird and sexual at same time! Expand
  6. 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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  7. Dec 11, 2016
    3
    This squeal is not worth your time.

    Parappa the Rappa 2 isn't good, in fact, they mess up even more than the first (and I didn't enjoy the
    This squeal is not worth your time.

    Parappa the Rappa 2 isn't good, in fact, they mess up even more than the first (and I didn't enjoy the first.) First off, way to short, with worse songs than the first.

    The songs are just heartless, worse than the first. "The Line Goes Around Like A Merry-Go-Round." Really?
    The timing for this game is kind of improved, but it's still not great. The second stage is a nightmare.

    At the start of every song, there is a "Practice" mini-game that gets old very fast. JUST LET US GO TO THE DAMN SONG! Son of a gun, it's like it treats you stupid, and it's like you have to play a tutorial every beginning of a song.

    The graphics are the same as the first, but the 2D Paper-like animations are very cool, but kind of feel unnecessary, and with these animations on cutsenses, they just look super strange. The art-style looks better than the first, and it looks cool.

    Story is that things are turning into noodles, and Parappa needs to stop this. It can sometimes can be funny, it's just a bland plot. Even this game 2-3 hours long, so it can be finished in one sitting.

    This is such an unnecessary squeal. It does some small improvements, and loads more issues. Don't buy this game, but if you like the first, then rent this then.
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#64 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#11 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002