• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2005
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 7 out of 35

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  1. Jul 13, 2012
    9
    It is an improvement from the first one. Some may see these games as a game trying to be GTA. It is similar to Grand Theft Auto,but is different in a lot of ways.One big way is that you don't know how much life or ammo you have left and the cops actually try to catch you. The way the cars drive in this game are smoother than the first game.The story is very different from any other game I have played. The other ending isn't that different and the story doesn't change if you decide to get the other ending.It is a fun game to play even after you beat it because there are other modes you can do as racing,Being a taxi driver,and of course free roam. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    9
    This is one of the best games I've played on the PS2.

    The cars are good, you can choose how you want to end a mission, and there are a few glitches which ruin the game a bit.
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
  1. The locations feel more spacious than the original, too, and missions are varied so drug busts move into car chases with only the slightest hint of nausea...A limited but exciting experience.
  2. Maybe if any of the significant flaws of the original had been ironed out, and the missions were actually compelling, we wouldn't mind, but the excitement and thirst for vengeance of the original has been replaced by exceptionally ordinary shoot-'em-up missions, one on-rails shooting section, and a few awful stealth encounters.
  3. As it stands Black Monday just cannot compete with the truly impressive games released for the Playstation 2 this year.