Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. One of the best things about Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue is that it is on a discounted price. Another thing that this game has going for it is that it is extremely "kid friendly."
  2. 80
    The frustration many hit during punishing sections in this sort of game is never allowed to develop. All the skill moves still require the right touch; the designers simply opened the window of what constitutes the "right" touch just enough to let everyone in (with some practice).
  3. To say Ty 2 is big would be an understatement. Krome has Super Sized it, spreading their funky animal kingdom as far and wide as the outback itself. [Dec 2004, p.81]
  4. Ty 2 seems to have it all: a huge open environment, gorgeous graphics, superb production values, myriad fluffy animals with Australian accents, and a ton of different gameplay styles. [Jan 2005, p.107]
  5. Bush rescue will certainly appeal to the younger generation, and the older generation will enjoy TY2's depth and overall immersive quality.
  6. The game's graphics are charming and colorful, and certainly very child-friendly. The many levels you'll find are of a respectable size and with many things to do, but in pure technical terms, none of this will "wow" an experienced gamer.
  7. The separate cart racing game is a nice addition, weapon pickups and all, although you'll need to run a few races to get used to the wider turning radius of the different carts.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jan 5, 2014
    3
    I think the plotline to this game is terrible if you call what what ty goes through good enough to be a plotline. You only keep two of theI think the plotline to this game is terrible if you call what what ty goes through good enough to be a plotline. You only keep two of the original rangs if you upgrade everything, and they deleted/mixed other rangs. The Zoomerang and infrarang are now the Infrarang/Xrang. That's bull. The Chronorang is completely done away with, which I think is a disaster. The vehicles are way overboard. The Shadow Bunyip is the only one I remotely like using. The collectibles arent worth collecting anymore. Everything is for opals, nothing worthwhile. Even if you manage to accomplish 100%, what do you get? A big fat Nothing. The missions have almost nothing to do with the game and in no way stays in touch with the core gaming of Ty 1. If you were to base the score simply on gaming, I would give it a 0.7. Now we get into mechanics. Yeah, he walks, runs, swims, and drives fine. Loading screens are bearable. As far as programming and mechanics, this game is actually pretty good, which brings it up to a 3. Ty 1 actually had mechanics in spades. Other than that, Ty 2 is a terrible game. I would not wish this disease of a game on anyone older than 8. 8 year olds might actually enjoy it. Full Review »
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    8
    Its predecessor was far from original, and though Ty 2 isn't completely original itself, it offers some great platforming-action/adventureIts predecessor was far from original, and though Ty 2 isn't completely original itself, it offers some great platforming-action/adventure gameplay for children of all ages. Pros: More Australian accents and likable characters, improved controls and camera angles, and crisp graphics. Cons: Short, boring mission modes, and it's still nothing compared to better platforming titles, such as Jak and Sly. Full Review »
  3. JohnB.
    Jan 14, 2005
    0
    Rubbish.