Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. 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).
  2. AceGamez
    If you don't complete it far too quickly, you may become bored of the missions or the story.
  3. It's geared toward younger gamers specifically because the level of difficulty and simplicity alleviates boredom.
  4. 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.
  5. Bush rescue will certainly appeal to the younger generation, and the older generation will enjoy TY2's depth and overall immersive quality.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Shockingly decent. [Dec 2004, p.170]
  7. 60
    The problem lies in how far apart these missions are in relation to each other, making it seem like the developers are forcing you to explore the world instead of giving you the option.
  8. Game Informer
    Graphically, it's definitely improved, but that's not going to save Ty from his own mediocrity. [Nov 2004, p.149]
  9. Overly sophisticated elements have been held back to appeal to the younger gamer but some hugely tricky jumping puzzles are bound to cause frustration. Luckily, gameplay is varied. If you get stuck, you can hit the road, and before long you'll be faced with a different challenge.
  10. Older audiences probably won't be engaged by it, but Ty 2 should be easily appreciated by juvenile platformer fans.
  11. 70
    Though getting through Ty 2 is particularly easy, it would likely be enough of a challenge for younger players to make this a good gateway game. The same humor, scripting, and play mechanics that feel childish to experienced players will be new and entertaining to those without experience.
  12. 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."
  13. Ty's game play is simple to pick up and play, while it merits enough challenge to make even veteran platform junkies scratch their heads for a bit.
  14. 70
    Succeeds as a simple, lighthearted platformer. It lacks the challenge and depth of other titles in the genre, namely Super Mario Sunshine and Sly 2: Band of Thieves, but offers nifty features like sprawling environments and a unique style to help offset its deficiencies.
  15. Bottom line, this game is simply not worth taking the time to play.
  16. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    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]
  17. 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.
  18. Play Magazine
    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]
  19. PSM Magazine
    Obviously targeted at a younger audience, and it lacks that extra kick we expect from our 90 proof platformers, but it's still not bad. [Dec 2004, p.79]
  20. Imagine a GTA-like gigantic world set in a cartoon-like Australian Outback universe, complete with mini-games and sidequests to distract from the main quest. That's what Ty 2 delivers for under twenty bucks.
  21. Mission objectives are not always clear and some youngsters might get lost or frustrated at the lengthy travelling between missions, but there is always something fun to see or do.
  22. Ty manages to be a particularly average and uninspiring kart racer as well a particularly average and uninspiring action adventure, with opals.
  23. Ty 2 is in no way a bad game, it's just merely average in just about every way.
  24. 72
    It is rare to find anything that can hold a five year olds attention for more then 20 minutes; well, Ty2 repeated the first installment's rapture. The game is actually too hard for her, but she kept trying till she could get no farther, then it became mine to play.

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jan 5, 2014
    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
    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