• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2006

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. For gearheads and RPG freaks, this is absolutely worth a look, and for everyone else, the creativity and holy-hell-they-make-a-game-about-that-stuff aspect might just make it worth the purchase price.
  2. A surprisingly detailed game that will provide hours of enjoyment for those seeking a bit more depth than your typical naval warfare game.
  3. A lengthy strategy game with a fair learning curve. It’ll take you an hour to understand the controls and combat system; it could take twice as long to grasp the massive ship-building system.
  4. With 250 new ship upgrades, 100 new aircraft, and submarine warfare, Warship Gunner 2 is just the ticket for the gamer who always wanted to shout, "Damn the torpedoes! Full Speed ahead!" Just remember, it won't always be a pleasure cruise.
  5. The main addition to WG2 is submarine warfare of the "run silent, run deep" sort, and it's actually kinda disappointing that you have to play through a significant chunk of the game before you even get a chance to pilot a sub. [May 2006, p.82]
  6. 70
    It does, however, provide a completely unique mix of strategic planning, design optimization, and cathartic release, held together by an enjoyably loony mix of World War II aesthetics and high-tech, sci-fi tomfoolery.
  7. If you can get past its dense and uninviting interface, Warship Gunner 2 offers unique naval combat and an incredible amount of ship customization.
  8. If you like arcade style combat games against hundreds of enemies at a time, and the ability to design your own ships then Warship Gunner 2 is a worthy edition to your PlayStation 2 library.
  9. I was frustrated by the drawbacks in the title, especially the tiny text on the in-game radar as well as some of the differences in the tutorials between what was being described and what actually was on screen.
  10. Relive those classic WWII naval battles with this sim, which provides overwhelming customization options with a dash of RTS and RPG elements.
  11. 60
    The major drawback of WG2 is that the game could have been accomplished on a PlayStation. Being a PS2 game, the detail on ships and overall graphics are not up to scratch. I would have liked to have seen more varied missions, maybe even some little men running around decks.
  12. I don't think I've ever been as bored as I was playing Warship Gunner 2. [Apr 2006, p.124]
  13. Unless you’re performing some mad experiment to actually bore someone to death, I’d definitely stay away from this one.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JoshMorris
    Feb 16, 2009
    One of the best gems on the PS2, it's surprising that a 3rd game has yet to be announced for the PS3 (or even the Wii).

    While not a
    graphical feat like "Front Mission 4" or "Ace Combat", only a fool would think that graphics make the game.

    Sure, the learning curve is high for new players, but given this is the closet navel version of "Morrowind" I've ever played, it's well worth the schooling.

    I just wish there was some kind of painting aspect to the ships, blowing the crap out of my enemies in a lavender battleship with red trim would be a kick.
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  2. joe/atomboruch
    Jun 14, 2007
    if u love ships & gunes & the real feel of a navel battel then look no ferthere man
    this game has it all & puts them all to sham that tryed
    to make the same
    u billd a ship big or small fast or slow with any gunes u can fit & things to defend it self with
    im telling u ill never ever trad this game cu's it never endes & its never boring ok & i pray to god thay mack a thered just as good if not the same as this one no b-s!
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  3. WoofMan
    Mar 4, 2007
    This is a VERY deep game with lots to do and great for gearheads who like to tinker with every little thing. A must have for the good game library.