• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2005
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. We Love Katamari reminds you of just why you fell in love with the pursuit of gaming. Enjoyment is at the very forefront of the Katamari ideology and it shines through with dazzling brilliance.
  2. Every bit as bizarre, hilarious, memorable and addictive as we all remember from last year’s originator, except this time around there’s far more content and variety to the mission goals and a greater attention to story presentation.
  3. As unique and brilliant as videogames get.
  4. A giant happy cosmic snowball of fun.
  5. You'll be hard pressed not to play this with a cheesy grin on your face and your tongue sticking out (the controls are a little tricky to get to grips with). We Love Katamari - you'll love it just as much as we do. [PSW]
  6. Quotation forthcoming. [Nov 2005]
  7. A highly addictive game with a nice variety of environments and objectives, a hilarious storyline and truely bizarre characters. Get into it!
  8. Amazingly, Namco strikes gold again with the katamari.
  9. 95
    Probably one of the best things about the original "Katamari Damacy" was its off-the-wall sense of humor and, for its part, We Love Katamari carries the torch like a champ.
  10. Consistently surprising and full of unexpected delights even for players who squeezed the last drops out of the first game; it takes the concept that we loved so much and asks "I wonder what else we can do with this" with a huge cheeky grin on its face and a pocket full of Class-A drugs, Party Rings and bathroom cleaning products. [JPN Import]
  11. It’s every bit as lovable as "Katamari Damacy" was, and now you can bring a friend along for the entire ride.
  12. It’s quadruple the gaming goodness for the price of a single game.
  13. Like all the classic games that are a moment to learn and long in the mastering, We Love Katamari will find itself spinning in many gamers’ PS2s and will be the center of attention at your parties long after other games are on the shelf collecting dust.
  14. Ingenious and designed with the sort of wild creative flair that most developers can only dream of possessing, Gamestyle loves Katamari.
  15. There are very few games which are released that break up the monotony in the usual gaming genres, and the Katamari series does just that. It gives gamers that unique experience that can be taken in small or large doses.
  16. WLK doesn't quite have the impact of the first game, and really should have had online play for competitive and cooperative play, but it's still a fun, addictive, and simple game that is almost like the anti-action game; it's just supposed to be easygoing and relaxing.
  17. There's a ton of gameplay, it's simple, it's addictive and it's a heck of a lot of fun.
  18. You just want to continue and roll up a one and half kilometre katamari, picking up the White House, the Sphinx and Big Ben in the process, and listen to the incredible soundtrack again and again and again.
  19. It's one of the best sequels to come down the pipe in a long time, leaving the good parts of the original well enough alone while adding just the right amount of new content to keep things fresh.
  20. 97
    "Katamari Damacy" is still on my short list of favorite games of all time. It's an incredible game, and I'm not giving up my copy for anyone. But We Love Katamari has managed to beat it, hands down, in almost every single way.
  21. This Katamari is delightulish. [Nov 2005, p.94]
  22. Psychedelic King of Cosmos makes stars out of stuff his heir, small and weird-looking prince, rolls up from the belongings of Earth residents. The strangest, most refreshing game in ages. [Jan 2006]
  23. This is Katamari at its finest. [Oct 2005]
  24. 88
    A diamond of a game that you really ought to snap up. Get it now and prove to the gaming big guns that we want games like this, that we won't just be fobbed off with sequel after sequel and lackluster movie tie-ins.
  25. If this game doesn't put a smile on your face then maybe games just aren't for you. [Nov 2005, p.69]
  26. A wonderful puzzle game, a superbly frantic challenge and some ridiculously funny dialogue make up a package that you’d have to be a complete fool to miss.
  27. The way the scale changes seamlessly is incredibly cunning with areas becoming accessible and later off-limits again according to the size of your flotsam-encrusted orb.
  28. Do you know why it’s such a great sequel? Because it gives the fans more of what they want, introducing plenty of new spins of the gameplay while still retaining is fundamental qualities.
  29. Despite being essentially the same ride as before, the improvements make this as good - if not a little better - than the original.
  30. What a treat we PS2 gamers get when titles like this come along. An experience as wholly unique and filled with personality as this needs to be cherished, and there's no more perfect way to spend your cash right now.
  31. The variety of mission types and the addition of multiplayer co-op mode definitely make this a worthy sequel to the original "Katamari Damacy."
  32. Everything a fan could have hoped for. More stuff, more variation, and more satisfaction. Sure, it's essentially Katamari Damacy: The Remix, but this is one case where the alternate version equals and in many cases exceeds the original.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. JoeJ.
    Mar 11, 2006
    10
    its so fun and the gameplay is awsome, i had no trouble with the game and its really fun for two people!
  2. RyanA.
    Sep 24, 2005
    10
    One of the best video games in my collection. It has an improved level select interface from the first game. The music even tops Katamari One of the best video games in my collection. It has an improved level select interface from the first game. The music even tops Katamari Damacy's music. Full Review »
  3. Blaje
    Jul 10, 2005
    10
    I got the Japanese version of this game and it is the greatest game i've ever played. And i've played a lot of games. It inproved I got the Japanese version of this game and it is the greatest game i've ever played. And i've played a lot of games. It inproved over everything the 1st one had. Full Review »