de Blob 2 PlayStation 3

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
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  1. Feb 22, 2011
    88
    There's quite a bit of platforming. All together, the levels could take over fifteen hours, which is about normal for a game of its type. More importantly, the experience is top notch all the way.
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    85
    It can honestly be said that de Blob 2 will be fun game for any age gamer. Whether you want some colorful platformming or just want a fun game to veg-out to after work - de Blob 2 will fit the bill!
  3. 85
    Unique platformer de Blob 2 delivers a fusion of colour and sound that awakens the senses and lifts your spirits.
  4. Feb 26, 2011
    85
    de Blob 2 has a unique look and its addictive gameplay makes it a title well worth checking out regardless of your demographic.
  5. Feb 27, 2011
    83
    De Blob 2 is not just a better game than its predecessor, it's also a very competent platform game with many appealing elements for both the young and the experienced audience.
  6. Apr 18, 2011
    82
    This is definitely more of a refinement than a reinvention, but everything we loved about the original game is here in spades. If you're willing to look past its occasionally-repetitious gameplay and excessive hand-holding, you'll find de Blob 2 to be one of the wittiest, most intelligent and innovative platformers around. What's more, if you've yet to experience the joys of the timeless original, then you absolutely owe it to yourself to pick up de Blob 2. This comes highly recommended.
  7. Mar 8, 2011
    82
    Improving on the original in many ways, De Blob 2 is a funny and colourful platform experience.
  8. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    I was surprised by how much fun I had with De Blob 2, considering I had never played the first. It's catchy, easy to pick up, and pleasing enough to the eyes and ears to continue playing for hours at a time. It's not without flaws, however, including some niggling camera complaints and the checkpoint system that gets worse the further you play. Still, while these do affect the end result, it's hard not to recommend the game to someone who enjoys a light, color-filled platformer to spend time on.
  9. Mar 27, 2011
    80
    It's de Blob as you might expect, but it's the best damn Blob money can buy, and an exceptional game in its own right.
  10. 80
    Although the basic idea has remained, the sequel introduces several new things.
  11. Mar 7, 2011
    80
    A success in its simply-stated goals, and worthy of a play for anybody looking to zone out and relax for a while.
  12. Mar 7, 2011
    80
    In the end, de Blob 2 is a laid back arcade game that offers good gaming for both younger and older players.
  13. Mar 4, 2011
    80
    My hope after playing through de Blob 2 is that it's not overlooked like its predecessor. Although not a perfect platformer, de Blob 2 is a game that reminded me of experiences I had when I was first just getting into video games over twenty years ago. For anyone who may have missed the original or even for those that didn't this is a game that is at the very least worth a rental.
  14. Mar 3, 2011
    80
    De Blob 2 can feel a bit simplistic at times, but it's still an incredibly rewarding and fun game with a great style. I just wish it were a little more complicated.
  15. Feb 28, 2011
    80
    There is no doubt in my mind that this is an exceptional title, one nearly any gamer can have some fun with. The problem is that it just isn't all that memorable.
  16. Feb 26, 2011
    80
    This sequel isn't the leap forward the concept deserves, but it's a testament to the original that it remains a standout personality over two years on, at a point when quality platform games have become thin on the ground. [Mar 2011, p.99]
  17. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    Although it doesn't shine for complexity, De Blob 2 proves to be an excellent game that will surely appeal to both core and casual gamers.
  18. Feb 22, 2011
    80
    Fun, innovative, and surprisingly deep, de Blob 2 is bright spot in a sea of gray games and iterative sequels.
  19. Feb 18, 2011
    80
    That's de Blob 2. It's just a charming and fairly straightforward platformer that wears its all-ages appeal on its kaleidoscopic sleeve. Everything is bubbly and bright and freewheeling – and the gameplay is largely very good.
  20. Mar 4, 2011
    78
    de Blob 2 is a fun game with a great style. A game that will surely appeal to both core and casual gamers.
  21. Mar 1, 2011
    78
    Entertaining, beautiful and charming, de Blob 2 may become too easy for some players, but it is also a relaxing game with colorful environments, a feature which is scarce nowadays. Its main problem is the repetitiveness of elements and gameplay, which can be felt after some hours of play.
  22. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2011
    77
    Its simplicity is the key. [May 2011, p.92]
  23. Mar 14, 2011
    75
    Overall, de Blob 2 is worth checking out, but it wasn't as great as it should have been. If you missed the original title for any reason, de Blob 2 is a very unique platformer with some great design sense.
  24. Mar 8, 2011
    75
    There is one huge disadvantage to de Blob 2, the game gets really dull, really fast. That being said, de Blob is an amusing game that can make you happy within a second.
  25. Mar 1, 2011
    75
    The real star of the presentation, though, is the sound design.
  26. Mar 1, 2011
    75
    The upbeat atmosphere, colorful levels and absolutely hilarious cut scenes make this game well worth playing even if the inflexible save system requires some planning to work around. Even with this limitation, seeing the cities transform from bleak cityscapes to colorful bastions of good cheer and frivolity is like nothing else in gaming today and should be appreciated as such.
  27. Feb 25, 2011
    75
    It makes an excellent addition to households with a wide age-group of gamers, but is entertaining enough that younger siblings aren't needed to justify owning a copy.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    10
    Awesome game so much fun, so beautiful, so original!
    The music is amazing and the world is so fun to explore, the most fun you oculd ever had
    Awesome game so much fun, so beautiful, so original!
    The music is amazing and the world is so fun to explore, the most fun you oculd ever had pressing buttons :)
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  2. Apr 6, 2011
    8
    A real fun and nice looking game. The colorful world really comes out. But i have 2 pet peeves about this game. #1. the lack of save button..A real fun and nice looking game. The colorful world really comes out. But i have 2 pet peeves about this game. #1. the lack of save button.. it autosaves and only when you beat a level... so a huge chunk of your work could be missing if you cant finish a level in time which is frustrating #2 When you beat a stage it lets you do these extra challenges and collect things without a time limit which is great but to get back to this once you leave the level. You have to rebeat the level to get back to this point which is really annoying. so between #s 1 & 2 not only do you have to beat the level fully to save you have to collect all the extra challenges and items too before you leave the level.. This is suppose to be a kid friendly game and its not hard at all but no one wants to replay the whole level once you beat it... they should start it off with you already beating it and giving you the option to redo it. half-complain that they took away 4 players which was kinda of a bummer took away the "party" part of the game But besides these 2.5 complaints the game is still fun and worth the discounted buy i got it for Full Review »
  3. Feb 27, 2011
    10
    A gorgeous platformer with some groovin' tunes. Easy and natural controls (no shake to jump!) unique and fun levels, knowing that you areA gorgeous platformer with some groovin' tunes. Easy and natural controls (no shake to jump!) unique and fun levels, knowing that you are transforming the world by far is the most appealing. The cutscenes are an absolute riot! Also looks AMAZING in 3D! Full Review »