Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 7 out of 22
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  1. If you play through this avalanche of new content and you still don't find yourself warming to KOEI's Warriors series, then you can probably forget about ever doing so, because Gundam Musou 2 is absolutely the best in its class. Here's hoping it won't be quite so criminally overlooked as the first game. [JPN Import]
  2. Because no matter how many ways in which our beloved hobby may change over the next couple of years, smashing up hundreds of massive robots will always be fun.
  3. 68
    Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 is the type of niche game that will be overly-criticized by most and adored by its fans. If you are a card-carrying member of the Gundam army there is no reason not to pick up this ridiculously-stuffed disc full of content.
  4. If you like hack n’ slash gameplay, the game’s many different modes will keep you playing for quite awhile. It’s just too bad this title sticks so firmly to this singular gameplay aspect.
  5. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 turned out to be a well done product, mostly on the technical side, and a quite entertaining one. The numerous game modes, as well as a plot not particularly inspired but interesting enough, guarantee an enjoyable experience, even if mostly recommended for the anime fun.
  6. DW: Gundam 2 isn't the game-changing sequel it should have been, nor is it as big of a step forward as the first DW: Gundam was two years ago.
  7. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is one of the best Koei's massive beat 'em ups ever made, with tons of new content with respect to the original. The new Mission Mode includes hundreds of levels, offering a considerable longevity. Unfortunately, the graphical section of DWG2 is very poor, and online options aren't satisfactory.
  8. I would love to say Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is an improvement over the original, but it's honestly not -- at least not on the level of a numerically graduated title.
  9. 60
    Fans of the Gundam franchise will love the idea of piloting their favorite characters, but that's the only audience this game will appeal to.
  10. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    When it comes to pure Gundam geekery, though, there still isn't anything better than this. [July 2009, p.83]
  11. 56
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 seems like it barely takes a step forward past its predecessor. In some cases, it even takes a step back.
  12. I'm actually amazed how much content is in this title, but a wealth of features iced on top of a clunker is not worthy of consideration, not even for Dynasty Warriors or "Gundam" fans.
  13. Despite offering a number of playable mech pilots along with local and online multiplayer modes, the result is an unmotivated rehash that's overdue for an evolution (or extinction).
  14. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is a repetitive and bland hack 'n slash experience with a thick anime coat of paint.
  15. To me, it's the same old song and dance that we've endured for far too many years now. It's time for a change before you lose even your most diehard of fans.
  16. Play UK
    While it's not impossible to see why this series is so popular, each iteration fails to differentiate itself enough, and its poor gameplay, woeful design and awful sound repeatedly fails to impress. [Issue#176, p.92]
  17. As is the case with every title in the franchise, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 doesn't re-invent the wheel. A few minor changes here and there, more than double the playable characters, and a half-hearted attempt at bringing large scale boss fights to the series are the only real changes over the last version.
  18. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    A one-note, ugly button masher. [Apr 2009, p.102]
  19. This bot-filled sequel delivers all of the mind-numbing monotony we've come to expect from the Dynasty Warriors franchise.
  20. A game that will appeal to fans of the Gundam anime series and Dynasty Warriors franchise only. If you haven't played DW before, then steer well clear of this.
  21. PSM3 Magazine UK
    It's actively irritating having to press the same buttons and complete the missions over and over again. [Apr 2009, p.78]
  22. DW:G2 feels like it was made for fans, but Koei didn’t know which fans to placate: theirs or Gundam fans. It tries to satisfy both but ends up disappointing both.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. FrankyR
    Sep 4, 2009
    Its a great game if your a gundam fan like me and the diferent mobile suits and gundams is good here hoping for a 3 game to come out!!
  2. CJ
    Aug 4, 2009
    As a fan of both,i guess my view is a little swayed. It is huge,lots to do,and unlock. It has a great amout of characters,though some more As a fan of both,i guess my view is a little swayed. It is huge,lots to do,and unlock. It has a great amout of characters,though some more Gundam Wing might have been nice. The upgrades seem to do more than in the other series,and using the right combos,especially on hard,is a challenge. As for the worn out gameplay,Street Fighter 4 is the same game as it has been forever,same moves,with maybe 1 or 2 specials added and better graphics. But people like it because it works. And that would be the same here. Full Review »
  3. CarstenR.
    Jun 20, 2009
    It's the BEST Multiplayer game I ever played.