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  • Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX is an HD remastered compilation of KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Dec 9, 2014
    100
    Yeah, you’ll still have to wade through that sluggish Roxas opening of Kingdom Hearts II, but past that point you’ll have a very enjoyable, and visually stunning, reunion with Sora, Goofy, Donald, Terra, Aqua and Ventus. So I’d certainly urge all of you Kingdom Hearts fans to pick this up, as it does HD justice to two beloved games in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    90
    Kingdom Hearts II and Birth By Sleep offer an incredible amount of quality gameplay. If you’re feeling nostalgic or running through for the first time, there’s a ton of meat to sink your teeth into that can easily last well into the new year.
  3. Dec 15, 2014
    85
    Like last year's bundle, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix is a pretty neat game that brings two new episodes on the PS3. With a huge content and a clean technical aspect, this is another hit for Square Enix that could even make players forget about their endless wait for Kingdom Hearts 3.
  4. 80
    Putting aside my harsh feelings for the inclusion of scenes from Re:coded while leaving Dream Drop Distance completely out of the picture, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is money well spent to fans of the series.
  5. What cannot be understated here is how enchanting these titles remain. We don’t care if you’re a newbie or a returning fan, Yoko Shimomura’s lovingly reproduced score, combined with the absorbing in-game universe it envelops, will hook in many an RPGist. The old magic persists here, folks. Reclaim this kingdom. [January 2015, p68]
  6. Dec 11, 2014
    80
    A well crafted remastered game that's perfect for fans and newcomers alike.
  7. Dec 1, 2014
    70
    These HD collections are simply getting us all prepared for 2017, and the wait will all be worth it. I just know it. (Please don’t let me down.)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 20, 2014
    10
    OMG. IT'S FANTASTIC! I love old (PS2) version but this one is even better. Updated music, soundtrack and fixed bugs. What do you want more? IfOMG. IT'S FANTASTIC! I love old (PS2) version but this one is even better. Updated music, soundtrack and fixed bugs. What do you want more? If you like Final Fantasy/Disney or if you are just RPG fan you have to buy it. Sora adventure is really enjoyable and you should try it! Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2014
    10
    2 and a half games at the price of one? Shut up and take my money. i'm hoping a redo of Dream Drop Distance as well to finish all games.
    Btw
    2 and a half games at the price of one? Shut up and take my money. i'm hoping a redo of Dream Drop Distance as well to finish all games.
    Btw It's funny to see people complaining about graphics and facial expressions. It's like if in the shadow of the colossus remastered version people complains about how outdated the graphics are. Of course they are. Those aren't new games.
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  3. Dec 2, 2014
    10
    The two best Kingdom hearts games IMO. The HD on these games are great. And its a great opportunity to play birth by sleep for those who neverThe two best Kingdom hearts games IMO. The HD on these games are great. And its a great opportunity to play birth by sleep for those who never owned a psp and a good excuse to play through kingdom hearts II again before kingdom hearts III comes out in how many years Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2014
    10
    Wonderful adventure with lots of love for details. It is a Must-have for all RPG lovers. I rated this great game with 10 points. You will notWonderful adventure with lots of love for details. It is a Must-have for all RPG lovers. I rated this great game with 10 points. You will not regret it to add this to your game library:-) Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2014
    10
    A hd collection for ps3 that includes both KH2 and KH BBS final mixes? What's there not to love?
    This is the first time both final mixes are
    A hd collection for ps3 that includes both KH2 and KH BBS final mixes? What's there not to love?
    This is the first time both final mixes are available outside of Japan. Kingdom Hearts 2 is one of the best games I have played in my life and to be able to play it again in hd with all of the content i missed before, thats just brings a smile to my face. I never owned a psp so I was never able to play birth by sleep. I am excited to fully see what many acclaim to be one of the best kingdom hearts games made.
    Overall if you are a fan of Kingdom Hearts as a series you owe it yourself to pickup this collection.
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  6. Dec 4, 2014
    10
    This is hands down the best way to experience both Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 2, and I reckon a lot of people hav not played bbs before!!!!!!!!
  7. Dec 16, 2014
    8
    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 REmix is magnificent for both new players to the series and veterans returning. The game is packed with additionalKingdom Hearts HD 2.5 REmix is magnificent for both new players to the series and veterans returning. The game is packed with additional content of which when the games were released were only available in Japan. The music is so much crisper and smoother now that it has been redone by a live orchestra, and the songs all seem unique but keep the same 'Kingdom Hearts' quality. The game also runs and reacts quite a lot faster and smoother on the PS3; especially when the system is kept at a cool temperature.

    Although most fans believe that the graphics were improved dramatically, to me it seems they just switched from using a Video cable to using a HDMI cable (I used a Video cable and compared the graphics to the PS2 version and they look almost identical graphics wise). The developers didn't seem to bother with the smoothing of shapes or the improving of the quality of characters faces during lesser cut-scenes. But this does not limit the game in anyway because it is just an extra luxury. But the true problem which frustrates me is the inaccessibility of online multiplayer in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, because probably me and 90% of fans have never experienced PvP, Co-Op, Command Board, or even Rumble Racing with another real person. This would have been a great inclusion for the game because it would have increased sale profits massively and finally allowed players to battle it out to determine whose the best Kingdom Hearts player.

    Overall I believe Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 REmix deserves an 8/10, deducting one point for each of the two problems.
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