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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.
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  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. Jan 23, 2015
    89
    Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Birth by Sleep improved with new combats and extra content: an unmissable collection for every fan to keep up with the saga.
  3. Dec 19, 2014
    85
    A great collection, though the lack of any real gameplay in Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded is a weak point.
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX is ideal for veteran and new players alike as it keeps the magic that made previous games great, intact, while taking the franchise to the next level with its new features. The bundle also serves as warm up while we wait for the arrival of Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox One and PS4.
  5. Jan 6, 2015
    80
    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX offers up a plethora of new content, along with beautiful audio and visual upgrades, making it a shining example of what HD collections should be like.
  6. Dec 11, 2014
    80
    Playing through Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix, it’s hard not to hope that making this collection has shown Nomura how best to approach the final, still upcoming chapter in his unlikely opus.
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 4, 2015
    50
    Those who want to relive PS2 days might pick this up, but the rest will probably be put off by these oldies. [02/2015, p.53]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Nov 16, 2015
    10
    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix Has KH2 Final Mix And Birth By Sleep Final Mix And Re Coded As a Movie All Up Dated In HD With Trophies With ExtraKingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix Has KH2 Final Mix And Birth By Sleep Final Mix And Re Coded As a Movie All Up Dated In HD With Trophies With Extra Stuff A Great Follow Up From 1.5. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Sep 16, 2015
    10
    Game: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Final Mix
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Squareenix/Disney System: Playstation 3 (PS3) Total Score: 100/100
    Game: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Final Mix
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Squareenix/Disney
    System: Playstation 3 (PS3)
    Total Score: 100/100
    Value Score: 10/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 10/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 10/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Includes Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep remastered in HD with their Final Mix features and trophy support
    +Includes Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded as a 3 hour movie
    +Remastered music is included
    +Audio is heavily improved for Birth By Sleep due to the transition from PSP to PS3.
    +Three Playstation 3 themes are included
    +Proud and Critical mode have been added to both BBS and KH2.
    +Mirage Arena in BBS has been improved for single player usage.

    Cons
    -No more multiplayer option in Kingdom Hearts BBS Mirage Arena
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  4. Jan 18, 2015
    10
    Best money I've ever spent. My eyes have been glued to this and the HD remakes look stunning.
    Even though KH2 as a game is much more linear
    Best money I've ever spent. My eyes have been glued to this and the HD remakes look stunning.
    Even though KH2 as a game is much more linear than the original, the extensive fast paced combat and broad range of Final Mix side quests make up for this. When it comes to this series, I have to complete them by doing everything and I find myself spending countless hours without realizing. Since there is so much more in the Final Mix releases, they have nearly consumed me!
    Its also brilliant that Birth By Sleep is included in this as I'm pretty certain majority of us never played it on PSP. This too, was a perfect addition for a handheld filler. I love the story and how the characters/stories intertwine with each other. The fact that you play 3 story modes (1 for each character) is fantastic. The combat isn't like KH2, but more so KH1's pace including a command system to mix things up and steer away from X button mashing.
    I am so happy with this. Bring on KH3!
    Easy 10/10
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  5. Dec 6, 2014
    10
    Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix AND Birth by Sleep Final Mix in HD?! (Plus bonus cutscenes of Re:Coded)
    How can you NOT give this a 10. The
    Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix AND Birth by Sleep Final Mix in HD?! (Plus bonus cutscenes of Re:Coded)
    How can you NOT give this a 10. The original Kingdom Hearts II back on PS2 alone is 10/10.
    These games have the best character design I have ever seen in anything.
    The environments are amazing and have come across from PS2 incredibly well.
    The music has been reorchestrated and sounds great.
    The animations, combat, and likeness of Disney characters is spot on.
    It has its humorous moments.
    Packed with content, Final Mix offers new abilities, secret bosses, challenges and more.
    Birth by Sleep feels as if it is a new game and it plays better than it ever had on the PSP, thanks to new controls.
    The backstory can be complicated for some, but if you understand it, it's one of the best stories to be told.

    If you're the kind of person who hates Disney or an amazing cartoon art style, dislikes a big package of amazing games which is cheaper in price than most games, don't buy this.
    But if you're a fan of Disney, or Square Enix, pick this series up. Like... right now. Go.
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  6. Jan 4, 2015
    9
    I am going to score this based on the remastering and not the core games.

    The HD remastering is good! But it isnt mind blowing like i have
    I am going to score this based on the remastering and not the core games.

    The HD remastering is good! But it isnt mind blowing like i have seen before. The HD part is mainly just remastered music (which is a well needed remastering) and just higher resolution graphics.

    Pros:
    2 of the best KH games in one..... if that isnt enough for you alone then whatever.
    Not to many jaggies on the big screen!
    Reconfigured controls
    Final mix in english.
    No change to any game mechanics.

    Cons:
    loading.
    lets me explain....
    This is a pretty big issue. People who will speed run will enough about an hour longer times just because of the load times. Drive forms also have very long load times and WILL cause bosses and mobs to recover from the burst before you can start the combos. However, the trick to get around this is simply to just pause the game for about 3 seconds when you start the drive.
    A person con to me is the HD didnt seem as HD to me as i thought it would have. The textures are still very flat. I figured square did not want to poor money into a complete remastering of the game, but kingdom hearts deserves it right?

    9.5/10 if it would allow halfs.

    KH 2 FM is hands down the most unique game i have ever played.
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  7. Mar 31, 2015
    1
    i really wish they could come up with a new kingdom hearts game instead of rehashing the old ones over and over and over. i mean they have ai really wish they could come up with a new kingdom hearts game instead of rehashing the old ones over and over and over. i mean they have a whole universe to play with, new protagonists are not out of the question Expand

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