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Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Monster Rancher 2 can unleash hundreds of monsters from your common household CDs. That's right-you can actually use this game software to spawn unique monsters from any CD you own-music CDs, PC software CDs, or even other game CDs. EVERY CD YOU OWN CONTAINS A MONSTER that you can unleashMonster Rancher 2 can unleash hundreds of monsters from your common household CDs. That's right-you can actually use this game software to spawn unique monsters from any CD you own-music CDs, PC software CDs, or even other game CDs. EVERY CD YOU OWN CONTAINS A MONSTER that you can unleash into the world of the Monster Rancher 2, and then nurture and raise him (or her) to be the ultimate fighting machine. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It simply improves on the original's shortcomings and keeps what works. It may have been a conservative approach, but it's definitely a satisfying one.
  2. 88
    A great game and anyone who enjoyed the first one should snap this one up as soon as possible. It's important to know that for those who do own the first game, your monsters are compatible and can be converted into this game too, a great technical gift from the folks at Temco.
  3. Delivers all the fun of the original game with enough extras to keep the gameplay fresh and the premise interesting. Fans of the first game should feel at home with the sequel, while those new to monster ranching should be able to dive right in.
  4. Anyone who liked the first will fall instantly in love with the second. Even if you've never heard of the series, I offer my highest, unconditional recommendation that you try MR2 out at your earliest convenience.
  5. Offers a lot for what it is- a children's game where you raise and battle monsters. I found it entertaining for a while but I soon tired its repetitive nature. But then again, you might enjoy raising virtual pets.
  6. I would have also liked the game to last longer. An, average monster's life span is three to four years. That can be played through in about one or two sittings.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 30, 2004
    10
    It's great. I've never a played better game than this!
  2. Ikiguy
    Jun 12, 2004
    10
    My first Monster Rancher game. It was great, the controls were so easy I didn't need to read the manual! It truly is one of my favorite games!
  3. AlyssaH.
    Aug 10, 2005
    10
    Thank you for making such a great game! There are so many awsome monsters to try and unlock! Its a lot of fun and I never ever get tired of Thank you for making such a great game! There are so many awsome monsters to try and unlock! Its a lot of fun and I never ever get tired of playing it. The Monster Rancher games are definitely some of my all time favourites. Expand
  4. BrandonB.
    Jan 20, 2006
    10
    Sweet game. it almost makes you want to go and purchase some old vintage cd's just to see what kinda monster you get out of it. i mean Sweet game. it almost makes you want to go and purchase some old vintage cd's just to see what kinda monster you get out of it. i mean c'mon... who likes "the who" anyways?! Expand