Parasite Eve II PlayStation
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. If you enjoyed "Parasite Eve," be prepared for something different -- better in gameplay, but maybe not as classy in story.
  2. 90
    A cracking title, that's so finely tuned and crafted as well as addictive and compelling.
  3. Leave it to Square to find a way to combine survival-horror and RPG elements into a gripping adventure. [Nov 2001, p.50]
  4. Fans of the original game who lamented its poor battle system may now drop their pants and do the hootchie-koo in celebration.
  5. The combat aspect could stand another tweak or two, but the intriguing story -- a blend of creepiness and conspiracy--keeps these discs in the console until the final credits run.
  6. A weird combination of action, puzzle solving, and strategy that is freakishly fun.
  7. If you've gotten tired of the same old formula, or you're a big fan of the more RPG-like combat system of the original game, you may want to pass on PE II.
  8. 80
    A challenging game that tells a good story (if you get the best ending that is). Lots of replay value and let's not forget huge full screen bosses.
  9. With an engaging story to complement the gameplay, it is only the game's problematic control and disjointed pace that keep it from scoring higher.
  10. A good sequel that would have been great if the story had more substance.
  11. It's a close contender with all the latest horror-themed action-adventure games for the PlayStation, even though it isn't as engaging or intense as it might have been.
  12. While Parasite Eve II meets most of the criteria for a fairly good horror shoot-em-up, the biggest problem with it is that it doesnt really add anything that hasnt been done before several times. The underlying, flawed control framework of the game has already been revised and improved upon by other games.
  13. 69
    Your average person can only take so much -- and getting killed by a group of bats while trying to get to a save point after killing a very strong and challenging boss is enough to drive most rational individuals insane.
  14. More work should have been put into the plot and storytelling of the game.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. MarkD.
    Nov 5, 2006
    8
    Much more then an Resident Evil clone, Parasite Eve is an orginal and, at times, stunning mix of survival horror & RPG. In fact it's superior to Resi in many ways and goes down as one of the Playstations most under rated games. Buy it you fools! Full Review »
  2. NathanG.
    Oct 31, 2005
    9
    Well executed, well scripted game with compelling gameplay and plot progression.
  3. Feb 17, 2013
    5
    Playing like a slightly more action orientated version of the PSone Resident Evil titles I tried on a number of occasions to play through Parasite Eve II and, while I enjoyed it on occasions, I never did muster the enthusiasm to see it all the way to the end. Full Review »