Patapon 2 PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 5, 2009
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. More things to do than the original but its similarity means it's lacking in novelty. [Mar 2009, p.68]
  2. 70
    In creating a sequel bursting with new features, Studio Japan has lost some of the essence that made Patapon such a simple, fun game. Sure, the core gameplay remains fundamentally unchanged and therefore there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had, whether you’re fresh to the series or an experienced pro.
  3. Patapon 2 improves on some areas of the classy rhythm-based strategy game, but the new leveling up system is overly complex.
  4. It's a shame that a sequel of a one of a kind game is as uninspiring as Patapon 2. The game is more of the same and sometimes to complex to actually play it with a smile.
  5. This game serves its audience of hardcore fans well. However, at this point Patapon needs to take a cue from its titular characters and start the evolution ­process.
  6. Patapon 2 is not the title we wanted. The team left the gameplay unchanged and repetitive on the level design; the enitre game looks like an add-on of the previous title instead of a new one. The positive points are the new upgrade system of our army, a good multiplayer mode, and an improved longevity, but the game it's always the same.
  7. It's a rhythm game unlike any other. But the sequel, like the original, is still more of a novelty than a bona fide game.
  8. If you’re a fan of the series, then this should be an easy get. If you’re not, then it might be best to consider if the frustration with backtracking and boss battles is worth your time.
  9. Bigger, bolder, more complex…but personally, I’d rather play the original. Fans may disagree.?
  10. A wasted and over-egged sequel to what was an innovative mix of rhythm action and real-time strategy.
  11. Edge Magazine
    50
    An extremely unambitious sequel. [Jan 2009, p.92]

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
#15 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. May 31, 2012
    10
    Probably the best game I've played on the psp. It's almost exactly like the original except improved in every way. It has all the bosses fromProbably the best game I've played on the psp. It's almost exactly like the original except improved in every way. It has all the bosses from the first along with a complete array of new ones, and they're just as fun to battle as ever. The game has around twice as much content as the first and will probably take you around 30 hours to complete. The RPG elements are greatly improved on, no more being stuck with that battle axe you picked up, you can return to certain fortress battle levels you've already played to get better weapon pick ups. Haven't played this in 3 years but I'm thinking about doing so soon since it can be played on vita. Full Review »
  2. Apr 21, 2011
    8
    Patapon's rhythm meets RTS style of gameplay is brilliant. Mix in unique RPG elements and you've got an awesome little music/adventure gamePatapon's rhythm meets RTS style of gameplay is brilliant. Mix in unique RPG elements and you've got an awesome little music/adventure game that is chock full of personality. Its not all quite as perfect as you may like. There is a lot of grinding to do and the system used to level up your troops is plenty more convoluted than it should be. However, this never stopped me from enjoying very long and very fun game. Full Review »
  3. Apr 19, 2011
    8
    Totally awesome game. I looked at this game first and thought it was stupid, but when I tried out the demo I was amazed. Seriously, just giveTotally awesome game. I looked at this game first and thought it was stupid, but when I tried out the demo I was amazed. Seriously, just give it a try. Full Review »