• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2010
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
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  1. Sep 28, 2010
    5
    I'll just put this is as simple as possible, if you played the PS2 version and the first in the portable series and you didn't like it... don't even bother. At first the series felt refreshing but when they just starts to get lazy and using the same gameplay engine over and over again I just want to say either polish it or just stop it, the plot is... it's from Sega, they haven't beenI'll just put this is as simple as possible, if you played the PS2 version and the first in the portable series and you didn't like it... don't even bother. At first the series felt refreshing but when they just starts to get lazy and using the same gameplay engine over and over again I just want to say either polish it or just stop it, the plot is... it's from Sega, they haven't been capable of producing anything nice in a really long time and I don't expect it too anytime soon. For fans that like it go ahead for those who's new and willing to try, I suggest something else. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    7
    As close as you will be able to get to having an MMO on your PSP. The amount of effort and care that went into to detailing the little things found in this game is noticeable. While the story mode is OK to get you going, to get the most out of this game your going to definitely need access to the internet to play online or a couple of buddies with the game. While some camera and lock onAs close as you will be able to get to having an MMO on your PSP. The amount of effort and care that went into to detailing the little things found in this game is noticeable. While the story mode is OK to get you going, to get the most out of this game your going to definitely need access to the internet to play online or a couple of buddies with the game. While some camera and lock on issues can sometimes frustrate, overall this is a very fun, addicting dungeon crawl game for the PSP. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2011
    9
    An absolutely wonderful and in-depth RPG with enjoyable battles, loads of character customization, and a decent story. The games sports reasonably good graphics for the PSP, and doesn't suffer from load issues, particularly with Install Data, or a Digital Copy of the game. The game does have two slight flaws though. the first is the voice acting, which, all in all, is pretty good, with oneAn absolutely wonderful and in-depth RPG with enjoyable battles, loads of character customization, and a decent story. The games sports reasonably good graphics for the PSP, and doesn't suffer from load issues, particularly with Install Data, or a Digital Copy of the game. The game does have two slight flaws though. the first is the voice acting, which, all in all, is pretty good, with one exception. This wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that the voice in question belongs to the main heroine. The other flaw the game experiences is a veeeery steep level grind towards the later levels, and beating Hard Mode may be an inconceivable goal for those not devoted to the game and franchise. That said, the combat is enjoyable, with some fresh twists to the "Universe" series somewhat stale gameplay. There are many new outfits, mods, weapons, missions, enemies, and players of PSO will enjoy returning to some classic locales, such as the Forest and Mountain areas of PSO. Sega fans will not be left out either, with several items referencing popular works such as Sonic the Hedgehog, NiGHTS, and Valkyria Chronicles. All in all, a great buy for a PSP owner, and a must buy for fans of the PS series, and SEGA in general. Collapse

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#8 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
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#16 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Feb 3, 2011
    60
    Simply put, if you're not a fan of the genre, then Phantasy Star Portable 2 isn't for you. If you have been a fan for this long, then the good news is that there's more missions and loot for you to spend the next few weeks collecting, as well as a fully online multiplayer that's both functional as well as free. Whether you'll find an audience of fellow PSP players connected at the same time, however, is almost as uncertain as the universe itself.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    70
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  3. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    67
    "Quotation Forthcoming"