Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Jan 12, 2011
    90
    Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! may be the most frustrating PSP game you've ever played…but also one beautifully produced.
  2. Jan 10, 2011
    87
    This is one of the best platform games in the console, although also one of the hardest.
  3. Dec 30, 2010
    84
    If you're looking for a challenge, look no further. Prinny is here, and it will show you the borders of human self-control. A well-balanced platformer with great jokes and lines, massive boss fights. And, well, it has got Prinnies as well. Dood.
  4. Feb 26, 2011
    80
    If you can make it past the old-fashioned controls and have the will to face its relentless challenge, Prinny 2 is an operation worth engaging in. Just remember that throwing your PSP out of frustration is a bad idea.
  5. Feb 21, 2011
    80
    A delightfully cruel quizmaster. [Issue#106, p.116]
  6. Jan 26, 2011
    80
    A serious test of gaming skill wrapped in a very cute and technically accomplished package, fans of old skool arcade action platforming titles will find hours of masochistic entertainment here.
  7. Jan 20, 2011
    80
    Prinny 2 is a solid platformer that will appeal to anyone with patience.
  8. Jan 16, 2011
    80
    In the end there are two reasons why someone would purchase this game. The first being that they really like the hack and slash platforming genre. The second being that they really like the goofy sense of humor NIS injects into all of their games.
  9. Jan 12, 2011
    80
    Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! is certainly not for everyone. It's a challenging platformer with a difficulty level that is geared toward those who are nostalgic for the punishingly difficult platformers from the NES days.
  10. Dec 27, 2010
    80
    Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! is a solid, capable, entertaining, and super challenging action/platformer, and one that would fit nicely in a PSP collection.
  11. Jan 13, 2011
    78
    Good-looking and intelligent game with GSOH but bad temper seeks high-caliber players for many hours of fun. Those with high blood pressure or without significant platforming experience need not apply.
  12. Jan 5, 2011
    78
    I can still say there is a lot of fun to be had in Prinny 2. Just be prepared to die...a lot.
  13. 75
    Despite some issues with the jumping, Prinny 2 winds up being a fantastic game overall. If you're a fan of platformers, or of NISA's off the wall humor, pick this up ASAP.
  14. Jan 21, 2011
    75
    Prinny 2: Dawn Of Operation Panties, Dood! depends very much on your patience and on the relationship that you have with frustration. Absolutely not perfect, but recommended for reckless gamers.
  15. Jan 28, 2011
    70
    Prinny 2 is a niche product that won't appeal to most people.
  16. Jan 25, 2011
    70
    Only attempt this game if you are looking for a challenge, otherwise you are unlikely to finish. If you can get past the main story mode, there is a fun re-play mode, but it will likely go unnoticed due to the game's punishing difficulty.
  17. Jan 18, 2011
    70
    Prinny 2 is designed for gamers that want to get their asses kicked.
  18. Jan 17, 2011
    70
    It's a lot easier to play through a imperfect game when you've got an army of demon penguins calling you "dood" to keep you company.
  19. Jan 10, 2011
    70
    For Disgaea fans who want to see the lovable prinny losers get punished over and over again due to the demanding difficulty level, I could see it being a smart purchase. Otherwise, try before buy is the best advice I can give.
  20. Jan 20, 2011
    69
    Prinny 2 is far too difficult to fully enjoy the ride, and it does its best to make the player forget how he's having fun between an absurd death and another.
  21. Jan 11, 2011
    67
    Even on its lowest difficulty setting, Prinny 2 can be a beast.
  22. Jan 13, 2011
    63
    It's not necessarily a bad game, it's just far too difficult to enjoy.
  23. Feb 13, 2011
    60
    It's a solid test of skill, bursting with rainbow-coloured worlds, a quirky sense of humour and...lacy panties. Yike. [Mar 2011, p.96]
  24. Those that didn't like the way the first Prinny controlled will likely find similar complaints with the sequel. [March 2011, p.79]
  25. Jan 21, 2011
    60
    In the end, it's important to note that this game will likely only appeal to hardcore series fans and masochists. But for those gamers looking for an incredible challenge and yearning for a title that feels like it comes from a bygone era of gaming, these flightless birds could be just the thing for you.
  26. Jan 13, 2011
    60
    Prinny's second heroic adventure features great boss fights, but cheap deaths and lousy controls make this journey extremely frustrating.
  27. Jan 8, 2011
    60
    Prinny 2 is a solid 2D side-scroller that provides a good challenge with plenty of charm. Unfortunately, control problems and a lack of new content prevent it from being a truly great sequel.
  28. Feb 8, 2011
    58
    Prinny 2 has the makings of another great side-scrolling action game, but is marred by crummy controls and overly difficult level designs. The incredible boss battles aren't enough to keep this light-hearted sequel from being the first big disappointment of 2011!
  29. Feb 14, 2011
    55
    Hardcore platforming action that doesn't bring anything new to the series. [Mar 2011, p.98]
  30. Jan 11, 2011
    50
    Middle age is looming, Disgaea. Maybe it's time to consider the video game equivalent of moving out of your parents' basement and getting a job.
  31. Feb 8, 2011
    25
    It's not that you die a lot (I mean, you do, but that's not the problem), it's that the gameplay is essentially pattern recognition and memorization, which doesn't float my boat like it used to.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 22, 2014
    7
    I haven't played the first game so let me spare you the comparative review. In a nutshell, prinny 2 is a game which was designed for 0.0001% of the Earth's population, that is the subset of people who are simultaneously young teenagers who enjoy a bad story, childish humor and bad voice acting while your character is moving around, but also players who have beaten ghosts n goblins, ninja gaiden, castlevania are NES power nerds. I fit the second half of this description, so I enjoyed the tight but unforgiving gameplay, but cringed at the story and voice acting had to either completely turn off my sound. HF teenage NES power nerds Full Review »
  2. Jan 8, 2012
    6
    This prinny may look cute as usual,but this same looking as last year isn`t pretty and i considered this game as the hardest game since Ultimate Ghost N Goblins. Full Review »