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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20

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  1. Nov 19, 2011
    9
    In just less than 6 months apart, Squareenix remakes the Star Ocean 2 game for the PSP. Fans who loved the original will love this new remake as it includes a few new changes, new graphic interface and more fluid animation than its PS1 version. Other than that nothing much noting other than the new remixed Original sound track and a few new additions such as remade Cutscenes.
  2. Jul 16, 2012
    9
    This remake of Tri-Ace's Star Ocean the Second Story is very well done. It like the original game is filled with a great story and great characters. Like in the original story there are many optional characters to choose from and this makes the game fun to play over again. Also this game is an improvement on the original title with the addition of playable characters and the addition of cutscenes. If you are a fan of the original game or a fan of the Star Ocean series you will enjoy this game. If not the battle system enough should be enough to make anyone enjoy this game. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. It still looks a lot like it did on PSOne 10 years ago. [Jan 2009, p.84]
  2. 90
    Square Enix has done an admirable job of updating classic titles from its library and Second Evolution is just the latest example of their commitment to its loyal fanbase. [Feb 2009, p.70]
  3. 80
    Star Ocean: Second Evolution is clearly a better game than First Departure, despite suffering from some of the same issues.