Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 100
    Blue World is a great sequel: There's lots more to see and do, with refinements all around, from graphics to gameplay.
  2. Although Endless Ocean: Blue World undeniably deviates from the typical definition of a “game”, that doesn’t mean that gamers cannot enjoy it. The massive assortment of collectible treasures and shockingly expansive game environments will appeal to any chronic completionist, and the storyline is actually quite captivating.
  3. For anyone with an affinity for sea life and an appreciation of gaming at a slower pace, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a must purchase - especially since it's hitting stores for a low initial MSRP of $29.99. Regardless, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a great game rife with content, and it's a steal at any price.
  4. One of Wii’s deepest, most surprisingly enjoyable games.
  5. Overall, Endless Ocean 2: Blue World is a huge step in the right direction for the series, and developer Arika has pulled out all the stops to make this a heck of a sequel
  6. 90
    Arika has taken the core of the first Endless Ocean and developed the idea for Adventures of the Deep so considerably that it has easily become one of the exemplar products on Wii, full stop.
  7. A relaxing, beautiful and well done underwater adventure.
  8. A relaxing underwater adventure that teaches you about fish and shows you how to battle sharks for their buried treasure. [Feb 2010, p.62]
  9. This is a game of beautiful sights and sounds, of collecting and learning, and the sheer joy of exploring. If you’re looking for hardcore mechanics or twitch action, you’re in the wrong place, but anyone looking for a relaxing change of pace will be right at home.
  10. This underwater adventure is beautiful, enchanting, and a big improvement over the original.
  11. If you never got into the first game, then you'll probably skip this Ocean in favor of faster-moving waters. However, if you don't mind playing something with a laid-back pace, a gorgeous presentation, a strong co-op multiplayer component and lots of discovery, strap on the diving gear and enjoy this brand new world.
  12. As a self-proclaimed non-game, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a charming diversion and comes recommended to anyone looking for something unlike anything else out there.
  13. Slightly dumbed down in the name of accessibility, but packed with aquatic goodness. [Apr 2010, p.67]
  14. It’s not a real challenge for a modern gamer, but Endless Ocean 2 offers a unique experience which you don’t get to see often in the action packed gaming world.
  15. It is a matter of diving and begin to discover.
  16. Endless Ocean 2: Adventures in the deep is better than its predecessor in many ways. It has a lot of contents in various aspects, from the creatures to the side mission, but its biggest quality is the nature of the entertainment it delivers. It’s more an experience than just a game: some may like it, others no, but for those who are really looking for something different it’s a must have.
  17. A relaxed and entertaining scuba diving adventure. The puzzles should be more difficult, since there are no real threats. [Mar 2010]
  18. Essentially, you’re getting a lot more game for your money with Endless Ocean 2; it’s less free-form and meandering than the original, with greater purpose and direction. Whether that’s what you want from a diving game is up to you, although truth be told there’s few other alternatives.
  19. 80
    With a greater emphasis on structured gameplay elements, and the continued freedom to go off and explore to your heart's content, Arika has ensured that Endless Ocean 2 is a much more rounded experience without ever compromising its unique qualities.
  20. Its good-natured feel and simple controls make it ideal for families, and though some of the wonder of discovering a new species will be lost on those who played the original, there’s plenty of new content to keep everyone occupied.
  21. Endless Ocean 2 is a step forward for the series: this time there is a nice plot and a real ending to achieve, but the game doesn't lose its fundamental relaxing and fascinating nature. While it may be still too slow for some, Endless Ocean 2 will surely appeal to much more gamers this time around.
  22. A significant step up from its predecessor. [Mar 2010, p.89]
  23. Endless Ocean 2 is the perfect game to kick back and relax with on the Wii.
  24. Offers a treasure trove of stress-reducing content. [Issue#204, p.91]
  25. If you want to go under water and have some fun watching the animal life that you can find in there, Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep offers plenty of what you’re looking for. A relaxing, beautiful and very well done adventure that’s able to improve almost every aspect of the original, though it’s not enough to became the greatest undersea adventure of all times.
  26. 75
    Adding a storyline was an attempt to meet the requirements of the action-oriented gamers. The essence is still reconnaissance of the ocean though. Varied locations, new objects, improved graphics and the possibility to go on land, give Endless Ocean 2 plenty of innovation compared to its predecessor. If you are not looking for a challenge, but if you merely want to study sea life, then this is the perfect to dream away on after a long and stressful day.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    8
    Going into this game I didn't really know what to expect. I don't mind saying I bought it more for the free Wii Speak than for the game.Going into this game I didn't really know what to expect. I don't mind saying I bought it more for the free Wii Speak than for the game. That said, I've always had an interest in wildlife, and was looking forward to playing such a unique title. I never expected it to be as fun as it was. The environments and animals are gorgeous. It's hard to describe swimming with a blue whale as anything but awesome. But this game offers more than just nice scenery. I was amazed at how addicting and rewarding the exploration was. Just when I thought I had been everywhere I found new caves, treasures, and fish. The reason for my 2 point deduction stems not from the main gameplay but from the sidequests. There are many, MANY sidequests to go on. They vary from meeting mysterious new creatures to finding legendary treasures to just plain old exploration, and can be very satisfying and rewarding. My problem is not with the sidequests themselves but with their implementation. They are extremely separate from the main story, so you have to choose one or the other. It would have been nice to intertwine them at least a little, but I often found myself choosing whether to continue the story (which was better than I had been expecting) or go complete the latest addition to my quests. You can continue playing after beating the story, and its even recommended by the game, but to me that feels a little hollow.

    Overall this is a very absorbing game,and I would recommend it to anyone, especially people who enjoy marine life or general exploration. My qualms are purely my own. This is a great game.
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  2. Apr 6, 2011
    9
    This is a great game. There is really not much to complain about if you're looking for a scuba diving game. Lots of places to explore andThis is a great game. There is really not much to complain about if you're looking for a scuba diving game. Lots of places to explore and things to do. Full Review »
  3. DenisM.
    Feb 25, 2010
    10
    If you enjoy underwater exploration and finding a LOT of new creatures and stuff, than look no further, this game is for you. I am enjoying If you enjoy underwater exploration and finding a LOT of new creatures and stuff, than look no further, this game is for you. I am enjoying every moment of this great title and I am glad publishers encourage NEW and DIFFERENT games. There is a public for it. The first one was a million seller. Try it out, it's worth it. Full Review »