Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    65
    Despite being somewhat shallow, it's apparent that a lot of polish went into the making of PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond. The world and the characters within are amazingly well done - if only the game itself was more engaging.
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    65
    There's nothing really wrong with PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond, but there isn't a lot right with it, either. It is an adorable but mediocre game.
  3. Apr 12, 2012
    75
    PokePark 2 is, more or less, on the same footing as the Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball games. It's much more kid friendly, of course. But like DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball and Xtreme 2, PokePark 2 is all about playing nice and doing favours (or maybe even "battling") in hopes of acquiring more friends in this world devoid of humans trying to stuff unwitting creatures into Pokeballs.
  4. Feb 18, 2012
    55
    The gameplay is flawed. The most obvious problem is the controls, which suffer due to the required use of the Control Pad. [March 2012, p.86]
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    65
    PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond could have been something great for the fans of Pikachu & friends, but the game disappoints with bad controls, the missing rpg-elements and a poor presentation.
  6. Apr 7, 2012
    55
    Poképark 2 is too easy, repetitive, and with a low appeal. Only young pokémon lovers would appreciate it.
  7. Apr 17, 2012
    60
    PokéPark 2 suffers from clunky controls and a lack of challenge. Only the young Pokémon fans will overlook that for an overall happy and cuddly game.
  8. 70
    Overall, the game looks nice, but there's nothing truly beautiful about it. The gameplay and story are solid, but nothing really stands out.
  9. Mar 19, 2012
    30
    One of the worst introductions to Pokémon - and gaming in general - a small child could suffer. The video games equivalent of corporal punishment.
  10. Mar 21, 2012
    70
    A simple game, but that's not a bad thing. The warm, welcome graphics and fantastic music are the perfect frame for a game of this type. It's simple but it's fun, and at the end of the day that's all that really matters.
  11. Jan 23, 2012
    59
    Pokepark is largely unchanged since the last time we visited. there are a few new attractions, but the same camera and control annoyances. That said, it's still a very hard game to hate. [Jan 2012, p.107]
  12. A decent game, but samey and too like the first title to be a real must-buy. [Apr 2012, p.98]
  13. Mar 26, 2012
    40
    Pikachu is back in this sequel, which is clearly designed for kids. But some gameplay issues and a global lack of inspiration in the minigames make it less appealing than it could have been.
  14. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    Instead of making a real Pokémon game for Wii, Nintendo releases another mini game collection that really isn't that much fun in the end.
  15. Mar 5, 2012
    64
    The developers also addressed many of the issues from the first game such as adding some small multiplayer support, and providing additional content after the game is finished. Still, it doesn't span the wide range of demographics as the handheld RPGs and this spin-off series is still best suited for a younger audience. And, the $49.99 price tag is just too much for a game such as this in my opinion.
  16. Apr 8, 2012
    60
    Despite its shortcomings in terms of the control system and extremely low difficulty setting, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond proves to be a far more substantial and engaging outing than its predecessor, yet unfortunately will only really appeal to younger fans of the Pokémon series.
  17. Mar 30, 2012
    60
    The game is, simply put, harmless. PokéPark 2: Wonder's Beyond is made for kids and has a lot of flaws, but it still has enough good sides. The cute design and great music makes up for the repetitive nature of the game.
  18. Feb 29, 2012
    70
    It's cute. And while it is aimed at a younger audience, it's not completely without appeal for Pokémon fans in general.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Apr 13, 2012
    9
    This game is definitely aimed at the younger Pokemaniacs, but older fans like myself can still get enjoyment out of it if they keep an open mind, it's not as good as the first PokePark game do to looser controls and by just not being as much fun, but it manages to expand on what the first game offered in the way of new content, for instance this time you don't just play as Pikachu but also Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott after you meet them, and you can switch between them on the fly anytime you want, and you'll need to use each of their special abilities in your adventure, it also adds side-scrolling sections and a few other new features to keep things fresh, it also has some multiplayer attractions to play with so that's also nice, and you'll still be befriending all sorts of Pokemon just like the last game, you also get free roam after the main quest so you can make sure to befriend them all, and it's all adorable do to the cute graphics and world, even the loading screens are adorable, and as a gamer who typically plays more serious and violent games it was nice to spend time in the lighthearted PokePark with some of my favorite Pokemon, I recommend it and I definitely see myself returning in the days to come. Full Review »
  2. Mar 6, 2012
    3
    I want to be the very best, like no one ever was! To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause! ...Oh wait this isn't a real Pokemon game. Never mind. Full Review »
  3. Aug 5, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Absolutely amazing game, geared towards kids but still a masterpiece nonetheless. Obviously not a game for everyone, but if you enjoy pokemon, this game will fit right into your collection. Full Review »