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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Take the classic game of gem-swapping to euphoric new heights. Solve handcrafted brain teasers in Puzzle mode while up against the clock, or kick back, relax, and enjoy Endless mode. With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems, and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before. Xbox Live Arcade features: Stunning 3-D special effects, hypnotic sound effects, entrancing music, and awe-inspiring planetary backdrops. Explosive new pieces: Power gems, hyper cubes, and time bombs. Four ways to play: Classic, Action, Puzzle, and Endless. Handcrafted puzzles: Explore a veritable galaxy in Puzzle mode, or play for eternity and collect jewelry in Endless mode. [] Expand
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  1. 78
    You should play Bejeweled 2. It's that simple. It's great, time-wasting fun worth having for 800 Microsoft Points, just because you can.
  2. There are several game modes, all of which are quite fun and challenging – as long as you can stop yourself from using unlimited hints in the Puzzle Mode.
  3. It's simple, fun and it looks especially pretty on the 360, but there's not much new here. [Issue #16, p.77]
  4. For those who found themselves addicted to the PC Flash game, Bejeweled 2 might be worth the full download for hours of gem matching fun, but for others the free PC download may still give players their fix when necessary.
  5. It's reasonably fun, but "Jewel Quest" is better, deeper, and more addictive. [Jun 2006, p.62]
  6. It's not as good as "Hexic" and that game is free. [Issue#5, p.120]
  7. But what ultimately takes some of the gloss off Bejeweled 2 isn't so much the overly harsh conditions required to earn achievements or unlock the extras, but the limitations of the control pad itself. Unlike the original PC version, or Zoo Keeper on the DS, you can't be as instant and intuitive when you're moving a cursor around the screen.

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  1. Mike
    Feb 8, 2006
    Not a COD2 or PDZ, but at the price it is great. It is all my wife plays on the $400 machine :).
  2. He
    Aug 18, 2007
    Not the best, but it's a fun game to just pick up for a quick game.