Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
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  1. 56
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 seems like it barely takes a step forward past its predecessor. In some cases, it even takes a step back.
  2. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is a decent game that players will enjoy if they are fans of the Gundam or Dynasty Warriors series, but in order to stay up with the times the entire franchise should be retooled from the graphics to the actual gameplay to stay current in this day and age.
  3. If you like hack n’ slash gameplay, the game’s many different modes will keep you playing for quite awhile. It’s just too bad this title sticks so firmly to this singular gameplay aspect.
  4. To me, it's the same old song and dance that we've endured for far too many years now. It's time for a change before you lose even your most diehard of fans.
  5. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is a good example of how not all Dynasty Warriors games are created equal. Despite having a much larger cast and very similar gameplay, DW: Gundam 2 is less fun than its predecessor in many crucial ways.
  6. Koei brings another classic hack'n slash from the Dynasty series, but gameplay is still boring and repetitive. The little Gundam wikipedia inside the game is a bonus, but a strong "deja vu" feeling is granted for everyone.
  7. 68
    Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 is the type of niche game that will be overly-criticized by most and adored by its fans. If you are a card-carrying member of the Gundam army there is no reason not to pick up this ridiculously-stuffed disc full of content.
  8. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 turned out to be a well done product, mostly on the technical side, and a quite entertaining one. The numerous game modes, as well as a plot not particularly inspired but interesting enough, guarantee an enjoyable experience, even if mostly recommended for the anime fun.
  9. Really, it’s the same old story — if you like all things Warriors, buy this with confidence. If you don’t, then don’t. Easy.
  10. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is one of the best of Koei's massive beat 'em ups, with tons of new content respect the original. The new Mission Mode includes hundreds of levels, offering a considerable longevity. Unfortunately, the graphical section of DWG2 is very poor, and online options aren't satisfactory.
  11. 60
    With a hard to follow story and repetitive gameplay, it’s difficult to recommend Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 to anyone other than fans of the series.
  12. Better than the first, but still not brilliant. [Mar 2009, p.93]
  13. Giant robots or not, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 doesn’t quite have the thrust to wedge this stagnating series out of its fixed orbit.
  14. True fans of the Gundam universe will surely get their money’s worth out of Gundam 2, as will longtime followers of Omega’s Dynasty lineup. The rest of you will be better off with a rental at first, as the novelty of controlling a mech in large-scale, strategy-oriented skirmishes wears off quicker than one might imagine.
  15. Despite offering a number of playable mech pilots along with local and online multiplayer modes, the result is an unmotivated rehash that's overdue for an evolution (or extinction).
  16. DW: Gundam 2 is a good improvement over the first game in the series, thanks to many new mission types, multiplayer modes and a better technical realization. Fans of the Gundam universe will like the great number of characters and Mobile Suits, but be sure to know what you're getting: it's a classical Koei hack'n'slash, with a very repetitive gameplay and often dull environments, so if you don't like this kind of games you could get bored quite easily.
  17. In short, while Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 is a further refinement of a game format that has been in and out of consoles since the nineties, it bears no amazing, revolutionary features to validate a purchase.
  18. Even for the hardcore fans I’m sure re-iterations start to grind, and although Gundam 2 is a step out the Chinese and Japanese historical fantasy books, it’s still feeling rather stale.
  19. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is a repetitive and bland hack 'n slash experience with a thick anime coat of paint.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JordankaieneV
    May 1, 2009
    Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 is a sure thing. Solid game play with spot on hit detection and very good graphics for Dynasty Warriors game. I Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 is a sure thing. Solid game play with spot on hit detection and very good graphics for Dynasty Warriors game. I never saw any slow down even with 100's of units on screen in split screen. Tons here for any fan of Gundam or Dynasty Warriors. Full Review »