Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. AceGamez
    One of the best platform offerings to hit these systems in a while, plus a quality children's game for which the competition is extremely limited.
  2. Everything about this game is bigger and better than the original, and considering the original game was sheer brilliance that's saying a lot.
  3. 80
    GameBiz is confident to suggest this title as a purchase for any gamer aged between the ages of eight and twelve.
  4. Although the "saving a princess" theme maybe overused, the story itself is well told and original with bits of humor scattered in.
  5. Whatever you choose, don't expect an experience on the level of the first game -- that's something Tak 2 can't give.
  6. The colorful visuals, well-paced gameplay and smart dialog came as a bit of a shock. Even more surprising was the part where I kept playing, not because I had to review it, but because I wanted to.
  7. By no means a genre defining (or reinventing) game, Tak 2 delivers a solid experience from start to finish.
  8. 84
    The game's camera system -- occasionally disobedient, to say the least -- could use some work. The framerate sometimes stutters. And there are some trial and error gameplay moments, which always manage to frustrate. Still, Tak 2 remains a fun, beautiful platformer that both Nickelodeon and THQ can be proud of.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine
    While Tak 2 won't score points for innovation, it delivers enough humor and action to satisfy your platforming desires. [Dec 2004, p.82]
  10. While the gameplay in Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams isn't that original, Avalanche succeeds at making you care for the characters because of their distinctive personality, which shines through the story.
  11. One of the best platformers currently available on the Xbox and the gameplay is surprisingly challenging and deep. The humor of the script is what keeps Tak 2 an enjoyable game to play through and is reminiscent of movies like "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc."
  12. The mini-games were without question added to increase the replay value of this game and they did such to at least some degree. I admit they are kind of fun and it is cool that they added them I guess I just would rather play one of my other multiplayer centric games instead.
  13. Through the humour you grow to like the characters, and because of this the experience feels a lot more enjoyable than many other titles aimed at the younger market.

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