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  • Summary: As the story unfolds, players encounter the mysterious new Distortion World, an area unlike any seen in a Pokemon video game before. The Battle Frontier area (first introduced in Pokemon Emerald) has been added to Sinnoh, containing five new Battle Facilities for Trainers to challenge, eachAs the story unfolds, players encounter the mysterious new Distortion World, an area unlike any seen in a Pokemon video game before. The Battle Frontier area (first introduced in Pokemon Emerald) has been added to Sinnoh, containing five new Battle Facilities for Trainers to challenge, each with its own special rules. Players can explore the new Wi-Fi Plaza a virtual Pokemon amusement park filled with activities, including three new mini-games where up to 4 players can compete at once. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. The ultimate Pokemon game, but only because it's a niftier update of Diamond and Pearl. [June 2009, p.72]
  2. As with all the third versions made after the main two, this offers something a little different for you. And this seems to offer the most extras to gamers than previous versions.
  3. Games Master UK
    89
    One of the most rewarding and substantial RPGs around. [June 2009, p.68]
  4. If you’ve never experienced a Pokémon game it’s as good a place to start as any, but if your interest has waned on the series over the years games like Platinum is the reason why.
  5. 80
    While not significantly different from Diamond/Pearl, the expanded initial Pokédex alone makes the nearly sixty-hour game far more enjoyable.
  6. 80
    Though by no means a large step away from Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Platinum is on its own merits a deep, engrossing and virtually endless game, and a crown jewel for the Nintendo DS.
  7. It's the same game as either Pokemon Diamond or Pearl, but now with a few carnival games, a nice big cooperative adventure area, a battle record option, and cooperative cooking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 99
  2. Negative: 2 out of 99
  1. May 7, 2012
    10
    Although it doesn't add much to the sequel, Pokemon Platinum is an upgrade version of Diamond and Pearl. The Gym leaders are beefed up. AAlthough it doesn't add much to the sequel, Pokemon Platinum is an upgrade version of Diamond and Pearl. The Gym leaders are beefed up. A couple a new bonus's are added and a new dark world is unfolded when you go after Giratina. Also the Elite Four is beefed up and stands as the hardest Elite Four in the Pokemon series. This is the last best game of the series so I highly recommend you buy this game. After all, Black and White were disasters and had the worst Elite Four in the franchise. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2021
    10
    One of the best pokemon games to ever exist, change my mind. The story is amazing and the soundtrack is a massive nostalgia fest
  3. Jun 7, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. No cap, Gen 3/4 are the best pokemon games. Platinum is just so much fun and you feel so dope blowing up universe gods. Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2015
    9
    Lovely pokemon, lovely 4th generation. Pokemon Platinum does a good job of upgrading itself from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. The music isLovely pokemon, lovely 4th generation. Pokemon Platinum does a good job of upgrading itself from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. The music is solid, near-perfect midi work, and the story is your usual pokemon story. The antagonist party is pretty solid, though not the best (as of 2015). The graphics are your classic pokemon old-school graphics, before GEN6 arrived. I felt that the game slightly dragged at the 15 hour mark, but things picked up quickly afterwards. It's a game worth obtaining if you don't have it, and definitely is worth getting over Diamond AND Pearl (you can get both legendaries + Giratina).

    Gameplay: 8.5/10
    Story: 8/10
    Music: 9/10
    Presentation: 9/10
    Length: 8.5/10
    Overall: 8.5/10
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  5. Dec 11, 2017
    9
    Diamond/Pearl/Platinum are are great 4th gen games in the series. To be honest, I can't wait to see what they look/sound/play like when GameDiamond/Pearl/Platinum are are great 4th gen games in the series. To be honest, I can't wait to see what they look/sound/play like when Game Freak decided to remake them in the future. Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2018
    8
    It puts the pokemon in routes and the trainer's teams to what they should be from start, you can have the entire new pokemon dex (yes even theIt puts the pokemon in routes and the trainer's teams to what they should be from start, you can have the entire new pokemon dex (yes even the likes of magmortar weren't in dp dex despite being their debut games) as you adventure through sinnoh, and Looker would become a series staple. While it only bothered to change 0,000001% of d/p, its still not only good but enhanced enough that right now its the best sinnoh game until one day a remake may surpass it, the changes may be small tidbits but they "recalibrated the content" in the right direction. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2021
    0
    I hate this game too slow and it's a pokemon game pokemon games just suck really like wow I hate pokemon

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#2 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
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#8 Most Shared DS Game of 2009