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  • Summary: Return to the beloved Johto region first introduced in the Pokémon Gold and Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy system. Several new enhancements for the series, such as updated graphics and touch screen features, enrich these timeless adventures, and the new Pokéwalker accessoryReturn to the beloved Johto region first introduced in the Pokémon Gold and Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy system. Several new enhancements for the series, such as updated graphics and touch screen features, enrich these timeless adventures, and the new Pokéwalker accessory allows players to take their favorite Pokémon with them wherever they go. Both games feature detailed graphics that spotlight the unique environments and hundreds of Pokémon that players can encounter and catch. Players can even see and interact with their favorite Pokémon outside of battle, selecting one from their team to follow behind them as they travel through the Johto region. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are - up until now - the definitive versions of the series. It's the complete package, that includes the best from the original Gold and Silver games, the third and fourth generations innovations, a few new surprises and an awesome bonus, the Pokéwalker. It's the DS's best, and it's for everyone.
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    Pokemon games are getting deeper, more complex and ever more exciting with each iteration. The only thing to do is keep catching em all. It would be rude not to.
  3. Longtime Pokémon fans will latch on to this title just as much as they did the previous entries, but at the same time, SoulSilver doesn't offer up much for players who find the Pokémon formula to be stale.
  4. Despite a few frustrations, this is easily one of the most addictive role-playing games on the DS, and catching, battling, raising, and breeding Pokémon could keep you occupied for months. There has never been a better time to catch them all.
  5. Even though the classic Pokémon formula still works as evidenced by SoulSilver, I can’t help but hope for a new Pokémon title that breaks some new ground.
  6. As Pokemon games go, it's definitely the most polished version yet and the new additions all add up to make the overall experience even more enjoyable.
  7. Although the gyms and Johto region remain unaltered, the game has plenty of new features to make the experience feel fresh for even the most seasoned Pokémon trainer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
  1. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    This game was a very fancy while successful remake out of the Pokemon franchise. The improving technologies throughout the years between theThis game was a very fancy while successful remake out of the Pokemon franchise. The improving technologies throughout the years between the original and remake absolutely reveal itself throughout the game. Some Pokemon destinations do not even look recognizable without their names! Overall, this was probably the best remake out of the Pokemon franchise, while this is also the symbol for the improving technology before and after. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2011
    10
    There has already been a ton of great things said about this game so Ill make it short and sweet.

    This game is a remake of what many
    There has already been a ton of great things said about this game so Ill make it short and sweet.

    This game is a remake of what many believe to be the best pokémon game of all time. The amount of features and game play found in the original was staggering for a Game boy Color game and Heart Gold and Soul Silver retain all that made it's 2000 counter-part great, as well as including all of features introduced since. Really, the most complete pokémon game to date, a great value for your money, and a great throw back to the golden age of the franchise. The best Pokémon game ever and a Reason to pick up a Nintendo DS.
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  3. Jan 19, 2013
    10
    A perfect game! This is by far one the best Pokemon games ive played. I got up to 44 hours of total playtime and for the price i payed (30A perfect game! This is by far one the best Pokemon games ive played. I got up to 44 hours of total playtime and for the price i payed (30 pounds i think) it was worth every penny. Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2017
    10
    Quality remaster of a classic game. The gold/silver games are some of the best in the entire series and remastered versions are alwaysQuality remaster of a classic game. The gold/silver games are some of the best in the entire series and remastered versions are always welcome. A must play game if you own a DS or 3DS. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    Pokémon Blue was the first ever video game I played. I was 6 at the time and from that moment on I kept playing all the Pokemon games in thePokémon Blue was the first ever video game I played. I was 6 at the time and from that moment on I kept playing all the Pokemon games in the main series and I can say Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, are the best Pokemon games ever made. I feel the problem with the more recent Pokemon games is the amount of unnecessary legendary Pokemon thrown into the games but since Pokemon HGSS is a remake of Gold and Silver with the Pokemon from gen 3 and 4 also available, Game Freak managed to make every single legendary Pokemon count! Every legendary in the game has a purpose to the story! Speaking of story, the event Pokemon such as Celebi and Arceus act as sort of DLC, allowing the player the ability to access otherwise inaccessible places and events in the game! All this added to exploring 2 regions, collecting 16 badges and doing all sorts of daily and weekly events, Pokémon HGSS are, by far, the ultimate Pokemon experience! Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    9
    This is how you do a remake, ladies and gentleman. You perfect the original game and add more content to make it a better overall game.This is how you do a remake, ladies and gentleman. You perfect the original game and add more content to make it a better overall game. SoulSilver is an amazing RPG. Everything in this game improves on the original. As someone who owns the original Silver, get this game if you don't have the original. It is worth every penny of its absurdly high price of $50. Expand
  7. Oct 27, 2018
    1
    Highly overrated. It's unfortunate to me to say it but it just doesn't stand the test of time: the charm, style, music and design of theHighly overrated. It's unfortunate to me to say it but it just doesn't stand the test of time: the charm, style, music and design of the original GSC games is completely absent, replaced by safe, boring music that's not even a fraction of how memorable the original was, generic sprites and an ugly overworld that doesnt make good use of what the ds could do. Worse: it has good aditions actually locked away through events that are now impossible to get, entire story bits no less that could have made the game better and more unique, not just event pokemon. The level scaling is also made worse than before despite the aditions its gen had.
    I recommend Crystal instead for the better Johto experience unless you really want the pokewalker app (nowadays hard to get) or want to transfer your cyndaquil to newer games.
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