Pikmin 2

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  • Summary: Captain Olimar has returned to the planet where the Pikmin live, and he's all business this time. The company he works for is going bankrupt, so to save it, Olimar must salvage the treasure buried all over the planet. Of course, he'll need the help of the Pikmin to do that--he can't doCaptain Olimar has returned to the planet where the Pikmin live, and he's all business this time. The company he works for is going bankrupt, so to save it, Olimar must salvage the treasure buried all over the planet. Of course, he'll need the help of the Pikmin to do that--he can't do anything by himself. Control one of two main characters--Olimar or his assistant--as you command your Pikmin to defeat enemies, propagate more Pikmin, collect precious doodads, and solve puzzles. With unlimited time, new colors of Pikmin, and two-player cooperative play, Pikmin 2 improves on the original in many ways. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 100
    Flat-out weird does not begin to describe this highly addictive title. You become so attached to your herds that it kind of hurts when you lose a Pikmin or two to drowning or carnivorous giant beetles. It's like losing a child. A fat, little purple child with a flower budding out of his forehead.
  2. 95
    On top of the game's extended length, Pimin 2 also includes much more content than the original.
  3. If you're a fan of the original game, picking Pikmin 2 up should be a no-brainer. If you haven't tried the series yet, Pikmin 2 is a fantastic place to start.
  4. The only problem here is that we have no full-blown two-player co-op. Other than that, this game is packed to the gills and well worth your time.
  5. A game that gets everything right; the puzzles are just hard enough to be a challenge without being too frustrating, the presentation pleasing and the control spot-on.
  6. The concept may be just as extraordinary as its predecessor's, but with a hefty dosage of multiplayer and a quest that isn't as nerve-racking, Pikmin 2 is deserving of mainstream recognition and is easily the most noteworthy and praiseworthy GameCube product this summer. [Aug 2004, p.101]
  7. 70
    A great exploration-based real time strategy and puzzle game, but a fractured one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. AlbertoS.
    Sep 9, 2004
    10
    This game is a true masterpiece. i dont knnow ho i lived without playing the first one. It honestly makes me feel like a kid again.
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    10
    A Masterpiece. The Graphics are beautiful, the humor brilliant, the concept original, the boss battles epic. The Multiplayer and ChallengeA Masterpiece. The Graphics are beautiful, the humor brilliant, the concept original, the boss battles epic. The Multiplayer and Challenge Modes will give you a whole lot of additional content after the initial quest is over. The cuteness of the Pikmin themselves will draw you in to the point where it truly pains you to let one of the little buggers die. The addition of caves and berries, the new types of Pikmin, and more really add to the strategy. If Miyamoto could continue to make new IPs as great as this, Nintendo will be set for a very long time, not that they aren't already. This is the greatest game I have ever played. Expand
  3. TonyG.
    Jan 14, 2006
    10
    pikmin is cool as midgets. like pikmin 2 is cool as 2 midgets. i wish pikmin were real. i would own like 200 of them. i would be king. like pikmin is cool as midgets. like pikmin 2 is cool as 2 midgets. i wish pikmin were real. i would own like 200 of them. i would be king. like nintendo is to classic games. bow down to king midget nintendo because they will always be king as small as they are. this game proves it. pikmin 2 is a real winner. Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2016
    10
    I have only played the Wii Version of this but that's not the main point so... I am technically biased to the Wii Version... THAT DOESN'TI have only played the Wii Version of this but that's not the main point so... I am technically biased to the Wii Version... THAT DOESN'T MATTER TO ME!

    Pikmin 2, has every aspect a good game should have, different, difficult but fun challenges, a lot more to do, and completely different aspect changes that don't even feel like Pikmin!
    There is a challenge mode for you to play with your friends and even a 2P battle mode! albeit, there is SOME missed potential because you can't play 2 Player in the normal game.
    Pikmin 2 does everything a sequel should do and is worthy of a 10.6/10 - CoronzinReviews
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  5. Oct 16, 2021
    10
    Pikmin 2 provides a lot of challenge and exploration that gives players a fun experience when playing the game and it still makes you feelPikmin 2 provides a lot of challenge and exploration that gives players a fun experience when playing the game and it still makes you feel guilty when you lose a pikmin. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2017
    9
    I remember playing this game for the first time when my brothers would travel and my parents had work, it was around the summer time so I hadI remember playing this game for the first time when my brothers would travel and my parents had work, it was around the summer time so I had a ton of freetime. I would play this game quite a bit and I really felt connected with the story. I wasn't at the age where I beat many games but I still remember beating this game and reaching that final boss and finally feeling like I did something like beat a game that wasn't that easy. It was fun. Time went by and made those times where I was alone go by so fast. Not many games can do this but this was definitely one of them. I never had a wiiu so I never actually got the chance to play the story in the new Pikmin 3 but if it is anything like the one in this game, it would be worth it. I'm glad to see that they are still making pikmin games. Expand
  7. ShaneS.
    May 12, 2006
    5
    This game is just a dumbed down clone of PC strategy games, wrapped up in a cute little package. It's lengthy, and original, but This game is just a dumbed down clone of PC strategy games, wrapped up in a cute little package. It's lengthy, and original, but compared to a lego strategy game on PC (that is a few years pikmins senior) it seems dumbed down and lacking. Perhaps I'm just being picky, but I want a full fledged strategy game, not a cutsey treasure hunt nintendo spinnoff. oh well. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#30 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004