• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2006
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  • Summary: Drakengard 2 is a role-playing action game featuring knights and dragons that builds on the scenario of the original title. Drakengard 2 takes place 18 years after those events. The player assumes the role of Nowe, a warrior who fights as a member of a legion that guards the red dragon inDrakengard 2 is a role-playing action game featuring knights and dragons that builds on the scenario of the original title. Drakengard 2 takes place 18 years after those events. The player assumes the role of Nowe, a warrior who fights as a member of a legion that guards the red dragon in order to make sure that the world stays at peace. Despite his youth, Nowe is considered to be special among the legion because of his ability to ride on a blue dragon, and he's therefore referred to as "the savior." Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. AceGamez
    80
    It's more of the same plus one - you've just got to stick with it for a while until the action really picks up.
  2. 75
    The first Drakengard recieved a cult following more on story than anything else and the tradition continues with D2. Featuring some very dark and mature themes that are even a bit disturbing at times.
  3. While the second installment in this relatively new franchise does slightly improve upon its predecessor, it's still noticeably rough around the edges.
  4. Drakengard 2 is sort of like a dentist trying out a new drill. It's got a different method to bringing forth the action over the original attempt, but you still can't help but feel the same old pain after a little while.
  5. PSM2 Magazine UK
    54
    "Drakengard" wasn't doing anything new two years ago and its sequel does nothing new either. This really is a case of flogging a dead dragon. [Apr 2006, p.58]
  6. Ultimately it just feels like you've played it before (and if you completed the first game, then I guess you have), and that feeling permeates every part of the lenghty campaign. Nothing feels fresh, nor is there any depth to any aspect.
  7. I see no reason to purchase and play a mediocre amalgamation with no exceptional qualities to recommend it, though I guess I shouldn't be surprised because nearly every game employing dragons as anything but enemies ends up stinking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. ConnF.
    Feb 20, 2006
    10
    Incredible game. Just perfect. I love the amazing story, excellent voice acting, and beautiful music. I'm VERY impressed.
  2. Jul 6, 2014
    10
    One of the great games i ever play, drakengard series must still live for more decades. Epic soundtrack, epic and emotional characters andOne of the great games i ever play, drakengard series must still live for more decades. Epic soundtrack, epic and emotional characters and epic finals!! Expand
  3. TomS.
    Mar 7, 2006
    10
    great simply astounding my favorite game ever besides DoD1.
  4. Feb 10, 2018
    10
    Pretty damm good, the ground gameplay, which still very basic isn't painful like the first game and the dragon combat is still fantastic, DankPretty damm good, the ground gameplay, which still very basic isn't painful like the first game and the dragon combat is still fantastic, Dank music as well. Doesn't really deserve a 10 in the slightest but this game is never shown any love so why not. Expand
  5. Apr 22, 2020
    10
    True hidden gem, best game in Drakengard/Drag-On Dragoon series.
    Tons of conten, good story, best music and gameplay in the series.
  6. SEGA
    Nov 6, 2007
    6
    An ok game. Much like the first with a few improvements. However, the music is not quite as good as in the first. I preferred the whole An ok game. Much like the first with a few improvements. However, the music is not quite as good as in the first. I preferred the whole chaotic style of the originals. Still a good game though. Expand
  7. RedXIII
    Jul 27, 2006
    4
    I really enjoyed the first drakengard because the time it came out the graphics were awesome and the coolness of being able to ride a dragon I really enjoyed the first drakengard because the time it came out the graphics were awesome and the coolness of being able to ride a dragon made it all worth while. This one however seems to have no difference from the original at all, except a new storyline, new characters, and thats about it. The gameplay is exactly the same, the graphics are almost equal to the one that was released years ago. Sure its still fun to ride on a dragon burning things up and then jumping off and hacking and slashing the crap out of enemies, but it gets real repetive real fast. The only reason this game got a 4 is because of the price ($20) and the fact that for the first hour or so it is very fun hack and slash game, but it lacks quality, it had so much potential to build off of the first one but dropped well short of the mark. Disappointed! Expand

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#65 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
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#90 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006