• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2001
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. netjak
    67
    All in all it's not really much of a replay incentive as the levels are fairly simplistic and very linear. However, it's worth hanging on to the game solely because it can be hard to find, and also because it's a unique experience on the PS2.

Awards & Rankings

10
23
#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
24
#24 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 93
  2. Negative: 6 out of 93
  1. 4DI
    Dec 4, 2012
    10
    Magical, just magical
  2. Jul 20, 2017
    10
    This game was crazy underrated for its time and easily one of the most underrated franchises of all time. Not only is this game fantastic butThis game was crazy underrated for its time and easily one of the most underrated franchises of all time. Not only is this game fantastic but the PS1 and Wii games are incredible as well.

    I played the first game on PS 1 and as a hormonal teenager found it to be too "childish" even though the levels were really fun. My friends and I were very disinterested in the PS2 sequel because it was basically a side-scrolling platformer (2.5D) during an era where most of us kids wanted the most advanced 3D games possible. I finally had a chance to give this game the treatment it deserves and good god it is amazing. The art style is magnificent and very Miyazaki-esque with a wide array of gameplay mechanics. The way they mix up the level design is a testament to their creativity. The first level alone has segments of platforming, flying, and auto-running.

    I really hope they decide to make another Klonoa title or at the very least remaster the old games because I think they would be far more popular the next time around.
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  3. Jun 29, 2012
    9
    I'm not a huge fan of platformer games. Klonoa 2 is one of the few I play. Gameplay is 2d.5, but all does visually in 3D. Klonoa 2 is one ofI'm not a huge fan of platformer games. Klonoa 2 is one of the few I play. Gameplay is 2d.5, but all does visually in 3D. Klonoa 2 is one of the better looking PS2 titles even today. The game is charming at best. Worth a rating of 9 or 10. Its simple, but fun. Full Review »