• 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
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  1. Oh sweet mother of mercy, this is why I picked up a joystick in the first place. Klonoa 2 is as close to a flawless game as I've ever seen.
  2. 100
    It’s a rare game that combines style and simple, brilliant play, and a very worthy choice for King of the PS2 platformers.
  3. 100
    A prime lesson on simple yet addictive gameplay with awe-inspiring visuals—a blend that no gamer should miss.
  4. The music almost has a Mario-like atmosphere to it although with some weird Japanese sound to it, which is great to hear while playing a platformer.
  5. 96
    While the story isn't quite as moving as the original, Klonoa 2 has a wonderful mix of action, great control, nice challenge (if you try to really complete the game), and just beautiful presentation.
  6. 92
    With the aid of PS2 graphics, not only is Klonoa the star of a superior platformer, he's the star of one of the most beautiful games available.
  7. I can’t think of the last time I sat down to play a game and I smiled so much that my face actually started to hurt. That’s what Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil did for me.
  8. This is crack cocaine, lottery tickets, booze, coffee and your-Robert Downey Jr.-consumed-drug-of-choice addiction of choice, all squeezed into a playable PS2 platforming experience that runs/talk/looks like a 2.5D duck.
  9. Casual gamers will no doubt be driven off by its lack of special items and overall difficulty, but for those who can appreciate this type of game, it is a rich and beautiful experience that leaves one craving another sequel.
  10. Because of its airtight gameplay, awesome visuals, and great soundtrack, Klonoa 2 is an almost perfect platform game--almost.
  11. This one is a little joy to play that’s packed with an innocence that will fail to raise bile in the mouths of even those for whom fluffy white bunnies amount to nothing more than medical testing fodder.
  12. While not as innovative and different as I had hoped it to be, there is no denying that Klonoa 2 kicks the same amount of butt that it's predecessor did.
  13. Falls just shy of a perfect platformer, but comes darn close to being one of the best I've ever played.
  14. It’s a very straightforward pseudo-3D platform game that’s loaded with character and some truly magical visuals.
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    83
    Despite the wealth of eye-candy, the true brilliance behind the game is the sharp level design. [Sept 2001, p.141]
  16. 80
    Although the game has a story, plot has never been the strong point of any platformer. In the case of "Klonoa" it's more saccharine than usual and indulges in the same plodding mumbo-jumbo found in console RPGs.
  17. It's a short ride, but one that's filled with wondrous images, an engrossing story and solid, thoroughly entertaining gameplay.

Awards & Rankings

10
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#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 »