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  • Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX is an HD remastered compilation of KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX.
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Dec 9, 2014
    100
    Yeah, you’ll still have to wade through that sluggish Roxas opening of Kingdom Hearts II, but past that point you’ll have a very enjoyable, and visually stunning, reunion with Sora, Goofy, Donald, Terra, Aqua and Ventus. So I’d certainly urge all of you Kingdom Hearts fans to pick this up, as it does HD justice to two beloved games in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
  2. Jan 23, 2015
    89
    Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Birth by Sleep improved with new combats and extra content: an unmissable collection for every fan to keep up with the saga.
  3. Dec 19, 2014
    85
    A great collection, though the lack of any real gameplay in Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded is a weak point.
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX is ideal for veteran and new players alike as it keeps the magic that made previous games great, intact, while taking the franchise to the next level with its new features. The bundle also serves as warm up while we wait for the arrival of Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox One and PS4.
  5. Jan 6, 2015
    80
    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX offers up a plethora of new content, along with beautiful audio and visual upgrades, making it a shining example of what HD collections should be like.
  6. Dec 11, 2014
    80
    Playing through Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix, it’s hard not to hope that making this collection has shown Nomura how best to approach the final, still upcoming chapter in his unlikely opus.
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 4, 2015
    50
    Those who want to relive PS2 days might pick this up, but the rest will probably be put off by these oldies. [02/2015, p.53]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. Dec 2, 2014
    10
    The two best Kingdom hearts games IMO. The HD on these games are great. And its a great opportunity to play birth by sleep for those who neverThe two best Kingdom hearts games IMO. The HD on these games are great. And its a great opportunity to play birth by sleep for those who never owned a psp and a good excuse to play through kingdom hearts II again before kingdom hearts III comes out in how many years Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2015
    10
    great game better then the ps2 original will recomand this game for any disney fan or even final fantasy fan
    loved the challenged they gave
    great game better then the ps2 original will recomand this game for any disney fan or even final fantasy fan
    loved the challenged they gave us too hope kh3 will be as good aas kh2 or even better
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  3. Dec 3, 2018
    10
    One of the most beautiful games in terms of the story and the way to play and even drawings to Jaya Disney, but I congratulate Square andOne of the most beautiful games in terms of the story and the way to play and even drawings to Jaya Disney, but I congratulate Square and Disney on this project Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2014
    10
    So amazing to have 2 of my favorite games and a cinematic experience of my favorite game franchise. The HD Remakes look as if they wereSo amazing to have 2 of my favorite games and a cinematic experience of my favorite game franchise. The HD Remakes look as if they were actually made for PS3. Gameplay is amazing as before. 10/10 Best game ever! Expand
  5. Feb 18, 2019
    9
    *DISCLAIMER: As I mentioned in my review of the "HD 1.5 ReMIX," this review will not be an overly-critical assessment of the individual games*DISCLAIMER: As I mentioned in my review of the "HD 1.5 ReMIX," this review will not be an overly-critical assessment of the individual games in the collection, but rather a basic assessment of the collection as a whole.*
    When the "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX" released in 2013, fans fell in love, but almost immediately wanted one thing: an "HD 2.5 ReMIX." And it only seemed logical: after all, "Kingdom Hearts III" had just been announced, and fans finally got the "Final Mix" version of the first entry in the series with the "HD 1.5 ReMIX," so it only seemed right for Square Enix to not only bring over the "Final Mix" version of the second game, but also include the "Final Mix" version of "Birth by Sleep," the popular prequel to the series. So Square Enix did that, and boy howdy, are we glad they did.
    "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX" succeeds on the strength that it includes the best versions of two of the franchise's best games: "Kingdom Hearts 2" and "Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep." These are two of the series's most popular entries, and to finally be able to experience the "Final Mix" versions is a dream-come-true. What's more, the games still hold up: visually, they are still splendid, the soundtracks are timeless, and both games feature very refined and rock-solid combat. Where the "HD 1.5 ReMIX" only had one "new" version of a game, this one has two great, refined versions of great games, and throwing in the "Re:Coded" film is certainly a nice touch.
    That said, I do think the inclusion of "Re:Coded," while necessary to complete the story and have all the games included, is controversial and was unfortunately bound to please no one: for starters, as a game, it's seen as the "black sheep" of the series, being a merely-updated version of a phone game that even seems content to retread (and often complicate) plot elements from other games, but even so, much like "358/2 Days" in the last collection, some fans were upset that the game was stiffed to just being a cinematic retelling, instead of being included as it's own playable game. It's polarizing whether it should've been included or not, but the unfortunate truth is that it would've pleased no one.
    Even so, considering that the package includes two long-awaited versions of two of the series's most popular games, it's more than a worthwhile investment. Naturally, make sure you've also got the "HD 1.5 ReMIX" along with this one, but still, you should make it a point to pick this one up. You won't be disappointed by what these games have to offer.
    Final rating: 9 out of 10 "Awesome"
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  6. Jul 30, 2016
    9
    Amazing story, soundtrack, bosses and worlds too explore, kingdom hearts 2 finak mix is my favourite game of all time. Birth by sleep is aAmazing story, soundtrack, bosses and worlds too explore, kingdom hearts 2 finak mix is my favourite game of all time. Birth by sleep is a really close second, and re: coded ..... Is pointless like seriously it's a waste of time. But besides that.

    Kingdom hearts 2 final mix - 10/10
    Kingdom hearts birth by sleep - 9.5/10
    Kingdom hearts re:coded - 6/10
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  7. Sep 8, 2020
    0
    Birth By Sleep is fine, but Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix is ABSOLUTELY NOT the way for a first-time player to experience it. There's a ****Birth By Sleep is fine, but Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix is ABSOLUTELY NOT the way for a first-time player to experience it. There's a **** difficulty spike right at the end that's just as difficult as a lot of the side content that requires extra WEEKS worth of grinding your own skill and Exp/levels, a perfect example of games with Exp and level systems being lazy ways to "balance" difficulty. And for a game that already FAR overstays it's welcome, especially on repeat playthroughs, I wouldn't recommend this as a first play on my worst enemy, and it's a **** crime that Final Mix is the only way to get 2 anymore unless you want to buy a PS2. Expand

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