Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Jan 30, 2020
    73
    Patapon 2 is an often overlooked classic that you should definitely play if you haven't already. With that said, it doesn't quite feel modernized or remastered enough in this iteration yet it still manages to be packed full of charm and challenge.
  2. Patapon 2: Remastered is still a game worth trying with its rich content and ambitious structure even though it is behind in a few issues.
  3. Feb 6, 2020
    70
    Its addictive beat-based combat is satisfying and truly unique, and while it shows its age in some of its systems, it is something that should be experienced by every self-respecting PlayStation fan.
  4. Feb 6, 2020
    70
    A fun and funky sequel, Patapon 2’s bolstered roster of cheerful eyeball folk make for another welcome trip soundtracked to the beat of Pata Pata Pata Pon. It’s a shame then that the remaster feels incomplete, offering an experience that’s fundamentally less comprehensive than the PSP original.
  5. Feb 6, 2020
    70
    Patapon 2: Remastered brings the unique rhythm-strategy PSP game to the PlayStation 4 platform, but not without issues. Some scenes weren’t remastered and there is noticeable lag without using headphones. Still, the game retains its unique and challenging gameplay, and fans of the series will have many hours of fun.
  6. Feb 3, 2020
    70
    Its simplistic graphics lend themselves well to 4K resolution and is a good reminder of how video games, in and of themselves, can be art.
  7. Feb 3, 2020
    70
    After the experience of playing through the remaster in a binge setting brought to light some foibles that went previously unnoticed, this is still a top quality entry in a series that has gone woefully underappreciated. Hopefully time will change that.
  8. Feb 2, 2020
    70
    The PSP classic returns to PlayStation 4, but Patapon 2 Remastered only partially convinces.
  9. Jan 31, 2020
    70
    Patapon 2 Remastered makes it easy to fall in love with those adorable eyeball creatures all over again. It follows in the footsteps of the first game's PS4 revival, and in doing so it repeats all the highs and lows. You'll struggle to find a gameplay experience as unique as this, and it remains an addictive time sink, but somewhat obtuse design and hectic battles can easily throw you off. It has its flaws, but it's an eccentric and charming game that will eventually have you dancing to its rhythm.
  10. Jan 30, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  11. Jan 30, 2020
    69
    Patapon 2 Remastered is really fun, but the gameplay is relatively boring and there are no extra and bonuses compared to the original PSP game.
  12. Jan 30, 2020
    69
    Patapon 2 Remastered brings back the unique and joyful mesh of Rhythm Games and God Games that made the beloved series stand out back in the PSP days, but the very basic treatment of this remaster and the removal of online functionalities prevent it from being an outstanding revival.
  13. Jan 31, 2020
    63
    Sorry that a series like Patapon, still unique in the genre of rhythm games, is struggling to find peace between the pixels of its new editions for PlayStation 4. Mind you: Patapon 2 Remastered is a much better transposition than that which has unfairly stained the good name of the eldest Patapon.
  14. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    Patapon 2 Remastered doesn't introduce anything new to the game, but is still fun to play for fans of the genre. Input lag can unfortunately rear it's ugly head, which can make an already difficult game, nigh impossible on harder difficulties. It's tough to recommend this one for any but the most devout of fans as there are a wealth of better rhythm based games out there right now.
  15. Feb 3, 2020
    60
    A release like Patapon 2 Remastered wouldn’t make sense anymore, and Sony would have to examine its legacy if it wanted to dive into the past. Just like the Patapon, time is always marching onward, and it’s up to you to stop and smell the flowers.
  16. Feb 10, 2020
    55
    Patapon 2 Remastered fails to compensate for the fact that the Sony PSP was a very different device from the PlayStation 4, and in the end, controller latency sinks this classic game adaptation. If the game had compensated for the particulars of its new home, it may have been immensely enjoyable – the core of a great game is intact. But as it stands, Patapon 2 is frustrating and unfun.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 9 out of 40
  1. Feb 1, 2020
    1
    Instead of revamping the local wireless as either couch co-op or friends list parties, The dev team thought it was more appropriate to deleteInstead of revamping the local wireless as either couch co-op or friends list parties, The dev team thought it was more appropriate to delete it and call it a day.

    I have loved this series' campaign and aesthetic since the psp, and multiplayer was one of the driving forces of it. Being over a decade later means there is NO excuse for this lazy rushed PORT. If anything it is Demastered.

    You get more value from buying the 2008 version

    I Pray to IT that we get a multiplayer patch because I WANT TO LOVE THIS SO BADLY
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  2. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    For everone with lag issues: Just play with an headphone plugged into the Controller = Zero issues :)
  3. Feb 2, 2020
    0
    I couldn't even get past the tutorial because my controller inputs was not synced to the game and there is no way to re-calibrate it. Game isI couldn't even get past the tutorial because my controller inputs was not synced to the game and there is no way to re-calibrate it. Game is literally unplayable. Full Review »