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  • Summary: As space hero Buzz Lightyear, you've got your hands full. Your best buddy, Woody, has been kidnapped by a greedy toy collector and it's going to be an all-out race against time to save him.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The game is filled with imagination, color and good solid fundamental platforming elements. With the success that Toy Story has generated gamers will enjoy getting a chance to take control of Buzz Lightyear and giving those bad toys a real lesson in butt kicking.
  2. Fans of the Toy Story movies should consider this one a must have. Even without the dynamic characterization and the familiar setting, Toy Story 2 is a well executed arcade title.
  3. An adventure title that is longer than most others. It features 15 levels, with 5 tokens to be collected in each level, mini games, 15 mini bosses, 5 bosses, beautiful FMV's, colorful areas, free movement, and so much more that my fingers can break from writing so much info.
  4. Just a wasted opportunity. Of course, we are totally missing the point here because the game is aimed at players as young as eight, and we are therefore being far too damning in our criticism, but what the hell, we love kiddie platformers just as much as any juvenile, and we still thought this game was unimaginative and distinctly lame.
  5. The game is good. Whether you've seen the movie or not, Toy Story 2, as a game, stands on its own. It's not complicated or sexy; it's just a fun, straightforward, nonlinear adventure game with puzzle and platform elements.
  6. 70
    It's a moderately fun game, and it's a fine stocking stuffer, but just don't blame me if your children's dental bill skyrockets from them gritting their teeth.
  7. If you want to see video clips, go watch the actual movie - It will look better anyway. If you want a groundbreaking three-dimensional platformer, you're still looking in the wrong place, bub. Little kids might be willing to look past the unoriginality and outdated gameplay... maybe they would even have some fun. But most kids, including those who are just kids at heart, would be smart enough to play elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    10
    #lefilm
    One of the most captivating video games of all time. An experience everyone should enjoy. Trounces all time favorites like GTA5. True
    #lefilm
    One of the most captivating video games of all time. An experience everyone should enjoy. Trounces all time favorites like GTA5. True intellectual genius. Puts bad games like Persona 4 to shame.
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  2. Jan 5, 2017
    9
    I find this a very interesting title in the PlayStation 1's library. It's got amazing graphics, especially for a 3D PlayStation 1 game. TheI find this a very interesting title in the PlayStation 1's library. It's got amazing graphics, especially for a 3D PlayStation 1 game. The soundtrack and sound quality are also top-notch. The gameplay's a little generic and frustrating, but it's a well built platformer otherwise. I'd say it's a great game for anyone to have on PlayStation. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2017
    9
    Buzz Lightyear's game is a great example of making the video game out of cartoon. It has amazing big levels full of interesting characters andBuzz Lightyear's game is a great example of making the video game out of cartoon. It has amazing big levels full of interesting characters and challenges. I would claim that Toy Story 2 was one of this games developing "open world" as we know it now. Expand
  4. Apr 3, 2018
    8
    Its a great game even with all the issues on it, have horrible camera system, but the controls are solid, puzzles are easy enough for kids.Its a great game even with all the issues on it, have horrible camera system, but the controls are solid, puzzles are easy enough for kids. Game provide lots of fun if you are into platformers Expand
  5. Sep 3, 2018
    7
    i like this game now . but first time i play it i was 7 and it was hard for me
  6. Feb 25, 2018
    7
    Let's all just get the disclaimer out of the way now: licensed video games, unfortunately, tend to suck. While there are some diamonds in theLet's all just get the disclaimer out of the way now: licensed video games, unfortunately, tend to suck. While there are some diamonds in the rough, developers will more often than not make a game based on a license for no reason other than quick, easy cash. It's the simplest way to release ham-fisted game and still get rich off of it. That said, Traveller's Tales worked their hardest to disprove this theory with "Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue" for the PlayStation, hoping to make a game worthy enough to stand next to one of the greatest animated films of all time (and one of my personal favorites). And it's pretty clear that they put in far more effort than most licensed games do.
    There's a number of things to like about this game: it's got solid platforming, catchy music, decent visuals and some really good, interesting level design. The game mostly follows the plot of the first film, but features some unique areas not seen in the film. It's clear Traveller's Tales didn't want to just "release something," they wanted to make something that, if nothing else, could still be a fun play even for the older crowd, and the game is mostly successful.
    It's not perfect, however: while the visuals are pretty good overall, the characters aren't blessed with the most well-animated faces (take note that their lips also don't move), and while it's a fun adventure, kids might be shocked that the game is as difficult as it is. Also, while many of the early levels are great, the final few levels are mostly unexciting, and the game doesn't really end as well as it started.
    Still, if you can find it for a good price, "Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue" is definitely worth playing through. It's nothing spectacular, but it's a nice little diversion that I'm sure many people can have some fun with.
    Final rating: 7 out of 10 "Good"
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  7. AprilB.
    Aug 10, 2005
    3
    For a kids game this is horrible. It looks good but is way to hard. I climbed up the tree rope and tried that boring swing to the platforms For a kids game this is horrible. It looks good but is way to hard. I climbed up the tree rope and tried that boring swing to the platforms 100 times and finally gave up never got to the top. There were other areas that were also as annoying and near impossible. Games are supposed to be fun and challenging not boring and frustrating. I'd rather play Sly 2 or Ratchet and clank. Expand

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