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Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  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 Little kids might be willing to look past the unoriginality and outdated gameplay...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: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 21, 2022
    10
    This game is the best Mario 64 clone on 5th gen.consoles I wanna buy a Dreamcast just for Toy Story 2.
  2. 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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  3. Jun 26, 2021
    9
    Although it's nothing like the movie, this was one of my favorite games as a kid. I've beaten this more times than I can count.
  4. Jul 6, 2018
    8
    BuenĂ­simo juego, recuerdo dedicarle cientos de horas en mi infancia, grandes escenarios y jefes. .
  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. Mar 17, 2014
    7
    Let me start this review by saying that kids will gobble this up. It looks great for a PSX game, the controls aren't perfect, but still ratherLet me start this review by saying that kids will gobble this up. It looks great for a PSX game, the controls aren't perfect, but still rather good, and (maybe because I'm still a kid at heart) playing as Buzz Lightyear is genuinely fun. Definitely recommended if you're a fan of the movies, or have a child that enjoys the movies. (especially since you can pick it up dirt cheap, considering it's age)

    Also, friendly reminder to other Metacritic users, we do not give anything below a 5 to a game unless it is FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN.

    "Game of the year 0/10" - Metacritic users.
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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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