• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 5, 2009
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  • Summary: The story of the Patapon tribe marches forth as they hunt for the fabled Earthend. Shipwrecked in a new and strange continent the Patapon are depending on you, their god, to lead them safely through this perilous new land. As you guide the tribe through this new world with your mysticalThe story of the Patapon tribe marches forth as they hunt for the fabled Earthend. Shipwrecked in a new and strange continent the Patapon are depending on you, their god, to lead them safely through this perilous new land. As you guide the tribe through this new world with your mystical drum, they will come face to face with a new tribe, encounter a mysterious and mighty Hero Patapon and uncover the ruins of Patapolis, a mystical place long spoken of by the Patapon. All-new modes to Patapon 2 include thrilling multiplayer stages, a huge array of missions and deep tutorials that will have you drumming to the beat of the Patapon in no time. Head to patapon-game.com for the captivating mini-game, The Art Of War, where the goal is to collect as many Patapon characters as you can and then immortalise your battle with the Patapon Wallpaper creator. Lead your loyal followers through 60 rhythmic stages. Keep the beat going with tons of hidden items and mini-games to reveal. Drum along with friends and tackle multiplayer missions. [Sony] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Patapon 2 is a bit different; the first was an excuse to break out the long dormant handheld, the second comes with marching orders - go buy this game. And if you don't have a PSP, make sure you pick one up while you're out… you'll need it to play Patapon 2.
  2. A few minor quibbles and frustrations aside, Patapon 2 is every bit the worthy successor to its superlative forefather.
  3. Patapon 2 is a fine sequel, offering compelling new features while keeping the charm that made the first game so great. Fans of the original would do well to check this one out.
  4. 80
    Patapon 2 is just as wildly addictive as the original, with its energetic gameplay and presentation.
  5. Patapon 2 is not stated as a new work, it's more like an expansion. It contains some interesting new features, but everything else remains unchanged. Sometimes it is frustrating; sometimes it is fun to play. The game calls exaggerated knowledge of strategy, but above all, remains a great game to play on the portable system.
  6. Patapon 2 tries to push further the good experience that begun with it predecessor; sadly many of the innovative features that we learned to love are there no more, replaced by a mere reproduction of the same experience delivered from the original title. Fans should try it, but many others could just find it for what it is, more of the same.
  7. Edge Magazine
    50
    An extremely unambitious sequel. [Jan 2009, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 11, 2019
    10
    The best psp game. Must have for psp owners. Improved the first patapon in every single way.
  2. JamesP
    Jun 24, 2009
    10
    Very good addicting game. I love it. Excellent art style, fantastic sound and great game play. at 19.99 it is an overall steal. and at the Very good addicting game. I love it. Excellent art style, fantastic sound and great game play. at 19.99 it is an overall steal. and at the poster Chrissy M, you cant rate a game based on the fact that it was download only. That does not effect the score. You do not need a computer to download it, though you do need the internet. The internet is basically a required item to function in today society, and if you can afford to get a 200$ psp and a 20$ game, you can afford the net. The purpose of going all download is to present a unified network for all gamers. no delays, no language barriers, releases around the world at the same time. I honor what sonys doing. not only does it save the environment, it stops companies like gamestop from making money off of a product they do not own. When you trade your game in, you are KILLING the very industry you love. its WORSE than pirating because the company is making money off it. UMDs take longer to load than ram based memory, and its much quicker than just poping it in and going. You dont even need to go to the store, you can just buy it at home, not to mention that the company who makes it gets full profit. You loved the game, i see no reason to give this a 4 based on the fact that you fail to understand the future of digital content. Expand
  3. May 31, 2012
    10
    Probably the best game I've played on the psp. It's almost exactly like the original except improved in every way. It has all the bosses fromProbably the best game I've played on the psp. It's almost exactly like the original except improved in every way. It has all the bosses from the first along with a complete array of new ones, and they're just as fun to battle as ever. The game has around twice as much content as the first and will probably take you around 30 hours to complete. The RPG elements are greatly improved on, no more being stuck with that battle axe you picked up, you can return to certain fortress battle levels you've already played to get better weapon pick ups. Haven't played this in 3 years but I'm thinking about doing so soon since it can be played on vita. Expand
  4. DavidB.
    May 5, 2009
    9
    Put about 20 hours into the first game and I expect to probably put at least 30 into the sequel. The improvements that have been made address Put about 20 hours into the first game and I expect to probably put at least 30 into the sequel. The improvements that have been made address just about every frustration I had with the 1st. You can transfer your items over from your Patapon save and the 1st few levels are accessible even for new players. The same simple to explain yet suprisingly deep gameplay remains, and the multiplayer, with a gamesharing option, is nice if you have any friends with PSPs. Overall, definitely a can't miss for fans of the 1st game and worth picking up for those who missed out on the 1st game. Expand
  5. JohnDoe
    May 17, 2009
    9
    Great game! Addictive and well made. @[Anonymous] If you spent over 40 hours and still have not beaten it, that's your bad not the Great game! Addictive and well made. @[Anonymous] If you spent over 40 hours and still have not beaten it, that's your bad not the games. You don't need to collect every special item and evolve every rarepon to the max just to beat the game. If you are talking about unlocking/finding everything, then yes it will take well over 40 hours to do that. Isn't that a good thing though? I think it is. I'll be playing this game for a long time, and enjoying every minute of it. Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2011
    8
    Patapon's rhythm meets RTS style of gameplay is brilliant. Mix in unique RPG elements and you've got an awesome little music/adventure gamePatapon's rhythm meets RTS style of gameplay is brilliant. Mix in unique RPG elements and you've got an awesome little music/adventure game that is chock full of personality. Its not all quite as perfect as you may like. There is a lot of grinding to do and the system used to level up your troops is plenty more convoluted than it should be. However, this never stopped me from enjoying very long and very fun game. Expand
  7. ChrissyM
    May 7, 2009
    4
    Everywhere I went to buy this game, all they had was a voucher. I think it is BS that Sony is going to do away with UMB discs. How am I going Everywhere I went to buy this game, all they had was a voucher. I think it is BS that Sony is going to do away with UMB discs. How am I going to be able to trade this in? It's not worth buying another memory card just so I can trade my game with someone else. I was told buy a associate at a Game Stop that Sony is doing away with the disc and soon the only way to purchase PSP games is to download it through the Playstation Network to cut cost. Even though it is cheaper, I would've paid full price for the convenience of just popping the game in a being able to play the game right away. Now I have to download a bunch of software to computer. What if some one didn't have the internet, or even a computer. If Sony decides, to remain this way, I think they will tend to loose their customers and I am one of them. Just my personal opinion. I loved this game so much I went ahead and bought it, but I will not buy another voucher if they come out with a Patapon 3. Expand

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