Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
Buy On
  1. 95
    PQ2 is not only exceptionally good, it looks like it'll have an almost supernatural longevity, an essentially limitless amount of replay value. It's easily one of the best puzzle games (if not the best) on the PSP.
  2. Arguably the PSP's best puzzle game, PQ2 may not make you smarter, but you'll have a great time feeling stupid.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    "Brain Age" is the type of game that makes you react; this is a game that makes you think--and even punishes trial and error (which I found out the hard way). [July 2007, p.96]
  4. PQ2 manages to take the best elements from the original game and give us a lot more content, a lot more obstacles, and a lot more freedom.
  5. Top-of-the-line entertainment – a must for anyone who wants a deep, satisfying, and puzzling challenge.
  6. 80
    Not for the weak-minded, this game is full of hardcore brain teasers that will test your spatial, observational, and deductive reasoning. Fans of the first game will find about five times the replay value crammed into the sequel, thanks to more puzzles, new tests, downloadable every week, and the puzzle editor.
  7. 80
    Overall, unless you were born in a Stupid Hospital or you just don't have the brain capacity to compete, PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 shouldn't be missed.
  8. The presentation may not come alive, but the genius gameplay more than makes up for it.
  9. PQ2 provides a challenging 3D puzzle-solving environment with excellent replay value thanks to the built-in puzzle editor and an extensive online puzzle-sharing system.
  10. PQ2 builds on the good foundation of the original and addresses many of its weaknesses, offering a bigger, better puzzle experience.
  11. This isn't an amazing game, but it is an engaging one. Improving your PQ scores is gratifying, and uploading them onto the PQ2 servers and comparing them to other gamers will be a humble experience.
  12. A great puzzle game with a decided twist in its presentation. It may not be accurate in telling your intelligence but it is a fun game and quite a challenge.
  13. PSM Magazine
    PQ2, like its predecessor, takes this simple idea and shapes it into an entertaining puzzle-solving experience. [July 2007, p.84]
  14. With over 250 new puzzles and a level editor to create your own puzzles to send to friends, PQ2 is an easy recommendation for fans of the first PQ or anyone looking for a puzzle challenge on the PSP.
  15. An extremely testing puzzle game that demands on-the-spot logical thinking rather than gut reactions, PQ2 is an intriguing experience backed up with loads of content.
  16. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    The puzzles are plentiful and challenging, but the dull looks and worthy brain-training angle make this a dull slog. [Oct 2007, p.113]
  17. 60
    PIQ2 provides a robust online environment for competitive puzzle solving, but unfortunately it does little to captivate or entertain with its core gameplay. Only those willing to dedicate a decent chunk of their day to what amounts to a standardized test in polygonal form need apply.
  18. Hardcore Gamer
    PIQ2 is themed around measuring intelligence, but all it ends up doing is testing rote memorization and dexterity. [July 2007, p.63]
  19. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    The levels are colourless and lack life, the puzzles aren't anything special and the whole thing is as sterile as a laboratory. [Sept 2007, p.107]

Awards & Rankings

#85 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. RioR.
    Jul 25, 2007
    The best sequel to an already great puzzle game!