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GF Rating
8.2

409 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The ghosts of Pikmin past!

posted by kaitoofrose (HARVEST, AL) Jun 13, 2012

Member since May 2011

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was super fun. The levels were interesting, the caves were challeging, and the removal of the time limit was a very smart move. Now, the only small problem I have with this wonderful game is the loss you feel when you lose your pikmin to the enemies or environment. It makes me feel bad when I see their ghosts floating up into the air, but it does make you try better next time.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

I couldn't put it down!

posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Jun 27, 2012

Member since Apr 2010

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The original "Pikmin" had a good concept and a solid execution, but the thirty-day time limit just about broke the whole experience for me. Well, say good-bye to that pain in the neck, because "Pikmin 2" gives you unlimited days during which to get things done! Need to take a day to scout the area and plan strategies? Do it! Need to take a day to buff up your Pikmin reserves? Do it! Time is not pressing on you, and there are no stressful deadlines.

Of course, that's not the only way "Pikmin 2" improves upon its predecessor. The new purple and white Pikmin are welcome additions to the ranks, as is the ability to control two different captains. The cave systems are each unique, and very challenging. The graphics and music are beautiful, the Wii controls work like a dream, the Pikmin AI is supremely competent, and, overall, the whole affair is highly compelling and addictive. My obsession with the game didn't end until I'd found every last treasure.

If you missed this gem when it was originally released for GameCube, don't make the same mistake twice!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Surprisingly Good

posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Aug 3, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have rented plenty of HD collections for games that I had missed out on the PS2. I'm sure they were all good games in their day, but I couldn't enjoy them as much as many modern games due to their outdated feel. Since Pikmin 2 was an old Gamecube game that was ported to Wii, I thought I would feel similar about it. This game has really held up over the years. I had a really good time with it and kind of wish I would have played the original Pikmin back in the early 2000s. The gameplay is very unique and doesn't get repetitive even ten hours in. Hearing that this is a strategy game may scare some casual players away, but it's very accessible. Definitely buying Pikmin 3 whenever the Wii U launches.

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