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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Critic Score User Score
Wii
64
...
GameCube
72
5.0
PlayStation 2
68
4.3
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Description

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game takes place in prehistory - you play as Scrat, the hapless (but not totally helpless!) proto-squirrel, helping your friends escape the coming of a huge flood.

The WASD keys move you forward and back, left and right, and the mouse controls camera movement and some actions. Scrat has a few special moves as well, such as sniff, his spin attack, a double jump, a ground stomp (useful for breaking ice) and a roll attack. Much of the game consists of hunting down acorns and other special nuts for health renewal or for unlocking bonuses. There are a few mini-games within the game - you can play as Sid, zipping along an ice slide while avoiding obstacles; there's also penguin-bowling and a mini-game where you "shoot" at monkeys to regain a walnut that was whisked out from under your nose.

Screenshots

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Scrat the Tarzan.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows That bird will carry you if you fall down the waterfall.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Some animals will help you reach higher grounds.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Blue Monkeys! Watch out for Scrat.

Alternate Titles

  • "Ледниковый период 2: Глобальное потепление" -- Russian spelling
  • "L'Age De Glace 2" -- French title
  • "Ice Age 2: Jetzt taut's" -- German title
  • "Ice Age 2: Jäätikkö Sulaa" -- Finnish title
  • "Ice Age 2: El Deshielo" -- Spanish title
  • "Ice Age 2: Az Olvadás" -- Hungarian title
  • "Epoka Lodowcowa 2: Odwilż" -- Polish title
  • "Doba ledová 2: Obleva" -- Czech title
  • "A Era do Gelo 2" -- Brazilian title

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox Mar 14, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 28, 2006 79 out of 100 79
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Cheat Code Central GameCube Apr 03, 2006 3.8 out of 5 76
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 26, 2006 76 out of 100 76
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Mar 31, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Playback Windows Jul, 2006 7.33 out of 10 73
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Worth Playing Wii Jan 12, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpy Wii Jan 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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