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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
64
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Windows
70
3.3
Xbox
69
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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 Playing dead for Diego not to notice Scrat.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Scrat the Tarzan.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Oh my god! He's going to do it. Use the wind currents.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Introducing Sid.

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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The Press Says

UOL Jogos Windows Mar 31, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN GameCube Mar 14, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Cheat Code Central Xbox Apr 03, 2006 3.8 out of 5 76
Playback Windows Jul, 2006 7.33 out of 10 73
Game Freaks 365 GameCube 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Gameplanet Xbox Apr 28, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Worth Playing Wii Jan 12, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
TeamXbox Xbox Apr 10, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Apr 21, 2006 C 50

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