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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
69
...
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 Diving deep in search of the nuts.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Albino boars. Nice.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Carrying one to the nest.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Title screen

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

Game Chronicles Xbox Mar 14, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
UOL Jogos Windows Mar 31, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 28, 2006 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 26, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Cheat Code Central GameCube Apr 03, 2006 3.8 out of 5 76
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2006 70 out of 100 70
4Players.de Wii Mar 13, 2007 65 out of 100 65
TeamXbox Xbox Apr 10, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Dec 22, 2006 12 out of 20 60
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 06, 2006 12 out of 20 60

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