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Pandemonium 2 (PlayStation)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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Consoles Plus
Pandemonium 2 continue sur la lancée de son grand-frère sans apporter de modifications importantes. Ça manque un peu, mais l'intérêt est bel et bien là !
Mega Score
Os louquíssimos Nikki e Fargus estão de volta, mais bonitos, coloridos e tridimensionais que nunca, para nos levar em mais uma alucinada aventura. Esta sequela promete.
Absolute Playstation
After my initial disappointment concerning the graphical changes it was pleasing to see that there have been vast improvements to the gameplay. You now feel that you have more control over the characters and the new actions allow you to investigate the surroundings without fear that the slightest mistake will return you back to the start of the level. Pandemonium 2 should be every bit as successful as its predecessor.
Gamezone (Germany)
Dieser alte Klassiker ist ein, von der Spielbarkeit gelungenes und optisches Highlight. Hier kann man sich zwischen zwei Figuren entscheiden... zwei verrückte Magier namens Nikki und Fargus, die auch akrobatisch einiges drauf haben. Zwar unterscheidet sich dieses Spiel nicht sonderlich von jedem anderen Hüpf-Spiel, aber es hat eben doch einen ganz eigenen wirren Flair.
Joystick (French)
Et puis, il y a aussi les bonus-stages qui sont en nombre très important, et relancent perpétuellement l'intérêt de ce qui ne devait être à la base qu'un simple jeu de plates-formes. Du coup, Pandemonium 2 accroche le joueur et innove au lieu de lasser. Alors si vous possédez une PlayStation et que vous avez du temps à tuer, faites donc un tour dans l'univers de P2, qui compte une quarantaine de vastes niveaux quand même...
If you are looking for a game that has the feel of a platform game but does not go for cutesy, this is it. The level design will keep you playing for hours and since it is not overly difficult, even beginners should be able to catch on to the controls quickly. If there ever was a game that looks like it could have been developed by the masterminds of the '60s, this is it. Make Love not War!
Pandemonium 2 est sans doute un jeu original, définitivement à part, mais aussi bancal. Cette suite pousse l'inventivité plus loin encore que son prédécesseur, mais cet effort joue aussi contre lui-même puisque le joueur finit par regretter que le jeu ne soit pas de bout en bout toujours aussi réussi. Ainsi, pour être exceptionnel, il lui manque surtout de se maintenir dans l'excellence qui caractérise certains niveaux, certains n'étant pour ainsi dire que corrects. Autrement, il lui reste tout de même ces niveaux ahurissants pour qui aime la créativité de l'absurde, l'angoisse pleine de vie, et une sublime ambiance débordante de folie.
Overall, the graphics are better and more colorful, and the camera angles have become even more vomit-inducing than the original in that the backgrounds and foregrounds are still insane, but at least you can differentiate between the two, and the gameplay is satisfying, challenging, and surprisingly not monotonous. Put simply, it's a fun and mostly unpredictable platform game, in spite of not being fully 3D.
Game Revolution
What's most important, however, is the fun factor. Pandemonium 2 is overall a very enjoyable game. Unfortunately, although the levels are difficult, there just isn't enough of them and the game took only around 10 hours to complete, and with little replay value (you could change characters, but the levels are the same). Unfortunately, it doesn't really garner any reason to play it again after finishing it. Even though you may not play it for a long time, Pandemonium 2 is still fun - and hey, it's the new psychedelic drug of the 90's.