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.hack//Mutation is the second in a four-part game series. It is a single-player RPG that "simulates" an MMORPG (such as for example EverQuest), starring a protagonist named Kite. You can get member addresses of other character and attempt to call them to in game to see if they are on-line to join you in a quest. Like standard MMORPG games, it has many side quests, lots of weapons and armor, a trading system for equipment among other character and the ability to move between different servers. You also have message boards and e-mail to communicate with other "players". The second chapter offers better AI control of other character's, additional items, more characters, access to more servers / areas, and a few other features. Characters from the previous game can be imported, and current characters can be saved for use in future installments.

The story continues after the events of the first game. Kite's friend is still in a coma and he still hasn't found out why. The story deepens as the hacker Helba and the game administrators both start getting involved with Kite. The admins are not happy with him but can use his help to investigate what is going on. The question on what happened to Aura at the end of the first game still gets deeper and new elements concerning the beta version of “The World” (originally called "Fragments") are resurfacing.


.hack//MUTATION - Part 2 PlayStation 2 The Elf's Tavern is a place where up to 99 objects can be stored
.hack//MUTATION - Part 2 PlayStation 2 The game's main menu
.hack//MUTATION - Part 2 PlayStation 2 The first time the game is played the player needs to register
.hack//MUTATION - Part 2 PlayStation 2 This location is called Bursting Soul Limit.
On the other side of this rock is an item that has to be investigated and collected

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Alternate Titles

  • ".Hack Vol. 2 Mutation" -- Common title
  • "hack // Akushou Heni Vol. 2 " -- Japanese title
  • "dot hack mutation" -- Common name

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Nothing more, nothing less Jacob Gens (1107) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

Critic Reviews Jul, 2003 9.04 out of 10 90
Netjak Jun 06, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84 Jul 03, 2004 83 out of 100 83
RPGamer 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy May 05, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGamer 2004 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 18, 2005 7 out of 10 70
PlayFrance Jun 17, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot May 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67 Sep 14, 2004 63 out of 100 63


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etempest (1029) added .hack//MUTATION - Part 2 (PlayStation 2) on Jul 30, 2003