Moby Poll: Do you pre-order games, buy at launch, or wait?

Croc 2 (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

I really love the game Croc 2. Xenetreous (22) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
The Next Level
At a glance, Croc 2 may seem like a 'Mario 64 clone', but Croc 2 is indeed a very impressive game. It has a good blend of the aspects of Nintendo's Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time and UbiSoft's Rayman 2. The only gripe is that the camera angles can not be changed like Mario 64.
PC Games (Germany)
Nach zwei Jahren macht sich Croc wieder auf den Weg, um den befreundeten Gobbos aus der Patsche zu helfen. Natürlich lauern unzählige Gefahren auf das knuddelige Krokodil mit den großen Kulleraugen. Der Anlass zu diesem Abenteuer ist die Wiederauferstehung des bösen Barons Dante, der mit seinen diabolischen Dantinis die braven, aber völlig hilflosen Gobbos tyrannisiert.
Gamer's Pulse
To sum it all up, I’d have to say that I really enjoyed playing Croc 2. While I’m definitely not a child anymore, its bright graphics, enchanting score, and moderately challenging gameplay grabbed hold of me and didn’t let go. If you’re a parent, or a fan of great 3D-Platform games, give Croc 2 a whirl - you’re sure to enjoy it.
Power Unlimited
Een vrolijk, uitgebreide platform-game die nog leuker had kunnen zijn geweest als de camerawerking niet zo irritant was geweest. Nu ga je te vaak onnodig de pijp uit waardoor je een echte Croc-adpet moet zijn, wil je het op kunnen brengen om de game te blijven spelen.
PC Player (Germany)
Wenn Sie hart und zäh sind oder das Leben Ihnen viel zu wenige Herausforderungen präsentiert, könnten Sie mit Croc 2 glücklich werden. Alternativ scharen Sie eine Gruppe Freunde um sich, die Ihnen beim 99. Sprung ins Leere seelischen Beistand leisten.
Computer Games Magazine
With its cute storyline, Croc 2 is an entertaining but fairly unremarkable romp, especially suited for the younger gamer in the family.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While not graphically or thematically on par with such greats as Rayman 2, Croc 2 holds its own as a unique offering. Unfortunately, most gamers will likely find themselves alienated by the title's pervasive cuteness, although it arguably provides a nice counterpoint to the blood and guts that seeps its way into most of the industry's offerings. Given, the action isn't particularly innovative, but it still manages to be a rather compelling and relaxing jaunt. Although most of its platform-jumping and monster-stomping action has been seen before, its feel and main character inject enough personality into the game to warrant giving it a try.
GameStar (Germany)
Croc 2 ist allerliebst in Szene gesetzt. Dabei gefällt mir nicht nur die Grafik gut. Abwechslungsreiche Levels und witzige Mini-Spielchen sorgen eigentlich für jede Menge Motivation. Das Problem ist, daß die Entwickler nicht aus den Macken des Vorgängers gelernt haben. Das Kamerasystem sorgt immer noch durch unglückliche Blickwinkel für Ärger. Den Unterschied zwischen sicherem Sprung und sicherem Tod müssen Sie oft auf die unangenehme Art auswendig lernen, und Gesundheits-Auffrischer sind etwas zu dünn gesät. Insgesamt hält sich der Schwierigkeitsgrad allerdings gerade noch in Grenzen, zumal sich Croc 2 etwas gemächlicher spielt als vergleichbare Titel. Fazit: Nur hartgesottene Hüpfspiel-Fans sollten zugreifen, alle anderen entscheiden sich lieber für Rayman 2.
I sincerely expected more from Croc 2. As I already said, the first part offered a lot to its successor, yet the sequel failed to keep track with times and trends. We'll just have to see if Croc will succeed in maintaining popularity on PC, because his failure on console market is imminent thanks to Super Mario, Gex and alike. As for PCs, Rayman 2 still remains the favorite in the genre.
PC Gamer Brasil
Cores! Jogabilidade acessível! Incansáveis jogos de aventura! Uma geração de games que não se esgota e que se esforça por manter a mesma estrutura de anos atrás. Os games deste gênero parecem muito simples para vários jogadores, mas a legião de fãs dos jogos de aventura parece estar muito longe de acabar. Ainda que outros gêneros dominem o mercado, eles estão lá, sempre com alguma surpresa diferente. E quando se trata em surpresas, nada melhor do que um novíssimo lançamento para se avaliar o quanto este gênero cresceu. Talvez o mais recente seja Croc 2, o segundo episódio da aventura de um crocodilo pra lá de divertido.
Croc 2 laisse finalement un petit goût de déception dans la bouche tant son gameplay aurait été perfectible. Il possède toutefois des graphismes d’un niveau sérieux qui lui confèrent par leurs couleur et leur aspect de dessin-animé un ton très sympathique. Un jeu qui aurait fait sans aucun doute le bonheur des plus jeunes d’entre nous, grâce à un personnage que l’on ne demanderait qu’à aimer s’il voulait bien effectuer des mouvements, pourtant simples, avec un peu plus d’efficacité…
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Het spel mocht echter wel meer zijn; ik vrees dat de doelgroep - jonge kinderen - niet het geduld kan opbrengen dat voor dit spel nodig is. Conclusie: Rayman rules!
To enjoy Croc 2 as it's meant to be enjoyed, you pretty much have to have never played a platform game before, and certainly have never touched anything crafted by Miyamoto or the Rare kids on a good day. Kids will jump for the cuteness, the great music, and the funky voices, but they'll definitely be frustrated by the controls, and adults will ultimately be bored by the general straightforward hop and attack nature of the gameplay.
60 (UK)
I was about to say one million Playstation owners can't be wrong, but they're the ones who keep buying Tomb Raider games, so the validity of this statement is perhaps debatable! But although Croc 2 is not going to set the world alight, if you have a child or a younger sibling, or are indeed yourself looking for a nice arcade style game to while away some of those summer days, you could certainly do a lot worse on the PC.
incite PC Gaming
A good game for kids, but grown-ups have better things to do.
By the halfway point of Croc 2, you'll have learned to tolerate the controls, circumvent the camera, and make Croc do your bidding, more or less. The entire package is blandly professional enough and provides enough consistent gameplay to avoid outright dismissal, but it clearly lacks the imaginative spark necessary to make playing it a memorable experience.
Absolute Games (
Что же, дорогие папы и мамы, а также их ненаглядные чада и родители (дедушки и бабушки). Все же не так уж и много в нашем мире более забавных и приятных трехмерных аркад, чем вторая часть приключений великолепного Крока. И даже не в звуковых эффектах и 3dfx-окружении дело. Нет, чистая и незапятнанная душа главного героя — вот залог постоянного интереса к этой игре у всех поклонников жанра, от мала до велика. Так играйте, играйте и еще раз играйте! А закончить нашу апологетическую речь хочется следующим призывом: "Мальчишки, девчонки, а также их родители! В безудержного Крока сыграть вы не хотите ли?!".