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Our hero - a young Monster Scout desperate to take part in the championship - hopes to compete in the Monster Scout Challenge for the honour of becoming world champion. So the hero stows away on the Albatross, an airship bound for the Monster Arena. Unfortunately fate has other plans for the ship. It's pulled off course by a terrific storm to crash on an unknown island. The island is a dangerous place, full of exotic, never-before-seen monsters ripe for scouting. More importantly though, the Albatross’ passengers have been scattered across the island - there’s nothing for our hero to do but take charge, track them down and find a way to escape the enigmatic island.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is a monster-recruiting role-playing game very much in the vein of its predecessor. Our hero encounters monsters in the field and engages them in turn-based battles with his own monsters, to either defeat or recruit them. He can change each monsters abilities from various skill trees, and combine them to birth new monsters with their own abilities.

The player can also take their team into battle with other players, either locally or online, and scout monsters using Tag mode from other players of this game as well as Dragon Quest IX and VI.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Nintendo DS Title screen

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Screenshot
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Screenshot
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Screenshot
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "DQM 2" -- Official abbreviation
  • "ドラゴンクエストモンスターズ ジョーカー2" -- Japanese spelling

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Cubed3 Dec 03, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Sep 23, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct 16, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Feb 13, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGamer 2011 4 out of 5 80 Oct 21, 2011 78 out of 100 78
Official Nintendo Magazine Oct 08, 2011 77 out of 100 77
Game Informer Magazine Sep 13, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Sep 16, 2011 7 out of 10 70 Sep 30, 2011 5 out of 10 50


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CrankyStorming (3003) added Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Nintendo DS) on Oct 13, 2011