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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.

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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Title screen
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Apparently, that's an apple-eating bear... or whatever it is.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Feeding bear with an apple.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Windows Diving deep in search of the nuts.

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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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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox Mar 14, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 28, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 26, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Gameplanet Xbox Apr 28, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
TeamXbox Xbox Apr 10, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
Video Game Talk PlayStation 2 Mar 27, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox Apr 19, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamesFirst! Xbox Apr 03, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Wii Jan 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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