Parents' Guide to

Patapon 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Rhythm/strategy sequel is as fun, quirky as the original.

Game PSP 2009
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

Perfect for ages 7+

I believe that this game is very age appropriate! It is a fast paced beat game that is VERY easy to pick up! The only thing that concerns me is that there word fugly (freaking ugly)! But otherwise a great game!
age 4+

I ran

Just Beginning

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Patapon 2 doesn't radically alter the formula of the first game, but instead refines it, adding new abilities, creatures, beats, and a multiplayer mode so that friends can experience the game's beautiful art and innovative play together. There's no need to worry if you missed out on the original; the game's story is more or less self contained, and the first few missions do a good job of acquainting players with the game's idiosyncratic mechanics. What's more, a trio of difficulty levels ensures that players of vastly different skill levels can make their way through the game with equal ease. And while the surprisingly deep warrior customization system might be intimidating to strategy novices, a helpful "optimize" command lets players properly outfit their fighters for each mission with the touch of a single button. In other words, Patapon 2 welcomes back and challenges series veterans while providing an accessible entry point for players who have yet to experience the franchise's delightfully unusual game play.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: May 5, 2009
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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