Kingdom Hearts II review

  • Amazing characters and atmosphere
  • Touching story, when it happens
  • Deeper combat
  • Camera and combat can get chaotic
  • Story is touching, but incomprehensible
  • A few boss battles are annoying

You don't care that combat is often such a manic, camera-swerving lightshow that you literally can't see yourself. Because during the moments in which you can see, you can do things like jump on the back of a cyborg T-rex, ride him like a bull until he swan-dives headlong into the ground, then bludgeon his still-fighting-but-now-headless body to death with a giant key.

You don't care that, as the fabric of the universe is shredding all around you, you're taking time off to sing rhythm-action tunes with a mermaid or yank a honey pot off Pooh-bear's head, because it's just so damn earnest and fun. You don't care that actress Mena Suvari sounds all wrong as the voice of Final Fantasy VII's lovely Aerith, because her game-mate Tifa is a total hottie.

More Info

Release date: Mar 30 2006 - PS2 (US)
Aug 25 2006 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Square Enix
Developed by: Square Enix
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Fantasy Violence, Use of Alcohol
PEGI Rating:
Rating Pending


  • KingdomHearts - November 17, 2008 8:50 p.m.

    FIRST!!!!! KH ROX!!!!!
  • Destro1228 - July 28, 2009 3:11 a.m.

    they will, eventually
  • OrganizationxMember - March 23, 2009 1:11 a.m.

    Kingdom Hearts II Is The Best Game Out Of The Series Yet, The Battles, The Storyline, All Of It EPIC! And This Review Says That Xaldin And Luxord's Battle Sucks, Well There Just Plain WRONG!!! DUD Xaldin's Battle Is SO Hart The First Few Tries And Luxord's Battle IS Strategic... This Game Gets A 10 From Me!
  • gamefreakl1996 - February 15, 2009 12:33 a.m.

    I ALWAYS Loved Kingdom Heart Games, They RULE!!!
  • unclemitso - May 16, 2009 12:17 p.m.

    Kingdom Hearts is incredible. i want them to release a new one lol.
  • TobiUchiha - April 6, 2009 1:02 p.m.

  • VoodooPanda - January 19, 2009 1:37 p.m.

    Love this game. Hope new KH games keep coming out

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