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Average Player Score Based on 3397 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 3397 ratings
  1. 10 (1228)
  2. 9 (1770)
  3. 8 (291)
  4. 7 (59)
  5. 6 (10)
  6. 5 (11)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (19)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.8

    One of the funnest Strategy games on the GBA.

    Advance Wars 2 (GBA) Advanced wars too is simply one of the funnest, most fullfiling games on the GBA. It has great gameplay, a long story capmpaing, and a map creator so you can create your own maps. Overall pretty... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

  • Review Score:9.5

    Everyone begged for it, and now we got it. The surprise GBA hit of 2001 received almost unanimous praise from every gamer who laid their eyes and hands upon it. Many still believe Advance Wars to be the best GBA game, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    I decided to plop down the $100 for a Gameboy Advance SP (My first Gameboy since the Pocket series!), and decided to pick up Advance Wars 2 since I heard the first one was good, and GS reviewed this one well. They wer... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    Advance Wars 2 is a shining example of how a game can transcend its genre to be fun for gamers of all ages and tastes.

    Intelligent Systems is easily one of Nintendo's best internal development teams. The masterminds behind Tetris Attack, Pokemon Puzzle Challenge, Paper Mario, and Fire Emblem have proven time and time again that they know... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    great turn base strategy

    this game is pretty good. from the moment you start playing this, to the last mission, its just plain fun. every mission is unique like a special timed mission, or a special water mission (using mainly boats and subs), o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    Its still a terrific game. Just like its predecessor, Advance Wars 2 is very addictive. If you can't find the first game, get this right away. However the problem with Advance Wars 2 is that it feels more like an expansi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    There is no game like advance wars and no one can make a game fantasctic as that.

    First of all you don't have to buy the first game to play the second game because the story is completely different and the graphics in the game is superior for this kind of game. This game has a interesting story line b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    Advance Wars 2 has definitely hooked me. When I got my GBA SP about 2 months ago, I immediately started picking out games I wanted. I was looking for games that really benefited from being on the small screen, not simp... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    Advance Wars 2 & U >.>

    Advance Wars 2 Black Hole Rising, was one of the two must-have games that I bought upon receiving my GBA as a wedding gift a month ago. Since then I have spent countless hours maneuvering and crushing enemy units with m... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    This is a game, that I didn't know too much about and I was interested in trying something new for the Gameboy Advance. My friend kept telling me, "just buy the game, you won't regret it." Eventually of course I bought... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    As you can tell from my score I love this game quite a bit. In reality though, this game should probably be called Advance Wars 1.5 which many people have been talking about. The reason for this is simply that this gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful