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Average Player Score Based on 9132 ratings
8.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 9132 ratings
  1. 10 (2486)
  2. 9 (3646)
  3. 8 (2063)
  4. 7 (523)
  5. 6 (184)
  6. 5 (86)
  7. 4 (43)
  8. 3 (23)
  9. 2 (21)
  10. 1 (58)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8.6

    Not a Michael Jackson song.

    When the original Black & White hit shelves, back in 2001, it was a very ambitious title. Combining god-game, with pet-simulator, with city building. And it pulled it off with surprising fluidity. The only problem, was t... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8.6

    Not a Michael Jackson song.

    When the original Black & White hit shelves, back in 2001, it was a very ambitious title. Combining god-game, with pet-simulator, with city building. And it pulled it off with surprising fluidity. The only problem, was t... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Black & White 2

  • User Rating:9

    A large improvement over the original

    I'll start out saying this: Black and White 2 is a jack of all trades, and a master of none. If you're looking for an excellent, in-depth strategy game, BW2 may not be for you. If you're looking for a replacement for you... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5

    too easy 4 me...

    Well,comparing it to B&W 1,i say this one is easy,you can take over other viliges very easy,you can buy stuff,that's just kinda lame... i spent a week or so,when playing the first part,and this part took me 8 hours to be... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9

    A good game, but not as expansive as the original

    Gameplay: This game is great to play, just like the original Black & White, and the addition of new features is quite refreshing. However, very few of the buildings actually serve a unique purpose, and the influence sys... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    For those looking for a relaxing non-linear gaming experience.

    First of all, Black and White 2 is not for those who are impatient. It requires extended periods of what feels like, "Messing around." More often then not, you can just do your own thing and eventually you wi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    Impressive and fun to play, but it let me down so much...

    I played, and played Black and White, and as soon as I found out Black and white 2 was coming out i was soo exited, but for me this game has been a let down. Its gone into being more like setelers ect the main point of t... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3

    Black and White 2 Capitalizes on the success of the first game in great new ways!

    The Black and White series launched with great anticipation, and it delivered. The first game was the ideal open ended god sim that drove people mad. Black and White 2 is the follow up to that and boy are we in for a doo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4

    Work in progress - it should have been developed more before shipping it to stores.

    This is the first "God game" I've played and it doesn't seem bad. The problem is that the few moments of being able to employ goldy powers are brief and fleeting. The forced tutorial at the beginning can also be quite an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    What Can I Say !

    So i have been a fan of Black and White since it came out and have followed the making of Black and White 2 and i have to say every update brought forward made it look even better and once i got my own copy i found out i... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3

    so fun it was hard to put down

    amazingly fun. thats the first phrase that comes to my head when i think about the last few days of my life, sitting at my computor. I wouldnt have changed what i did with my time if i could. Black and white 2 had me... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.3

    Lionhead have taken many of the good aspects from Black and White, and replaced them with poorer aspects in B&W 2.

    Many of the interesting, exciting and loveable aspects from Black and White have been replaced by aspects which either dont suit the game, or are just poorly thought out. For instance, the innovative and charming c... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful