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Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP)

Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP)
alaScore 88

22 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Will Herring (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution review


Star Ocean: Second Evolution is a PSP game that marks a welcome return for an excellent title.

An overlooked gem, the second installment in the Star Ocean franchise receives a fantastic re-release for the PSP that's definitely worth a look. If you own a PSP you should own Star Ocean: Second Evolution.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : D+PAD Staff (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution


It's plain to see that the game has been lovingly recreated, and the port to PSP is aptly handled. The resulting UMD is a long experience, with a lot to it, and even though you'll mostly be visiting staple JRPG locations there's a considerable amount...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Oliver Banham (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution - PSP review at Thunderbolt Games


The RPG genre has come under a fair bit of scrutiny this past year, with most of them simply failing to excite. Whether it be a lack of ideas, a bland storyline or cumbersome combat, this recent slew of mediocre titles has not given gamers much...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dustin Chadwell (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution


A great port of the original PS1 Star Ocean, but not enough changes to call it a remake.

The audio, on the other hand, is great, and while Star Ocean 2 isn't the best JRPG soundtrack out there, it does hold up to that quality of excellent Square soundtracks from the PS1 era, and there are quite a few memorable tracks that stand out to me....

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Eduardo Vasconcellos (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution


A traditional yet innovative take on the Japanese RPG.

Fantastic battle system; deep gameplay; decent replay value

Some visual blemishes; tons of cliches; load times can be tedious

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Sarah (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution - PSP


Second Verse, Same as the First

Wow! You got the review up! Good review. You gave the game a fair rating, too, which is always good

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Harold Goldberg (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP)


Ever since Mr. Miyamoto first put pencil to storyboard, Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has been a prime influence of the world's brightest game designers. There's no shame in that. Everything, from movies to comics to music, has...

This review is based on a retail copy of the game provided by the publisher.

Feb, 2009

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Star Ocean: Second Evolution


One of my gaming highlights of 2008 was finally being able to play the first title in the Star Ocean series. When I reviewed Star Ocean: Till the End of Time it was the first time I had encountered the series and it was a game I really enjoyed. After...

Star Ocean: Second Evolution is another impressive RPG for the PSP. The game manages to surpass the remarkable First Departure and those who enjoyed that game should definitely regard this as an essential purchase. I really like the way the story...

Expert review by : Jason Nimer (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution - Review


It's been a few weeks since the second Star Ocean remake, Second Evolution, was released for the PSP here in the U.S. We at always try to get new games reviewed a.s.a.p. because we understand the draw of a brand new game and the...

As I said before, Second Evolution isn't the most complex RPG out there. Things are fairly cut and dry; you get your quest, you make your party, you defeat evil and the Ewoks throw you a party on Endor (wait… what?). But the action-based battles and a...

Expert review by : T.J. Deci (

Star Ocean: Second Evolution


Star Ocean: Second Evolution tells the tale of two unlikely heroes, from two different worlds, whose adventuresome encounters with demons, ancient sorcery, and science fiction temper the fate of the known universe. As Star Ocean: First Departure remade th


Product Specifications

Product properties

Developer:Square Enix
ESRB Rating:Teen 13+
Genre :RPG
Miscellaneous:Published by: Square Enix
No. Of Offline Players:1
Other Names:Star Ocean 2, Star Ocean: The Second Story