Kingdom Hearts II (2005)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  28 March 2006 (USA)
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Sora and friends face mysterious new enemies as they continue their journey to save all worlds, and find Riku and King Mickey.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sora (voice)
Riku (voice)
Kairi (voice)
Roxas (voice)
Naminé (voice)
Hayner (voice)
Pence (voice)
Olette (voice)
Luxord (voice)
Ryan O'Donohue ...
Demyx (voice)
Axel (voice)
Kirk Thornton ...
Saïx (voice)
Xaldin (voice)
Xigbar (voice) (as James Patrick Stewart)


One year after the events of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Sora, Donald, and goofy awaken in Twilight Town. Bent on his quest to find Riku and King Mickey, the three set off on another adventure. However, they soon discover that while they have been asleep, the Heartless are back! Not only that, but Sora, Donald, and Goofy must face new enemies: The Nobodies and Organization 13! They set off on a quest to rid the world of the Heartless once more, uncovering the many secrets that linger about Ansem and Organization 13... Written by Redfern226

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Release Date:

28 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kingudamu hâtsu II  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This game takes place one year after Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories. See more »


Right before you play the "1,000 Heartless Challenge", there is a cut scene in which Mickey runs after Xemnas, leaving Sora, Goofy, and Donald behind. The trio is then surrounded by Heartless. There is a shot of Sora, who looks over his shoulder at Donald and Goofy. The shot then changes to Sora again, who runs to attack the Heartless. In these scenes, each character has their most basic weapons they start with in the beginning of the game. See more »


[first lines]
Sora: [Roxas's voice] A scattered memory like a far-off dream. A far-off dream like a scattered memory. I want to line the pieces up, yours and mine.
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Crazy Credits

While the credits are rolling you see scenes of various Disney characters and characters from the game, end with a happy ending. See more »


References Final Fantasy IX (2000) See more »


He's A Pirate
Music by Klaus Badelt, Geoff Zanelli (as Geoffrey Zanelli) and Hans Zimmer
(C) 2003 Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.
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User Reviews

Sora's triumphant return
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first Kingdom Hearts game was a genre-defining title. Squaresft had a huge hit on its hands, spawned from its partnership with Disney, that no one really expected. When the sequel was announced, fans of the game (myself included) were overjoyed. And now that it's here, we know that our reaction was justified.

This game is everything it promises to be and more. Everything, from the graphics to the gameplay, has been completely redone, with stunning results. It still shows the same crisp look and feel you expect from Square, but with a new polish that's readily evident.

The game feels the same, but different - like an old car with a brand new engine. Sora jumps and attacks with speed and flourish, just as he did in the first game. Only this time, they've thrown in a couple new features for you to play with - the Drive and Limit functions.

The Drive command is a stroke of genius on Square's part - when selected, you transform into one of 5 forms with the help of your allies - Valor (Goofy), Wisdom (Donald), Master (Both), Final (Both), and AntiForm (All allies). The first three are gained as the story progresses, but Final form and AntiForm are random occurrences. The Drive forms imbue Sora with new skills and abilities, allowing him to take down his enemies in ways never thought possible.

Anyone who's played Final Fantasy will recognize the Limit command. Sora teams up with his partners to unleash a flashy, devastating combo attack that decimates the enemies around him. Limit attacks do ridiculous damage and are often graphically stunning. Each ally (including those specific to the current world) has his own limit attack, and each one is completely unique.

As with he first game, the story is a brilliantly crafted and well-told narrative. All your favorite characters from the first game are back, including some new faces, like Stitch, Tifa, and, of course, the three stars of Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna, Rikku and Paine (making their appearance this time as three mischievous fairies that inhabit Hollow Bastion).

Overall, this is a fantastic and well-thought-out game that anyone who even mildly enjoyed the first. Games like this really only come once in a great while, and this should definitely keep you busy until the next ground-breaking new hit is released.

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