Conclusion: It's impossible to fault Hudson for wanting to tap into Nintendo's success of the Wii Sports franchise. Unfortunately, the publisher seems to have missed the forest for the trees. Putting style above substance, Deca Sports 2 looks a lot like Wii Sports on the surface, but that spark of magic just isn't present here. One or two of the minis can be fun in short sittings (especially with friends), but on the whole, it's a package that lacks a solid fun factor.
Summary: The game has a decent collection of mini-games for groups. The problem is so does Wii Sports, the main competition for this game. Plus, Wii Sports comes bundled in with the Wii for no extra cost. Overall, this is a game that is worth a look from groups looking for something new. For everyone else, look for Wii sports fun elsewhere.
Sports party game is safe for kids but a bit frustrating.
Common Sense Media
27 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this sports compilation game features a small amount of cartoon violence in the form of hockey checks and wooden stick fights, but that none of the characters ever appear hurt or in pain. There is online play, but no opportunity for players to communicate with one another, making it safe for children. Also note that there is some in-game advertising that appears in some sports arenas.