Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. While the first game offered a frustrating gaming experience that frankly defeated many gamers, DII has solved all of the previous reasons for criticism, providing a true horror gaming experience unmarred by mechanical flubs.
  2. In the end, the question of whether to give Dementium II a shot is a simple one. Do you want to play a survival horror game on the DS? If the answer is yes, this is the best place to go. If not, this is a good game, but not a must-buy.
  3. Dementium II is the best FPS game I've played on the DS to date, eliminating many of the interface problems that have plagued previous attempts at bringing the genre to Nintendo's handheld. It's not the most original of games, and as in fact quite formulaic both in terms of its mechanics and its horror premise, but it's good at what it does regardless.
  4. To put it bluntly, Dementium II represents one of the better survival horror experiences on a system not known for its support of the genre.
  5. Dementium II is a great step forward for the FPS genre on the DS. The controls are perfect and the graphics and framerate are spot on.
  6. It may not explore much new territory in the horror genre, but what's here is one of the best small-scale chillers that's been turned out in quite a while.
  7. Dementium II does a beautiful job improving on it's predecessor. It maintains the creepy atmosphere, the level of maturity, and the originality of the first game. However, the title is still plagued by a vague plot and annoying enemies.
  8. 70
    It's creepy, mysterious, and spooky, and while it isn't perfect by any means, it's a horror experience well worth your time.
  9. While the game does a great job of scaring the poo out of you, control issues and blocky graphics keep Dementium 2 from being elite. Horror fans will enjoy it, and FPS fans will like what they see.
  10. Folks looking for a different, decidedly mature experience in handheld gaming will find that Dementium II is just what the doctor ordered.
  11. This gory and gruesome shooter improves upon its predecessor in almost every way.
  12. Dementium II desperately wants to be one of the big boys of horror, but it's hard to be scared of a modern game that barely looks and plays up to the standards of the original Quake.
  13. It's pretty good for a quick handheld FPS fix, but to ask anything else of it would be insane.
  14. The horror shooter and Nintendo DS mix is really amazing. You'll get a great shooter with nice graphics, a stunning atmosphere and a lot of action.
  15. 80
    It definitely fuels the craving for more first-person action games on the Nintendo DS, and at the very least Renegade Kid continues to show how capable the team is with the handheld hardware.
  16. Though the first Dementium was a decent survival horror, it suffered from a series of flaws that made the experience perhaps a bit too naive: poor plot, poor atmosphere, bad-designed monsters. This sequel solves almost all problems, delivering the same nice graphics at 60 fps, a nice artistic direction and very well-done enemies.
  17. You won't find a better looking DS shooter and it's engaging while it lasts, though your hands and eyes will hate you for playing extended sessions. [May 2010, p.57]
  18. Dementium II is a decent game with lots of interesting elements combined with a surprising amount of impressive technology, but sadly it just comes together in a very bland, uninspired way.
  19. Even scarier and more action-packed than the first. [June 2010, p.88]
  20. The game is still a first-rate effort, despite its middling problems. Anyone who enjoyed Southpeak's previous effort, Moon, will also dig this game. Just follow those PROTIPS that I've scattered throughout the review, and your first playthrough will be as enjoyable as my second one.
  21. Weapons are more numerous and better balanced this time. [May 2010, p.82]
  22. Not much freedom, and a lasting appeal that leaves much to be desired, but else, a notable FPS, smooth, brilliantly programmed and unique in its genre in the gigantic DS software library.
  23. Dementium II is like a high-school cover band doing a Silent Hill tribute show: There's talent behind the work, but it's still incompetent.
  24. Dementium II spins an interesting, albeit simple, horror narrative on the DS. It's unlike anything else on the hardware and is a perfect example of stylus use done right. It's held back by a few half baked ideas, easy enemies and some questionable sound design, but still delivers a compelling, bite size horror experience.
  25. Renegade Kid proves to be a developer faithful to Nintendo DS and that is in the right way, maintaining what is good and fixing the errors. This a game of the type that deserves to be appreciated in the silent night.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 28, 2013
    One of the best games i have ever played, on any system or console to be honest. The graphics are fantastic, especially for the ds, the story and game-play are fantastic, really, there is nothing bad about this game that i can think of. At some points it is pretty damn scary. I would recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of video games. Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2012
    For a Nintendo DS game Dementium 2 is really amazing. The graphics are way over the average and the controls are running smooth with 60 frame per second. The short - stunning - experience is only clouded by the short amount of the time until the credits roll up the screen as well as the open ending. Full Review »
  3. Feb 5, 2012
    Awesome. Renegade Kid has done one of the most interesting game of the Nintendo DS library. Scary, emotional, and a lot of stuff. A great story, great locations, great atmosphere. Seriously, this is better than Silent Hill 3, but not than the first and the second. This is phychological horror, and this is scary... not Resident Evil 5 ... Full Review »