Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    100
    If you're looking for a game to show off the power of your new purchase, but also get value for money then you can't go far wrong with Infinity Blade 2. Even at its launch price of £4.99 it represents great value for money, especially with developers Chair due to release updates in a similar way to IB1, adding new locations, weapons and enemies to fight all set to be free DLC at the time of writing.
  2. Dec 8, 2011
    100
    So Infinity Blade II isn't exactly a major overhaul of the original game, but it doesn't need to be. The additional elements and added strategy improve an already impressive title and yet again, those amazing vistas and detailed enemies manage to impress.
  3. Dec 6, 2011
    100
    Infinity Blade II is everything an iOS game should be. It's beautiful, it's addicting, and it's quite possibly the most fun you can have playing an iOS game.
  4. Dec 1, 2011
    100
    Infinity Blade II is everything the original wanted to be and a little bit more; it's easy to get caught up in its beautiful visuals, but at its heart beats a challenging and addictive Action RPG just waiting to be conquered.
  5. Dec 1, 2011
    100
    In just about every way, Infinity Blade 2 builds on the rock-solid foundation of the original game, and delivers an experience that's as tense, deep, gorgeous, and enjoyable as anything you'll find on the platform.
  6. Nov 30, 2011
    100
    That ChAIR was able to create such a wonderful sequel in a year is a true testament to the talented people working at the studio. With this in mind, Infinity Blade 2 is one of the year's most thrilling video games, a gorgeous and feature packed adventure that demands your attention. In terms if iOS killer apps, it stands alone.
  7. Nov 30, 2011
    100
    We put incredibly powerful devices in our pockets and on our laps daily, but rarely do we see games that utterly embrace this like Infinity Blade has. It's a showcase piece; a technically and visually gifted game that consistently delivers eye-popping stuff.
  8. Nov 30, 2011
    100
    Infinity Blade 2 is bigger, bolder and better than before. It delivers an experience so finely tuned to the abilities of iOS, that it would be hard to replicate perfectly on any other 'current system'… It's the killer app that legitimises iOS as a gaming platform, and in a year where the competition has finally had to sit up and take stock.
  9. Nov 30, 2011
    100
    Infinity Blade 2 is a must own - it is the App Store's killer app.
  10. Apr 26, 2012
    95
    A technical achievement that showcases the true potential of the iOS devices and the power of the Unreal engine.
  11. Dec 7, 2011
    92
    Infinity Blade II is easily the new benchmark for iOS gaming; a visual masterpiece, and a huge step forward content wise compared to the first chapter. The gameplay is still the same, so don't bother if you didn't like it last year.
  12. Dec 8, 2011
    90
    While the sequel emulates the original in many ways, there is a healthy dose of new items, weapons, enemies, and locations, as well as a deeper story to boot.
  13. Dec 6, 2011
    90
    All of these various improvements, from the subtle shifts in music to the beautiful scenery to high-res textures create a visual environment so deep that you'll totally feel lost in it. The story is very intriguing, and while it isn't breaking any barriers, it's genuinely great to see so much attention to detail in a game developed for mobile platforms.
  14. Dec 5, 2011
    90
    Stunning graphics, one of the most addictive gameplay available in the App Store and hours and hours of fun. Infinity Blade II is the best sequel possible we could have wished, frantic and ruthless like no others. Once again, Chair and Unreal Engine accomplished the job.
  15. Dec 4, 2011
    90
    There are few other games on iOS with the kind of gameplay that is deceptively complex, and with the kind of addictive properties to keep me going at it for hours on end, shirking all other responsibilities. When it isn't having technical issues, it is a must have.
  16. Dec 2, 2011
    90
    If Infinity Blade was proof that mobile games could be taken seriously, then Infinity Blade II is that very same proof biting any and all detractors on the genitals.
  17. 90
    Awesome visuals and entertaining swordfights make this one of the greatest Ios games ever.
  18. 90
    If you loved the first Infinity Blade go nuts: there's more history, variety, refinement, details and equipment combinations to Infinity Blade II. A deeper weapon system that feels almost like a choice of class make it much more fun to rinse and repeat the levels. And there is a actually a story hidden in the game this time around. Good stuff and yet another prime example of how to do an iOS-game.
  19. Dec 1, 2011
    90
    Deep, accessible, and visually stunning, Infinity Blade II sets the standard for iOS gaming.
  20. Dec 5, 2011
    88
    The second iteration in the Infinity Blade series is gorgeous, powerful but a bit cyclic. Chair Entertainment proves again that iOS devices are able to achieve much more than what we've seen this far.
  21. Dec 16, 2011
    87
    As with the first game, Infinity Blade 2 expertly plays to the iOS platform's strengths, rendering many, if not all, of its contemporaries in sharp relief. Future updates promise an augmented game experience that includes multiplayer raid-style encounters called Clashmobs, but for the present, this aspirant of the app store is more than equipped to deliver a deep and satisfying experience sure to bleed into multiple lifetimes.
  22. Jan 12, 2012
    84
    Infinitely awesome and just short of genius - download it for your mobile now. [Feb 2012, p.82]
  23. Dec 5, 2011
    83
    You'll have a bit more choice in the direction that story takes, thanks to some branching paths in the castle. It's a nice change of pace from the first Infinity Blade, though if you stuck with the original long enough to receive the massive content update Chair delivered for that game, you'll have seen the beginnings of those branching paths already.
  24. Dec 5, 2011
    83
    Infinity Blade II is everything its predecessor wasn't: a fun, complete and engaging game that finds its strength in the technical realization.
  25. Jan 29, 2012
    80
    Addictive, fully-featured and far more sure of itself than ever before, Infinity Blade II is as slick an offering as iOS currently offers. [Issue#118, p.100]
  26. Dec 14, 2011
    80
    Chair took everyone by surprise with the first episode. This follow-up strengthens the basics, and adds up to the formula with deeper tactical elements in its combat, and more variety (alternate routes, etc.), even though the concept remains the same. For this price, it's a good experience to be had, but mind the fact that it's designed for the latest gen iOS platforms, and may not be as pretty or fluid on previous ones.
  27. Dec 14, 2011
    80
    When it works, however, Infinity Blade II represents iOS gaming at its finest. For all Chair's improvements, the first game's nagging sense of hollow repetition will still set in eventually; it just takes longer to arrive this time. But until that point arrives, Infinity Blade II remains a defining, and essential, iOS experience.
  28. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    If you didn't like the original, this won't convert you – and we hope Chair doesn't soon roll out the next in an infinite number of Infinity Blade games merely with new Titans and metal hats. But if you enjoyed battling the God King, Infinity Blade II's a no-brainer purchase.
  29. Dec 5, 2011
    80
    For everything Infinity Blade II has added to the formula, Chair seems to have been just as quick to take something away. It's a sizable adventure to be sure, and there's no doubt it's an absolute must play – but at the same time, it feels like they're holding back content simply so they'll have something to offer as an update down the road. And when that "something" could be content that was in your last game... well... that just feels like cheating.
  30. Dec 5, 2011
    80
    Infinity Blade II continues to be a step forward for iOS gaming. Chair has delivered a visual masterpiece with satisfying combat that rectifies many of the issues of its predecessor. We aren't quite at that point where smartphones and tablets have made handheld gaming systems obsolete, but after this release, the gap between them is certainly narrower.
  31. Dec 2, 2011
    80
    If you didn't like the original game, you should flee from this second entry, as it mantains the original on-rails formula. But if you liked the first, you'll love this sequel.
  32. Dec 1, 2011
    80
    A brutal, cyclical action RPG that builds on the foundations of its predecessor, Infinity Blade II is a showcase for everything that's right about sequels, but it's not the big leap forward that some might have been hoping for.
  33. 80
    Considerably more depth and variety than the original, and with even more stunning visuals - this is as good as smartphone and tablet gaming gets.
  34. Nov 30, 2011
    80
    The novelty of repeated bucket-kicking has dampened a little. And towards the end, the game just starts throwing high-level bastards in your face to see how many you can take. The core formula that defined Infinity Blade and made it so interesting has been tarnished in the move to write an App Store description with some higher numbers than before.
  35. Dec 23, 2011
    70
    Infinity Blade 2 is akin to a game of chess where the player is taking down enemy pieces one by one. This time, we can move around the board both vertically and diagonally, and getting to the end-play will take you more than 90 minutes. Alas, the formula is still too simple, and Chair will have to do something about that in the inevitable Infinity Blade 3.
  36. Dec 9, 2011
    70
    Infinity Blade II plays a lot like a modern version of Punch Out, but with HD graphics and in a fantasy setting. The combat mechanics are fun and there is a bit of customization that will keep you occupied for some time, but Infinity Blade II is still extremely linear and repetitive.
  37. Dec 2, 2011
    70
    Despite an incredibile graphic engine Infinite Blade 2 lacks in terms of gameplay and fails to add something really new to the (always winning) formula.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. Dec 1, 2011
    10
    Great game, far better that the original in my opinion. So far it has been running far better on my iphone 4 than the original did, and thats impressive considering how much bigger and better looking this is. I had a really annoying bug where it forgot all my save data and I had to start again. I know problems like this are going to be ironed out, so while its annoying it doesn't change how good the game is. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an iPhone, its got great controls lots of depth and an addictive levelling system, just watch out for the bugs... for now. Full Review »
  2. Dec 1, 2011
    10
    Better than ever, Chair has refined their previous game to the point where it is perfect. Battles are exciting and engaging, and suprisingly, the game looks EVEN BETTER! It can stand up to even console titles. For only 8 dollars, its a must buy. Oh yeah, 96%. Same as Skyrim. Who woulda thought. Full Review »
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    10
    Awesome game. Tons more content and they have really honed in on their successful franchise from last year. Congrats Chair on once again setting the standard for what an iPhone game should bring to the table. While some may (still) be turned away from the on rails/cyclical nature of the game, this game offers a considerable amount more content and story than the last one while offering even better gameplay. Highly recommended as the definitive iPhone experience right now. Full Review »