Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. But Blood II lacks some of the innovation of the original; the horror-theme is less pronounced, and the level design doesn't stray far from the average...But it's hard to fault Blood II for not doing anything new; it sets out to be a traditional shooter and does a good, if not great, job.
  2. There are a lot of fresh components laboring to make this a different game, including the engine, but the end result is not at all frightening. Too much emphasis was placed on puerile humor, which I am all for in most games, but I needed something different here.
  3. Very few games had the perfect soundtrack (and yes I love "Doom's" original soundtrack as well); Blood II does. Its eerie tunes add to gameplay by "epic proportions."
  4. 62
    An utterly ordinary shooter, hidebound by convention and hamstrung by formulaic gameplay. For people who may have only played one or two of these clones before, there's fun to be found. But for the rest of us, it's a pass, even though a lot of time and effort went into making a decent engine and some dark and creepy graphics.
  5. The writing is of the quality that you'll find in your average Jean-Claude Van Damme flick. It tries to be witty and satirical, but is adolescent and uninteresting instead.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
  1. Jun 11, 2016
    10
    I personally think that this video game is far better than Monolith's video game called No one Lives Forever. It's so fun. And there are manyI personally think that this video game is far better than Monolith's video game called No one Lives Forever. It's so fun. And there are many weapons which you can use and the soundtrack is great! Too bad a sequel didn't released since then. Full Review »
  2. NicolasS
    Jan 21, 2010
    10
    This game is not as good as the 1st but there just something to behold in this one.
  3. jimmib
    Dec 26, 2009
    3
    gameplay broken level design poor unrealistic destruction of environment and enemies a.i. poor civilian reaction breaks whats left of gameplay broken level design poor unrealistic destruction of environment and enemies a.i. poor civilian reaction breaks whats left of immersion graphics poor guns poor poor game in general Full Review »