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  • Summary: When someone close to Erica is kidnapped by the Wise Monkey, a serial killer fixated on the gruesome mutilation of their victims, Erica is in a race against time to save her life. With the Wise Monkey case in her hands and the FBI's resources already stretched thin, she’s on her own to find the killer before it's too late - again. Collapse
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  1. 87
    The debut of Phoenix Online Studios in the scene of commercial adventure games is superb and leaves us with high expectations for the future. [January 2013]
  2. Feb 6, 2013
    80
    Overall, Cognition: an Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey is a solid step forward for this promising mystery series. The point-and-click gameplay does feel somewhat outdated, but it is devoid of the pixel hunts and illogical hilarity that has ruined past games of the genre.
  3. May 16, 2013
    80
    This is an improvement over The Hangman despite the shorter length meaning you get less bang for your buck. Everything feels a little bit more settled and confident and it moves quickly.
  4. Jan 30, 2013
    70
    Not many adventures have as much dark storytelling ambition as Cognition-endure the awkward conversations to get to the puzzles and story developments, and you'll be glad you stuck with it.
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    70
    Phoenix Online manages to produce another entertaining adventure thriller with the same mystical puzzle atmosphere as the predecessor.
  6. Jan 30, 2013
    60
    Things feel like they're going to start hotting up in Cognition, and while nothing's blowing me away in general I am enjoying the series. However, certain things definitely require a strong polish, and I hope Phoenix Online has time to make improvements before the next episode.
  7. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    Compared to others of the adventure genre, Cognition Episode 2 is pretty average. It serves as a solid continuation of the Cognition story, but if anything it offers just a little less than the first installment.

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