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  • Summary: Escape Goat 2 is a puzzle platformer game where you use machinery, the environment, and a friendly mouse to progress through a dungeon.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    With a gorgeous soundtrack and its sublime design Escape Goat 2 is the kind of 2D puzzle platformer that made me feel warm and fuzzy inside - like a mug of hot tea with a jam crumpet.
  2. Apr 14, 2014
    Escape Goat 2 does not shine for originality, but is fun and works as an indie puzzle platform.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    Escape Goat 2 made me feel like some kind of genius — and I loved it for that.
  4. May 27, 2014
    Escape Goat 2 is a solidly-designed, sharp-looking title with no shortage of replayability thanks to its nefarious tower of challenging puzzles.
  5. Apr 1, 2014
    A great sequel of one of the most curious and fun 2D platform adventures released so far on PC and Mac.
  6. Mar 28, 2014
    There's nothing especially unique about Escape Goat 2 aside from its protagonist, but it thrives due to its masterful execution of puzzles, simple controls, and a kind learning curve.
  7. May 16, 2014
    An impressive old-fashioned 2D platformer with puzzles that's capable of preparing four hours of entertainment using just the fundamental formulas. Even though the overall impression is somewhat crimped by the game's small budget, within the "play the goat" genre it definitely lasts longer than its relatives.

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  1. Mar 24, 2014
    I absolutely loved Escape Goat, and I am happy to see more of it now. Escape Goat 2 is basically more of the same, which is not a bad thing.I absolutely loved Escape Goat, and I am happy to see more of it now. Escape Goat 2 is basically more of the same, which is not a bad thing. It offers a nice balance of platforming and solving intelligent puzzles. The controls and mechanics are just great. Really nothing to complain about here.

    The difficulty is very low in the first few levels and always gets a little higher from level to level. Nobody should have any problems getting into the game. And yet it is quite challenging later on. Escape Goat 1 offered some high difficulty levels after beating the campaign. I expect the successor to offer the same (I didn't finish it yet, so I just can assume it will).

    The main difference to the first part is the graphics style. Instead of the basic pixel art we got in Escape Goat 1, this game now uses a new high definition graphics style, which many people will like. I personally prefer the old art style, but I am fine with either of them. The most important thing for me is, that the controls didn't change at all. Despite the new graphics the game feels absolutely like the first part. Not all games manage to do that.

    I like it a lot. Both Escape Goat games are real indie gems. You will enjoy your time.

    Some gameplay footage (first few minutes):

    Escape Goat 1 footage: