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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Summary: Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realistic adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 9, 2013
    91
    Act II of Kentucky Route Zero provides another sharp walkabout into a beautifully surreal world. Though it poses more questions than it answers, it still left me pining for the next chapter. If the final three acts manage to be as powerful and evocative as the first two, Kentucky Route Zero is going to be looked back on as a tremendous and singular accomplishment in gaming.
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    90
    The devs from Cardboard Games confirm their narrative talent with this second chapter.
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    90
    A wonderful second act for one of the most interesting things going on right now in videogames. Interaction is limited to the narrative side and there's not much liberty, but if you like this kind of experiments, it really is unmissable.
  4. Jun 6, 2013
    85
    There were some hitches along the way, like the Zero being a bitch to navigate, some sound popping, and even a typo, but nothing too game-breaking to really deter the overall experience of the brief second episode. Each scene is a sight to behold and I am anxiously awaiting the next installment of this brilliant adventure.
  5. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    Kentucky Route Zero's refreshingly unconventional tale of a road trip through strange and beautiful parts of America continues in this second act.
  6. Jul 10, 2013
    70
    Kentucky Route Zero‘s second act keeps things weird, but feels a tad slight and uneventful compared to the first.
  7. Jun 19, 2013
    68
    The story is going around in circles, and the charm of the first act is all but gone. At this rate, Conway and his dog will soon lose their chance to leave a mark on the genre.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    Simply amazing. I... I still can't believe how magnificent this is. I...*sighs* It is something you meet once in a lifetime and also something you've got to experience yourself first before anything else. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2014
    8
    Bizarre and surreal. SCORE: 85/100.

    This is not The Walking Dead or Wolf Among Us, and neither is it Broken Age or Grim Fandango. It is its
    own thing, and it does a remarkable job at that. It starts off rather mundanely, but steadily gets weirder and more abstract as it goes. Time and space come in to play in odd ways and you will often be confused, but not irritatingly so.

    This is a strange game, but certainly worth your time and money to play.
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  3. Oct 18, 2014
    0
    9/10? Are you frikking kidding me? This game is the largest trainwreck of a "Game" I ever had the displeasure to have on my hard drive. Why is this you ask? Let me enlighten you:

    You can get through each "act" in 30 minutes (Unless you're smoking pot), There are 5 in total which nets you 150 minutes of gameplay, AKA around 2.5 hours.

    The game costs a whopping 23€.as a point & click indie game that mainly consists of 2d graphics and the rest is way back into directx 9 territory with the mandatory "stylized" indie graphics that look like dog puke smeared out, left to dry and then cut out with a box opener.

    The developers are constantly breaking off from promised release dates by entire MONTHS and the acts still manages to lack polish while also being full with bugs.

    The characters walk waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too slowly. It can take them any where from 1 to 4 minutes to reach their destination, like walking up a hill. Walking on the bottom of the ocean with concrete shoes does not even begin to draw a comparison and combine that with the 30 minute length of each act and you get this overpriced & overhyped pile of garbage.

    Will probably never be able to stress this enough but; STAY AWAY FROM THIS RUBBISH.
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