Kentucky Route Zero - Act II PC

Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    70
    Kentucky Route Zero‘s second act keeps things weird, but feels a tad slight and uneventful compared to the first.
  2. 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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 22, 2014
    5
    The problem I have with this game is that it is so incredibly unrewarding. It is painfully slow-paced, the game mechanic consists solely outThe problem I have with this game is that it is so incredibly unrewarding. It is painfully slow-paced, the game mechanic consists solely out of choosing dialogue lines, and even the aesthetics of it start getting dull after a while. It's a great idea to let the player affect the story via dialogue, and many contemporary games use this technique successfully. But the only story I'm actually modulating here, is the BACKstory. My choices do not affect or explain the current state of affairs, they do not matter to the main plot, and they consist mostly of bland details about the characters that for the most part don't even really matter to their personas. The actual plot of the game hasn't progressed since the first 10 minutes of act 1, instead I'm lead on poetic detours on philosophical topics that don't go anywhere. These detours were kind of charming at first, but eventually I'm just left feeling like nothing of actual interest is ever going to happen in this game. Full Review »
  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
    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. 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 somethingSimply 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. Full Review »