Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. One major plus point in Obscure II is the inclusion once again of co-op play, still a feature that remains unique to this series and one of those things that has you wondering why developers such as Capcom haven't implemented team play into their own survival horror games.
  2. It's not perfect, but it does offer some solid entertainment value despite some flaws.
  3. If horror films where the screams are sufficiently high-pitched to get the neighbourhood dogs howling are your kind of thing, then ObsCure II is easy to get into, not too taxing on the brain and just about competent enough to keep you playing for its 15-hour duration.
  4. 63
    Obscure: The Aftermath is a surprisingly solid game for about fifteen bucks. But the lack of feasible cooperative options makes the PC version of Aftermath the weakest of the bunch.
  5. Unfortunately, Obscure II's solidity of game design tends to fall by the wayside to some glaring technical glitches and generally low production values, making it look like a game from 2005 rather than 2007 at times.
  6. Obscure II doesn’t need reminding of its faults, because it wears them on its sleeve; it’s a guilty pleasure that, despite being technically unimpressive, still provides dollops of cheap entertainment. [Oct 2007, p.119]
  7. It’s not an action game, not with the scarce ammo and omnipresent puzzles, but it’s not Silent Hill either. Rather an adventure in a horror set created mostly with the use of flashlight, screams, whispers and lapping sounds – the monsters, when they finally appear, are somewhat disappointing. [Dec 2007]
  8. A sophomore effort that should have been held back a grade. [July 2008, p.66]
  9. Obscure II is not gripping enough to be survival horror and not good enough at storytelling to be an adventure; it's just a series of quite relaxing puzzles interrupted when some pink things burst through the wall. [Dec 2007, p.89]
  10. Ugly, last-gen visuals further dampen the fear factor. Muddy textures and low poly counts cause scenery and monsters to blend together into a murky mess.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    10
    Best game series EVER. Instead of surviving the horrors of zombies and monsters as typical police or war veterans, you play as un experienced students who need to survive the horrors of Fallcreak. Great story, great graphics and great fun factor. Highly recommend it. Full Review »
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    6
    A surprisingly not-terrible sequel to a terrible game. Features some decent scares (but not enough), improved gameplay mechanics, voice-over work that is still weak but no longer laughably bad and a story that is better written and more believable than the original. While still average overall, Obscure 2 is what happens when a company really pays attention to what caused a previous effort to fail and fix it. Full Review »