Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. 70
    There's nothing wrong with the design of the levels or the gameplay in and of themselves. It's just that OMD!2 feels more like a sizeable update complete with co-op integration. It is a good game, though, which manages to best its predecessor. Soloing veterans of that game should think very hard if the amendments are enough to buy this sequel at launch.
  2. Aug 2, 2012
    70
    With its fast-paced multiplayer, completely redesigned spellbook, and extensive replayability, I'd say if you enjoyed the original Orcs Must Die! then I'd highly recommend Orcs Must Die! 2. However, OMD2 is shorter than OMD in terms of the campaign and only seems to expand on the original rather than offer a new innovative experience for tower defense fans.
  3. 70
    A thoroughly enjoyable experience that will charm newcomers as well as veterans of the first game.
  4. Sep 6, 2012
    70
    Orcs Must Die! 2 is as addicting and fun as the original, and furthermore it adds a great co-op gameplay. However, the absence of new levels, no in-game editor, and too close a resemblance with the original title make Orcs Must Die! 2 look more like an expansion pack than a fulfilling sequel.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 480 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 90
  2. Negative: 3 out of 90
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    Just play good and enjoyable. Simply an improvement on the original in everyway, only downside is a sore hand. The banter between charactersJust play good and enjoyable. Simply an improvement on the original in everyway, only downside is a sore hand. The banter between characters is hilarious, the gameplay is smooth, solid and extremely enjoyable Full Review »
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    Absolutely brilliant. Played the first one all the way through and this second iteration plays great. The banter between characters isAbsolutely brilliant. Played the first one all the way through and this second iteration plays great. The banter between characters is hilarious, the gameplay is smooth, solid and extremely enjoyable. Well worth a play Full Review »
  3. Jul 30, 2012
    9
    loved the first, with coop included in the second i couldnt wait, i love setting up everything myself but definitely wanted to experience theloved the first, with coop included in the second i couldnt wait, i love setting up everything myself but definitely wanted to experience the game with a friend or two. more of everything you loved in the first, tons more traps, quite a few more weapons, plus if you owned the original they gave you 10 of those maps for coop play in the second. the only real drawback i feel is that now that it has coop it feel too much like it forces you to play coop due to the increased difficulty much past the first couple levels. i REALLY hope the devs address this, if they do really would be 10/10 in my book also they got rid of controller support which kind of sucks : hope they bring that back Full Review »