Puzzle Quest 2 PC

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It runs perfectly in a window while you're doing something else on your PC; attend to it in free moments to rack up loot, levels, new spells and satisfaction. [Nov 2010, p.86]
  2. 85
    This is the Puzzle Quest you fell in love with, and the new dungeon exploration and usable items only sweeten the deal. If only all of life's problems could be solved by matching colored objects together.
  3. 83
    Despite the minor qualms I might have, Puzzle Quest 2 is still a very good game.
  4. This sequel goes light on the role-playing, but still presents a compelling puzzle experience that's as enjoyable and addictive as the original.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Addictive RPG puzzler excels in game mechanics and brings fresh ideas and news to the "3-in-the-row" battle system. Quests, story and RPG elements are the main weaknesses in this sequel. [Issue#195]
  6. Puzzle Quest 2 it's the true sequel of a title that revolutionized the puzzle games genre. It retains all the fun, addictive gameplay and originality of it's predecessor. It's not perfect, the gameplay was dumbed down a bit and it can be a bit boring near the end, but we still reccomend it to anyone who loved the first, loves old style RPGS or simply loves puzzle games.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    4
    This is not a bad game, considering its new ideas. However, the diversity of tactics option is just much less than the previous installmentThis is not a bad game, considering its new ideas. However, the diversity of tactics option is just much less than the previous installment due to 2 main reasons. One is that equipment choice and effects are quite limited. Another reason is that players' spells are just mediocre compared to enemy's highly efficient spell (great effects, low mana cost, low or even zero wait time for recasting).

    In late game, you will have a feeling that AI is simply cheating on their chance of spell penetration, resistance, extra turns, and they have cheap tactics to cause high damage and waste your time.

    The plot is also very boring, and I am very tired of the frequent popup of mini-games, and the encounters with enemies with small or even no experience rewards, which will continuously cast their cheap spells without ending their turns
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  2. Oct 27, 2013
    6
    The game is set in a different universe and mechanics from the original. The only things common in both games are the spells and enemies. suchThe game is set in a different universe and mechanics from the original. The only things common in both games are the spells and enemies. such change brings some improvement but also causes more issues ruining the fun of game.

    Improvement:
    1. skill point reallocation at ease
    2. use of weapon and armor rather than only casting spell
    3. no useless gem like coin and purple star in original which are only useful for specific class
    4. prefix on equipment adding some kind of variety
    5. equipment upgrade system
    6. less chance of AI's infinite extra turn simply by luck

    Issues:
    1. getting equipment with prefix fitting your class can be a trouble, but since enemies level up with you, it is the best way to power you up
    2. too much grinding needed to upgrade your equipment
    3. enemies have nearly 100% blocking chance regardless of their defense
    4. enemies get first run even if they have same agility as you
    5. most enemies have low mana cost board control spell with low or no cool down time, causing another infinite loop of extra turn on their turn
    6. battle grid and chance of no further move are generated in favor of enemies you encounter
    7. enemies have higher chance to resist magic even if their morale is low

    Due to the abovementioned issues, some classes are of less advantage against enemies, and less choice is available in late game to defeat enemies.

    The plot and character or companion development is extremely poor, you will soon forget it and get frustrated in traveling between town and dungeon, and moving along the dungeon, being bothered from unskippable random encounter and mini-games all the time.
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  3. Mar 3, 2012
    6
    It's Puzzle Quest - Diablo style with more match-3 goodness, but hardcore gamers still run the risk of becoming bored quickly with thisIt's Puzzle Quest - Diablo style with more match-3 goodness, but hardcore gamers still run the risk of becoming bored quickly with this series, especially if you don't like matching gems hours on end... Full Review »