Rhem 2 PC

Rhem 2 Image
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: RHEM 2 is an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game, and the sequel to the popular RHEM. Made for PC and Mac, RHEM 2 rejoins Zetais and Kales as they now explore a hidden city far beneath the earth?s surface. Like its predecessor, RHEM 2 features non-linear gameplay, non-violentRHEM 2 is an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game, and the sequel to the popular RHEM. Made for PC and Mac, RHEM 2 rejoins Zetais and Kales as they now explore a hidden city far beneath the earth?s surface. Like its predecessor, RHEM 2 features non-linear gameplay, non-violent story, and mind-bending puzzles. The game is set as a direct sequel in story and gameplay to RHEM. Having discovered entry to a hidden underground city, you will venture ever deeper as you explore a maze of clandestine caves, secret rooms, and intricate walkways, tunnels and water systems. As you marvel at beautifully detailed environments and solve clever puzzles, you must search for an enigmatic artifact that must be found and photographed before you return to the surface. [Got Game Entertainment] Expand
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Everything short of the voice acting is professional. Knut Mueller wanted to give us a puzzling experience and he nailed it to the wall. If you love puzzles, then you will want this game.
  2. It's all about the puzzling, and it's damn fine. It doesn't lead you by the nose and gives you lots to think about. Breakthroughs often lead to other insights and on you go. I did need help, and slapped myself sometimes for being so dense. Other times I simply applauded a very good puzzle. Almost everything is intuitive, there to be teased out if you take the time to ponder.
  3. How much do you enjoy puzzles in your adventure games? Do you really, really love them? You had better if you're going to play Rhem 2, because your answer to that question is critical to your enjoyment of this game. Rhem 2 is a game geared toward a very specific audience: adventure gamers who love puzzles and don't need a story.
  4. This is a specific type of game that is for a specific type of gamer, one who likes puzzles for the sake of puzzles, and doesn’t require much story to go with it.
  5. There may be an audience for this game made up of hardcore fans of the point and click genre, but it’s not anything that the majority of us can’t live without.
  6. Unless you're already a die-hard fan of Myst clones, RHEM 2 is probably not the game for you.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 17, 2012
    7
    Rhem, a world of puzzles.

    This basically sums this game up. Just like Neverhood is made out of clay, the mysterious world of Rhem is made
    Rhem, a world of puzzles.

    This basically sums this game up. Just like Neverhood is made out of clay, the mysterious world of Rhem is made of puzzles. It is an upside and a downside at the same time, because while the puzzles are really interesting and fun to solve, there really isn't much more to this game than countless amounts of puzzles. And regardless of how cleverly designed they can be from time to time, unfortunately they alone can't really carry this game. After completing one area of Rhem and progressing further just to discover even larger area with even more puzzles, I found myself installing Myst III just to have something nice to look at. And that's the main problem with Rhem: it literally offers nothing more than puzzles, while games like Myst (even the first one) and Neverhood offer so much more. In Myst games if you didn't feel like solving puzzles right off the bat you could always just explore and look at your surroundings . In Rhem you can't do that unless you enjoy looking at countless pipes, switches and drawings meant to serve as clues to puzzles. And while we're comparing, let's just say that Rhem's puzzles... aren't subtle at all. It's clear that whoever created this world wanted it to be made of puzzles. And that's ok if you're willing to accept that Rhem is literally a puzzle world.

    So, if I were to score this game as a whole, I would say 6/10, but for some reason I can't give it anything less than 7/10. This game is a heaven for a Myst fan. You won't get so many fun puzzles in any other Myst "clone" (well, maybe besides Neverhood). If I were to score Rhem only for it's puzzles, I would say 9, maybe even something close to 10 out of 10. Unfortunately the game doesn't offer any kind of other media that would make the experience rise to it's full potential.
    Expand
  2. Jamie
    Sep 14, 2005
    5
    This is nothing more than a low budget clone of Myst. The puzzles are not ingenious as other reviews have said but just obscure and boring This is nothing more than a low budget clone of Myst. The puzzles are not ingenious as other reviews have said but just obscure and boring and copies of puzzles in other games. How many times do we have to press switches or buttons? Can't puzzles be more sophisticated or subtle than that? Really if anything RHEM seems to suffer from a lack of imagination. The graphics are poor, low res, and grainy. The FMV takes up 1/3 of the screen. The intro proudly proclaims the game was written with macromedia - well guys that's nothing to boast about, in fact you should apologise. Frankly macromedia just isn't powerful enough to run a full commercial game. Expand