Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Secret Files 2 gives to the player 20+ hours of fun adventure gameplay and brilliant puzzles. And more than this it can introduce a few of innovative aspects to the genre that the veterans will love.
  2. Secret Files 2 is a highly-polished, enjoyable sequel that’s better than its Tunguskan predecessor in several key ways.
  3. Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis is a fun and interesting game, but unfortunately fails in several important categories. Although it’s technically sound, it loses serious points because of the same old story about the end of the world, but especially because the puzzles that defy the most elementary logic.
  4. Although it’s technically sound, it loses serious points because of the same old story about the end of the world, but especially because the puzzles that defy the most elementary logic.
  5. If you're looking for a good adventure, Secret Files 2 offers almost everything that you could be wishing for. A good story, good graphics and that's all, because we're dealing with a simple but efficient point and click adventure that will satisfy anyone who usually enjoys playing with this genre.
  6. Despite some disappointing enigmas, Secret Files 2 Puritas Cordis is a good graphical adventure, thanks to a very well developed narrative structure. Not as good as its predecessor, it still deserves consideration from every graphical adventures player.
  7. Old graphics and inadequate plot made Puritas Cordis not so good for adventure players. However, it's been a long time since we played a game with such a good puzzle-solving section. If you love puzzle and logic games this title may be a good choice for you.
  8. You typical modern adventure really: none too shabby, but none too brilliant either. [July 2009, p.75]
  9. Secret Files 2 does come off to a good start when it comes to creating a likable atmosphere. Unfortunately the overall quality of the adventure is hampered by the constant swapping of environments. This leads to an all to splintered experience that fails to engage the player. The puzzles are far too often far fetches and challenging in the wrong ways. Add to this a mediocre plot and what you get is a decent game that lacks any real selling points.
  10. Lame voice cast destroys the atmosphere of this traditional adventure game. But there are some catching moments which make Puritas Cordis worth playing...pity there are only a few of those moments. [July 2009]
  11. Ultimately, if Secret Files was a surprise for its good presentation and story, this sequel was expected to follow its trail. However this Puritas Cordis shows it is not enough to reuse the same formula over and over.
  12. Puritas Cordas is a big fat zero that some people will, unfortunately, use an example for imitation.
  13. Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis definitely has no soul, and does nothing to stand out from the crowd. The game is easy and the only difficult puzzles are unreasonable and hazy.
  14. An interesting story, but the overall package isn't engaging enough. [Issue#20, p.56]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    A huge improvement on the first game. Voice acting is improved, as challenging as ever and of course I think you should get if you like point and click style adventure, which sadly, is a dying genre. Full Review »
  2. Feb 6, 2012
    If you liked the first game, I do not think you'll be disappointed with this second one either. Equally as fun (though in parts, equally as randomness with items-you-must-combine to do this), less of a contrived storyline and some nice settings. Puzzles are better, i.e. there are better hints in the game before you begin a puzzle. In both games, it would be nice to have a bit more character humour, they do their best, but needs a more fun character (e.g. George from Broken Sword). Graphics are simple, so lacking in the imagination of say Syberia settings. Overall a fun game that nicely continues the genre, and definitely worth paying if you enjoy the point-and-click games. Doesn't get higher than 7 for reasons of simple settings, dialogue needs to be better, find+combine options sometimes annoying, but the solid 7 is for nice game play, nice music, some nice puzzles, and when character dialogue goes well, it is enjoyable. Full Review »