Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Aug 13, 2011
    82
    7 quid is a good price for a universe. [Sept 2011, p.89]
  2. Jul 14, 2011
    80
    The soundtrack is soothing. The gameplay is simple enough for casual jaunts, while offering enough complexity to leave you tearing your hair out in the best sort of frustration. And it's only $10 - go buy this.
  3. Jul 14, 2011
    80
    There's a lot more to both it and the original than a celestial bump and grind.
  4. Jul 12, 2011
    80
    Solar 2 is a simple but effective sandbox title that feeds off your addiction to it and delivers an enjoyable ride across the universe.
  5. Jul 7, 2011
    80
    A slap in the face to all action oriented games. Solar 2 is a miraculously calm but addictive game which radiates seducing serenity and invites you to come to a cosmos, where you (by your own hands) create and destroy planets and the entire constellations in one big procedurally generated universe.
  6. Feb 13, 2012
    75
    Interesting for one life cycle, but after the second Big Bang the universe offers nothing new. [Feb 2012]
  7. Jul 18, 2011
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Aug 11, 2011
    45
    As it exists now, however, Solar 2 is a simple space physics simulation with just a hint of a game, and building disposable arrangements of revolving circles quickly loses its novelty. [Oct 2011, p.79]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Jun 27, 2011
    9
    A beautiful game, with a very nice soundtrack. Though it may become boring after a while, it is a great time waster which you can pick up at any moment. Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2011
    6
    As others have mentioned, this is a VERY short game with very little variation. Is it fun? Yes, for a while. After that, you feel that you've done it all before. There are different "missions" that you can try to accomplish, but they're your basic Fedex variety quest. After a couple of these, you just want to tell god to buzz off and let you run this universe as you please. Which, of course, you can't because by the time you have a bit of power, the game is over. If I had to compare this game to another, it would be to Spore's cell phase: you start small, you grow, you eat things that previously ate you, lather, rince, repeat until you're too big, and then bye, bye! Full Review »
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    6
    Quite nice game. Very short and after a while there isn't much to do but you can kill time with this one amazingly easy. Just fly around as hunk of rock. There is always room for getting achievements done too if you are that type of the person. Just don't expect any revolution. Full Review »