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  • Summary: Still Life 2 is the second chapter in the Still Life story. Victoria McPherson, FBI investigator, has been following the case of the East Coast Killer, an elusive serial murderer who has taken several lives in the East Coast of the United States. As Victoria attempts to crack the case, she meets journalist, Paloma Hernandez who claims to have vital information about the killer, but now she has been kidnapped! Players must stop the East Coast Killer before he murders Paloma, and continues his rampant killing spree. [Encore Software] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Still Life 2, despite its many faults, draws you in, puts you through the ringer and then spits you out like a wad of used gum at the end. I can't say it's a great game -- too flawed and at times annoying for that -- but it does deliver the goods.
  2. Still Life 2 is a well thought out game with lots of action to keep a player engaged and want to come back to solve the mystery. What I don’t understand is how after four years, a game this good could have so many avoidable bugs?
  3. For point’n click adventure gamers Still Life 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the original serial killer hunt. SL2 to is true to its style meaning that it’s still as bloody and violent as the original – exceptional thing in adventure game. The game is really compact and all the events take place in a small environment which works out surprisingly well. Puzzle design is fairly good, but there’s awful lot of pixel-hunting and running to and fro. The plot twists are good but the overall storyline has many flaws. All in all Still life 2 isn’t as good as its predecessor, but it’s still worth a try if you’re into serial killer cat-and-mouse-things. [Feb 2010]
  4. Get caught by a killer, be his pet and have fun chasing yourself with a different character. Sounds like fun? It isn't... check out why!
  5. Interesting investigation and detective methods are great but the technical part of Still Life 2 is pitiful. Bad location design and frustrating clue finding spoil whole fun. [June 2009]
  6. If nothing else, this game is destined to be divisive, and whilst it’s certainly not “Still Life: Part 2”, it does – just barely – do enough good things to deserve to be called Still Life 2.
  7. The first Still Life was a breath of fresh air in the old adventure genre, but the second game is a mess. The story has no tension, puzzles are confusing, the menus are disorienting and the game suffers from bad animation and terrible voice acting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. SushieC
    Jul 26, 2009
    Really goes to show how biased pratically 90% of the so called pro reviewers are. Of course we know green has to be flashed infront of IGN and Gamespot and your review will shine but with this game I think I see more of the same crap. If you at all rate this with an unbaised look and judge it against other adventure games in the genre, Still Life 2 does nothing but outshine part 1 (or part 2 if you consider Post Portem). Seriously what the h**l is going on with the score of this game? A true adventure gaming site obviously see what I'm talking about. This game rocks my hang down. Expand
  2. Emil-CristianM
    Sep 28, 2009
    The game is simply great...It has some nasty bugs, yes, and that's the only reason I can't give it the maximum rating. But in terms of gameplay, story and characters, it stands out as one of the best adventure games in existence. Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2011
    I enjoyed it. the plot is 5 stars but unfortunately the limited number of locations makes the game play a bit repetitive. for fans of still life and others of the adventure genre i think will like this. the graphics are charming and atmospheric the camera is unpredictable but bearable , the clues can be cryptic and fun to solve . the game seriously reminds me of the saw movies. players will get what i mean. I never felt safe even when i knew that the character wasnt under threat. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2011
    A genuine piece of art marred by poor delivery and execution. Still Life 2 remains unpolished over its predecessor continuing its lack of high resolution support. The story is involved and engaging, yet takes twists to the extreme and often ends up being more comedic than dramatic. There is significantly more user interaction than the original Still Life sometimes to the point of being overwhelming. The inventory system definitely takes a step backwards and the timed events remove the typical casual point-and-click play style. Overall, I found it to be painfully meticulous resulting in puzzle fatigue and ultimately causing me to resort to a walkthrough rather than actually wanting to legitimately solve the puzzles. Even after finishing it, I don't feel a sense of accomplishment, but I am glad it's over. Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2013
    Absolutely terrible game. I liked the first game (different development team), and wanted to play the 2nd. But the game was so extremely frustratingly bad that I ragequit several times and literally had to force myself playing it to see the ending of the story. First, the engine is extremely terrible. The camera is unintuitive and obstructive, the movement and controls are extremely stiff, slow and annoying. I ran into at least 20 bugs where I would either be stuck in a position after looking at something, having to reload or sound cutting out randomly. Also the cursor which indicates interactable objects and people is often misplaced. The voiceacting is pretty bad and too few lines, always the same lines and the responses of Vici during unsuccessful interactions is nothing short of annoying. You spend 95% of the game in the same house which you have to search over and over and over again. Even if you searched every pixel of every room 10 times already you will have to do the same over again because after certain events there might be 1 new item spawning somewhere that is needed to proceed. The story is pretty lame and the game has extreme logical flaws. The puzzles are easy and only hindered by the terribad engine, see above. One of the worst Adventure games I have ever played, I had no fun playing this game, most was pure frustration and only played due to wanting to see the story proceed from Still Life 1. Don't waste your time. Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2012
    I enjoyed the first game (as well as the related Post Mortem), but not this sequel. I resorted to a walkthrough simply to finish the game, as the tedium, one environment, awkward camera angles, and fairly laughable plot/script just made me want to finish as quick as possible. It started off fine, quite nice even, but just got worst and worst. A shame really, the main character could go further, but they need to look again at gameplay being fun, better environments, better interactivity, and not just be screen-scraping annoying. Expand
  7. Jul 13, 2011
    First off, I must impress upon you how amazingly lazy I am. You probably think you've experienced sloth, but I guarantee you that the minor levels of laziness that you have observed are nothing compared to the sheer magnitude of my lethargy. I mention this personal deficiency not garner your pity, but to emphasize how truly, truly, awful this game is. It left me with such a taste of bile in my mouth that, despite my natural inertia, I went through the hassle of creating an account AND writing this review. The worst part about this game is that the first 75% is not too bad, so you don't know you should be pulling the ripcord on it. Words of wisdom from someone who knows: eject! eject! This game captures nothing of the cleverness of the first game, and the last quarter of its "story" makes no sense. I will leave out the mind numbing twist the game designers made for the last sequence of the game to avoid spoilers, but I want you to think of me when you realize what they have done. Also remember that I tried to warn you away from this dog excrement.

    It is beyond belief that some are giving this game positive reviews. I can only assume they are either deranged, or have some vested interest in generating sales of this game.

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