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Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 27, 2013
    87
    A solid continuation of the first episode's story, that manages to improve certain aspects of gameplay and still shines with amazing atmosphere and cleverly written dialogues.
  2. Oct 2, 2013
    85
    I didn't love this chapter quite as much as I loved the first, but I'd still happily recommend it to anyone who likes point 'n' click adventure games.
  3. Sep 26, 2013
    70
    While Chapter 2 might have its pacing issues, it accomplishes one thing beautifully: it leaves you wanting more, and it deftly raises new questions about the mystery just as it’s answering old ones.
  4. Sep 23, 2013
    70
    This is not a bad offering by any means but just doesn’t feel as if as much care has been put into it as before. There’s still a lot of fun here with the reveals and the alternate perspective time jump serving as a welcome surprise. Here's hoping that the designers are keeping the best stuff held back and that the final chapter will live up to the promise set by the first.
  5. Sep 10, 2013
    70
    The fumbling of the flashback, and the phoning in of the puzzle content, leaves the second chapter feeling sour in comparison.
  6. Sep 18, 2013
    63
    The second chapter is too short and disappointing in what should have been its climax. On the other hand it introduces a new likeable character with a mysterious agenda.
  7. Sep 9, 2013
    62
    Chapter 2 is a step back for The Raven, but it's a necessary hurdle to get to what will hopefully be a great closing act.
  8. Sep 9, 2013
    60
    The story of The Raven continues to entertain, but the second chapter fails to reach the heights of the first, with a much shorter run time and a detour from what made the opening chapter so good.
  9. Oct 4, 2013
    55
    A complete disappointment. After such an exciting start, King Art allows the series to slide into mediocrity by subjecting us to illogical gimmickry and by replacing its hero with someone I couldn’t really care about.
  10. Dec 13, 2013
    52
    Ancestry of Lies is akin to movie-style experience of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, only here you will probably fall asleep midway through.
  11. Sep 22, 2013
    50
    Unfortunately, Episode 2 can’t hold in its excitement and spoils the big twist about halfway in and the rest of the game suffers for it.
  12. Sep 9, 2013
    50
    The idea of playing a game from the perspective of both thief and investigator is a fascinating one – especially when the two points of view overlap and interact – but Ancestry of Lies doesn’t manage to pull off this idea with the polish or precision required.

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