Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Dec 28, 2011
    98
    Alone or with friends, Trine 2 is simply one of the best PC games you can play this year. You can check out the demo on Steam if you need further convincing because words and screenshots simply don't do this game justice. Just make sure you experience the magical of Trine 2. It is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you glued to your PC for days and weeks to come.
  2. Oct 8, 2012
    96
    Our heroes from the Trine universe are back at it again, whether they want to be or not.
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    95
    Trine 2 is a lesson of how a great game should be. Action, platforming, puzzles, an impressive visual design, a great soundtrack, amazing level design and one of the best cooperative modes, both local and online, we have seen in a very long time.
  4. Dec 7, 2011
    95
    Trine 2 is a fantastic game, just like its predecessor, and one which we feel we can easily and flatly recommend to gamers of all tastes and ability levels - no matter who you are, you can't help but love Trine 2.
  5. Dec 14, 2011
    93
    A fantastic world, good gamepaly particularly in multiplayer and fitting sounds – Trine 2 has it all. The Collector's Edition with artbook and download code for the original is a half-price game to boot. If you hate skill games or thinking, skip it. Otherwise, there's no excuse to pass this one – one of the hidden gems 2011.
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    93
    Trine 2 is one of those precious games that you can't help but fall in love with after just a few minutes with it. With some truly amazing level design and art styles, coupled with a simple gameplay mechanic, Trine 2 is a must try for any side-scrolling fans, or really just anyone who wants to have some fun with a rather unique adventure game.
  7. Dec 19, 2011
    92
    On the whole, the creators of Trine took the safe route in crafting Trine 2. They strayed little from their original concept, resulting in a game that is equally as enjoyable as the first.
  8. Dec 28, 2011
    91
    Once beaten, there is little cause for repeat playthroughs, but the initial experience is so captivating that this hardly matters. Too many people missed out on the first game, and I hope that they don't make the same mistake twice. Trine 2 is easily one of the year's most enchanting puzzle-platformers.
  9. Dec 19, 2011
    90
    Trine 2 throws players into a dazzling fantasy world and gives them three fun tools with which to save it. It's delightfully open-ended, from how you solve problems to whether or not you go it alone. Fans of puzzle games will not be disappointed.
  10. Dec 19, 2011
    90
    Simply put, Trine 2 is an excellent game. All of the best elements from the first game, from the puzzles to the use of persona switching, come through with minimal changes while the addition of online multiplayer brings in a much-desired feature.
  11. Dec 16, 2011
    90
    Trine 2 is a superb sequel that builds upon all the things the original did well. Its a beauitiful and extremely well crafted adventure with great value for such a low price.
  12. Dec 15, 2011
    90
    Trine 2 is a colourful, an original and in every way better than the very best game. This title is almost without any flaw, apart from the respecialization with no punishment, that everyone of all ages can enjoy it.
  13. Dec 14, 2011
    90
    Trine 2 is a genuinely lovable game, and one that I can safely and heartily recommend to nearly everyone.
  14. Dec 13, 2011
    90
    A gorgeous action platformer that offers some of the most beautiful graphics we've ever seen. And it has some great gameplay (single and co-op) too.
  15. Dec 9, 2011
    90
    A very beautiful, balanced and original puzzle platformer. [Dec 2011]
  16. Dec 9, 2011
    90
    Trine 2 is an excellent game. A perfect sequel with an enhanced gameplay and a marvellous artistic direction.
  17. Dec 7, 2011
    90
    It's a game with few real weaknesses, is accessible to players of any calibre, and provides hours of entertainment for those who like to go solo or play with friends. Considering its price, it's almost a steal for the amount of enjoyment that can be had from it.
  18. Dec 6, 2011
    90
    Trine 2 is a perfect sequel: better, bigger and funnier. Frogwares gives us a new Trine adventure with an enhanced gameplay and a more balanced artistic direction. If only longevity would have been longer...
  19. Jan 12, 2012
    88
    Dazzlingly beautiful quest, with visuals matched by an impressive mix of puzzles. [Feb 2012, p.86]
  20. Dec 16, 2011
    88
    A wonderful experience with solid platform style challenges and physics-based puzzles. Its simplicity, impressive artwork, gorgeous graphics and generally captivating atmosphere will keep you inside its mysterious world for ages.
  21. Dec 16, 2011
    88
    Trine 2 is a stellar sequel that is worth every penny, but it's a fairly short ride and the replayability is strictly up to you and your love for collection, or breaking the physics engine and flying across the stage on a levitating box while doing your best Magneto impression. Which is pretty cool.
  22. Dec 7, 2011
    86
    Trine 1 was a great Indie-Game and the Sequel is even better. The puzzles are more demanding, the coop is more fun and the levels are longer and the addition of an online coop feature, makes Trine 2 a perfect game to play with your friends.
  23. Jan 19, 2012
    85
    A better polished, expanded and more interesting incarnation of Trine. Plus it demands more thinking than the first game, gives you more freedom in solving puzzles and is the most gorgeous platformer out there. [February 2012, p.52]
  24. Jan 10, 2012
    85
    Trine 2 is amazing from the opening sequence to the melody that plays over the closing credits.
  25. Dec 22, 2011
    85
    Trine 2 is a rare and beautifully cut gem of a game, and makes for a wonderful end to a season of extremely strong releases.
  26. Dec 15, 2011
    85
    The world of Trine is breathtaking and a joy to explore, and the developers have a solid, enjoyable game in the second story of the Trine heroes. For $14.99, you are more than getting your money's worth.
  27. Dec 12, 2011
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  28. Dec 12, 2011
    85
    It's a step forward in every direction from its predecessor. If you love it the first time around, you have no reason to miss this one.
  29. Dec 10, 2011
    85
    Poetry for the eyes, that's what Trine 2 is. Sure, the gameplay hasn't evolved much and the main campaign is a bit too short, but this game is still among the most brilliant indie titles out there, definitely the best when it comes to pure beauty. Get it. Love it. Good job Frozenbyte.
  30. Dec 9, 2011
    85
    Trine 2 is a charming fantasy platformer with dazzling good looks and fun physics puzzles.
  31. Dec 9, 2011
    85
    Trine 2 is great game and better than the previous one. It is a perfect choice to regain the magic of the platform genre, with an immersive, colorful and nice accomplished atmosphere that invites us to dream in the world of children's stories. It's an entertaining game that will test our ability and wit, but never enough to force you to surrender, but sadly short. You cann't miss the chance to try it.
  32. 83
    The short duration of the adventure is balanced by the constant number of puzzles and the fact that they had to be designed for solo and co-op play. But the first time you fire up Trine 2, the best way to do it is with patience and taking time to contemplate the scenery.
  33. Jan 25, 2012
    83
    Trine 2 is far from mould-breaking, but the edges have all been smoothed and it's lovelier than ever.
  34. Dec 19, 2011
    83
    The short length of the campaign and a few overly challenging puzzles are minor blemishes in an overall entertaining and worthwhile experience. Fans of the side-scrolling and platform genres need not look elsewhere, Trine 2 offers a wealth of truly innovative puzzles that are a welcome getaway from the current market of repeated genre titles.
  35. Dec 19, 2011
    83
    Like magic, Trine 2 bends to players' will, accommodating solo adventurers and groups alike, with a multitude of solutions for both. Rarely have the cold laws of physics been so bewitching.
  36. Mar 1, 2012
    80
    Solid puzzling, decent combat and gorgeous art - all for cheap! [March 2012, p.60]
  37. Jan 29, 2012
    80
    It's this fine balance between freedom and linearity that will keep you playing. [Issue#118, p.111]
  38. 80
    Trine 2 builds upon all the qualities of the first game and expands the formula with more creativity and multiplayer fun. The balancing could be better, but that doesn't change the fact that Trine 2 is a highly entertaining adventure with beautiful visuals.
  39. 80
    Maybe it is over-colored and too fairy but in fact Trine 2 is an excellent platformer with a strong physics engine, distinct heroes and multiple puzzle-solving solutions. Multiplayer adds extra crème. [Christmas 2011]
  40. Jan 10, 2012
    80
    In the end, while the core gameplay remains wholly unchanged from the original (not to mention that expert players can still cheese their way through most areas by abusing the wizard's crate-creating spells), the stunning visual details and effects do more to enhance the already-robust mechanics then one might expect.
  41. Jan 4, 2012
    80
    The original Trine was an excellent title, but Trine 2 has re-established Frozenbyte's well-earned reputation for quality. A steal at $15, Trine 2 is worthwhile investment for any puzzle-oriented players looking for something to sink their teeth into.
  42. 80
    The control scheme on the PC is highly intuitive and easy to assimilate and its charming combination of visual and flexibility with challenging puzzles makes it recommendable for virtually all types of public.
  43. Dec 25, 2011
    80
    Feels like a genuine step up from its impressive predecessor. Everything about the game is better in only an incremental way, leading to the occasional feeling of excessive familiarity. But then, Trine was already so good that it's hard to argue with more of the same great game, right?
  44. Dec 22, 2011
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  45. Dec 20, 2011
    80
    Frozenbyte once again brings us a magical cooperative adventure. Trine 2 is a combination of puzzling and action. Thanks to the beautiful graphics en the multiplayer mode, this game is a must-have if you love puzzeling or a cooperative adventure!
  46. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    Basically a beautiful game with some brilliant puzzles.
  47. Dec 14, 2011
    80
    The same great Lost Vikings-inspired action platforming as the first game, but now with some of the most amazing 2D graphics ever seen.
  48. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    The trio of heroes is back in Trine 2 with an identical concept, but an adventure that got richer in terms of gameplay, also showing more mastery. In terms of visuals, they will probably set a mark in the history of videogames : it's a real success that needs to be played by both fans of the original an newcomers.
  49. Dec 10, 2011
    80
    It's gorgeous, charming, and incredibly fun.
  50. Dec 9, 2011
    80
    Goblins, orcs, wizards, knights, princesses, queens, sexy thieves, dragons and enchanted castles. Need we say more? Yes, is a must have.
  51. Jan 10, 2012
    75
    Trine 2 is what the original should have been. The world looks like a fairytale come to life, puzzles are more original and the online mode is a logical addition. But thanks to the lack of new gameplay elements, Trine 2 often feels like a polished version of the original.
  52. Feb 6, 2012
    70
    This cozy little gem has more to offer than the sum of its parts, which are a repetitive combat system, physics challenges that are easily bruteforced and ill balanced characters. You can thank the amazing atmosphere and a great co-op campaign for that.
  53. Dec 20, 2011
    70
    One of the most artistically accomplished games to have emerged from an independent studio, Trine 2 has enough minor tweaks and new things to see to draw you back into its playground. It's a short, sweet, occasionally imperfect little treat.
  54. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    If you can look past some of the more awkward elements – especially if you can do so with a couple of friends – there is definitely some meat to be found in Trine 2. You'll just have to crack a lot of shells to find it.
  55. Dec 13, 2011
    70
    Trine 2 is a fantasy platforming game that is the most fun in cooperation. It's short, but the design and the animations are extraordinary. One of the most beautiful games this year.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 555 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 94
  2. Negative: 6 out of 94
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    10
    Amazing graphics, perfect controls, improved physics puzzles and finally online co-op multiplayer. It is even better then the first Trine which was excellent. I miss inventory from original a little. This little cutie and good developer support is really worth more then release price. Full Review »
  2. Dec 11, 2011
    8
    The game is breathtaking. The visuals are amazing, the original game was pretty, but Frozenbyte took it to another level in the sequel. Not to mention Ari Pulkkinen worked some magic on the soundtrack, the lighthearted high fantasy inspired tunes do a great job setting the mood, and just being great to listen to. The voice work is quirky and well done, and the co-op is an extremely welcome feature that allows you and your buddies to either chew threw the game, or screw off. An absolutely amazing experience, an improvement in every way over Trine, which was a pretty damn good game to begin with. Full Review »
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    10
    Gorgeous. Drop-dead gorgeous in 3D. Not just the graphics but the overall art design and aesthetic is sharper, more colorful, organic, and fluid this time around. Amazing job there.

    The core gameplay is still intact, of course, which can only be a good thing. Added online co-op, which is clutch, and the ability to save the game mid-level, which is crucial in my book.

    Really, the game does nothing wrong.

    Only niggling issue (for now) is that if you play in Eyefinity/Surround, the Thief's arrow doesn't quite line up correctly with the indicated arrow.
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