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
    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
    Our heroes from the Trine universe are back at it again, whether they want to be or not.
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Trine 2 is a genuinely lovable game, and one that I can safely and heartily recommend to nearly everyone.
  14. Dec 13, 2011
    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
    A very beautiful, balanced and original puzzle platformer. [Dec 2011]
  16. Dec 9, 2011
    Trine 2 is an excellent game. A perfect sequel with an enhanced gameplay and a marvellous artistic direction.
  17. Dec 7, 2011
    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
    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
    Dazzlingly beautiful quest, with visuals matched by an impressive mix of puzzles. [Feb 2012, p.86]
  20. Dec 16, 2011
    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
    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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 544 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 91
  2. Negative: 6 out of 91
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    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
    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
    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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