Blood Omen 2 PlayStation 2

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. Soul Reaver fans will find a familiar experience in Blood Omen 2, but the new game lacks the innovation and the surprising drama that made the Soul Reaver series great.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    Combat is where Blood Omen 2 really outshines previous games in the series. [June 2002, p.109]
  3. Controls are rather stiff and PC-like, giving you less maneuverability than desired.
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    The game feels rushed in so many ways, and it really detracts from the overall experience. [June 2002, p.98]
  5. 68
    This is "Soul Reaver Lite" -- undoubtedly fun, but light on puzzle complexity, light on varying action, and unfortunately, more than a little insubstantial in the replayability department.
  6. The graphics are no longer fresh, killing people is just bloody, not inventive, the cut scenes are long and uninteresting, and the story isn't nearly as strong or complicated as the plot of the "Soul Reaver" games.
  7. Even with the ordinary combat and rather tedious puzzles, Blood Omen 2 still manages to be compelling enough to keep you playing to the end, which is a testament to the overall presentation and varied locales.
  8. 60
    The unyielding linear story, the decidedly average puzzles and the ease with which you sail through the levels will ensure that it gathers dust on your shelf after the first play.
  9. Simply put, Blood Omen 2 sucks (no pun intended) more than it awes, and goes awry with weak puzzles and action-adventure gameplay that doesn't feel as well put-together as Raziel's lesser challenges in the "Soul Reaver" universe.
  10. An occasionally buggy, always laggy and generally sub par release to get there. Crystal Dynamics lost everything they made right in "Soul Reaver 2," as the fluid combat, dexterous hero and grand puzzles have been sacrificed.
  11. PSM Magazine
    50
    Monotony is the main culprit: the whole game consists of flipping switches and slapping around lame enemies. [May 2002, p.31]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    9
    Good to see the users rate this game what it should be. Yet again the "critics" are way off base. Funny how there are whole lot of games outGood to see the users rate this game what it should be. Yet again the "critics" are way off base. Funny how there are whole lot of games out there were everyone likes it but the "critics" do not. That's why i like this site, although, is that you get to see what real people are saying with honest reviews. As for myself, I love this game. Fond memories, the story is good, game play mechanics are wanting but charming at the same time. Such a satisfying feeling you get from the sound of drinking the blood of your enemies lol. Full Review »
  2. AnonymousMC
    Jun 9, 2009
    9
    I played this game a few year back but have very fond memories of it. Awesome fun sneaking through the fog and ripping the hearts out of theI played this game a few year back but have very fond memories of it. Awesome fun sneaking through the fog and ripping the hearts out of the enemy! Story line and voice acting are iconic for me. Would love to see a sequel on some modern hardware. I don't think he metacritic score is a fair rating of this game. Full Review »
  3. RobinA.
    Sep 18, 2005
    10
    This is the best game eva.