Soul Reaver 2 PlayStation 2

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 70
    Takes as many steps back as it does forward, and ends up teetering precariously over the brink of being a disappointment.
  2. 60
    Every cut scene makes reference to events or characters from previous titles, and newcomers will likely be lost as to their significance. Since the gameplay itself is subpar to the point of being at times unforgivably dull, those not here for the story will find little to hold their attention.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    The problem is that there just isn't much gameplay there. [Jan 2002, p.138]
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    As an aesthetic showcase, SR2 triumphs, but the mediocre gameplay will only appeal to fans of the first game. [Jan 2002, p.218]

Awards & Rankings

#62 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#34 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    As much as i love the LOK series, Soul Reaver 2 made me a bit sad. The lighting was REALLY bad, Puzzles were way to easy. But there wereAs much as i love the LOK series, Soul Reaver 2 made me a bit sad. The lighting was REALLY bad, Puzzles were way to easy. But there were comebacks. The graphics Amazing for a early 2000s game, Although the game runs a little shorter then the first game it is more linear driven (I wanted to see more of the world) the areas were just beautiful and it really feels like your in the game. The music, you can only hear it if you pay close attention, because it blends itself SO well with the game. If you are fans of the series will love it, COD fans won't understand it, and Artists will try to draw Raziel and his Soul Reaver. Full Review »
  2. Oct 16, 2011
    2
    It's like watching a boring British soap opera. 3 hours it took me to get out of the tutorial area. Some characters never shut up , andIt's like watching a boring British soap opera. 3 hours it took me to get out of the tutorial area. Some characters never shut up , and there's no way to skip scenes. The graphics are muddy, and you'll strain your eyes trying to see in poorly lit areas, no matter the brightness setting on your T.V. I expected more from a Kain series game. Full Review »
  3. ZiftK.
    Sep 10, 2006
    8
    If you liked the first game, you'll love this. The puzzles, the gameplay, the sound, they're all really good in this game. Although If you liked the first game, you'll love this. The puzzles, the gameplay, the sound, they're all really good in this game. Although a little on the short side, soul reaver 2 will deliver in so many ways, give it a try, it'll be worth your time. Full Review »