• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2011
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28

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  1. Mar 10, 2011
    9
    ok youre in the stomach of this huge beast...it still plays like the first expanded. this time their is smoke/air, corrosive acid, fire, water... a few more tricks and treats i won't... good sequel ...or expansion pack whichever you prefer... in any case... it has renewed my interest in the first pixel junk shooter i'm playing it now.. again ... that to me is the mark of a good sequel
  2. May 13, 2011
    9
    Really liked the first game. The sequel introduces a new spinning move, acid, a different oil, more suits, disguised survivors (that i did not see coming the first couple times), and online battles. The dark stages are a lot of fun. There isn't much room for error for the last boss, but nothing too difficult, I think they struck a good balance. The co-op is a lot of fun with a buddy, too (killing them with the lave suit is hilarious!) My only problem with is that I wish it was longer. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2011
    9
    For the price of the game alone and the amount of hours of fun you will have playing it, it's well worth it! The adventure mode (single player) part expands on the original game. It's simple, yet fun to play and can be considerably more challenging than the first game in places. The addition of online battle (versus mode) is a magnificent bonus. Matching is solid, usually according to opponents with a similar skill level. When paired with opponents with a higher skill level than yourself, you get bonus currency (unlock points) should you manage to win. There are a large number of unlockable items available, which can give you the opportunity to vary your playing style and strategy. This additional depth creates a satisfying experience when you pull off a win by more than the usual online fare of "shoot anything that moves" which is the cliche of modern online multiplayer games today. To summarise : great fun and great value for money. I'd pre-order PixelJunk Shooter 3 if I could! Expand
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Jul 14, 2011
    75
    The new elements and levels produced for PixelJunk Shooter 2 are nice, but they don't feel like enough to justify another full-priced game. The engine is still the exact same, so while the visuals and art are still high-quality, the imprecise and sloppy controls have also returned.
  2. Jun 4, 2011
    85
    PixelJunk Shooter 2 is a very nice puzzle shooter, packed with stylish graphics and sounds. The game can be very frustrating at times, but also very rewarding.
  3. Apr 26, 2011
    80
    PixelJunk Shooter 2 once again proves that creative minds have all the space they need on the current generation of consoles. The mixing of different elements (like water, lava, gas and oil) is innovative, works extremely well and is expertly executed. What makes this interesting from start to finish are the different elements each level brings with it.