Velocity 2X PlayStation Vita

Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    100
    Velocity 2X offers the perfect mix of side-scrolling puzzle-platforming and top-down shooting action. With perfect controls, beautiful visuals and an amazing soundtrack.
  2. Sep 2, 2014
    100
    On the most critical point, however, Velocity 2X hasn't changed: it's still an awesome game, and it's still absolutely worth your time. Half of it may be borrowed from Futurlab's previous game, but half of it isn't, and those two halves add up to make one heck of an experience.
  3. Oct 9, 2014
    90
    Combining the best elements of arcade-style gaming, Velocity 2X feels like a game with the soul of the '90s and the tech of the current generation. As the saying goes, Velocity 2X is easy to learn and difficult to master.
  4. games(TM)
    Sep 14, 2014
    90
    It's a focused, exhilarating, interesting and rewarding shooter.
  5. Sep 6, 2014
    90
    Velocity 2X is the perfect example of simplicity with kick. The beautiful visuals and silky smooth animations never skip a beat, the music and overall artistry gives the game a singular appeal, the wonderful flow keeps us completely engaged, and for the most part, the game never skips a beat.
  6. 90
    Velocity 2X takes everything that was great about the top down shooting action of Velocity Ultra and not only improves it, but adds a whole new layer of depth: platforming. It creates a new hybrid genre that's seamlessly blended together by its creative narrative and delicate balancing of controls for each style of game play.
  7. Sep 3, 2014
    90
    Velocity 2X is aglow with ambition, ideas, and design smarts. A modern shoot-'em-up perfected.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 2, 2014
    90
    A polished labour of love, Velocity 2X is addictive in both its top-down and platforming sections and visually astonishing to boot. A truly triumphant must-have title. [Oct 2014, p.86]
  9. Sep 14, 2014
    80
    Clean, unadorned and never pretentious or ponderous elegance. It's an unapologetically modern game in a classic guise.
  10. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    While we hesitate to call it a game-of-the-year contender, the Vita needs more titles like Velocity 2X, a game that's equally effective when experienced in short bursts on the move, or in the kind of marathon sessions that tablet and smartphones cannot compete with.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 139 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    10
    Absolutamente brilhante. Se o primeiro já era um jogo excelente, esse shooter mostra o que um pequeno estúdio com competência consegue fazer.Absolutamente brilhante. Se o primeiro já era um jogo excelente, esse shooter mostra o que um pequeno estúdio com competência consegue fazer. Apesar da versão do ps4 ser muito boa também, e a do vita que brilha por causa dos controles, sendo um jogo perfeito para o portátil. Recomendo! Full Review »
  2. Sep 5, 2014
    9
    A highly polished indie gem.

    Graphically immaculate, from its overall clean, snazzy art style to the visual details such as the explosions,
    A highly polished indie gem.

    Graphically immaculate, from its overall clean, snazzy art style to the visual details such as the explosions, the distortion effect when you teleport, the blur around the screen when you speed up.
    The electronic soundtrack suits nicely the sci-fi feel of the game and the sense of speed it demands of you, akin (but not quite like) TxK's soundtrack.
    Gameplay-wise, it's a very smooth experience to play the game. Controls are tight and respond just the way you'd expect them to. At times, the gameplay flows so well that it tends to show you that hands are, indeed, faster than the eye (particularly if you use the touchscreen to teleport). Even though it's clearly aimed for people who enjoy a fast gaming experience, you can take your time exploring the levels (at least the earlier ones, as far as I can tell), at the cost of a lower score, of course. It's addictive, to the point of you wanting to replay a level as soon as you finish it, only to improve your score. Plenty of trophies, levels and frequent checkpoints will keep you always going fast, always going for more. Once you start playing, it's very easy to pick up, but it's so hard to put it down.
    All of this is presented in a beautiful package, due to properly categorized and intuitive menus, and the comic-like story shown in scenes between levels. There's A LOT of statistics in there for the stats-freaks among us. There is also a calculator, which baffled me a bit, but hey, now I have a calculator on my Vita!

    If you already loved Velocity Ultra, you're going to be drooling all over this. If you're new to the series, you'll find in Velocity 2X a very fluid gaming experience, one that keeps things fresh by alternating shooting/teleporting/rescuing stages with platforming ones.

    Simply put, this is the best indie game I've played on my Vita in 2014.
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  3. Sep 11, 2014
    10
    Excellent game on the Vita.
    Quick and fun game, great graphics and sound. However the music repeats itself a bit, and the levels do not seem
    Excellent game on the Vita.
    Quick and fun game, great graphics and sound. However the music repeats itself a bit, and the levels do not seem that different from each other.

    However, it's still a superb game and it's a must-have for Vita owners.
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