Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    Strong Badia the Free is a great follow-up to Homestar Ruiner. The storyline is easier to follow, the jokes are tighter, and the puzzles are more challenging and intriguing.
  2. 95
    Episode 2 is so well written, funny and enjoyable you'll gladly submit to the domineering, steel toed boot of your new red masked overlord.
  3. 90
    Telltale has once again delivered a must-have WiiWare download that is by far a cut above the rest.
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Funnier than "Episode One." If only that strategy bit wasn't quite so annoying. [Dec 2008, p.87]
  5. 83
    The main quest is entertaining enough to justify the $9 or $10 investment (based on your platform of choice), but the new and revised bonus elements really make Strong Badia the Free a comprehensive experience.
  6. 82
    Episode two is a little longer than the first and feels more complete, so here's hoping Telltale and the Chapman brothers keep improving with each episode.
  7. The fresher elements improve on the firmly established vibe and gameplay, making this a solid follow up episode.
  8. Strong Badia the Free is a worthy installment to SBCG4AP. While episode two is not quite as dynamic as its predecessor, fans will nonetheless enjoy it.
  9. Much still depends on how funny you find the Homestar Runner web cartoons, but Strong Bad remains an episodic experience well worth making time for each month.
  10. It's a much fuller and funnier experience than the first episode.
  11. Although Strong Badia the Free is a shorter episode than Homestar Ruiner, it’s more perfectly formed.
  12. Strong Badia the Free is mostly made up of all new environments, so it in no way felt like a simple recycling of Homestar Ruiner, and while the game's structure of "convert a country, to move to the next country" makes it inherently more predictable than Homestar Ruiner was, it's still full of surprises.
  13. 75
    A tighter and more interesting instalment than the first episode, and a step in the right direction for this oddball series.

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User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 5, 2012
    Terrific game, superior to the original. Strong Badia the Free is the best out of all 5 games in the series. With a creative plot, intelligentTerrific game, superior to the original. Strong Badia the Free is the best out of all 5 games in the series. With a creative plot, intelligent moments, and a twisted ending you were waiting for, this game is highly recommended even if you are unfamilular with Homestar Runner. Full Review »