• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2010
Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 43
  2. Negative: 26 out of 43
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  1. A somewhat exciting and absorbing game mainly thanks to its frenetic action and huge combos. However it's only suited for fans of this genere.
  2. OK, Ninety Nine Nights II is not the most brilliant game everybody was waiting for. Except the nice staged sword fights with all the beautiful effects and colors there isn't much in this game. The story is too simple and cannot keep up the motivation.
  3. Overall, and with all its flaws, N3II is still worth a look for anyone who is looking for an alternative fantasy based action game... and for all the hack n' slash fans, this one's easy... pick it up!
  4. 65
    Fans of the original will find some nice improvements, but also some sad omissions.
  5. Not enough power-ups, too many repetitive enemies, uneven skills scale and unfair boss battles really hurt this game severely.
  6. Three or four years ago, this game would have been brilliant. Unfortunately the unexciting combat, ho-hum level design, and unimpressive graphics make it a poor alternative to the more recent champions of the hack and slash genre.
  7. Game Informer
    60
    As good as that narrative may be, it's ultimately sandwiched between repetitive, mindless combat. [Sept 2010, p.93]
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    60
    The separate online co-op stages can be fun--both Maze and Survival help level up your characters--but the strange blandness of the overall proceedings keeps N3 II from appealing to anyone not mesmerized by constant slaughter. [Oct 2010, p.83]
  9. All in all, this game has many glaring flaws, but it does a great job at when comes to the main task of "maim and destroy".
  10. Neither good nor terrible. If you're a big fan of hack-and-slashers you can probably bump this up a couple of notches, but other than the occasional element that may briefly stand out, N3II is pretty average.
  11. Everything in the game is sloppily executed; the plot, the visuals, the multiplayer, everything in the game feels broken in some form or another. Even if you enjoyed the first, I implore you to avoid N3II.
  12. Jan 7, 2011
    50
    Too many enemies, too few ideas. Bad checkpoints and boredome waste an otherwise good potential.
  13. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 25, 2010
    50
    It's somewhat understandable that the sequel struggles to find new directions to take the game in, but failing to live up to the original? That's a real crime. [Issue#65, p.93]
  14. 50
    If you're looking for a mindless way to rack up Achievement Points, go ahead and rent Ninety-Nine Nights II, but be warned -- it's like watching the first 10 minutes of the Battle of Helm's Deep on repeat for 30 hours. After a while, you won't even care who's winning the fights, and only periodic bathroom breaks will break up the monotony.
  15. 50
    Decidedly average and forgettable. While you can extract some fun from taking down large swaths of enemies with a friend, the repetitive combat can't sustain the 20-plus hour campaign.
  16. X-ONE Magazine UK
    50
    Somehow better with a second overpowered character by your side. [Issue#63, p.88]
  17. The new visual flair and improved combat system can only hide the dreadfully tedious grind for so long. It is simple and repetitive and doesn't look or sound as nice as the best the Xbox 360 has to offer...
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 45
  2. Negative: 13 out of 45
  1. Oct 6, 2010
    9
    This game is worth every penny. It has it's own style (like Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors and so on) and maybe that's why some gamersThis game is worth every penny. It has it's own style (like Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors and so on) and maybe that's why some gamers hate it... but in the end, why would anyone waste time playing a genre he/she hates ? I don't understand why ppl are giving it scores like 20/100 for a game style they hate ? It's actually very well made, it has some rare moments, some memorable ones... and yes, it has some hard ones ! Specially boss fights are really hard. But in the end, wouldn't they suppose to die hard ? :)

    For me the sequel is 10 times better than the first one... and i can hardly wait for the third one !
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  2. Apr 16, 2017
    0
    Lassant, soûlant, terriblement répétitif et même pas marrant même s'il est un peu moins moche que le premier épisode avec en prime unLassant, soûlant, terriblement répétitif et même pas marrant même s'il est un peu moins moche que le premier épisode avec en prime un framerate poussif. On moissonne sans relâche des armées entières au fur et à mesure que les neurones du joueur demandent grâce de même que le pad et le pouce qui déclarent forfait au bout du 3000ème ennemi découpé en tranches. D'une débilité absolue et d'un néant abyssal, un sous-jeu, un sous-produit. Full Review »
  3. Jun 18, 2016
    10
    The cringe that Tak Fuji while presenting this game on the Konami E3 2010 is SO BAD that i had to check out this game, and I give it a 10/10The cringe that Tak Fuji while presenting this game on the Konami E3 2010 is SO BAD that i had to check out this game, and I give it a 10/10 because it have 1 MILLION TROOPS. Full Review »