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  • Summary: Peggle 2 injects players into the peg-popping vista of the original while delivering an array of new features and functionality. Peggle 2 offers all-new levels, new and improved power-ups, fantastic multiplayer modes, gesture controls with Kinect for Xbox One, the ability to customize the "Peggle Masters" who host the game, and much more.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 90
    Endearing and satisfying. [Issue#107, p.70]
  2. Dec 9, 2013
    85
    It’s just more of the same, but isn’t that what we all wanted? The whole thing is executed with real style and class, and deserves to be huge.
  3. Dec 9, 2013
    80
    Peggle 2 is ultimately the same basic concept as the original set of games, but it's still most definitely worth playing if you're a series fan. PopCap could have done so much more than they did, especially when you consider the generational leap, but the good news is Peggle fans will eat this up and fall in love all over again.
  4. Dec 12, 2013
    80
    Simple but nonetheless enjoyable puzzle and party game created but the same very team behind classic franchises such Bejeweled and Plants Vs Zombies.
  5. I don’t expect many people will organize online Peggle 2 parties, and playing a puzzle game against strangers isn’t as much fun. Pity there’s no local splitscreen play.
  6. Jan 8, 2014
    70
    Like Peggle Nights, Peggle 2 feels like just an extension of the original game and not a whole lot more.
  7. Dec 10, 2013
    55
    Peggle 2 is an extremely safe sequel, and consequently a bit dull, most of the time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Dec 15, 2013
    10
    Best game in the universe. Hands down. No contest. Id buy 2 xbox ones just to play multiplayer with myself. Anyone who disagrees is jealous that their console doesn't have the legend that is this masterpiece. Still soiling myself in excitement as we speak.
    100000/10 would buy 20 times.
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  2. Dec 29, 2013
    10
    Peggle is an excellent sequel to the original, with new characters with their own unique special abilities. This version actually seems a bit harder then the original for some reason. I love the challenge though and enjoy the crazy sound effects. The game play is still great as usual. I don't know how any gamer who likes puzzle type games could hate this one. There are a LOT of levels and even if you beat them, you'll still have to complete all the objectives for each level, which will take you awhile. This is a must have for any XBox One owner who wants something more relaxing to play. Expand
  3. Dec 21, 2013
    9
    Peggle 2 is really addictive.

    The pricing is right, the game has made it's way to a top Xbox One arcade game so far.
    If you liked peggle
    1, you're going to really like this.
    Nothing more than a fun experience.
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  4. Jan 21, 2014
    8
    peggle 2 is a very fun sequel to its predecessor in many ways. i was bundled with joy when i opened this game up and started playing. it is filled with fun and very addicting gameplay. it will keep you busy for awhile as there is over 100 levels and also add trials which give an intriguing twist to the game. the level designs are varied and offer different stratedgies to beat them. each master has their own unique power but a down side is a wish they added more masters and some different gameplay Expand
  5. Dec 23, 2013
    8
    This is the biggest case of "more of the same" I've ever seen. Which, if you liked the first one (and who didn't, AMIRITE?), is not a bad thing at all. However I was disappointed by the lack of content.

    I was able to finish the game (including extra levels, called "trials") in one sitting. Now to be fair, it was like a 6 hour sitting. So yeah, the game is still addicting as hell. But it was EXACTLY the same gameplay. Nothing new WHATSOEVER. I mean, it doesn't even feel like Peggle 1.5. It feels straight up like an alternate version of Peggle 1. The game also felt a lot shorter than Peggle 1. Less levels and less characters as well. AND it costs 12 dollars as opposed to 10.

    Lack of local multiplayer is also very noticeable.

    So once you finish the main single player, the only replay value this has are optional objectives present in every level, which take the game from casual fun to insanely hard. So that might be appealing to some and completely ignored by others.

    So having said all the bad things I have on it, the good thing is that its Peggle. The formula still works flawlessly. Super easy to play, supper addicting and immensely entertaining. I just wish there were either new gameplay elements OR just more levels.

    Recommended.
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  6. Dec 15, 2013
    8
    There's never been a game that I've loved and hated quite as much as those in the Peggle series. The game's a great casual gaming experience coupled with some true challenge in order to fully maximise the game's progress. While Peggle 2 may require some patching to include obvious features omitted such as leaderboards and Kinect features outside of the US, the core gameplay is more of what people love about Peggle. Expand
  7. Jan 29, 2014
    4
    Let's face it: the only reason this game is getting such praise is that it's one of the cheapest releases on the Xbox, similar to how Flower got high marks for the PS4 just because it's cheap and looks good. It seems like a lot of games these days get reviewed more for their value to the dollar rather than whether they're worth your time. So, if money is no concern, is Peggle worth your time? Only if you enjoy interactive slot-machines. The game is heavily reliant on luck, with the vast majority of pegs you hit being a product of the ball bouncing where you never expected it to. Planning out shots to earn extra lives and make the most of your special moves is only a small part of the experience. Compared to other puzzlers like Bust-A-Move, the game simply relies too much on random chaos for my taste. Expand

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