Peggle 2 Xbox One

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    70
    There's really nothing really new or innovative in this version of Peggle, but you know you have to try it.
  2. Jan 8, 2014
    70
    Like Peggle Nights, Peggle 2 feels like just an extension of the original game and not a whole lot more.
  3. Dec 18, 2013
    70
    Peggle’s secret is the way it makes you feel about these successes – and it’s here that this most feels like a true sequel. Clear out a level and the resulting Ultra Extreme Fever is a bigger festival of light and colour than ever, and Xbox One’s Game DVR popup serves as an extra pat on the back. The accompanying crescendo is no longer limited to Ode To Joy either – each Master has their own piece of classical music.
  4. Dec 16, 2013
    70
    Peggle 2 brings to Xbox One all the fun of its predecessor. Unfortunately this new chapter misses some important features like hot seat multiplayer and leaderboards online.
  5. Dec 10, 2013
    70
    The game crashes. I mean, it crashes a lot. Oh, you finished a level? Let’s return you to the Xbox home screen. You’re loading a new level? There you go, back looking at your pins. Oh, you’re on the last shot of an extremely difficult level that you’ve been trying to conquer for more than an hour? LOL, SEEYA.
  6. 70
    More of the same is perfectly acceptable when it’s as good as Peggle, but there’s a disappointing lack of both content and ambition here.
  7. Dec 9, 2013
    70
    Peggle 2's visual overhaul makes for a cleaner, fancier Peggle experience, but the lack of leaderboards assures your addiction will be relatively short-lived.
  8. Dec 9, 2013
    70
    Peggle 2 remains a foregone conclusion for existing Pegglers and puzzle fans alike, even if it doesn't quite live up to the addiction that destroyed everyone's work ethic back in 2007.
  9. Dec 9, 2013
    70
    Peggle 2 is still a wonderful game, but to a super-fan there are too many things that feel miscalibrated. In a way, that's more damaging than the suggestion PopCap isn't sure what else to do with Peggle: it suggests PopCap needs to rediscover itself.
  10. Dec 13, 2013
    67
    At a price tag of $11.99, this isn’t what I’d consider a steal. But if you’re absolutely dying for more Peggle, this will likely keep you satiated for a week or two.
  11. games(TM)
    Feb 12, 2014
    60
    A missed opportunity. [Issue#144, p.102]
  12. Dec 10, 2013
    60
    Though not as experimental or revolutionary as we would have liked, Peggle 2 is as bright, bouncy and brilliant as ever, delivering the same addictive action as its predecessor.
  13. Dec 10, 2013
    55
    Peggle 2 is an extremely safe sequel, and consequently a bit dull, most of the time.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 212 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  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 jealousBest 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 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 badThis 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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  3. Jan 12, 2015
    3
    Sure it's really quite fun, but it's only challenging if you chase really complex awards.. it's long term playability is limited. And likelySure it's really quite fun, but it's only challenging if you chase really complex awards.. it's long term playability is limited. And likely to be games with gold soon. It's 'free' if you pay for ea vault. Full Review »