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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
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  1. Jul 31, 2015
    100
    Exclusively looking at the gameplay of Angry Birds 2, this is the best Angry Birds yet. Throwing in additional randomization spices things up a bit, the "boss fights" are really neat, and all the other little additions here and there (Like fans, flowers that spit blocks for some reason, and other strange things) make playing the game a ton of fun.
  2. Sep 29, 2015
    80
    Angry Birds 2 is a stunning, proper sequel for the original hit. Beautiful to see, fun to play and rich in content, the game's only shortcoming is the freemium model.
  3. Aug 6, 2015
    80
    Angry Birds 2 looks great, from the level backdrops through to the little touches: pigs quivering as you prepare to launch a new bird, and then zooming out of the screen towards you as nearby objects explode.
  4. Aug 3, 2015
    80
    Angry Birds 2 is a great sequel, when you're able to play it.
  5. Aug 3, 2015
    80
    Rovio has gone above and beyond making Angry Birds 2 the best entry in the series so far, from its polished-up graphics to the new challenges it has to offer.
  6. Jul 31, 2015
    80
    Angry Birds 2 builds upon an enjoyable mobile gaming mechanic making it well worth picking up for all new bird sling-shotting fun no matter how many previous levels of Angry Birds you have played.
  7. Aug 3, 2015
    75
    It does evolve the original formula, and it does deliver content enough to keep us playing for some time. The catch is that now it relies on a free-to-play model some players will find questionable.
  8. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 9, 2015
    74
    Your money or your life? [Sept 2015]
  9. Aug 5, 2015
    70
    We like almost everything new Angry Birds 2: cards, spells, levels with multiple scenarios, the bosses, awards, new skills and new look, connect with friends and arena mode. But we do not like the new free-to-play model and to wait or pay for new lives. Did not you could add the option to pay for the game to those who prefer?
  10. Aug 4, 2015
    70
    Angry Birds 2 is a free download, so there’s nothing to be lost by giving it a try. But given how little its gameplay varies from classic Angry Birds, you might be better off paying a bit of money to grab the first game.
  11. Aug 3, 2015
    70
    Fun and addictive drag and release style game, but the monetization system is a pain in the ass.
  12. Jul 31, 2015
    70
    I found the in-app purchases intrusive and destructive of the gameplay flow. If you don’t mind that sort of thing, add 10 points to this review score. If you’re highly irritated by freemium features you can’t avoid, then my only advice is to avoid Angry Birds 2 and opt for one of the earlier games in the series.
  13. Jul 30, 2015
    70
    Angry Birds is a constantly changing beast, but most of the changes here are for the better.
  14. Aug 5, 2015
    67
    It may look dramatically better than ever, but the legendary staying power of the original Angry Birds just isn’t there in the sequel.
  15. CD-Action
    Oct 17, 2015
    60
    Intrusive microtransactions make Angry Birds 2 a game for either rich or patient. Without paying it’s almost impossible to play for an hour straight. [10/2015, p.74]
  16. Games Master UK
    Oct 15, 2015
    60
    The only problem is the game's irksome freemium bent. [Oct 2015, p.81]
  17. Aug 10, 2015
    60
    The graphics of Angry Birds 2 are way better than of the first game, and the boss fights are a nice add-on. However, the fun gets spoiled by Facebook popups, film clips, in-game purchases and long waiting times.
  18. Aug 20, 2015
    50
    If you want a quick dose of smashing piggies, the rich art, clever animations, and other studio-polished niceties are sure to appeal. But for die-hard puzzle game fans much of what made Angry birds so compulsively replayable has been replaced with the standard FtP annoyances and the game and brand suffer as a result.
  19. 50
    Somewhere underneath this shameful collection of monetisation gimmicks there’s a decent game waiting to be played, but it never gets a chance to fly as free as it should.
  20. Jul 31, 2015
    50
    Angry Birds 2 proves that the Angry formula is still fun, but Rovio isn't doing itself any favors by gating that fun left and right. Angry Birds is supposed to be a series you can just pick up and play, and I have no idea what they were thinking here -- other than "more money."
  21. Oct 11, 2015
    40
    It was nice while it lasted, but I doubt I’ll keep it installed. I hate waiting for most things in life, but if I’m going to wait then it had better be worth it. Angry Birds 2 is not.
  22. Aug 4, 2015
    40
    Angry Birds 2 doesn't offer anything new or really different. For now its just another forgettable mobile game in the market.
  23. Aug 9, 2015
    30
    Angry Birds is no longer the ultimate time waster, it now feels like a soulless service built solely to harvest money, and is happy to screw its players in as many ways possible to get it.
  24. Aug 10, 2015
    20
    Angry Birds 2 shows everything that is wrong with free-to-play. The game balance is weaker, the boosters make the app pay-to-play and the independence on luck makes it impossible to play this game strategically.
User Score
3.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 52
  2. Negative: 34 out of 52
  1. Aug 3, 2015
    0
    Yet another franchise ruined by microtransactions. It just isn't fun this way. In the old Angry Birds games, the game advanced throughYet another franchise ruined by microtransactions. It just isn't fun this way. In the old Angry Birds games, the game advanced through gameplay. In Part 2, it advances by credit card purchases. This is a great credit card payment simulator, where you actually pay over and over again! If that is the game you want, this is Game-of-the Year material. Otherwise, the typically fun-but-simple launch mechanics of the old franchise are ruined by intrusive pay-walls of the worst kind. Disgusting. Full Review »
  2. Aug 5, 2015
    0
    This is a example of free to play. Microtransactions, lives to play, FACEBOOK. You could play all the time in the first game, you could haveThis is a example of free to play. Microtransactions, lives to play, FACEBOOK. You could play all the time in the first game, you could have keep it as the 1st but no. Full Review »
  3. Aug 4, 2015
    0
    3 stars everytime. Totally easy.
    But there's one thing that f*cked me up... You need to buy more lives to play? Or watch an ad? Or f*cking
    3 stars everytime. Totally easy.
    But there's one thing that f*cked me up... You need to buy more lives to play? Or watch an ad? Or f*cking wait 1/2h? Rovio, you bastards...
    That's not Angry Birds anymore, that's Shopping Birds now.
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