• Publisher: ustwo
  • Release Date: May 30, 2017
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  • Summary: Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry. Monument Valley 2 presents a brand new adventure set in a beautiful and impossible world. Help Ro asGuide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry. Monument Valley 2 presents a brand new adventure set in a beautiful and impossible world. Help Ro as she teaches her child about the mysteries of the valley, exploring stunning environments and manipulating architecture to guide them on their way. [AppStore] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 6, 2017
    100
    This is a deliciously tactile, malleable game. One of its levels is full of more ideas than most games on the App Store can cram into their entire run time. Plus it's beautiful. So very, very beautiful. I can't stress enough how good Monument Valley 2 is. It builds on what came before - in a very real way, it's a sequel about sequels. And its story about legacy cements ustwo's own position as one of the greatest developers working on mobile.
  2. Jun 13, 2017
    90
    If you want a puzzle game that will test you, this isn't for you. If you just want something that you can interact with in order to get rewarded with interesting themes and gorgeous artwork, Monument Valley 2 succeeds at that. But if Ustwo ever explores this world again, I think there's a gap between the gameplay and the art that could be crossed to make this the masterful experience these games have just barely fallen short of being in my eyes.
  3. Jul 12, 2017
    90
    Fantastic adventure, journey of knowledge, flawless puzzle game, a piece of art ... All names fit to the Monument Valley II, the sequel of the 2014 mobile hit. If you can, buy it and play it.
  4. Games Master UK
    Jul 13, 2017
    86
    Consistently enchanting. [Aug 2017, p.82]
  5. Jun 28, 2017
    80
    A truly gorgeous experience that lives up to the reputation of its predecessor - shame it's over far too quickly.
  6. Jun 11, 2017
    80
    It's a beautifully brief journey, but ustwo's reluctance to fully explore its possibilities only hampers its potential.
  7. 70
    Like its predecessor and its DLC, Monument Valley 2 is a short game (say, two hours?). Personally, I do not consider this a disadvantage; on the contrary, I like games that do not pull their punches. I do not need time fillers, thank you very much; I plan on only living once but making the most of that opportunity. Monument Valley 2 certainly deserves a spot in my short but rich life.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    I love Monument valley series and wish you play other monument valley like games at https://guik.io/decks/4173 and make some reviews! AndI love Monument valley series and wish you play other monument valley like games at https://guik.io/decks/4173 and make some reviews! And there are also other decks for you to find your favorite game! Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2017
    10
    Monument Valley 2 is a piece of art. Back in 2014 I got to play the first Monument Valley game. I loved the first game. It had some of theMonument Valley 2 is a piece of art. Back in 2014 I got to play the first Monument Valley game. I loved the first game. It had some of the most stunning visuals I had seen on the mobile platform. Its game play was also fantastic with its fascinating puzzles. Monument Valley 2 contains all of these awesome elements that the first one had but builds upon them. I loved the game play element with how you control the main character but how your companion follows you. Definitely worth a buy. Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2017
    9
    The game is spectacular. One needs several tries to admire the beautiful landscapes, richer than the previous version, and enjoy the soundThe game is spectacular. One needs several tries to admire the beautiful landscapes, richer than the previous version, and enjoy the sound design. Play for the sake of joy and beauty, and let yourself go in those impossible paths.
    Once again, the soundtrack fits like a glove for each scenario and situation.
    For ustwo, a true piece of art. Looking forward to the release of the soundtrack and many more maps to enjoy playing.
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  4. Jul 22, 2017
    8
    Monument Valley 2 does not have nearly as many fully realized ideas as the first game, but it still has some originality in the level designsMonument Valley 2 does not have nearly as many fully realized ideas as the first game, but it still has some originality in the level designs and it certainly has a unique storyline. Expand
  5. Feb 28, 2018
    8
    While not quite as good as the first, Monument Valley 2 still has the same usage of beautiful scenery, amazing level design and highlyWhile not quite as good as the first, Monument Valley 2 still has the same usage of beautiful scenery, amazing level design and highly enjoyable puzzles, while also having a powerful story about love and growing up to tie it all together. Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2017
    5
    Monument Valley 2 is a shameless cashing grabbing project. The first Monument Valley game was already overpraised. It looks too similar toMonument Valley 2 is a shameless cashing grabbing project. The first Monument Valley game was already overpraised. It looks too similar to Journey from ThatGameCompany. And the puzzles are easy and predictable in later chapters. However, on mobile platform, Monument Valley was fresh and interesting to its target audience back in 2014. It got overrated pretty easily.
    Unfortunately, things have changed a lot during the past 3 years. After the original Monument Valley game succeeded, many other puzzle games have come out to mobile platform. Some of them are bad, some are excellent. Hitman Go, for instance, has a better puzzle solving experience. But the design of Monument Valley has been roughly the same. I get bored even before half way through the game. There are some minor changes: the devs add a new character into the new entry, and try to make some emotional impact. But the game never earns it. The story, not sure if can be legitimately called a story, is told by a handful of short oracle-ish sentences . They tried to make it mysterious but ended up being a non-story.
    The second entry also keeps some bad aspects from the last game. Right after the player launches the game, a prompt says "this game is best played with sound". But just like the first game, the soundtracks are merely some ambient sounds. If I were the dev team and I had no budget for some real music, I would never talk about the sound. The last but not least, the puzzles are too simple, yet again.
    My overall experience with this game is hallow and unsatisfied. For people who love puzzles, this one is rather dull. For people who eager to new concepts and ideas from a game, this one has zero value of existence. This game is not completely valueless to everyone though. I think it is OK for people who have not played the first game and those who have not play any other games in this genre at all. For myself, I would rather erase my memory of this one. For what it is, Monument Valley 2 is just another generic game.
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  7. Sep 11, 2018
    5
    It's still a good & beautiful puzzle game. But you can't enter the same river twice. And the sequel lost all the magic for me compared theIt's still a good & beautiful puzzle game. But you can't enter the same river twice. And the sequel lost all the magic for me compared the first game.

    +The endless level-inside-level animation is mesmerising and cool.
    +The levels based on concave vs convex illusion also felt fresh.

    -I don't buy the new story. A kid and a group of elders? Meh.
    -The fractal drawings at the end of a level felt unintuitive for me.
    -In general, without a freshness of the first game, this one seemed like a simple puzzle game with some uncool difficulty spikes.
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