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  • Summary: Bleed 2 is a relentless arcade action game featuring air-dodging, bullet-reflecting, and tons of bosses.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 8, 2017
    90
    There are certain games that are ubiquitous for the Steam user. Pretty much everyone has Portal in their Steam library. Copies of Thomas Was Alone are more common than sand in the Mojave. Bleed 2 needs to be one of those. As a game, it is side scrolling action perfected. There are no truly cheap parts or dull moments; everything is designed to be learned and surmounted. This is something that just cannot be said about even some of the best games on the market. Considering that even its base price is under ten dollars, there is no reason to miss out. Skipping Bleed 2 is like shoving toothpicks under your fingernails. Sure it can be done, but it hurts and there is no point.
  2. Mar 10, 2017
    90
    Bleed 2 is a great choice for anyone who loves extremely fast-paced action games that reward skill. Particularly if you've ever wanted to quadruple jump a path through a swarm of gunfire and flaming wreckage, riddle a bunch of enemies with bullets in slow motion, and finish off a hostile helicopter by deflecting one of the dozen missiles it's launched that you back in its freaking face with your sword before touching the ground. It's that kind of game.
  3. Jan 16, 2018
    90
    After playing Bleed, it would be very easy to be worried for the sequel not living up to expectations. While the sequel is very different from the original, it is not by any means a bad thing. At the core, Bleed 2 is still in the same spirit as the first entry, but just a bit more grown up and comfortable. Wryn is still the same cool chick she always was, ready to kick some you-know-what as before, except this time for less selfish reasons. The action anti-heroine has become a real heroine, and the bosses have got more creative and include more variety. However, this has comes at the expense of having less platforming segments, a worthwhile pay-off in the end as the most memorable parts of the first game weren't the platforming sections, but the radical boss fights, and Bleed 2 will not offer anything that disappoints on that front.
  4. Mar 2, 2017
    82
    Bleed 2 is a lovely little slice of modernized run and gun side-scrolling pandemonium that evokes the likes of Contra without paying needless lip service to its heritage. Good stuff.
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    80
    Bleed 2 delivers a fun blast of rewarding 2D action to your screen. It will probably live up to the expectations of any shoot ‘em up fan out there, and it’s surely a welcoming environment to pick up a controller and join your friend’s session to maximize your scores. Its rather short campaign is well supported by a number of unlockables and incentives to keep you engaged for longer.
  6. Feb 21, 2017
    80
    A knowing tribute to some of the greats of action gaming, and a highly competent 2D shooter in its own right.
  7. 70
    For new-comers and veterans of side-scrolling, bullet-hell, shoot ‘em ups, Bleed 2 brings forward a fluid and action-packed adventure. Its solid gameplay and stylized visuals improve upon the original title of 2012, but its $10 price tag, considering how quick a playthrough is, might only be worth it to those competitive players who regularly top leaderboards and are casually crowned, “Greatest Heroes of All Time.”

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  1. Jun 19, 2017
    8
    Bleed 2 Is Fast Paced Side Scrolling Action Oriented Platform Game With A Story Mode. Game Is Fun To Play And Have Several Difficulty LevelsBleed 2 Is Fast Paced Side Scrolling Action Oriented Platform Game With A Story Mode. Game Is Fun To Play And Have Several Difficulty Levels Which Can Be Altered On The Fly, You Can Unlock New Weapons And Modes After Completing Story, Modes And Weapons Can Also Be Changed When Pleased To.
    Bleed 2 Is Fun To Play, Enjoyable, With Nice Music And Most Importantly Game is Replayable.
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