Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 29, 2018
    95
    Fans of the first title will be thrilled that there’s more Guacamelee in the world, and there’s new mechanics and challenges to play with. New players should go back and experience the first Guacamelee and enjoy that, but there’s definitely enough backstory and tutorial in Guacamelee 2 to make any player comfortable with playing. With the only downside being that this may be one of the harder platforming experiences in recent years and therefore not for everyone, Guacamelee 2 stands out as one of the finest, and funniest titles of 2018. Don’t let this one skip by.
  2. Aug 21, 2018
    92
    Metroidvania at its best: big map, well-hidden secrets, intense fighting mechanisms, demanding platforming and really a lot of chickens.
  3. Aug 21, 2018
    90
    This sequel has everything you need to fall in love.
  4. Aug 21, 2018
    90
    Guacamelee! 2 has a few minor issues, but the core is so good and the game improves in all the right ways on its predecessor.
  5. Sep 7, 2018
    85
    Guacamalee 2 is a wonderful sequel who takes the core gameplay of the previous title to the next level by addressing every single issue and adding a lot more stuff to it, and even though it may not feel like a fresh experience as its predecessor did, it still has a lot to offer.
  6. Aug 24, 2018
    85
    Bigger, better and with more chickens. Guacamelee! 2 is an especially enjoyable metroidvania. Its sense of humor is extremely clever, helping us to keep a constant grin on our face from beginning to end. Moreover, the platforming elements are even more varied providing hard but fair challenges that always bring something new to the table until the end of the adventure.
  7. 80
    Guacamelee! 2 takes the superb formula of Guacamelee!, kicks it into high gear, and multiplies the general number of chickens by ten. It stays amorously true to the first entry by proffering more opportunities for satisfying Rooster Uppercuts than ever before, and ratchets up the difficulty of its platforming sections to keep pace. Guacamelee! 2 is the truly worthy and hysterical follow-up to the (rightfully) much-loved original Guacamelee!
  8. Aug 21, 2018
    80
    Juan's second adventure is good enough to stand out in a market of strong contenders. It leans on the harder side of the genre, but it's not vindictive in its difficulty. And the art style and tone go a long way towards endearing you to the game and its world. Much like the first, Guacamelee 2 can stand in the winner's circle with pride.
  9. Aug 24, 2018
    75
    There’s nothing surprising in Guacamelee! 2. It's got all of what we loved in the first game, and still is a very solid platformer, loaded with content. We’d enjoyed some more novelty though.
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  1. The gorgeous Mexiverse and hotheaded combat and puzzles are entertaining, but overall Guacamelee! 2 lacks the tightness that made its predecessor such a hoot from start to finish.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Sep 4, 2018
    9
    This is... odd. Guacamelee! 2 has been announced for PC/Steam at PAX. But also, this game was announced for PC last year? So it wasThis is... odd. Guacamelee! 2 has been announced for PC/Steam at PAX. But also, this game was announced for PC last year? So it was unannounced and re-announced, and along the way it became a PlayStation 4 exclusive. And now it isn't. Guys, we're trying to run a news website here and you're making my life a living hell. Stop Press-lighting me. To sum up
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  2. Sep 2, 2018
    5
    Adds nothing new to the first game, at least when playing as single player as I do. Nothing is really memorable and it gets boring quickly.Adds nothing new to the first game, at least when playing as single player as I do. Nothing is really memorable and it gets boring quickly. Played to the end in about 12 hours but felt longer because I just wanted it to end. Did most challenges (i.e. getting chests), even if I hated how it only challenged twitching with the stupid controller button combinations - the result, sweaty hands and possibly a damaged controller. Score is based on already having played the first game and thinking that was enough. Full Review »
  3. Aug 30, 2018
    8
    Guacamelee 2 es una secuela demasiado continuista, hay pocas mejoras contra el primer juego, salvo el multijugador. Más que una segundaGuacamelee 2 es una secuela demasiado continuista, hay pocas mejoras contra el primer juego, salvo el multijugador. Más que una segunda entrega, parece una expansión con nuevos mapas.
    Es una pena porque, tanto el universo ambientado en México como la estética medio cuadrada de los personajes están muy buenos. Es un juego especial para fans del genero metroidvania, pero qué si jugaste al primero, no vas a ver nada nuevo.
    Es un título bastante divertido, pero te recomiendo conseguirlo entre las ofertas de Steam o con alguna rebaja.
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