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  • Summary: Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a world of dark fantasy. Master a living board game where every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of legendary encounters chosen by you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Nov 16, 2017
    90
    Despite a few issues with pacing, Hand of Fate 2 crafts an atmosphere based on its predecessor, but also full of surprises. You will want to spend hours playing games within games within this game, even as the Dealer taunts you for your missteps.
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    88
    Hand of Fate was a hidden gem, a Kickstarter surprise that showed us that there was a cool way to mix up an action-RPG with tabletop conventions. The sequel polishes and preens itself into a much more efficient and entertaining entity, and if you can handle some less-than-stellar combat, you find yourself immersed in a spectacular world.
  3. Nov 6, 2017
    85
    The original Hand of Fate took a lot of different styles of gaming and brought them together successfully to make something really unique. Hand of Fate 2 improves upon nearly every aspect of the original, providing diverse new challenges that help build the world around the Game of Life and Death. The new scenarios, the success checks that come with them, the companions, and new encounters and gear cards all add hundreds of unique touches to the game that make every card flip an experience. Meanwhile, despite a few small flaws combat is as smooth as ever with the new weapons and companion abilities allowing players to find their own preferred way to dispatch the wide array of opponents they come across. Luck is a fickle mistress and this game isn’t shy about stomping out your quests like a merciless tabletop game master in any part of your endeavors. That said, Hand of Fate 2 rewards the determined and stacking the deck in your favor to overcome its challenges makes this quest well worth the effort.
  4. Nov 9, 2017
    80
    Clever developments to gameplay and visuals make this sequel an exciting progression that can become an act of patience when the numbers stop going your way.
  5. Nov 22, 2017
    80
    Hand of Fate 2 is a great Action RPG with an amazing narrative. It is replayable, funny and very addictive.
  6. Nov 16, 2017
    78
    A good idea finally becomes a good game. Hand of Fate 2 retains the concept of the innovative first game, but adds enough new elements, so the successor performs noticeably better.
  7. Dec 1, 2017
    60
    Hand of Fate 2 captures some old-school RPG charm, but deals a few too many bad cards in the process. The game’s appealing premise is marred by unsatisfying progression, punishing randomness, and clunky combat. Nostalgic RPG fans will find things to appreciate here, but given the popularity and diversity of actual tabletop gaming these days, it’s hard to fully recommend the half-stacked Hand of Fate 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 12, 2017
    10
    Great game. It improves everything from the previous installment. The only drawback is lack optimalisation. I can't run it in 4k ultra evenGreat game. It improves everything from the previous installment. The only drawback is lack optimalisation. I can't run it in 4k ultra even with a very strong pc. Works fine on 1440p so cant really complain. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2017
    9
    These games take everything I love about action rpgs and combine it into one. A board made of cards, deck building, resource management.These games take everything I love about action rpgs and combine it into one. A board made of cards, deck building, resource management. handling inventories. It all comes together in a satisfying package. I played for 8 hours after it was released and wanted to keep playing. The combat is a weak part of the game and unlike in 2015 I've played a lot more games with the countering mechanic that have done it much better. They could have innovated this aspect more. It is more of the same as last game with improvements. There are some silly ragdoll physics when you kill enemies and some of the minigames are more about RNG than skill but it is one of the few single player games that keeps me coming back and playing for hours on end. Expand

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