Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 3, 2014
    No compromise, no looking back. If you enjoyed the original you could possibly die of happiness. The only excuse not to play this gem could be your aversion to the dynamic duels concept. [Issue#247]
  2. Jan 15, 2015
    Legend of Grimrock 2 will consume your mind in many ways. The puzzles will slowly tear away at your brain until they are solved, and the amount of focus needed for just about every combat encounter is through the roof.
  3. Nov 15, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock II is a rare gem of a game that respects the player’s intelligence and ability. It’s worth the price of the admission for that reason alone. [Nov 2014]
  4. Oct 31, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock II is better than the original in every regard: more freedom, better character progression, better enemies, better puzzles and better environmental variety. Those who liked the first one will definitely love the sequel!
  5. Nov 12, 2014
    Not only a great remember of old times but above all a great dungeon crawler filled with puzzles and challenging combat in large levels. Dungeon Crawl Strikes Back.
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock II is a game that is better than its predecessor in almost every way. The gamers get more difficult puzzles, an interesting open world and new challenges every step of the way. But remember, that Grimrock II isn't for everyone. It's most suited for fans of older games and Witcher or Dragon Age enthusiasts will probably suffer a little while playing. But even they should give this game a chance - it's worth it.
  7. Oct 30, 2014
    The second installment in the Legend of Grimrock franchise reminds us why hardcore, traditional dungeon crawlers can be so addictive and beautiful experiences. Improving in almost everything compared to the original game, The Legend of Grimrock II will take you on a journey so special like few games can.
  8. Oct 24, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock II is another glorious glimpse of the past, a window to a genre dead and buried and brought back to life with care and respect, and I urge you to peek through it.
  9. Oct 23, 2014
    Legend of GrimRock II is bigger and better. One of the best dungeon crawler games on the market.
  10. Oct 22, 2014
    Almost Human proved once again that there's still much to be built on gameplay concepts labelled too hastily as dated.
  11. Oct 21, 2014
    A truly wonderful roleplaying game, with gameplay that's nothing like the big name AAA titles or Kickstarter successes in the genre.
  12. Oct 21, 2014
    There's a quiet confidence to Grimrock 2 that is utterly beguiling. Bigger, bolder and utterly sure of itself and its intended audience, Almost Human may be looking to the past for inspiration, but it's created one of the best pure role-playing games of the year.
  13. Oct 20, 2014
    A great improvement over the original, a fantastic journey with a distinct old-school vibe, with a lot of heart and with a glossy modern veneer. Even if you haven’t played the first one, it’s a proper standalone, self-contained experience.
  14. Oct 17, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock 2 spills class from every bit. Actually, is the best dungeon crawler on the market.
  15. Oct 14, 2014
    As a sequel, Legend of Grimrock 2 parties like it's 1991 and itself is a Beholder: bigger, better and basically the same game… I guess not that much has changed since then when it comes to sequels. Anyway, for every one of you dungeon crawlers out there, this one is a dream come true.
  16. Oct 22, 2014
    This is not just better than the predecessor, but it stays mysterious, dangerous and challenges you with puzzles rarely seen in a dungeon crawler.
  17. Oct 21, 2014
    It feels like a great adventure, an adventure that those who miss deep RPG, dungeons and spending days in front of the computer will definitely enjoy.
  18. Oct 16, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock II is a wonderful dungeon-crawler and it improves its predecessor in every single aspect. If you love this genre, you'll find a deep, rich, entertaining and satisfying experience.
  19. Nov 20, 2014
    The first Legend of Grimrock managed to pay homage to the forefathers of its genre, while being free of the shortcomings that often plague retro productions. Its successor, following the same footsteps has managed to expand this successful core towards new directions. It is bigger, technically superior and it offers deeper gameplay. Nevertheless, if you aren't familiar with grid based gameplay, try it out yourselves prior to purchasing it.
  20. Oct 29, 2014
    Bigger and better, Legend of Grimrock II does everything it needs to as a sequel, and more. Superb design, crazy puzzles, and challenging combat, a must for Dungeon Crawler fans.
  21. Oct 17, 2014
    The Legend of Grimrock 2 is an RPG that's as much Myst as D&D, and benefits from the strengths of both.
  22. Jan 15, 2015
    If you love dungeon crawlers, don't even think about not buying this game. But if you're a player looking for a real challenge, able to reward you with emotions increasingly rare in the contemporary world of video games, Legend of Grimrock II is a title not to be missed.
  23. Nov 3, 2014
    A sublime blend of fighting, puzzling and exploration, but the unforgiving difficulty may be too much for some.
  24. Oct 23, 2014
    Beautifully presented and expertly executed, The Legend of Grimrock 2 is everything that made the first game great, only now there is even more of it. Wonderful puzzles and plenty of variety will keep eager adventurers entertained until the very end.
  25. Oct 16, 2014
    A big and challenging game that surpasses its predecessor in almost every way. While some of the most difficult puzzles could be better explained, Grimrock 2 more than makes up for that with tons of smartly designed brainteasers, diverse environments, plenty of loot and lots of secrets to discover.
  26. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 25, 2014
    Contrary to popular wisdom, Almost Human Games’ lightning did manage to strike the same place twice. Legend of Grimrock 2 is not ideal in any respect but still manages to keep players in front of the monitor with challenging battles and interesting puzzles. [Dec 2014, p.78]
  27. CD-Action
    Feb 7, 2015
    A traditional, well-designed dungeon crawler that requires both quick fingers and a sharp mind. [01/2015, p.72]
  28. PC PowerPlay
    Nov 30, 2014
    A bigger, better, prettier sequel to the wonderful Legend of Grimrock. [Dec 2014, p.57]
  29. 80
    If you enjoyed the original Legend of Grimrock, odds are you will feel right at home here. It is bigger, more polished and provides greater variety than its predecessor.
  30. Oct 29, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock offered the vaguest of hints and clues to tackling inevitable obstacles, thus requiring your attention and investment by default. Legend of Grimrock 2 uses the same coy smiles to entice you to explore its world, and while the core game remains as good as ever, the success of its evolution depends greatly on whether that is compelling enough reason for you to do so.
  31. Oct 22, 2014
    Legend of Grimrock 2 remains very similar to the first Legend of Grimrock, and that is exactly what was expected of it. The island's open level design adds a layer of difficulty at first, but you just learn to survive step after step and experience kicks in: you don't forget to save often anymore. Legend of Grimrock 2 is a very good game, but not for everybody. Only gamers who raised their voices against the lord of boring games can be sent there.
  32. Oct 20, 2014
    Moving beyond a mere homage to Dungeon Master this is one of the best dungeon crawlers of recent years, even if the puzzle balance still isn’t quite right.
  33. Oct 17, 2014
    I have a lot of fun with the puzzles, most are wonderfully tricky, but still logical.
  34. Oct 15, 2014
    Grimrock’s dungeon crawling gameplay is as solid as ever.
  35. Games Master UK
    Dec 30, 2014
    Will keep you puzzling for ages with some of the best head-scratchers in gaming. [Jan 2015, p.62]
  36. Nov 12, 2014
    I’d recommend this wholeheartedly to fans of dungeon crawling, but it could be a frustrating choice for non-enthusiasts.
  37. Feb 26, 2015
    If Almost Human had made a strict dungeon crawler like the first Legend of Grimrock, but with a properly fleshed-out world, better UI, redesigned combat and role-playing systems, I would have recommended such a sequel in an instant. Alas.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 382 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 382
  1. Oct 15, 2014
    its a great game. It has more character classes,new weapons,dual wielding and it adds a new race! This is a game you'll definitely play ifits a great game. It has more character classes,new weapons,dual wielding and it adds a new race! This is a game you'll definitely play if you like old school dungeon crawlers. Full Review »
  2. Oct 15, 2014
    For dungeon crawler fans, you're simply not going to get any better than this. Clever puzzles, easy inventory system, expanded characters andFor dungeon crawler fans, you're simply not going to get any better than this. Clever puzzles, easy inventory system, expanded characters and fighting options - everything you could possibly want. Nice graphics upgrade since the first game too. Really enjoyable and at 1/4 the cost of a big-name release game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 19, 2014
    I don't get it with these "old school" games.
    I "played" this game for about ten minutes and gave up on it to to the weird movement and
    I don't get it with these "old school" games.
    I "played" this game for about ten minutes and gave up on it to to the weird movement and camera setup.
    You can only move in prescribed steps and directions in some sort of maze like way.
    It's so bad that moving around in this game made me nauseated.

    The reason people used to make games this way was because of limited resources, and, or, lack of 3D rendering facilities (the old games had pre-rendered perspective walls, etc).
    So why would anyone want to play the old way that gives you a headache?

    If this is a walk down nostalgia lane, then maybe some old ways are better of buried and forgotten.
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