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  • Summary: Magicka 2 brings the spellcasting system, irreverent humor, and relationship-testing friendly fire into an all-new adventure with up to 4-player co-op for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

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E3 2014: Magicka 2 Trailer at Sony Press Conference
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. May 28, 2015
    86
    Magicka 2 doesn't mess much with the formula of the first title. If the hours you spent traipsing through Midgård before grew tedious, the sequel may not wield enough magic to hold your attention. However, if you dropped the first game quickly due to the plethora of game breaking launch bugs, or missed this gem of series altogether, it is more than worth your time for an excellently priced $15.
  2. May 26, 2015
    80
    Much like its predecessor, Magicka 2 is a flawed game whose faults generally contribute to its charm. There’s something wonderfully engaging about a game that knows exactly what it is, doesn’t try to be anything more, and succeeds on nearly all fronts.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 1, 2015
    80
    Magicka 2 is like its predecessor, in good and bad alike. Feels like Magicka 1.7, not 2.0. [Aug 2015]
  4. May 26, 2015
    70
    Magicka 2 is Magicka refined - the same wizard-killing simulator co-op fans love with the fixes and improvements players craved. While it doesn't break new ground or surpass the original, it's a blast to play with friends.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Jul 17, 2015
    70
    Only intermittently better than its predecessor, if still every bit as frenetic. [Aug 2015, p.120]
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 21, 2015
    61
    Game’s derivativeness doesn’t diminish despite developer’s diligence: the humor is noticeably stale, and game situations lack variety. There’s just no progress in the series, which in itself is a step backwards. [Sept 2015, p.83]
  7. Jun 9, 2015
    40
    It lies somewhere between a fully formed game in which would-be wizards learn to chain elements into powerful spells and a low-rent improv show, in which everybody just makes things up as they go.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Jul 4, 2015
    10
    10 to balance the negatives, but it still is an awesome game. I wish I knew about Magicka 1, I've wanted a game like this forever. Please do10 to balance the negatives, but it still is an awesome game. I wish I knew about Magicka 1, I've wanted a game like this forever. Please do yourself a favor and give this a go if you're as wizard mad as me. Takes practice to get good since there are so many combinations and then still remembering them in battle takes time, but wow, very very cool experience. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    Who should, and why should you, purchase this game? Easily one of the most fun, and unique, games out there. It's lively fun, does not takeWho should, and why should you, purchase this game? Easily one of the most fun, and unique, games out there. It's lively fun, does not take itself overly seriously - but delivers a world you can escape in - it's challenging for gamers and casual players alike. If you have a library like mine of hundreds of games, this is a MUST PURCHASE. It does not have the replay value of games like shoot-em-ups, but it is worth the admission of a movie ticket - because you'll get more satisfaction and a lot more hours out of it than the best movies you've seen. If you can only afford 1 or 2 games and play all year, I would feel sorry that you're missing out, as the game play here is unique and FUN FUN FUN - something that many games miss out on as they just slightly modify well-known genres. This game is a GENRE almost all on its own. If you thought Naruto spell casting was awesome - this game is the logical version of it with regards to powers! To all whom have played the first and complained - I do not understand your complaints other than you played the other too recently and had false expectations. I absolutely LOVED the first one as well for many of the same reasons - and I found this one unique and fun by itself. If you thought Terminator 2 was supposed to resemble Terminator 1, or T3 the other 2, you are fooling yourself. Each is a unique experience and should be taken as such - you will gain the full experience and pleasure of it then, just as the very intelligent game developers intended. Before Magicka 1 I was working on a 3d version in CryEngine for power combinations like naruto and these.. I never got it launched, and I am more than happy that someone approximated what I wanted to do and in a top-down fashion. I have nothing bad to say as this is the top 1% of fun games available --- hands down. Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2015
    9
    Good game !Good game !
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  4. Jul 14, 2015
    7
    Hard to tell if I love this. There are many things that were upgraded from the original, but still something is missing. Not sure, this isHard to tell if I love this. There are many things that were upgraded from the original, but still something is missing. Not sure, this is cute, allright, and Vlad is back, but I just couldn't get into it. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2022
    7
    Pro
    - Character are silly like the first game
    - Creative spell combat Cons - Story not memorable - Control is quite convoluted for
    Pro
    - Character are silly like the first game
    - Creative spell combat

    Cons
    - Story not memorable
    - Control is quite convoluted for controller use.
    - Need to finish it as soon as possible to not be forgotten and left behind unfinished..
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  6. Jul 6, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I used to play Magicka 1 loving each minute.... Magicka 2.... is just boring. Magicka 1 was a breakthrough, Magicka 2 is basically the same however, not so funny. They tried to make it more difficult in order to favor the coop experience and probably sell more DLC's with itens or weapons or robes. I am not saying the game have no improvements, it has, but they missed the spot. Expand
  7. Jun 10, 2015
    0
    Clumky controls, over simplistic story, terrible gameplay experience, servers are always down... it's like a remake of Magicka 1, but worse.Clumky controls, over simplistic story, terrible gameplay experience, servers are always down... it's like a remake of Magicka 1, but worse. This game is bad and developers should feel bad. Expand

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