The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Legends foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. A sequel is coming. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventásia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destinyLegends foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. A sequel is coming. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventásia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destiny as yet unwritten. Expand

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 - Release Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 10, 2015
    100
    One of the best adventure games from the German production and also one of the best games funded from a Kickstarter campaign. King Art Games were totally successful with this one. [Issue#250]
  2. Feb 17, 2015
    90
    It’s a comforting reminder that video games can still hark back to their traditional roots and produce an enjoyable experience without any overblown live-action trailer or day one DLC. This is a delight to play.
  3. Feb 23, 2015
    90
    If you love point and click adventures, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is everything you could possibly want and more.
  4. 80
    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 boasts the same clever puzzle design and appealing world of its predecessor, and does a fine job of upgrading its presentation as well.
  5. Mar 23, 2015
    80
    The graphics are just as great, the game plays the same way and it’s basically a new adventure with new puzzles to solve, so it is what you would expect from a sequel to a brilliant game.
  6. Feb 27, 2015
    80
    If you like old-school adventures with a modern twist and a lot of humor, stop right here. This book will keep you busy.
  7. May 28, 2015
    40
    Unwritten Tales 2 comes up unfavourably when compared to the classic games it tries to emulate, contemporary titles that have tried to do a similar thing, à la Broken Sword 5, and games that have tried to modernise the genre such as The Walking Dead. In that context, it would perhaps have been better if those ‘unwritten tales’ remained as such.

See all 39 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    The last game was incredibly charming and funny to an extend it could even rival with some Lucasarts games. This is no less. A worthyThe last game was incredibly charming and funny to an extend it could even rival with some Lucasarts games. This is no less. A worthy successor and one of the best adventure games I have played. Lots of pop culture and gaming references like in the last game. Absolute must buy if you're into P&C adventure games.
    I really hope these games get more recognition.
    Expand
  2. Apr 18, 2015
    10
    This deserves a 10 for the amount of work they've put into it. It feels like a story that could be done in at least 2 full games. It's amazingThis deserves a 10 for the amount of work they've put into it. It feels like a story that could be done in at least 2 full games. It's amazing how big it is. Well, it's not like it's unheard of in other games but in Adventure Games the past few years mini-games were the norm and they became boring. This has an enormous amount of content for an Adventure Game. Good job. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2015
    10
    as good as part one.
    huge laughs, interesting story, feelings, humor, stuff.
    I laughed my ass of and the puzzles weren't too easy not too
    as good as part one.
    huge laughs, interesting story, feelings, humor, stuff.
    I laughed my ass of and the puzzles weren't too easy not too hard.
    Nearly never used a walkthrough, but sometimes I did ^^

    Looking forward to part 3 :)
    Expand
  4. Dec 12, 2020
    9
    Nice, charming graphics and excellent humor is what expected after the previous games and I got it.
  5. Mar 30, 2015
    9
    What a great game. I've been playing adventure games for more than two decades and I think I only had this much fun when I was playing MonkeyWhat a great game. I've been playing adventure games for more than two decades and I think I only had this much fun when I was playing Monkey Island seires (to which there are sevral references in BoUT2). Great script, great puzzles (challenging, yet sensible), great characters with good voice acting, and finally great dialogues with tons and tons of well placed pop-culture references and humour. The only drawback was the technical side. Sevral game breaking bugs almost did it for me. Fortunately an update was able to fix the game. Apart from that? Can't wait for the third installment. What a great game that will be. Expand
  6. Feb 22, 2015
    8
    I'll give it an 8. Now, let's get straight to the point.

    The good: + graphics, + the code seems fairly well optimised, I mean, it runs
    I'll give it an 8. Now, let's get straight to the point.

    The good:
    + graphics,
    + the code seems fairly well optimised, I mean, it runs fine on a 7 year old PC, 60 FPS most of the time, with an occasional drop to ~45 FPS in larger areas,
    + music, music and once again music,
    + voice acting,
    + lots of variety, different places, landscapes and whatnot,
    + optional tasks,
    + memorable villains,
    + plot twists,
    + the puzzles and minigames: not SUPER hard, but thoughtful and rather entertaining,
    + dialogues,
    + the developers seem to be more daring to try new things than in the previous games (most of the time it works really well),
    + lots of references to other games and popculture, some of them extremely well done,
    + the humour,
    + Wilbur's first optional task will definitely put a smile on your face,
    + Nate's unlockable costume is the greatest thing ever!

    The bad:
    - there are still a few bugs and typos that need attention, I would definitely expect some patches in the near future, and I'll probably change my score to a 9 when they get resolved,
    - I'm not sure the tutorial is actually necessary, but that's personal opinion,
    - Ivo's first chapter starts rather slowly and takes a while to build up.

    The ending leaves you with quite a few questions, especially if you keep watching after the end credits, so it's safe to expect another sequel in the future.
    Expand
  7. Aug 25, 2018
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I enjoyed and finished the first Book of Unwritten Tales, but, sadly, only the graphics have improved from its predecessor, while the rest of the game has gone downhill. The humour seems more forced than the first one, and a lot of the puzzles are incredibly frustrating and seem to require a trial-and-error approach to solve.

    One example - one of the characters you play as, Wilbur, gets tasked with cleaning up the school of magic he works at, along with a surly, unhelpful troll janitor. He has to get a broom out of a locked display cabinet, but the key is nowhere to be found. To get the key, you have to wedge a coin into the entrance door, then call the troll janitor to fix the "stuck" door. While his back is turned to you, you then notice a set of keys on his belt which you can then remove and use to open the display cabinet and finally get the broom. Firstly, how the hell are you supposed to figure out that you need to wedge a coin into the entrance door, and secondly, how are you expected to know that the troll janitor has a set of keys on him when you can't even see them initially??? No hints whatsoever are given and it seems like you are often expected to take a trial-and-error approach and just waggle random objects from your inventory around the screen in the hope of seeing a prompt to use the object somewhere!

    I had to Google the solution to this one as well as two other puzzles which had me absolutely stumped. Eventually I just got completely bored and uninstalled the game while trying to figure out how to get all the parts for the golem and getting hopelessly stuck once again.

    The game looks wonderfully crafted, but really, the puzzle design is piss-poor. I was able to finish the first Book of Unwritten Tales without looking up any hints online, so why now all of a sudden do I have to resort to continually turning to Google or YouTube for help???
    Expand

See all 15 User Reviews