Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic 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. Mar 3, 2015
    95
    It's larger, more beautiful, more difficult, better in every aspect compared it its predecessor. At the same time, it proves that Kickstarter as well as Steam Early Access can significantly contribute to the very high quality of a game. I don't like being led to hasty conclusions, but via "The Book of Unwritten Tales 2" King Art Games manages to put Daedalic Entertainment, as well as any other developer, in a very difficult position regarding the creation of the best adventure game for 2015. A true masterpiece of its genre.
  3. Mar 17, 2015
    90
    A game that reminds us why at one point in time, adventure games ruled the earth.
  4. Mar 2, 2015
    90
    It's got good puzzles, some of which may be a bit too obtuse, and a very lighthearted overall tone, as well as a ton of wit and some loving pop culture references to enjoy, as well as an interesting storyline to follow.
  5. 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.
  6. Feb 19, 2015
    90
    A really good sequel and a great old-school graphic adventure. Graphics are very good, the writing is extremely funny, puzzles are smart and complex, and the game is really long.
  7. Feb 19, 2015
    90
    A lovingly made puzzle laden parody of fantasy games that injects its own unique personality in between the deliberately laid layers of cliché and trope.
  8. Feb 18, 2015
    90
    One of the best point and click adventure titles to be released, and stands as an example of what the genre has to offer. I would easily place it in the company of revered adventure titles like Grim Fandango or Tales Of Monkey Island, perhaps even surpassing them as it takes what made those titles great and expands upon them.
  9. 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.
  10. Feb 11, 2015
    90
    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is the best representative so far of the modern graphic adventure genre. You will test your brain with hundreds of well thought puzzle while enjoying a very fine and satisfying storytelling.
  11. Mar 5, 2015
    88
    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is proof that it's possible to make a great graphic adventure, even in 2015. It's pretty difficult and requires more attention than your average puzzler, but you'll love the art direction, the story and the humour.
  12. Mar 5, 2015
    87
    It's delicate and fun as a fairy tale, but it doesn't forget how to add solid gameplay elements to the formula.
  13. CD-Action
    Apr 1, 2015
    85
    The sequel revived my faith in point’n’click games by proving that we do not have to settle for run-of-the-mill dialogues and flat characters. King Art is a seriously talented studio that could make a game about a snail crossing the street and still make me laugh regularly. [04/2015, p.54]
  14. Feb 22, 2015
    85
    With engaging and believable protagonists, whimsical landscapes, and delightful voice acting to complement the shrewd writing, there's little left to nitpick but the mediocre puzzles, predictable plot, and occasional graphical hiccups.
  15. Feb 20, 2015
    85
    This game not only delivers a great sequel, but also a great story and the soul of a genre that has been forgotten for many years.
  16. Feb 20, 2015
    85
    When it comes down to it, this is a must-play game for those who enjoy adventure games of this style – but it definitely sticks to the tried-and-true point n’ click genre.
  17. Feb 18, 2015
    85
    A king-size sequel brimming with fun dialogue, charming characters and beautiful visuals. If it weren’t for some pacing issues and the occasional quirky puzzle it would even surpass its predecessor.
  18. Feb 17, 2015
    82
    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 brings more magic, more fantasy, more puzzles… but… Is it better tan its predecessor? Not really, but it´s not worse, either. If you enjoyed the first game get ready for another rollercoaster of fun.
  19. Feb 17, 2015
    81
    An entertaining game, but no revolution of the adventure genre and quite similar to the first game.
  20. 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.
  21. Mar 22, 2015
    80
    The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2 proves that point & click adventure games don't have to change to be relevant in 2015. They just have to be better. It's enormous, hilarious, referential, satisfying and absolutely worth £24.99.
  22. Mar 20, 2015
    80
    An epic tale that reunites some much-loved characters and recreates the magic of good, old-fashioned point-and-click adventuring in a hyper-attractive world, the Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a must-play for fans of the genre.
  23. Mar 10, 2015
    80
    A classic adventure game that doesn´t try anything radical and relies on its great puzzles. In addition, this game is also witty and is not afraid to make fun of more famous competition. It doesn't always succeed, yet it deserves your money.
  24. 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.
  25. Feb 26, 2015
    80
    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is easily one of the best point-and-click adventure games I have played in recent years.
  26. Feb 25, 2015
    80
    A point & click adventure that is at the same time a great homage to 90's adventures and a step beyond for the genre. If only the game were a little bit more difficult.
  27. Feb 25, 2015
    80
    Minor technical problems and a slow start to a story do not change the fact that The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is worth recommending - a solid and beautiful adventure game.
  28. 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.
  29. Feb 18, 2015
    80
    A wonderfully crafted point and click adventure. Production values in texts, screenplay and voice acting are through the roof and playing the game guarantees hours of laughs and fun, but the gameplay is old nonetheless.
  30. Feb 18, 2015
    80
    Is The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 worth getting? Definitely! Although it doesn't add much innovation to the series, this game offers a more complex and fine-tuned adventure than its predecessor.
  31. Feb 17, 2015
    80
    A sequel that definitely builds upon the promise shown in its predecessor. A great combination of fantasy adventure and comedy.
  32. Feb 17, 2015
    80
    Despite the minor issues, it’s hard to deny that Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has everything I like in a point-and-click adventure: fun puzzles, memorable characters, and plenty of heart.
  33. Mar 2, 2015
    79
    But overall, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a nice adventure. It’s friendly and it’s colorful and its puzzles are of moderate difficulty.
  34. Feb 18, 2015
    75
    The game is a very enjoyable experience and KING Art is to be commended for making some of the most polished games in the genre these days.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 82
  2. Negative: 11 out of 82
  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.
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  2. 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 :)
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  3. Feb 21, 2015
    9
    +Artwork is amazing
    +Voice acting is godly
    +One of the funniest games ever +Writing is top tier -Terrible ending -Way, way WAY too many
    +Artwork is amazing
    +Voice acting is godly
    +One of the funniest games ever
    +Writing is top tier

    -Terrible ending
    -Way, way WAY too many wow(or other themepartk MMOs)/monkey island references.
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