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  • Summary: Based on the anime series and building on the fast-paced action the series is famous for, ATTACK ON TITAN 2 is the sequel to 2016's action game and features new gameplay mechanics. Players once again don the renowned Omni-Directional Manoeuver Gear as they fight and repel the fearsome TitansBased on the anime series and building on the fast-paced action the series is famous for, ATTACK ON TITAN 2 is the sequel to 2016's action game and features new gameplay mechanics. Players once again don the renowned Omni-Directional Manoeuver Gear as they fight and repel the fearsome Titans that threaten humanity, to restore peace within the walls. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    91
    If you’ve ever heard about the series and wanted to see what all the fuss was about, it’s hard to imagine a better entry point, while series veterans should love that it’s got style and action to spare.
  2. 85
    Everything considered, Attack on Titan 2 is an improvement on the first game in every way, but retreading old ground makes it hard to justify the “2” tacked on to the end. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who missed the first game to get a far more comprehensive Attack on Titan experience, and there’s definitely more content and improvements for those who did play it.
  3. Mar 22, 2018
    80
    Every hour of the game is padded in purposeful ways, giving profound insight to every second of a grueling struggle against humanity's extinction, and the brave people risking more than just life and limb to keep their species alive one more day.
  4. Mar 15, 2018
    78
    Attack on Titan 2 is pure fanservice. Omega Force an Koei Tecmo have made a title clearly focused on anime fans. But it is undeniable that development is not surprising and it is certainly repetitive. Even so, it will please, and very much so, the fans of the work of Hajime Isayama.
  5. Mar 15, 2018
    75
    While it does suffer from some performance flaws, Attack on Titan 2 is a wonderful way for fans of the anime and manga to relive the fight for humanity. With breathtaking gameplay and some great character interaction, you’ll eat this right up.
  6. Mar 16, 2018
    70
    A.O.T. 2 suffers some technical issues, but it offers enough action, story and content to please all the fans of the anime. It's also a good way for anyone else to discover this fantastic universe.
  7. Mar 17, 2018
    30
    Attack on Titan 2 could easily have been a remaster of the first Attack on Titan, since most of the content is the same as the original title. There is virtually nothing here to justify a new purchase.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Apr 15, 2018
    10
    Game is amazing. Way better than the first. If you like the anime it is a must buy PERIOD. All these children giving low scores are just codGame is amazing. Way better than the first. If you like the anime it is a must buy PERIOD. All these children giving low scores are just cod players.

    Anyone saying there is nothing new here is an idiot or liar. I guarantee they didn't finish the game. This game goes over the first season just like the last game then covers all of the second season.
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  2. May 14, 2019
    9
    it's really a nice game a bad thing is the duration which is a bit short but recommended
  3. Mar 21, 2018
    9
    Something I've seen lot on some sites is that there isn't a lot new about this entry and that's just not true. Allow me to list what's new inSomething I've seen lot on some sites is that there isn't a lot new about this entry and that's just not true. Allow me to list what's new in AoT 2:

    New additions include: a 'what-if' story that allows you to make your own character and play through season 1, season 2 + a secret chapter, multiplayer (finally), lots of new and interesting weapons, a ton of new unlockable playable characters (over 20 new), vastly improved UI, a few new special titans, an even better and more streamlined ODM system, new flashy attacks like the scoped sneak attack and air jump attack, a suite of new missions, season 1 cutscenes have been redone to match the anime 1:1, a lot new costumes (DLC and in-game), the friend and skill systems, base building and upgrading bases, Another Mode in which you can play as and level up your favorite characters from the series, graphics that recreate the feel of the anime, and an overhauled mission system.

    All of this is apparent within the first hour of playing. Really recommended for fans of anime or those who are looking to get into it. AoT2 packs plenty of new stuff whether this is your jumping in point or if you were left wanting more after the first game-- and it all runs beautifully on whatever version you choose be it a PS4, an XB1, or even on PC.
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  4. May 22, 2018
    7
    If you liked the first game the second improves upon it in almost every fashion but for a few strange design decisions. Until the most recentIf you liked the first game the second improves upon it in almost every fashion but for a few strange design decisions. Until the most recent patch (as of this review) combat was often stilted by slowdown induced when initiating an attack but now that it can be toggled off the combat feels fast and manic again.

    Added are character friendship levels and rewards for them which unlock skills or other useful items to use. You can even pick your favorite character and ask them to go on a scouting mission with you if you want to raise their friendship ranking or just like to run around with the character.

    The most important thing about these levels of friendships are slice-of-life (such as it is) for the cadets in 104th where you see characters who receive little to no characterization in even the manga (Mikasa) have development and their own relationships with other characters, dilemmas, or just get to know them a bit more. You get to see more of the characters being people than just characters. Daily interactions or challenges and it really does add a level of character development that the manga and anime lack in. It's actually really great if you're a fan of the series.

    The combat is much the same, the missions are much the same, but for the addition of all shifters being able to shift as a special ability, From The Colossal Titan to the Armored Titan to the Dancing (Jaw) Titan, they all have separate, limited movesets.

    The biggest issue with this game, however, is how they have decided to change the dire abrnomals. What once might have been armor or fur or just a lot of HP is now a second bar of 'stamina' you wear down by striking specifically glowing limbs until the shield is broken and you can actually do good damage to them. This meter builds back up fairly quick. Of course, the fewer limbs that target has means there are few places you have to specifically attack to break this bar but it's usually just easier to worry about killing them outright.

    Using specific buddy-action attacks can instantly remove this stamina bar to continue attacking them but it IS still costing a buddy action that could be used to deal raw damage to the unprotected titan itself. One new thing is that you can now 'capture' titans for research purposes both for collection purposes, new battle item unlocks, and some decent money. Doing this requires a buddy in your squad with the appropriate buddy action or using the capture net item which is only capable of being used on titans after their legs have been severed.

    Perhaps the oddest addition to your arsenal are the 'sneak attacks' you can line up by bringing out a spyglass and setting your sights on a titan. Attacking when prompted will quickly send you hurtling in for what will almost always be an instant kill but you must time your attack so that you are not too early or too late if you wish to pull it off. While this can occasionally be handy in just getting rid of annoying titans knotted up in a group you must dismantle it generally does little to add to the game. It is also the quickest way to make a titan extremely angry at you and focus entirely upon you. When titans focus on you in this state of rage your camera is forcibly locked on them (making navigating away from them a pain) and in many cases it seems like they can notice you just a bit too easily.

    If you're practiced enough, dodging grabs or attacks by titans will put you into a special animation and open up the titan for a special attack that will deal massive damage to it if not kill it outright. These are fun, cool bits of finesse for your character to show off in but can seem a bit out of place given at least one of them is a well known attack used once in the series by a particular character.

    Missions are still mostly repetitive with the additions of being able to build various bases (mining, automatic or manual artillery, supply depots, towers made to explode when attacked by a titan, stat-boosting towers when you are within a specific proximity, towers that place items in your inventory or flares for building more bases, or outright damage buffs for all of your attacks)

    If you're a fan of the series give it a look, it's really cool to make your own character and develop bonds with others. If you liked the first game I would say this is a must buy although the price is admittedly a little steep.
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  5. Jul 2, 2018
    7
    As someone who played the first AoT for +50 hours, I must say this one doesn't feel like a brand new game. AoT 2 includes the first and secondAs someone who played the first AoT for +50 hours, I must say this one doesn't feel like a brand new game. AoT 2 includes the first and second season from the anime, the problem is that the second season is very short compared to the first, and the first season was already covered by AoT 1, so if you played the first game, things on AoT 2 may only get interesting after half of the story mode.

    The excuse to repeat the first season here is that you can now create your own soldier and see the game through his/her perspective, but everything is pretty much the same. Putting a player-created character on this game feels like reading a "reader insert" fan fic at some parts (like when leveling up friendship status with characters).

    Plus, get the best weapons and skills on this game take hours of unnecessary farming. Of course that get a good weapon shouldn't be easy task on a game, but spend +20 hours replaying missions and farming materials on the hardest difficult setting only to get a decent sword is a little too much, there are better ways to make it challenging without being tedious (and it's even worse if you're a completionist/trophy hunter).

    Anyway, this game is for the anime/manga fans, and it's fun if you just want to beat the story mode and move on. In my opinion, they should have waited the third season before releasing AoT 2, so more content would be available.
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  6. Apr 30, 2019
    6
    Driven from the series, which I watched recently, i bought the game and, to be frank, I really didn't have high hopes.
    Story wise, it doesn't
    Driven from the series, which I watched recently, i bought the game and, to be frank, I really didn't have high hopes.
    Story wise, it doesn't offer anything new (I would like a new perspective over the original scenario) neither let you understand in depth the characters.
    As for the game play I just don't see what can keep you going. The battles are somehow repetitive there's no much of a challenge and besides getting stronger (a 50 stat., overall, gets the job done, easily, and also makes me wander, what if I just upgraded the weapons without any stat. upgrade, would I really see any difference?) it doesn't offer tactical advantages. I also found the leveling system a bit tiresome, especially the friendship grinding.
    I enjoyed the way the character moved but that was about it.
    From my point of view, it could be so much more and not just a "if they are fans, they will buy it" (If you play the game first then you would definitely want to watch the series, with spoilers)
    Overall I can see a 20 hr game at a price tag of 20$.
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  7. Aug 10, 2019
    0
    Before the most recent update i would have rated this game 7 to 9. But in the latest updated they felt it necessary to butcher the only viableBefore the most recent update i would have rated this game 7 to 9. But in the latest updated they felt it necessary to butcher the only viable material collection boost skill. It went from a bonus of 20 after you complete a special action in a mission to one without changing the requirement. It is now quicker to just repeat the mission the go for the bonus. Expand

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