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Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

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  • Summary: DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is a block-building role-playing game with a charming single player campaign and a robust multiplayer building mode that supports up to four players online. Create your customized character, team-up with your fearless friend Malroth, gather the skills required toDRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is a block-building role-playing game with a charming single player campaign and a robust multiplayer building mode that supports up to four players online. Create your customized character, team-up with your fearless friend Malroth, gather the skills required to become a full-fledged builder, and combat the Children of Hargon, a vile cult that worships destruction. Then, take your builder online and join your friends to collaborate and create something truly magnificent. Don’t let the name fool you, despite the 2, this is a completely standalone experience featuring new characters, an expansive world, unlimited building combinations, and a storyline that promises to satisfy longtime fans and newcomers alike. [Square Enix] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Sep 18, 2019
    100
    Other than that, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a masterpiece. No joke. If automation was to take my job right now, at least I’d have something to lose myself in during these long summer months.
  2. Jul 11, 2019
    90
    Playing Dragon Quest Builders 2 is just as fun, if not more fun than the first one.
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    Dragon Quest Time Devourer is back! A full-fledged JRPG with plenty of Minecraft elements comes as a ridiculously huge and open sandbox world. If there is a single element of the game that catches your eye, the bet is - you would enjoy it. Because, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a monster of a game, only one with enough spare time will manage to explore it in a full capacity.
  4. Jul 11, 2019
    85
    It would have been nice to see Dragon Quest Builders 2 have a greater emphasis on non-linear progression or a less initially sparse world, but it successfully iterates on the original by streamlining its systems and mechanics without trivializing them, creating an endlessly endearing game brimming with simple, unadulterated pleasures.
  5. Jul 16, 2019
    85
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes what was great about the first game and expands on it meaningfully, focusing on community development and large-scale building. While the combat is less-than-stellar, the overall result is a more unique experience that offers much to work with on the Isle of Awakening.
  6. Jul 19, 2019
    80
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a light fare that provides hours of fun, a palate cleanser to more arduous experiences that is much deeper than it may at first appear.
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    70
    I had a really good time traveling through the world that has been brought to life within Dragon Quest Builders 2. If you’re looking for a good game that has plenty of content to keep you logging in every day, then this is one title you’ll want to check out.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. Jul 13, 2019
    10
    I absolutely loved the first game and this game is even better! I love all the characters, and they improved upon things I didn’t even knowI absolutely loved the first game and this game is even better! I love all the characters, and they improved upon things I didn’t even know could be better! Expand
  2. Jul 29, 2019
    10
    Amazing building system with a lot of explore and to do. The first part of the game is slow but it gets continuously better. Dialogue is aAmazing building system with a lot of explore and to do. The first part of the game is slow but it gets continuously better. Dialogue is a massive slog, but can be skimmed through to get the gist of things. Controls are not perfect but you do get used to them. The thing that makes this game shine is the exploration, gathering, and building, which are fantastic. There's an insane amount of customization, and managing your citizens within your buildings/towns is the icing on the cake. Definitely one of the best implementations of gathering/building (Minecraft/Lego style) to date.

    I'm normally a handheld guy but I recommend this one on PS4 as the performance on Switch is pretty bad.
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  3. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Amazing gameplay I like dragon quest builders 1 and I return play dragon quest builders 2. It's better then dragon quest builders 1
  4. Sep 1, 2019
    9
    Story is pretty standard, but the building mechanics are extremly fun.
    The Sandbox Isle is the main reason that kept me going.
    Pretty much a
    Story is pretty standard, but the building mechanics are extremly fun.
    The Sandbox Isle is the main reason that kept me going.
    Pretty much a game to chill after a day of work. Loved it!
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  5. Jul 15, 2019
    9
    As addicitve as the first one. With lots of QoL improvements. So you can focus more on the fun part and not on the inventory juggling orAs addicitve as the first one. With lots of QoL improvements. So you can focus more on the fun part and not on the inventory juggling or grinding. The fact that the sandbox island is part of the main story will draw you in and keep you playing it much longer.
    The only downside is that beggining is weaker and it takes longer before you get to the good stuff. So trying the demo may put some people off. And town borders and not so obvious as in the DQB1 so I already made mistake by building the blueprint outside the area by mistake. But it is really small issue.
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  6. Jul 15, 2019
    9
    This is an astonishingly good game and has utterly captured my imagination. I dumped a whole weekend into this world, and I'm eagerly waitingThis is an astonishingly good game and has utterly captured my imagination. I dumped a whole weekend into this world, and I'm eagerly waiting for my chance to dive back in.

    My only qualm is that I occasionally feel like the entire game is a tutorial, and you're always sort of holding off doing what you REALLY want for that next step, but that's probably more to do with my personal neurotic tendencies than any major design flaw.

    The content drips in fast enough that I never really tired of what I was doing but slow enough that I still had time to experiment with my own little ideas. And there's a staggering amount of content packed into this game, so I have a hard time imagining myself getting tired of it any time soon.

    It's all the best features from games of this genre packaged in a familiar and fun IP, and all my qualms with it feel trivial in the face of just how much fun I'm having.
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  7. Jul 15, 2019
    6
    Ok for a solo player game,but I bought to play with friend, after 12h of game play still did not unlock the online, at that point i refunded the game.

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