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  • Summary: A brutal conclusion to the gruesome saga, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number follows the escalating level of violence through multiple factions born from the events of the original game and driven by uncertain motivations. Step into the murderous mind of several distinct characters - each withA brutal conclusion to the gruesome saga, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number follows the escalating level of violence through multiple factions born from the events of the original game and driven by uncertain motivations. Step into the murderous mind of several distinct characters - each with their own motivations and methods of execution -- as storylines intersect and reality slips away into a haze of neon and carnage. Blistering combat, an unmistakable visual style, and a powerfully intense soundtrack will once again push you to the limit and questioning your own thirst for blood. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 13, 2015
    93
    Excelling in so many aspects, from its eye-popping visual style and electronic soundtrack, through to its perfectly balanced twin-stick action and smart, surprising story, Wrong Number lives up to the legacy of the original. We’d go so far as to say it’s essential.
  2. Mar 12, 2015
    90
    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is one of those rare sequels like DOOM 2, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metroid Prime 2 that seems identical to its predecessor, but manages to be a different beast entirely. It’s harder, more story-driven and even more subversive, and seems to specifically made to destroy the expectations of those who have mastered the first game. It might not be as pure and focused as Hotline Miami 1, but it’s everything we wanted from a sequel and way, way more.
  3. Mar 17, 2015
    85
    Hotline Miami 2 is everything we knew from the original turned up to 11. Some things could have been crafted differently (especially the way the story is presented) but the end result is stunning nonetheless. Hotline Miami 2 is the best incarnation of the series and a must buy for every fan of the original. Everyone else should wait for a price drop - this game can make you crazy frustrated.
  4. 80
    Although Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is more narratively ambitious than its prequel, something has been lost in the transition. The levels, while good for the most part, simply do not match up those seen in the original game. Nevertheless, Wrong Number still stands as an excellent closing act for the series all the same.
  5. Mar 24, 2015
    75
    Hotline Miami 2 cares deeply for politics. It wants to make its brutality meaningful, to say something about media and culture and desensitization. But its sprawling narrative only shows that it has forgotten its own lessons: the way Hotline Miami plays, its spatial violence puzzle, is what Hotline Miami means.
  6. Mar 17, 2015
    65
    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number still sits atop the same solid, brutally violent core that made the first game a success, but it inherits all of its predecessor’s flaws as well, and buries them within a bloated, altogether less satisfying experience. While the sequel isn’t without its occasional charms, there’s no doubt Hotline Miami would be destined for a greater legacy had it called it quits after the first spree.
  7. Mar 20, 2015
    60
    Hotline Miami's thrillingly brutal gameplay is stretched to the point of breaking in this aesthetically pleasing, but otherwise disappointing sequel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Mar 17, 2015
    10
    There are few times where games offer novel experiences anymore as the industry grows, but Hotline Miami 1 & 2 were both really fantastic, andThere are few times where games offer novel experiences anymore as the industry grows, but Hotline Miami 1 & 2 were both really fantastic, and Wrong Number is in my opinion the better half. It is, in my opinion, a necessity to first play the original because its sequel spikes in difficulty much faster and continues to ramp up, and because of story reasons. I personally adore the huge areas with so many enemies because even though it can take an hour of retries, figuring out a path where you can get a 20x multiplier is really satisfying. The story is fantastic, I was kind of sour on the ending at first, but through more understanding of the story by the end of the second playthrough, I was thoroughly satisfied with everything, and adored and hated characters appropriately after everything was said and done because the game is well written. As for content, the game is 7-8 hours long with a Hard mode where the levels are mirrored, along with a level editor that will be coming soon. My only gripe is that I want more Hotline Miami through a sequel or by purchasing a full retail disk. I came for the gameplay, but ended up enjoying the narrative more. Hotline Miami 2 is the best game I've purchased on PS4, and that's saying something considering the small team that worked on it while triple A developers make lackluster titles such as the Order. If you liked Hotline Miami 1, give this a shot. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2015
    10
    With this unforgiving sequel, Dennaton really pushed things to the max, and since its also a finale, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number undeniablyWith this unforgiving sequel, Dennaton really pushed things to the max, and since its also a finale, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number undeniably nails every aspect that made its predecessor a success with swift ease. Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2015
    9
    Without any new fantastic features and without anything "new" added to the game, this is more of the same from where Hotline Miami 1 left it.Without any new fantastic features and without anything "new" added to the game, this is more of the same from where Hotline Miami 1 left it.
    The good thing about that is that the game is what it is and is still a massive challenge to complete and an even greater challenge to complete all levels with highest rating.

    The game deserves a massive thumbs up from here, the only reason it's not getting a 10 is the very same reason, that it's "just" the same as before.
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  4. Mar 21, 2015
    7
    Bloody, brutal, dark, and awesome.
    Hotline Miami 2 is twitch action, murder simulator. Ultra brutality just like the first game.
    If you've
    Bloody, brutal, dark, and awesome.
    Hotline Miami 2 is twitch action, murder simulator. Ultra brutality just like the first game.
    If you've played the first Hotline Miami, you wont have too much with this one. But if you're new to the series, prepare to die....A lot. The gameplay is challenging, you one hit the enemies, and vice versa. This makes every level you complete rewarding, and when you do complete a level, you'll feel a great amount of satisfaction. Game's story is like I said, bloody, brutal, and holy hell, is it dark. Not gonna spoil anything.
    The game's art style is retro style, NES, it really doesn't bother me in any way. The soundtrack is amazing. The music seems to fit in with the game's style, one of the best composers in the soundtrack would have to be Jasper Byrne. He made great music for the first, and even better in the second. You're gonna enjoy every song while you're committing massive amounts of genocide.

    There's one problem with the game though, that makes the game especially hard, that's the controls

    Now with console versions, oh my god, are you gonna rage. The controls just aren't just tailored to a controller, so it makes the game extremely hard to play.

    Other than that, it's a pretty awesome game, but if you're thinking on getting the game, just get it on pc.
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  5. Jun 5, 2018
    7
    HOTLINE MIAMI 2: WRONG NUMBER is a perfect option to spend your free time playing this sanguinary game, the gameplay is easy and great, theHOTLINE MIAMI 2: WRONG NUMBER is a perfect option to spend your free time playing this sanguinary game, the gameplay is easy and great, the soundtrack is amazing, the history is cool, sometimes the game became repetitive and you get lost in the history but It still a great option to play if you like blood and guns! Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2015
    6
    I loved first game. Hotline Miami second coming is not bad sequel, it does contain proper amount of shooting, nice pixel art, good music butI loved first game. Hotline Miami second coming is not bad sequel, it does contain proper amount of shooting, nice pixel art, good music but it also lack in many places. First of all is story - shattered, you don't have a time to immerse into this world, protagonist are constantly changing. Second thing is music - its still good one however I don't feel this pumping adrenaline base lines and couldn't hear the hypnotizing melodies. Another thing is stage designs, here its a little bit too random - there is a logic to imply however not as on the same level as was on "number one" While I still enjoying coming back to first part - this second one is not something that I would like to repeat. Expand
  7. Aug 9, 2017
    2
    Awesome premise with the most garbage controls of any console game ever. Some levels are litterally unplayable on the ps4 because of how badAwesome premise with the most garbage controls of any console game ever. Some levels are litterally unplayable on the ps4 because of how bad the lock on system is. The game will assume you'd rather aim at an enemy across the map than one of the 3 charging at you. It makes for one of the most frustrating experiences on console available today Expand

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