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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: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  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 16, 2015
    9
    This was actually a pretty good sequel. I loved how they decided to give out at least 3 different main characters with different action withThis was actually a pretty good sequel. I loved how they decided to give out at least 3 different main characters with different action with them, like how one of the characters can actually be non violent and disassembled any gun you pick up. I felt it to be way more difficult then the first one that released, but that's what i love about it more than anything. The masks are cooler too, with different abilities such as being able to kill with your fists with the loss of weapons to make up for it, and the ability to dodge roll through doors and hallways. The maps are more intense as well, as different elements popping up can make it much more puzzling, and the map editor itself is the cherry on top as players are able to make their own maps for other players. The story is good, the game play is good, the maps are good. its just good! A must have for PlayStation or PC owners. Only thing holding it back is that the maps may be a bit intimidating for some players, but all and all a solid title from our friends at Devolver Digital! Expand
  4. Mar 17, 2015
    7
    The sequel seems more faced paced and hectic than the first, ramped up a notch for sure, but i'm not entirely certain that is a good thing orThe sequel seems more faced paced and hectic than the first, ramped up a notch for sure, but i'm not entirely certain that is a good thing or not. It's extremely fun to play, albeit very frustrating at times. One of the newer gameplay / aesthetic additions is larger areas and rooms, which are infuriating as you often get shot at from across the room by a bad guy you can't see. As a result, it feels more trial and error than the prequel. Based on luck rather than timing and skill, which is a shame as the first game had excellent balance. What does work are the different characters and various nuances that come with them. I have yet to finish the game, but the storytelling seems a little haphazard in places and it is difficult to see exactly where it is going, or what relevance the characters have to one another at times. The soundtrack is just amazing and suits the atmosphere perfectly. A classic? No. The first one is better in my opinion. Expand
  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. Nel
    Feb 8, 2017
    5
    Much similar to the first game, but with worse music, and more bugs. The game is considerable easier, and it the story is not very appealing.Much similar to the first game, but with worse music, and more bugs. The game is considerable easier, and it the story is not very appealing. If you are looking for this sort of retro game, I recommend the first one. 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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