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  • Summary: The zombie infection has turned into a worldwide pandemic. You find yourself in Louisiana and your survival chance starts by building a safe camp and becoming a skilled survivalist. Find water, food, and shelter — and talk to the unconventional locals to make your way around. [Playstation.com]
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
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  1. Feb 15, 2017
    80
    How to Survive 2 is a much improved sequel, featuring some beautifully looking environments. There are plenty of upgrades for you and your haul, and you’ll lose yourself in the menus if you’re not careful. The music is wonderful at times and it makes tense moments even worse, even if it does remind you of the opening theme song of The Walking Dead. Whether you’re playing with friends, strangers or on your own, How to Survive 2 offers an authentic survival experience that has plenty of replayability.
  2. Feb 9, 2017
    77
    How To Survive 2 is an enjoyable experience in its mix of genres and aspirations, but if you're not used to co-op experiences do not expect great emotions.
  3. Feb 15, 2017
    73
    How to Survive 2 expands on the ideas of its predecessor with mixed results. On one hand, its enlarged scope and addition of base building adds longevity to the experience but on the other, its missions frequently feel monotonous and grindy.
  4. Feb 10, 2017
    70
    How to Survive 2 is a watered-down survival, and that's not necessarily a bad thing; it also means that the game will please mostly someone who approaches to the genre for the first time. The gameplay is a little shallow and repetitive, but the coop mode can put a Band-Aid on things.
  5. Feb 9, 2017
    67
    How to Survive 2 is a game that delivers on its promise. Without too much technical bragging, it manages to entertain and provides us with hours of zombie attacks. In cooperative much better than alone.
  6. Feb 24, 2017
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Feb 22, 2017
    50
    It tries to ride the coattails of the previous title, but stands wobbly on its own two feet.

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  1. Oct 24, 2017
    10
    Just hopped on to throw a review on here.

    All in all a fun game and time burner. Don't expect too much and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
    Just hopped on to throw a review on here.

    All in all a fun game and time burner. Don't expect too much and you'll be pleasantly surprised. I'm a big fan of couch co op games and for the price (it's super cheap on the PS Store right now) and with a friend this a pleasant experience.

    I'm rating it a 10 since I got it for less than 5 bucks and it's a great little game for that or more, with decent depth and some fun combat/crafting.
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  2. Oct 2, 2017
    7
    A huge fan of the original, I bought this in Early Access without a second thought. I was disappointed to learn that all the visuals and mostA huge fan of the original, I bought this in Early Access without a second thought. I was disappointed to learn that all the visuals and most of the audio were just carried over without improvements from the first game. I assumed that they'd update in time, but a year later and it's all the same. That disappoints me.

    I'm still having loads of fun playing, but the feeling of the story that I loved about the first is totally gone, replaced with repetitive missions. I like that I can increase the difficulty to gain XP faster, but that doesn't help with the grinding necessary to upgrade your camp. The base building portion is fun, and I'm a sucker for it, but grinding missions isn't fun, so it's sort of a give-and-take that I'm not pleased with.

    I read a lot that this game is much more fun playing coop--something the first was missing--but I don't play coop games much, so I can't speak for that. What I do know is that the first was much more engaging.

    All in all, I enjoy the gameplay, but this is definitely a step backward from the first, which is unfortunate because the first was such an amazing discovery. Maybe if I'd never played it, I would rate this higher, but sequels should improve on their predecessors, and this does not.
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  3. May 3, 2018
    6
    How to Survive 2 is like a rushed port on PS4 since the controls are a bit cranky and it takes a lot of getting used to if you play the 1stHow to Survive 2 is like a rushed port on PS4 since the controls are a bit cranky and it takes a lot of getting used to if you play the 1st How to Survive. Mouse Pointer Control on PS4 when opening menus sucks. I like the 1st one when it comes to control and menus. I would give it an 8 if not for that. Gameplay and graphics are great though. I just hate the idea of this game not being an open world like the first one. It's like it's half open world and half dungeon based game. But still, I love this game. It has a good couch co-op. Me and my Wife are having a great time playing this together. Never tried the online though. :D Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2018
    6
    The game is for the most part just boring, a slow start ,mediocre graphics and less variety on top with more issues,it definitely has it funThe game is for the most part just boring, a slow start ,mediocre graphics and less variety on top with more issues,it definitely has it fun moments like base building,and i like grinding,so getting something new is fun,but overall it just falls short and is worth like 7-8 dollars
    If you like survival games try it if you really want it ,if you are not,then get something else.
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  5. Nel
    Jul 18, 2017
    5
    This game has some great elements to it, but it falls flat on it face with all the repetitiveness that you have to endure repeating the sameThis game has some great elements to it, but it falls flat on it face with all the repetitiveness that you have to endure repeating the same missions over and over again. Expand