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  • Summary: Meet Knack, a little guy with surprising moves and the ability to transform from big to small and back again in this family-friendly adventure from the developers at PlayStation. Surprising Abilities:
    • Over 20 awesome moves including boomerang, whip rush, sword, multi-bomb and body slam
    Meet Knack, a little guy with surprising moves and the ability to transform from big to small and back again in this family-friendly adventure from the developers at PlayStation. Surprising Abilities:
    • Over 20 awesome moves including boomerang, whip rush, sword, multi-bomb and body slam
    • Grow to the size of a building or shrink down to just two-feet tall
    • Jump in a tank or robot and control it – or just destroy them
    • Collect relics to power up and smash your way through hordes of enemies
    Family Friendly
    • Seamless co-op mode so you can play together whenever you choose
    • Accessible gameplay for kids and challenging gameplay for adults
    • Pick up and play or sit down for a Knack marathon
    Adventure & Puzzles
    • Save the world from a villain who’s reviving ancient weapons and enormous titans
    • Vibrantly colored world with stunning graphics
    • Puzzles for varying skill levels
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 81
  2. Negative: 2 out of 81
  1. Sep 5, 2017
    95
    The newly added depth to not only your offensive attacks, but also your defensive options allows battles to feel fresh and rewarding.
  2. Sep 5, 2017
    80
    In the absence of an epic tale, a torrent of doodads to collect, or some time-devouring crafting system — all the fixtures big business gaming says you need to survive today — Knack 2 just works.
  3. 80
    Knack II completely eclipses its predecessor with a revamped combat system, gorgeous visuals, and a new focus on platforming and puzzles.
  4. Sep 5, 2017
    72
    The pacing is spot-on, the combat satisfying and the gameplay varied. Co-op is genuinely good fun too, and most definitely the best way for younger gamers to get into the action. Knack 2 is definitely a step up from the original, then, but until the writing and characterisation improve drastically, it’s not going to be a true first party titan.
  5. Sep 5, 2017
    70
    Knack 2 is a game that improves what we saw in its first installment and brings a fun and great experience for all sectors of the public. It aims for diversity and achieves it.
  6. Sep 5, 2017
    65
    Besides some new features, Knack 2 fails to avoid some flaws like the soporific storyline and a sub-par technical aspect. On the other hand, the gameplay is still good and some places offer a decent challenge to the player.
  7. Sep 5, 2017
    40
    Of course, Knack 2 adds a few things compared to the first one. But it really lacks fun, visuals that feel PS4, and even humor to touch its target.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 155
  1. Mar 25, 2018
    10
    Not sure why professional critics are rating this lower than 10. It is a great game with nice visuals, Sunday morning cartoon story and packsNot sure why professional critics are rating this lower than 10. It is a great game with nice visuals, Sunday morning cartoon story and packs a punch, makes that 2 if you are playing with a buddy. We have so much fun with it. This is, in fact, the only game that I can enjoy together with my 5-year-old son. The difficulty is just nice for younger players. If you need more challenge can choose your preferred difficulty. There is so much interaction with my son on this game as I guide him along solving the puzzles. Overall a great family game. Must buy for parents! Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2017
    10
    Glad they didn't leave this franchise alone. Deserves its place on the release calendar. Just as hard as the original. Sad some people haveGlad they didn't leave this franchise alone. Deserves its place on the release calendar. Just as hard as the original. Sad some people have nothing better to do then give negative reviews to games they haven't played. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2021
    10
    This game is clearly the best...

    If you disagree you are nitpicking and biased, I win bye bye
  4. Apr 9, 2018
    10
    What else can i say it’s a knacksterpiece. Knack 2 is fhe greatest game ever made. Ice Knack is the best character ever made.
  5. Sep 5, 2017
    10
    It's a great beat em up/platformer. Something we need more. Less cinematic and more 90s simple and fun games
    Hopefully Sony will move to
    It's a great beat em up/platformer. Something we need more. Less cinematic and more 90s simple and fun games
    Hopefully Sony will move to another project similar to Knack and make another 3D platformer that is about combat and mindless story
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  6. Sep 27, 2017
    9
    Knack II is not perfect and there are many more quality fighters. However, the developers have saved the game from annoying elements of theKnack II is not perfect and there are many more quality fighters. However, the developers have saved the game from annoying elements of the first part, whether it's a problem with the optimization and placement of control points added to the adventure thoughtful obstacles, puzzles and unobtrusive management techniques. Battles still require attention and concentration, the enemies are not similar to the monotonous grey mass, and the list of skills of the NEC supplemented by new techniques. The game has enough notable advantages of led with low cost, so that the shortcomings can be easily forgiven Expand
  7. Oct 22, 2018
    0
    Resume: I liked first part, but second is crap. Not to mention much lagging that I had, the character feels uncontrolable, so many dullResume: I liked first part, but second is crap. Not to mention much lagging that I had, the character feels uncontrolable, so many dull platforming. Thing that got me was a BIG Glitch on 2-4 chapter, the cutscene doesnt start, the next location is dead, I just cant progress. Tried a lot of tricks, none worked. This game is dead for me too, and no moneyback! But Sony must payback one day for all the shet they do with serious faces. Hell of an exclusive game. Expand

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