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  • Summary: Magicka 2 brings the spellcasting system, irreverent humor, and relationship-testing friendly fire into an all-new adventure with up to 4-player co-op for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

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E3 2014: Magicka 2 Trailer at Sony Press Conference
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 80
    Powered by a compelling magic system that allows limitless possibilities, Magicka 2 offers imaginative excitement that's best enjoyed with others.
  2. Jun 2, 2015
    80
    Magicka 2 is a great coop game, no matter who you play with. It's no longer as fresh as the original episode, but it's indeed better.
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    76
    If you liked the original game, you'll also enjoy Magicka 2. Without much improvement, this sequel is much more fun in co-op.
  4. May 29, 2015
    70
    If you've got some friends who like blowing each other up and don't mind wearing out their fingers punching in spell combinations, you could probably have a decent enough time. If you're looking for something with more depth to it, or are hungry for a solo adventure, Magicka 2 is one spellbook best left locked in the library.
  5. Jun 9, 2015
    70
    If you liked Magicka, you'll also appreciate this sequel, but if you hoped for Magicka 2 as a game with many new features you will be a bit disappointed. Even so Magicka 2 is still a funny game and improves those flaws found in the predecessor.
  6. Jun 2, 2015
    70
    Overall, there is much to commend in this magical blaster – just make sure that you bring a friend.
  7. Jun 24, 2015
    60
    In the end, Magicka 2 almost feels like two different games. If you choose to play through the game on your own, you will regularly become frustrated at the game’s control scheme, its random difficulty spikes and overwhelming and unfair nature. On the other hand, if you team up with friends, you’ll get a far more enjoyable experience that doesn’t fix all the game’s problems, but does make them easier to deal with.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. May 26, 2015
    10
    If you only liked first magicka it would be absollutelly best thing you ever played . Its something like skyrim but WITHOUT vampires (rly).If you only liked first magicka it would be absollutelly best thing you ever played . Its something like skyrim but WITHOUT vampires (rly). Good on PC , but still better on PS4. 10/10 Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2015
    8
    Played this game only cause it was free on ps plus and only 2 player coop. It was amazing and fun. haven't laughed playing a game for a longPlayed this game only cause it was free on ps plus and only 2 player coop. It was amazing and fun. haven't laughed playing a game for a long time. It wasn't long thought which I don't mind because it was free but there are dlcs out. Expand
  3. Nel
    Jan 10, 2017
    7
    Game is fairly fun when you play with a friend, it has a funny story, and the length is fairly good. The game itself has great controls, andGame is fairly fun when you play with a friend, it has a funny story, and the length is fairly good. The game itself has great controls, and it can be fun to mix and match with your buddy. Expand
  4. May 31, 2015
    5
    UPDATED REVIEW --

    This game is grueling for single player. The problem stems from the fact that the game is designed to incorporate
    UPDATED REVIEW --

    This game is grueling for single player. The problem stems from the fact that the game is designed to incorporate constant player deaths. This is hilarious fun multiplayer, but in single player it gets old fast. You have a sprite that follows you around and resurrects you when you die (and then dies itself). If you can cast the revive spell before dying a second time, you can turn this into an ongoing cycle and overcome most anything the game throws at you with enough patience.

    Unfortunately, the key phrase there is "with enough patience." While you can beat the game playing by yourself, it simply is not fun. Each section becomes nothing more than a war of attrition. The enemies spawn and swarm you. You can use many spells to keep them at bay (such as spraying water), but can do little to no damage while doing so. You can do damage, but sacrifice your ability to keep the enemies from surrounding and pummeling you to death in seconds. Thus, your strategy is very often to do as much damage as possible in the few seconds you are alive, die, revive, then continue this cycle for as long as it takes to kill the enemies. It's not challenging so much as it just frustrating.

    Multiplayer is a different story. The game is quite entertaining as long as everyone knows how to revive. With more players, the enemies have multiple targets to focus on. Weaving spells in tandem with other folks is a hoot. Killing other players "by accident" happens constantly, but it ends up being fun rather than frustrating.

    If you intend to play this game mostly multiplayer, go for it. It's great. If you intend to play it mostly single player, just don't buy it. You'll regret playing it even if they paid you to play.
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  5. Nov 7, 2015
    4
    Single player 0 over 5
    Multiplayer 4 over 5.
    Game does not offer something special but shallow hack and slash fun during multiplayer. For
    Single player 0 over 5
    Multiplayer 4 over 5.
    Game does not offer something special but shallow hack and slash fun during multiplayer. For single player, well there is simply nothing for interest
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  6. Nov 8, 2015
    4
    The single-player mode of Magicka 2 is fun... for a while. Then it gets impossibly hard as if it was on MP difficulty without the MP. TheThe single-player mode of Magicka 2 is fun... for a while. Then it gets impossibly hard as if it was on MP difficulty without the MP. The monster hordes give you close to no time for creative casting, and when you respawn, you're likely to be put into their midst with almost no time to revive your sprite (can't use the single-press D-pad cast because it's on cooldown after respawn). And if you die before you do, it's back to the checkpoint. Even using the 2-combo revive spell by casting is problematic at times because it relies on lightning, so if you're wet, you die. And any level with water makes it possible that you might respawn there.

    There's no difficulty setting less than "Normal", so if you plan on playing solo mostly, you should reconsider.
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  7. Nov 15, 2015
    0
    Sony, what possessed you to give us this garbage for free this month? Awful isometric 90's style PC game. I cant even play it for even one go.Sony, what possessed you to give us this garbage for free this month? Awful isometric 90's style PC game. I cant even play it for even one go. The trailer alone put me off.

    If I had a physical copy I would smash it. But I don't, and even for free on ps+ I feel I need a refund because you may has well given us a digital picture of a dog turd this month!

    Epic fail of a game.
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