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  • Summary: Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 100
    A thunderous sequel that surpasses its already incredible predecessor in every way that counts, Spelunky 2 is the ultimate roguelike and ruthlessly inventive platformer that never stops surprising and delighting those who pick up the controller. There are perhaps far fewer better ways to close out a console generation than this.
  2. Oct 2, 2020
    91
    Despite my qualms with elements of Spelunky 2, I still can’t help to get “one more run” in hopes of getting that elusive win (over 1000 attempts and still a 0% victory rate). Even if I’ve achieved a victory, there are plenty of secrets waiting to be discovered! Rescuing the Spelunkys might end up in my list of unfulfilled rougelike checklist, but at least I’ll have had plenty of fun while I was attempting it.
  3. Sep 15, 2020
    90
    Spelunky 2 is, at the end of the day, more Spelunky, an unspeakably radiant generosity to the medium at large. Whether or not it’s perfect is beside the point, because it’s the very definition of a must-play game. While multiplayer could not be tested for this review, the addition of online co-op will likely set Twitch streams on fire, and the return of daily runs ensures that Spelunky 2 is a game that will happily remain installed for years to come, and may even improve with age.
  4. Sep 18, 2020
    90
    Spelunky 2 is more of Spelunky, and that is all it needs to be. It is still ridiculously enjoyable, packed with content, and the right mix of challenging and engaging. It's still going to kill you a half-dozen times, too. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it revitalizes an experience that risked going stale after a decade. The only downside is that the online experience isn't the best, but the rest of the game holds up great. If you liked Spelunky, then you'll like Spelunky 2, and if you never played the original, then Spelunky 2 is a great place to start. Just remember to always look before you leap.
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    90
    Spelunky 2 is the perfect evolution of the first game. One of the most fun experiences of this year.
  6. Sep 23, 2020
    80
    Spelunky 2 remains staunchly committed to its immaculate core design, demanding that we adapt to its rhythms and its secrets.
  7. Nov 4, 2020
    60
    Spelunky 2 is a divisive game. A masterpiece for those who swear by the reward at the end of their suffering, it will be painful and boring for those who want a fulfilling and contemporary experience. Even more difficult than the first game, it is undoubtedly frustrating because of its lack of pedagogy and progressiveness. Even for a game that wants to be difficult, the shock will be rough from the beginning.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Sep 20, 2020
    10
    It's a real game (like Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, Breath of the Wild, and Gran Turismo Sport), it's a rewarding challenge, but also a pieceIt's a real game (like Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, Breath of the Wild, and Gran Turismo Sport), it's a rewarding challenge, but also a piece of astonishing craftsmanship. A marble. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    Utterly beautiful in the classiest way and impeccable game design to the minutest detail by Derek Yu. The game to top in the next decade.
  3. Mar 30, 2021
    10
    Nice sequel to nice roguelike old school platformer. Visuals are good, sounds are good, gameplay are top. Music from first area are highlyNice sequel to nice roguelike old school platformer. Visuals are good, sounds are good, gameplay are top. Music from first area are highly infective and your roommates will hate you for that tunes! For me sequel became more harder than original. It took 6 months to get first finish. And still have many hidden quests. Online sessions delivers more fun than single run, but random teammates usually are crazy mad, and are too close to ruin all party. And don't forget main rule, spelunker: never step too fast! Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    Cenários e gameplay repleto de segredos, física aprimorada, novos caminho, música bem trabalhada, level design procedural de encher os olhos.Cenários e gameplay repleto de segredos, física aprimorada, novos caminho, música bem trabalhada, level design procedural de encher os olhos. Uma run nunca será igual a outra, te obrigando a melhorar como jogador. Pra quem busca um desafio, aqui está! Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2020
    10
    Easily the best platformer ever, the original had a great concept but levels felt empty and weren't very detailed or complex, they wereEasily the best platformer ever, the original had a great concept but levels felt empty and weren't very detailed or complex, they were clearly the result of an algorithm. Furthermore the game felt very barebones and it was lacking when it comes to content, however the sequel improves so much on the formula of the original that these issues are non existent in this game. Levels feel designed and man made, they don't feel like the result of an algorithm even though they are, this is extremely impressive and thanks to this there are an infinite amount of unique and fun levels. Furthermore the game is also extremely varied and has a huge amount of content, it switches biome/world every 4 levels and has more of them than the original, there is also a huge amount of enemy types so you definitely wont get bored. The game is also challenging, like old school platformers which is a definite plus in my book. It has a very nice progression system too. Its mechanics are very well made and very polished. Furthermore the controls are very tight and responsive. The art style is great, much better than the originals imo. This game is perfect. The price is too cheap for what you get. The original was a 7/10 at best, this one is a definite 10/10. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2020
    9
    As fan of retro style games this one is a gem. Easy to pick up and put down without needing to invest tons of time into it. Its a rouge-likeAs fan of retro style games this one is a gem. Easy to pick up and put down without needing to invest tons of time into it. Its a rouge-like where every run is a new discovery. Very difficult but very rewarding when you get further then before. Overall worth a full price purchase on any platform. Expand
  7. Sep 21, 2020
    0
    It's too complicated and difficult.

    The story is also hard to understand.

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