Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 70
    Another engrossing example of traditional Japanese role-playing, that’s still accessible enough for anyone to enjoy – as long as they’ve played the first one.
  2. Jun 3, 2019
    68
    My advice? If you haven’t played either game, you can probably skip the first one. Otherwise, only dive into The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II if you absolutely loved the previous game. It’s a fun enough experience, though it’s not worth the second round.
  3. Jun 4, 2019
    60
    A pretty decent PS4 version.
  4. Aug 9, 2019
    50
    There's little you can get from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II that you couldn't get from other titles that likewise do it better. The narrative is winding and confusing, the characters are off-putting, and the visuals are a sore sight for the eyes. While the music and gameplay show some glimmers of promise, they ultimately end up feeling lifeless and overcomplicated, respectively. At the end of the day, Trails of Cold Steel II ends up feeling like a middle-of-the-road shonen anime that's a little too scatter-brained, and you have to slog through the off-screen battles.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 115
  2. Negative: 14 out of 115
  1. Jun 5, 2019
    10
    If you liked the first game you will love this one, the turn based combat is amazing, the best of tatical with all the standard of old school,If you liked the first game you will love this one, the turn based combat is amazing, the best of tatical with all the standard of old school, excelent game, played on vita, will play again on the PS4 while waiting the 3 and 4.
    Go NIS america and Xseed.
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  2. Jun 7, 2019
    10
    These games accomplish something special that only genre giants such as Persona have accomplished with establishing an exceptional narrative,These games accomplish something special that only genre giants such as Persona have accomplished with establishing an exceptional narrative, and a well meshed cast of characters.

    Graphically, ToCS II is identical to ToCS, with both serving as ports from the Vita. There are some small performance issues in the sequel that were not present in the original, however, a few dropped frames in a Turn Based Combat game are not nearly as glaring than in an action based combat game.

    These games are must plays for JRPG enthusiasts, and will probably fall short in receiving the recognition they truly deserve.
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  3. Jul 20, 2020
    8
    The continuation of the Cold Steel series is a solid entry. Not a significant change in the game from the first one, but the story is just asThe continuation of the Cold Steel series is a solid entry. Not a significant change in the game from the first one, but the story is just as intoxicating and engaging as it's predecessor and can not wait for the the 3rd installment Full Review »