Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Aug 13, 2015
    It costs next to nothing, provides plenty of fun and represents one of the better ports to the handheld system. Even casual fans of the genre should check this one out ASAP.
  2. Apr 6, 2015
    While far from original, Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype is a great playing shoot-em-up with enough interesting ideas to stand out. Best of all, the gorgeous visuals zip by at 60 frames per second. It may be short, but there's more than enough replay to keep this side-scrolling shooter exciting.
  3. Apr 3, 2015
    It's not the next masterpiece of the shoot em up genre, but it's a very solid, engaging and fun game. And it's on cross-buy!
  4. Mar 23, 2015
    Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype is all about playing over and over to perfect your runs. A series of unlockable challenges task you with goals like “finish the first four stages without losing a life”. You’ll probably knock these challenges off the list without being aware of them, because replaying Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype is not a problem.
  5. Mar 22, 2015
    This is a superb version of a game that deserves the attention from the fans of the genre and PS Vita users. Söldner X-2 is still fresh and fun, it let us believe that a future sequel can be a positive step from SideQuest Studios.
  6. Mar 17, 2015
    Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype is a game made for both Shoot 'em Up fans, and those trying to get into the genre. Although it lacks some basic features and has an annoying collectible system, this is still one of the more addicting Vita games out there, and deserves every penny.
  7. Apr 7, 2015
    Although it offers nothing new, Söldner X-2 Prototype is a great little schmup for PS Vita. The (60fps!) graphics are nice and it plays just like you'd expect. A little repetitive but the extra challenges do add replay value to an otherwise short game.
  8. Mar 30, 2015
    Still, those boss fights — those incredible, epic boss fights. However blah the lead-up to them may be, once you reach one it's easy to forget how middling everything that came before it may have been.
  9. Apr 13, 2015
    If you're looking for an average to good shooter for your PSVita, and you've already spent a good amount of hours with both Resogun and Sine Mora, then Soldner X2 Final Prototype is the right choice.
  10. Apr 1, 2015
    Buttery smooth and arresting visuals, but light on substance.
  11. 70
    Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype and its DLC The Last Chapter provide a wonderful trip down memory lane for the more mature gamers out there, but the penalty for that is that the game flaunts its influences to the detriment of its own personality.
  12. Mar 19, 2015
    This is a great little shooter that has aged well considering it’s over five years old, and actually feels more at home on Vita than it did on PlayStation 3.
  13. Mar 17, 2015
    It follows rather than leads, but Soldner-X 2 is a decent if unspectacular entrant in the genre.
  14. 65
    The game is $10, or $13 if you get it bundled with the DLC, and it can be completed in only an hour or so without giving you a reason to go back to it. At the same time, the gameplay is frantic and fast-paced, and it can a lot of fun to shoot down hordes of alien spaceships.
  15. Mar 17, 2015
    A serviceable shooter that lacks the ambition or willing to take risks that make its contemporaries stand out.
  16. Apr 8, 2015
    Soldner X-2 was an enjoyable experience, even if it was short. The gameplay is fun and the adaptive difficulty really makes the game great.
  17. Apr 2, 2015
    I appreciate that Soldner X-2 was released for the Vita and fills a niche for the system. However, it’s still hard to recommend this game except to the most hardcore of shmup fans with a Vita.
  18. 60
    Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype is fine as a Vita game. There are better shoot-em-ups out there for the handheld though, and I could only recommend this to the SHMUP diehards. The levels are a tad too long for a handheld game which holds it back somewhat, and unfortunately it doesn't do much to push the genre forward.
  19. Aug 13, 2015
    A game so dominated by the derivative is hard to recommend, especially on a platform that includes Resogun, Luftrausers, and Velocity 2X, all of which bring a fresh take to one of the least fresh genres.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    amazing shmup hidden gem on ps3 and now again on vita.great catchy music,long stages, great boss battles and fluid 60 fps gameplay.well worthamazing shmup hidden gem on ps3 and now again on vita.great catchy music,long stages, great boss battles and fluid 60 fps gameplay.well worth the price. Full Review »
  2. Apr 17, 2015
    A very good side-scrolling space-shooter/shmup. Rock solid controls with a couple of ships to use and weapons to level up through judiciousA very good side-scrolling space-shooter/shmup. Rock solid controls with a couple of ships to use and weapons to level up through judicious management of them, and a good variety of enemies and bosses combine to create a fun shooter. Hard to find secrets and hard to conquer challenges which can unlock a new ship and new weapons also increase the replayability of this very reasonably priced game. Full Review »