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  • Summary: Bleed 2 is a relentless arcade action game featuring air-dodging, bullet-reflecting, and tons of bosses.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    90
    The only real problem Bleed 2 suffers from is its length. If it was longer, it would’ve been an essential for arcade game fans.
  2. 85
    Bleed 2 is a very accurately named game. In many ways it could be seen as a level pack for its predecessor, but the few small changes in the design all help to make it a better experience. These kinds of short, creative games are perfect for the eShop, and if we see Bleed 3 at some point I wouldn’t hesitate to pick it up.
  3. Mar 7, 2018
    80
    Bleed 2 is a game that prides itself on giving the player a memorable and distilled experience that gets at the heart of what makes arcade games great. Those looking for a deep well of diverse content will find themselves dissatisfied, but those looking for a game about raw, fun gameplay will find more than enough satisfaction in the nearly endless options for replayability. We’d give Bleed 2 a strong recommendation; it combines charming presentation and tight mechanics to provide an experience that’s as focused as it is enjoyable.
  4. Mar 14, 2018
    80
    In the beginning, Bleed 2 makes you feel like a noob again to later show you that practice is the secret to master it. Following in its predecessor’s footsteps, this sequel doesn’t take many risks, being continuist on the visuals and the sound, but improving the speed and variety, including an amazing co-op mode where addiction will be the least of your problems.
  5. Mar 27, 2018
    70
    Bleed 2 offers good, frantic twin-stick shooting fun, but it would have been nice to see a few more levels and a bit more depth to the game beyond the frequent boss battles. Taken with the first game, though, Bleed is a fun package.
  6. May 14, 2018
    70
    A super sharp, violent action game that's worth checking out.
  7. Apr 10, 2018
    70
    The addition of Co-op is a great idea – though I didn’t have as much time with the mode as I would have liked. Several characters can be unlocked and each brings something fresh to the game and once the story mode is finished there’s still so much to do. Bleed 2 is simple, unadulterated fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    One of the best co-op 2D shooters I've ever played. I finnished both Bleed and Bleed 2 in one day. It's too damn short, that's the onlyOne of the best co-op 2D shooters I've ever played. I finnished both Bleed and Bleed 2 in one day. It's too damn short, that's the only complain that I have. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2018
    9
    This game was a non-stop thrill when I played through it, no point in the game did it feel boring or repetitive, just 100% action, though itThis game was a non-stop thrill when I played through it, no point in the game did it feel boring or repetitive, just 100% action, though it was incredibly short. What I think makes this game truly amazing is its variety of diverse bosses, all unique and memorable. Story on top of Endless mode, Boss Rush and capable co-op, this game was made purely to be a blast. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2019
    9
    Bleed is an amazing fast paced shooter with an amazing soundtrack and the length of the game is the only downside to this game. No matter whatBleed is an amazing fast paced shooter with an amazing soundtrack and the length of the game is the only downside to this game. No matter what it will stick you on the screen for ages recommended for everyone. Who is a fan of fast paced shooter games Expand
  4. Jul 14, 2020
    8
    Note: I played the "Bleed Complete Bundle", that includes "Bleed" and "Bleed 2". This review covers both games.

    The Bleed games are all
    Note: I played the "Bleed Complete Bundle", that includes "Bleed" and "Bleed 2". This review covers both games.

    The Bleed games are all about striking a balance. They're packed with action, but the levels are so short, that you have plenty of chances to put down your Switch and take a breath. They're hard enough to be fun, but easy enough to avoid frustrating you. And finally, you might argue that they lack substance–but they're both so short, that they'll be over way before they start feeling repetitive. And if you're looking for a steeper challenge, they offer many opportunities to replay through the levels, in search of a better score, or using the unlockable characters. The hardest difficulties and characters offer more than enough challenge even for the most hardcore action fans, and there is even a one-life mode for the masochists out there.

    Bleed is a one-hour long game with seven short levels, a whimsical storyline, and plenty of boss battles–usually two or more per level. Its core idea is a limited bullet-time mechanic, coupled with an air-dash move. The two mechanics together allow you to navigate bullet hellish situation in slow motion, while unleashing a decent diversity of weapons on a number of cartoonish foes.

    Bleed 2 takes the formula of the first game and pumps it up to eleven, especially when it comes to boss battles. The entire game borders on a boss rush–a sequence of boss fights interleaved by short non-boss sections. The fights are varied enough to hold your attention throughout, and in the last levels I had to take frequent breaks, because the action (in Hard mode) proved intense enough to make my hands cramp on a Switch Lite.

    If you like some light-hearted action, Bleed and Bleed 2 are a bundle of unassuming, straightforward fun. You could easily play both games to completion in a single sitting, but I tried to dose the fun through a few days, in between other games. I'll certainly pick up the games again for some couch co-op action when I get friends over.
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  5. May 16, 2018
    7
    Completed Bleed 2 on the Switch last evening. There are a lot of bosses which are awesome (some remakes from Bleed 1) and not a lot ofCompleted Bleed 2 on the Switch last evening. There are a lot of bosses which are awesome (some remakes from Bleed 1) and not a lot of platforming sections which I don't personally enjoy that much. The music is good and it is definitely an intense / fast pace game. Most of the enemies are easily killable from a distance. I found Bleed 2 a little bit easier than the first entry, but probably because I was now used to the controls which you can change by the way. It deserves a 7.5 in my opinion due to the poor platforming sections (the floating one was pretty cool tho) and the lenght of the game as I completed it in about 90 minutes. I recommend it because it is very fun and quite unique! Expand