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  • Summary: Return of the Wurm. The next installment of the epic award-winning dueling tug-of-war is here. Stab, shoot, slice, or stomp your opponent to gain control of the screen, then book it to your side of the arena. Before long, a new opponent will appear in your way. If they kill you, they getReturn of the Wurm. The next installment of the epic award-winning dueling tug-of-war is here. Stab, shoot, slice, or stomp your opponent to gain control of the screen, then book it to your side of the arena. Before long, a new opponent will appear in your way. If they kill you, they get control. Get all the way to your end of the arena to win--and be devoured by the Nidhogg. Enjoy new monstrous visuals by artist Toby Dixon and bangin beats from Mux Mool, Daedelus, Doseone, and more. Expand

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  1. 85
    Overall, Nidhogg 2 is a successful follow-up to the dynamite original, instantly making this one of the must-have local multiplayer games on Switch. Not much is there for the solo player, though the online multiplayer is nice. The ideal setup is a slew of friends passing off controllers in the tournament mode, but even in less than ideal multiplayer scenarios, it’s still a chaotic and wacky blast.
  2. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    No one can deny how well Nidhogg 2 suits the Nintendo Switch. While the controversial new art direction may split the fan base and the lack of kill count record comes across as a strange absence, this stabby sequel’s healthy amount of new stages and a fun weapon system still makes it an absolute must for couch competition.
  3. Dec 22, 2018
    80
    It's already a perfect fit, and it feels like the definitive edition of the game just because the portability of the Switch is genuinely that big of a boon for a game like Nidhogg 2.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    70
    Nidhogg 2 is a prime example of how simplicity isn’t always a bad thing; this is a deliciously compelling couch multiplayer experience that’s both approachable and in-depth, potentially leading to dozens of hours of fun. The weak single-player offering and online lag are certainly low points, but the trippy visuals, chill soundtrack and frantic gameplay all combine to make this a recommendation for those of you looking for another great title for playing with friends; solo combatants may wish to exercise some caution, however.
  5. Nov 26, 2018
    70
    Nidhogg 2 is a game of ethereal highs and thudding lows, and those sporadic bursts of joy are best experienced with a friend by your side.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    A very good port of a very good game. The only relevant mode is the local competitive one, but it’s so brilliant it doesn’t really matter. The strong points of the game are further accentuated by Nintendo Switch and its Joy-Cons.
  7. Jan 9, 2019
    70
    It's a shame that the single-player and online components of Nidhogg 2 are so underwhelming, because the local multiplayer itself is quite fun. As a party game, the game has a lot to offer, especially when passing the controllers around and playing the game in small doses. While it's not going to pull anybody away from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nidhogg 2 deserves a place in your lineup of Switch party games, especially at its price tag of 15 bucks.

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