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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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  1. Sep 14, 2021
    100
    Even if I prefer the original game and its simplicity compared to Spelunky 2, I’d still argue that you’re getting one of the best roguelikes of all time here. That core theme of learning that I ranted and raved about in the original Spelunky review is right here front and centre, it’s just a little harder to parse with so much going on. If the worst thing anyone can say about Spelunky 2 is that it’s just a tiny bit less perfect than Spelunky, I think that’s a pretty good outcome.
  2. Aug 25, 2021
    100
    Spelunky 2 comes to Nintendo Switch as one of the best versions of the game, with fantastic performance and more versatility than ever. The console gets one of the best roguelike games ever.
  3. Aug 26, 2021
    90
    Spelunky 2 is a masterclass in great roguelite game design, expertly combining crushing difficulty with a steady drip of new secrets and lessons to keep you coming back for more. Some may be put off by the steep challenge—this is certainly a game you have to work for a bit—but putting in the effort is sure to reward you with plenty of thrilling memories. We’d give this game a high recommendation to any fans of roguelites or challenging platformers, and even if that doesn’t describe you, this is still certainly worth a look.
  4. 85
    While Spelunky 2 is not quite the landmark the original game was, it carries with it the same spirit of exploration and challenge. Part of me wishes it was maybe a little more lenient, especially in the first area, but that’s also not necessarily what Spelunky is all about. This is an immaculately designed game dripping with secrets and traps. It might not be for the faint of heart, but at least now with the glory of online co-op, the faint of heart can be dragged kicking and screaming to the City of Gold.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 7, 2021
    10
    Perhaps, the greatest game of all time. It captures the essence and joy of videogames in 2021 at all its purity, a perfect design blend of thePerhaps, the greatest game of all time. It captures the essence and joy of videogames in 2021 at all its purity, a perfect design blend of the past and the future. For what is worth, it’s also infinitely better, improved and sweet than the original which by itself was perfection. Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2021
    9
    It’s always a bit tricky to release both an original game and its sequel at the same time, but in the case of Spelunky 2 and its OGIt’s always a bit tricky to release both an original game and its sequel at the same time, but in the case of Spelunky 2 and its OG brutally-tough roguelike predecessor it works out reasonably well and either (or, even better, both) are worthy of a shot if you’re down for a challenge. Picking up as more of an entree to follow up on the original’s appetizer round, Spelunky 2 essentially takes everything into account, does quite a bit of refining, makes some cuts when necessary, and then adds some appreciated depth to what worked best. As you’d expect the list of deadly enemies and traps has expanded substantially, and you’ll quickly go through the trial and error of understanding all of the new and unique ways you’re able to die in the caves you’ll explore. That said, there are also some great treasures, surprises, and moments of elation that await you as well… if you’ve got the skills and patience to tackle the undertaking ahead of you. The result isn’t any sort of reinvention, but more of a perfecting of the formula of Spelunky. Whether you opt to tackle the challenge alone, or viably play with other intrepid explorers online, this is a polished product as deserving of “classic roguelike” status as the original.

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  3. Jul 3, 2022
    9
    awesome game. builds on the first game perfectly. one of the best rogue likes. would recommend. don't play it with a child or they will murder you
  4. Sep 20, 2021
    8
    Game looks cool and have interesting gameplay. I wanted more items, locations and other features. From 26 August till 20 September I spent 115Game looks cool and have interesting gameplay. I wanted more items, locations and other features. From 26 August till 20 September I spent 115 hours in this game and don’t want to stop.

    Spelunky 2 is one of my favorite games ever.
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  5. May 31, 2022
    5
    Would be an easy 9/10 if getting combo'd to death outside of your control didn't happen so often
  6. Sep 25, 2021
    3
    I don't know what sort of masochist would make a game that is this hard. I've only played for around 10 hours but already died around 200I don't know what sort of masochist would make a game that is this hard. I've only played for around 10 hours but already died around 200 times and only make it to the second stage once. Playing this game does not bring me joy, it mostly just makes me angry. Expand
  7. Jun 2, 2022
    0
    Bought the game because of all the praise, and now I have to admit that I was fooled. What a miserable experience.
    The game looks nice, and
    Bought the game because of all the praise, and now I have to admit that I was fooled. What a miserable experience.
    The game looks nice, and there is an abundance of items to interact with - and in order to get anywhere in the game, you have to ignore all of them, because otherwise you will die with almost guaranteed certainty. What remains is an anti-exploration game, where the game tries to tempt to you to go fast, kill enemies, collect treasures, solve puzzles or meet fun characters, but you have to resist and instead timidly head for the exit, hoping the game doesn't screw you over anyway. And on the off-chance you make it, it is not rewarding, because all you did was carefully doing nothing, and your only price is that you now get to experience another noticeably arbitrary stage - same as if you died.
    You might find a grim parable on life in that, but surely not a good time.
    Do the dishes, it is more fun.
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