Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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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