• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2010
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  • Summary: Red Steel 2 returns with an artistic style and flair created just for Wii. Set in a desert-bound, high-tech metropolis, Red Steel 2 promises to be a revolution in the action-fighting genre, taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus accessory. Your movements areRed Steel 2 returns with an artistic style and flair created just for Wii. Set in a desert-bound, high-tech metropolis, Red Steel 2 promises to be a revolution in the action-fighting genre, taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus accessory. Your movements are faithfully replicated on-screen, putting the emphasis on swinging, shooting and fun! With the ability of the Wii MotionPlus to sense the strength of a swing, you will literally be able to make an impact on your adversaries through power and precision. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. It delivers on the promises of the first game and then some, offering razor sharp controls, a beautiful art style one of the most visceral action experiences of 2010. There's really nothing else like it right now.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    90
    Red Steel 2 is a very good FPS-esque action game with heavy emphasis on swordplay. The cartoon graphics are excellent and the MotionPlus-sword works really well. [Apr 2010]
  3. It's not perfect, but it's a highly enjoyable, unique twist on first person action gaming.
  4. 80
    Red Steel 2 has a fantastic control system, finally delivering on the promises made by the original, and the Samurai and cowboy sensibilities make for an interesting mashup and a fun premise.
  5. Fortunately, the good parts in Red Steel 2 are quite good. The combo system is flexible and offers room for experimentation.
  6. So here's the problem, exactly how much do you get out of waving your arms around? For me, especially with the Wii Motion Plus, the answer is: Quite a lot. It's probably the most motion-control fun I've had with the Wii yet.
  7. Though the pesky lag is largely gone, all too often, gameplay still devolves into breathless, embarrassing exercises in flailing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Danny
    Mar 24, 2010
    10
    This game is just ridiculous! The setting is absurd, the concept a joke, the story laughable.. however.. it doesn't matter because it This game is just ridiculous! The setting is absurd, the concept a joke, the story laughable.. however.. it doesn't matter because it all somehow works and ends up being the most fun I have had with a wii game ever. Sword slashing is extremely satisfying and being able to pull the trigger on one of four well designed guns anytime you need them will have you feeling like your in a clint eastwood (draw fast or die) western. The cel shaded look is absolutely gorgeous... but in the end all that matters is that the ability to finish off your opponents with precision and ridiculously pleasing finishers will have you feeling like one bad sword wielding gun shooting samurai cowboy. Two boyhood fantasies smashed into one... simply divine and oh so tasty! Expand
  2. ShokioW
    Mar 24, 2010
    10
    This is a very great game. It's not Triple A, but it's definitely AA. Now to be honest, at first, I was extremely disappointed when This is a very great game. It's not Triple A, but it's definitely AA. Now to be honest, at first, I was extremely disappointed when I first picked the game up. The gameplay and controls just felt mediocre. But after 20 minutes, everything picked up and the controls were fine. So for anyone who has given this game anything lower than a 8, I highly doubt they finished the game. The further you go into the game, the better it gets. The voice acting is APPROPRIATELY chessy (for some characters) because it a comic-like game. You have so many powers you can use, and the great thing about those is that you can string them together and such to make combos. Im going to stop typing right now cause I could go on for days, but just know this - it's a great game. Expand
  3. JoseA
    Mar 28, 2010
    10
    Wow! this has been an amazing ride!! trust me if you are bored with your Wii-which you shouldn't be with all the great games- then check Wow! this has been an amazing ride!! trust me if you are bored with your Wii-which you shouldn't be with all the great games- then check this one out! If your wallet only allows you to purchase one newly released game on the Wii make it this one. The visuals, gameplay, and story are all so intreaguing and satisfing. I own all consoles and playing this game made me confuse myself as to which console i was playing it on. The quality of this game can be mistaken for MassEffect, Halo, or Borderlands, and the visuals! Jesus the visuals! Let ubisoft take you on a ride on their Red Steel rollocoaster. Expand
  4. LewisD
    Mar 28, 2010
    9
    Sword slinging action that plays like no other! More combo brawler than FPS, this game packs both a physical and visceral punch, it looks Sword slinging action that plays like no other! More combo brawler than FPS, this game packs both a physical and visceral punch, it looks fantastic and has one of the most original and interesting settings for a game in recent memory (Wild West Feudal Japan in the future!) Great game, deserves a great score. Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2015
    8
    Red Steel 2 sales suffered from the bad first episode, but you should know that both games have almost nothing in common except for mixingRed Steel 2 sales suffered from the bad first episode, but you should know that both games have almost nothing in common except for mixing guns and katana fights.
    For the rest of the game every aspect is way better, the graphics that have a comic/manga art-style are from the best you can find on Wii. The universe is very original mixing an eastern people and culture with the Far-West environment . The game is articulated around chapter, each chapter is based on a different mini-open world with a few side-quests to do (basically find and collect/destroy things). Too bad the story doesn't take advantage of it and fails to offer true context to the characters. If you do the , not very interesting, side-quests the game will last about 12 hours which is very acceptable for a FPS.

    But the best part of this game is its gameplay, contrary to the first game, it's very very fun, with lots of combos to learn (I forgot to say that there's also an upgrade system in this game) the controls respond perfectly, you can switch without difficulty between the sword and the guns. I really had a blast playing the game.

    Red Steel 2 is maybe the best FPS on the console, even if it is not a masterpiece (boring side quests and story, not a lot of epics moments) I recommend it to every Wii owner with a taste for shooting/slicing.
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  6. DME
    Oct 23, 2010
    8
    Red Steel 2 lacks variety. It's basically the same game all the way through. But even so, I had a ton of fun with it. The motion+ worksRed Steel 2 lacks variety. It's basically the same game all the way through. But even so, I had a ton of fun with it. The motion+ works great. I love the ability to switch from gun to sword and back to gun in seconds! It's cool. The futuristic-desert-western-comic-style graphics are appealing. The only things that I didn't like about this title is the short single player mode and the lack of replay value. Definitly worth renting. Expand
  7. Jul 2, 2012
    0
    This is a shooter like no other. I'm not saying it's better or worse than, say, Call of Duty, or Halo, it's just different. Everything aboutThis is a shooter like no other. I'm not saying it's better or worse than, say, Call of Duty, or Halo, it's just different. Everything about it is different. Unlike the vast majority of other first person shooters, your not a soldier, but something more unique than that. You are an outcast, who wields the sora katana, the most powerful sword that ever existed. Eventually you will discover the powers of the sword, which adds to the gameplay. Your wii remote is a sword. This isn't Zelda where you flick you wrist a little to swing your sword, you have to swing your sword like a sword. The harder you swing the more damage you do. You also get a revolver, which you to upgrade, and you can buy other guns, like a shotgun, but you can't upgrade these. This game is very short. It took four days to beat it twice. The story is okay, but that's not why you playing. At least I hope not. The story isn't anything special but the cutscenes are sure to make you feel like a badass. This is a game for the gamer who is dying inside because there isn't many good shooters out there for the wii. Well here you go. Expand

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#11 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
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