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  • Summary: Pinball FX is back, and it's better than ever! Pinball FX 2 offers improved graphics and a host of new features for novices and experts alike: a new state-of-the-art physics model that surpasses anything available so far, Operators Menu with custom settings and advanced play info, automaticPinball FX is back, and it's better than ever! Pinball FX 2 offers improved graphics and a host of new features for novices and experts alike: a new state-of-the-art physics model that surpasses anything available so far, Operators Menu with custom settings and advanced play info, automatic in-game challenges against your friends, and split-screen local multiplayer mode-a first in video pinball history! Pinball FX 2 also offers full backward compatibility for Pinball FX owners-download Pinball FX 2 free and play all your Pinball FX tables within Pinball FX 2! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 19, 2014
    100
    When all is said and done, Pinball FX2 for the Xbox One is easily the best version of the franchise thanks to its new interface — even if you have to deal with a hiccup or two when importing your titles.
  2. Sep 10, 2014
    95
    Zen Studios has done wonders for the pinball genre over the past couple of years. The Xbox One version of their digital pinball platform is a big improvement over the previous releases, and the lineup of available (and upcoming) tables are easily some of the best experiences you can get on the platform.
  3. Sep 29, 2014
    92
    If you enjoy pinball, or are just curious about the game, Pinball FX2 is as close as you can get to the real thing.
  4. Aug 22, 2014
    85
    The table design with its mixture of realistic elements and physics on one side and unrealistic parts on the other might be too much for pinball purists, but it still works surprisingly well. And on top Zen Studios offer a fair pricing system, where 360 users can upgrade their already purchased tables for free – commendable!
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Oct 11, 2014
    70
    A top pinball game to play with friends, but on your own it can get boring. [Issue#116, p.80]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    My tables got transferred from the 360!! Thank you Zen Studios!! (at least most of them) They do a solid job with the physics, but many of theMy tables got transferred from the 360!! Thank you Zen Studios!! (at least most of them) They do a solid job with the physics, but many of the tables do "fantasy stuff" you typically won't see on a regular pinball table, like like Skywalker using "the Force" to manipulate the ball, that sort of stuff. I don't mind Zen being creative, but I do know a few tables don't use that stuff like the Street Fighter Table which is pretty basic.

    Some people may see the tables as a Money Grab, but I don't, the tables are really well made and if you like pinball its a great deal. sometimes you buy 3 tables for 9.99 but I easily surpassed that at the arcades when I was a kid.
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  2. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    This is a fantastic game. I do not play a lot of Pinball games, but I found this one quite engaging. I have many friends come over and playThis is a fantastic game. I do not play a lot of Pinball games, but I found this one quite engaging. I have many friends come over and play for first time and love it. What has made me a loyal Zen Studios fan is their current policy around owning pinball add one. If you bought it on Xbox 360 and table is available on Xbox One then it's a free upgrade. This is awesome. That alone gives them a 10. Since then I have bought majority of their tables and will be buying more as they come out. Cost of a table is quite cheap. At $3 for individual it is a steal. There are bundles that make it even cheaper. One key thing I have not mentioned is game has multiplayer or two player local split screen that works well. I wish more game companies were like Zen. Highly recommend buying and supporting this company. Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2014
    9
    I've always preferred the real thing.Tables such as Elvira:Mistress Of The Dark and Addams Family have always been my favourites.That's why II've always preferred the real thing.Tables such as Elvira:Mistress Of The Dark and Addams Family have always been my favourites.That's why I purchased them.However Sorcerers Lair and a couple of the Star Wars tables are up there with them.This has renewed my faith in digital pinball.A very good game with endless fun. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2014
    9
    The Pinball FX franchise has breathed new life into the pinball genre in the same way Telltale Game's The Walking Dead reinvigorated the longThe Pinball FX franchise has breathed new life into the pinball genre in the same way Telltale Game's The Walking Dead reinvigorated the long neglected point and click adventure genre.

    I've always kind of had a middling view of pinball tables. Back in the golden era of Arcades, there was always something more deserving of my quarter. Pinball FX has blown that preconception out of the water. All of the tables have a mission structure and a series of goals. When combined with several popular IP's (Marvel Universe, The Walking Dead, Star Wars) you get a gameplay experience that expands upon the premise in several unexpected ways.

    The free table (the Sorcerer's Lair) is just okay, and not representative of the quality in some of the other boards. Some of my personal favorites are, Blade, Moon Knight, Planet Hulk, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy and Epic Quest.

    Epic Quest has a persistent RP leveling system that last between plays. You start with a near naked hero and complete quests to grind out better gear for him. It's a really neat idea that adds tremendous replay value to the board.

    I started playing Pinball FX on my 360, and was pleasantly surprised to see that I could transfer all of my purchased tables to the Xbox One. A great value for those concerned about the system upgrade.

    The table packs run $10 for 3-4 boards and there are single boards for $3. It's a great value for any pinball enthusiast, and I've purchased nearly every board. I used to compete with my friends to see who could get the highest score on a board, and there is another stat called 'Wizard Score' that tracks your score across all the boards you own. a fun competitive angle to add to the desire to rack up highscores.

    If you like Pinball, you'd be foolish not to check this title out. If you don't like Pinball, I'd still recommend picking up the free table. Be careful though, you might start out like myself, with a so-so opinion of pinball in general, and then find yourself writing glowing reviews after having dumped dozens of hours into the game!
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  5. Dec 12, 2014
    7
    Pinball FX 2 is a blast. Short bursts are the best way to play it, and the pinball tables are very fun and creative. My only complaint is thatPinball FX 2 is a blast. Short bursts are the best way to play it, and the pinball tables are very fun and creative. My only complaint is that they are a little bit expensive. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    I love pinball fx2, loved it on the 360, love it on the 1. But where's the online multiplayer, apparently its coming soon (just like trialsI love pinball fx2, loved it on the 360, love it on the 1. But where's the online multiplayer, apparently its coming soon (just like trials fusion made us wait and look at what happened there.) Some of the tables are really good and some are mediocre at best, i'll let you figure out which is which as it may be a matter of taste.

    local multiplayer is ok but the real draw of this game on the 360 was fun multiplayer with camera support. come on zen games that's what we want to see, utilise that Kinect cam.

    only a 7 for now but that may change if the multiplayer comes out soon, then it could go up 1 or even 2 points
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  7. Nov 22, 2014
    0
    This is the worst thing ever! I am a pinball aficionado, I've logged over 340 hours in this game, and I can honestly say that this is theThis is the worst thing ever! I am a pinball aficionado, I've logged over 340 hours in this game, and I can honestly say that this is the worst pinball experience ever. It literally made me regret spending my life as a pinball expert at the cost of being a virgin. I've played better pinball at a honkey-tonk bar in the middle of ho-dun nowhere! This game is so bad that I literally created a Metacritic account just to write this review because every minute wasted on this game is a minute that could be spent saving lives. This game can suck my nards, and peace out nerds! Expand

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