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Meet the next generation of treasure hunters in Spelunky 2! Follow Ana Spelunky and her friends on an exciting new adventure as they journey deeper than they could have ever imagined...

 

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https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/08/29/first-look-spelunky-2-gameplay-mossmouth-interview/

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Game Information

 

Game Title: Spelunky 2

 

Platforms:

  • PC (Sep 29, 2020)
  • PlayStation 4 (Sep 15, 2020)

 

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Developers: Mossmouth, BlitWorks

 

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 88 average - 97% recommended

 

Critic Reviews

IGN - 10 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is a masterpiece of procedurally generated platforming that stays true to the legendarily challenging original while also holding surprises around every corner.

 

PlayStation Universe - 10 / 10

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A thunderous sequel that surpasses its already incredible predecessor in every way that counts, Spelunky 2 is the ultimate roguelike and ruthlessly inventive platformer that never stops surprising and delighting those who pick up the controller. There are perhaps far fewer better ways to close out a console generation than this.

 

Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 10 / 10

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I've spent many hours in the first game and I didn't expect Spelunky 2 to be released and offers new additions and more fun overall for the series, You should not miss the experience of Spelunky 2, Especially if you're a fan of these type of games

 

God is a Geek - 9.5 / 10

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Spelunky 2 improves upon the original in every conceivable way, and if you can tolerate the difficulty is an absolute must-play.

 

Wccftech - 9.5 / 10

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In Spelunky 2 you never get the same game twice, not just because the layout changes but because all the systems interact with each other to kill you in new, imaginative, and hilarious ways. It's almost impossible to put down.

 

IGN Italy - Italian - 9.2 / 10

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A beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Spelunky 2 is all a sequel should be: polished, refined, bigger. A game of learning, a game of death, a game of emergent beautiful gameplay. Every second in this game is pure art: it will frustrate you, but in a positive way in which you will shout at the TV and then smile and retry. Just to die again, until you'll learn enough.

 

Paste Magazine - 9.2 / 10

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The genius of Spelunky 2 is that it somehow adds new possibilities to a game that already had endless possibilities. That's legitimately impressive. And that's why I'm sure I'll be playing this for as long as I've played the original, both games coexisting blissfully together as one of the absolute best parent-child pairs in gaming.

 

Atomix - Spanish - 90 / 100

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Spelunky 2 is the perfect evolution of the first game. One of the most fun experiencias of this year.

 

Attack of the Fanboy - 4.5 / 5 stars

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Spelunky 2 enhances and expands on what worked in the first game without "fixing" anything that wasn't broken. In that way it's the perfect sequel for fans who have been playing this game for over a decade. Newcomers might be scared away by the difficulty and seemingly impenetrable secrets, but the effort to get through this is well rewarded.

 

Digital Chumps - 9 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is an absolute delight to play, even in the midst of my repeating failure in the game. Its randomized level generator and the bevy of tools to strategize your way through each level makes for a fun time. While the PvP isn't up to snuff with the main adventure, the ability to play this game with friends (online or local) will keep you occupied for months to come.

 

GAMES.CH - German - 90 / 100

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While it’s missing a few opportunities to embrace the advancements of the rogue-like genre, “Spelunky 2” still expands skillfully on the base of one of the first games in this popular style of games. With a load of new content and secrets to discover, this sequel offers everything fans of the original wanted, while offering very little to convince those that were repelled by the crushing difficulty. If you have any love for rogue-like games you owe it to yourself to at least check out this modern classic.

 

Game Informer - 9 / 10

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No matter how many times I yelled in frustration, I couldn't wait to jump right back into the ever-shifting caves

 

Gamersky - Chinese - 9 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is a superb hard-core platformer and you might be tortured by the traps and monsters in the random-generated maps thousands of times. However, once you master all the tricks, the challenges and the variety of the gameplay will make you engaged.

 

Hardcore Gamer - 4.5 / 5

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Mossmouth did the impossible with Spelunky 2 in managing to create a sequel to an incredible game that did not disenfranchise existing fans or turn off newbies.

 

IGN Spain - Spanish - 9 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is an absolute gem. A game that preserves all the virtues of the original title, and which adds small tweaks to create an even more rounded experience. We can rarely play games that are so complicated and, at the same time, so fair to the player (or not). The point is that you will always want one more game. And when you play it, you'll be a little bit better. Just a little. Too bad that sometimes it seems more like an expansion than a sequel.

 

PCGamesN - 9 / 10

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A teasing blend of punishment and reward that will delight roguelike fans whether they played the first or not, Mossmouth's great achievement is in adding so much depth and scope without overcomplicating the formula.

 

PSX Brasil - Portuguese - 90 / 100

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Although Spelunky 2 recycles much of the formula that made the first game so great, it is a fantastic evolution. This is another "benchmark" for procedural games, which promises to provide countless discoveries and curiosities over the years. It is a product that tests the skill of both beginners and veterans. An essential experience for fans of the genre, whether in solo or cooperative mode.

 

Shacknews - 9 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is a treasure in every way, one you'll be glad you've discovered.

 

Twinfinite - 4.5 / 5

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There’s little else that can be said about Spelunky 2 other than that it does right by its forebear. It’s still just as addictive as ever to journey into untold dangers over and over, and even if it may put off newcomers with its difficulty curve, it’s an experience worth having for anyone willing to rise to its challenges.

 

USgamer - 4.5 / 5 stars

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Spelunky 2 is an outstanding sequel. Derek Yu, BlitWorks, and the rest of the team behind it have assembled a game that adds to what made Spelunky great without trending toward bloat or changing too much of the essentials. In some minor ways, the level randomization and art style don't feel quite up-to-par, but the overall package is polished, compelling, and brimming with secrets. As ever, players will die over and over in pursuit of a successful run or even just an ounce of progress, which is the way it's meant to be. I'm excited to see what others uncover as they pick themselves up again and again to venture deeper into Spelunky 2's depths.

 

We Got This Covered - 4.5 / 5 stars

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Spelunky 2 offers a challenging, but rewarding experience. With so many new levels, items, and enemies, there's no shortage of exploration and mystery. It expands upon the addicting gameplay of the first game and offers an entirely unique experience each time you play.

 

Worth Playing - 9 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is more of Spelunky, and that is all it needs to be. It is still ridiculously enjoyable, packed with content, and the right mix of challenging and engaging. It's still going to kill you a half-dozen times, too. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it revitalizes an experience that risked going stale after a decade. The only downside is that the online experience isn't the best, but the rest of the game holds up great. If you liked Spelunky, then you'll like Spelunky 2, and if you never played the original, then Spelunky 2 is a great place to start. Just remember to always look before you leap.

 

Hobby Consolas - Spanish - 87 / 100

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PC Gamer - 87 / 100

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Spelunky 2 doesn't advance the original's formula, but there's more stuff to sink your teeth into.

 

Destructoid - 8 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is more Spelunky. It doesn't wildly reinvent the formula, and even brings back a lot of the same hazards and enemies that tormented you the first time around. But it innovates ever so slightly in so many ways to help give this sequel its own life. Either way, it sucked me back in.

 

EGM - 8 / 10

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Spelunky 2 rests on the laurels of its predecessor, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It still retains all of the gameplay mechanics and level design that made the original such a satisfying experience. But as a sequel, Spelunky 2 feels a little too scared to expand its horizons. For a game that's all about taking risks, Spelunky 2 is surprisingly risk-averse.

 

GameSpot - 8 / 10

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Spelunky 2 is a successful evolution of what made the original Spelunky work.

 

GamingBolt - 8 / 10

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If you loved the original, you're going to love Spelunky 2, and find it equal to its predecessor in all ways except one- where the original was a trail blazer, the new game seems content to, much like it asks of its players, simply plumb into familiar depths.

 

Guardian - 4 / 5 stars

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Derek Yu's influential cave-delving game is updated for PS4 and PC and expands the magic – with turkeys

 

Push Square - 8 / 10

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Spelunky 2 betters its predecessor in just about every area. Push through its tough outer shell and you'll discover a fantastic platformer well worth your time. More stuffed with secrets than ever and fleshing out the formula with all kinds of new additions, this is a rich and addictive roguelike with so much to unearth.

 

Slant Magazine - 4 / 5 stars

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Spelunky 2 remains staunchly committed to its immaculate core design.

 

GamingTrend - 75 / 100

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While Spelunky 2 doesn't offer the refined mechanics and enemies of the original, it does add to the chaos and fun of multiplayer. While playing alone is mostly an exercise in frustrating, unfair deaths, with friends it's a barrel of laughs.

 

Ars Technica - Ars Technica Approved

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Like last time, your craziest failures in Spelunky 2 play out like lessons. Unlike last time, the number of crisscrossing variables has skyrocketed, so there's a lot more to learn and, hence, a lot more fun to have while dying in the name of treasure-hunting success.

 

Eurogamer - Essential

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A legendary game gets a legendary sequel.

 

Polygon - Polygon Recommends

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This isn’t a sequel. It’s yet another chance to play Spelunky with fresh eyes; everything is just a little different, another stroke that proves perfection is imperfect. Even the best can get better.

 

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - RPS Bestest Bests

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Spelunky 2 makes Spelunky new again: a fancier strap, more cogs, a cuckoo popping out from a hidden compartment on the hour. The correct time, as delightful as the first time I learned to tell it.

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