PixelJunk Eden 2

Q-Games, Q-Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 6 critic reviews
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PixelJunk Eden 2

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchDec 10, 2020

Developer: Q-Games

Publisher: Q-Games

Genre: Simulation

From the mind of Baiyon, creative director and hypnotic soundscape composer, for both the award winning Pixeljunk Eden and Eden Obscura, comes Eden 2, an exploration of life, color and collaboration as Grimps reinvigorate and revitalize the world in a swath of luminescence, painting upon a lush canvas as they play. Return to the spectacular, ever changing gardens of psychedelic sights and sounds as you cultivate new plants and biomes, collect pollen and help seeds sprout new exotic leaves and bloom flowers, all against a dynamic and vibrant backdrop of mellow, multi-hued visuals. Swing and spin from silk threads, in both single and cooperative play as you and a partner pirouette around one another in brush-strokes of light and color in the world on your journey to collect the all important “Spectra,” the source of all life in the world. - New Grimps with added perks can be unlocked over time, providing new ways to play and experience these strange new worlds. - Use a variety of different “spices” to improve pollen gathering, spend more time cultivating the gardens, as well as alter the world in mind bending ways! - Relax to the synergetic beats and rhythms created especially for these kaleidoscopic, wonderful worlds. - With a multitude of gardens to choose from and many different variants to each, Eden 2 provides countless hours of continuous play. - An expansive and eclectic mix of ambient and sensory candy for your ears.

PixelJunk Eden 2 Critic Reviews

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I spent close to a dozen hours with the main progression path in PixelJunk Eden 2, and I've hardly dug into the unlimited-time "choose your garden and Grimp" free-play mode. Whenever I feel the gotta-catch-'em-all collectathon itch, I'll be sure to head there first since that mode has its own achievements. You can't tell me the total number of seeds in each level and not expect me to hunt them down.

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Nintendo Life

Stuart Gipp
7 / 10
Nintendo Life

PixelJunk Eden 2 is an odd duck, but it delivers an enjoyable and engaging time. Despite frontloading its status as an "audiovisual experience", we found it fun in and of itself. The litmus test, of course, being "would this game still be fun if it had Vectrex-level graphics", and thankfully in this case it absolutely would. A lack of variety hurts it somewhat, but if you treat it as an occasional treat to dip into rather than an extensive campaign that must be cleared, PixelJunk Eden 2 is a welcome addition to your Switch library. Let's just hope that Eden 3 doesn't skimp on the nudity again.

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The various gameplay mods that come out of the different Grimps and Spices are clever in how they usually alter the play style just enough to make you approach each level in a different way. This is one of the most mindfully aware games I've ever played. It's well worth sitting down with if you just want to be in the moment and clear your mind.

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A fairly niche experience is here to be had. It is unique, bold and above all pretty cool! When it comes down to it, PixelJunk Eden 2 is an easy experience to get lost in. It is obviously not going to satisfy everyone but for those this title strikes a nerve with it will be a lasting enjoyable experience and memory.

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