Curious Expedition 2 Reviews

Curious Expedition 2 is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Mar 2, 2021

Overall, I really like where my successive adventures into Curious Expedition 2 took me. There's a few minor bugs to iron out, but I found that the game was mostly a smooth ride from beginning to end (by which I mean when an expedition failed and I quit the game). There's enough depth here that you feel invested in the fate of your character, and even once I finished playing, I kept thinking back to my latest run and what I could do differently.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 is a fun and fascinating mix of roguelite, a stylish boardame and compelling adventures set in XIX century. The explorations are always fun play even if hard and punishing, with episodes of shining emergent narrative. Though, on the long run the fixed main quest structure and a little bit of déjà vu effect make the experience a little bit less magic than the first hours.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 is a seriously odd, fiendishly difficult, yet somehow weirdly charming experience that sucks you in against your better judgement.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2022

An old-school turn-based rpg with a charming visual style, plenty of deadpan ironic humour and many hours of content awaiting discovery. Unfortunately, despite the humour, there's a strange xenophobia to the representations of 'natives' and colonial plundering which makes the whole experience feel a bit grubby. If you can get over this, there's a satisfying and deep experience to be had.

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7.4 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2021

Curious Expedition 2's gorgeous backgrounds and good-looking characters improve on the first title, but don't do enough to make the management part of the game sparkle. Expeditions become a trudge, especially when your party robs you of all your alcohol; and combat can be fun, but not much fun to look at.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 is a fun roguelike that quickly turns out to be a matryoshka of unpredictable adventures. It's a nice tribute to the adventure novel à la Jules Verne, and one that knows how to reward its players. It doesn't dare as much as I would have liked narratively, but there's still plenty of fun to be had.

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56 / 100
Feb 8, 2021

The gameplay is fun for a time, but once you see what Curious Expedition 2 has to offer, you will start to look beneath the surface. If you do that and you still like what you see, maybe you’ll have a new indie favorite. Or maybe you’ll find that your curiosity is quickly sated, and you’ll move on to the next thing.

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7.6 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2022

Curious Expedition 2 followed in the footsteps of its predecessor, undoubtedly improving the playful formula and expanding the scope of the offer. It is a narrative roguelike that stumbles a bit in combining its two souls, but at the same time manages to give a type of experience full of content and compelling precisely by virtue of its procedural nature.

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5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 is pretty to look at and fun to play for an hour or so. However, any longer than that, the gameplay gets repetitive and dull.

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PSX Brasil
Top Critic
80 / 100
Mar 28, 2022

Curious Expedition 2 is not a game that attracts your attention for its appearance, but players may be surprised by the large amount of possibilities and immersion that the title can provide.

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David Lovato
Top Critic
8 / 10
Dec 1, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 offers a customizable gaming experience that can be as casual or as hardcore as players like, with tons of content and options, many of which can be changed on the fly. The game is smooth and solid, and having so much randomly generated content (and so much content to pull from) ensures a different experience on every run-through, even if the gameplay loop gets a little stale sometimes. For a certainly fair price point, players are getting a game they can play a hundred times a hundred different ways. Some of the best games are the ones where developers simply create a space and let players play; Curious Expedition 2 does so wonderfully.

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Aug 18, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 might not be too much of a step up from its predecessor, but then it also didn’t need to be. The original was already an excellent foundation in the way that it provided players with a challenging roguelike focused on exploring exotic lands and discovering incredible wonders. Now, with Curious Expedition 2, not only is that gameplay fine-tuned and refined, but the art matches the wonderous beauty that your characters are meant to be witnessing.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2021

More attractive voyage to exotic islands with courageous adventurers and dice-based combat mechanics.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2021

Very entertaining and incredibly gripping brilliant of the genre!

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2021

The quality of the overall experience is impacted by the limited appeal of the presentation. Combat can also become repetitive, with the dice system somewhat restrictive later on. Curious Expedition 2 is a good run-based title that will show-off the series to a wider section of gamers than the original, allowing them to go on complex resource-constrained adventures.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2021

Solid exploration and resource management gameplay combined with decent combat, an enjoyable story, and a strong audio/visual presentation.

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3 / 5.0
Nov 23, 2021

For those willing to try their luck on this engaging adventure, there are treasures aplenty on those islands to uncover, just consider adventuring with the sound off.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2021

Curiosity Expedition 2 is a roguelike that would probably be lots of fun to play on a video chat with friends, voting on actions as a group, and watching the chaos unfold. Otherwise, it’s an enjoyable exploration game with a host of unique features that lets you put your mind to the test without too much stress unless you want it to be.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2021

If you want to recapture the feeling of old timey adventure movies, Curious Expedition 2 is a great way to do it. While it can be a lot for a first timer, the experience is rewarding run after run. During my first eight hours with the game, I completed five runs, and barely scratched the surface of things to do.

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7 / 10
Sep 7, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 is more of an interactive board game of level one D&D. A game that balances roguelike tactics, RPG, and procedural storytelling well. A delightful top down surprise with a great depth to explore, do and encounter, that’s if RNG is on your side! If not, it’s into the lion’s den you go. Although slightly repetitive visually, you will likely not get the same story twice.

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