Curious Expedition 2

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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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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7.8 / 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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7.4 / 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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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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8 / 10
Mar 1, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 can be recommended to fans of strategy games with narrative elements and colorful graphics. Especially the different roles with their special abilities and personalities as well as procedural map generation lead to a high replay value, where you can still experience new things in the third playthrough. Only the random rolls could be improved, as they can throw a spanner in the works even with the best planning. If you don't get frustrated too easily and enjoy tactically dealing with all kinds of diseases, madness and the wilderness, Curious Expedition 2 will offer you some challenging hours.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2021

Curious Expedition 2 is a great game during its first hours and expeditions, even excellent. But when there's nothing new to discover — which happens way too quickly for a roguelike — there's not much left to enjoy.

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