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R-Type Final 2

NIS America, Granzella Inc.
Apr 30, 2021 - PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

51%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
Hobby Consolas
84 / 100
Forbes
8 / 10
Shacknews
7 / 10
IGN Italy
8 / 10
COGconnected
73 / 100
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R-Type Final 2 Trailers

R-Type® Final 2 - Launch Trailer (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC) (EU - English) thumbnail

R-Type® Final 2 - Launch Trailer (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC) (EU - English)

R-Type® Final 2 - Announcement Trailer (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC) thumbnail

R-Type® Final 2 - Announcement Trailer (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC)


R-Type Final 2 Screenshots



Critic Reviews for R-Type Final 2

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Enjoyably traditional, if a little tatty in places, this is a shooting game that still stands apart from all others.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A successful resurrection of the iconic retro franchise, that wallows in justifiable nostalgia but still tries to keep at least one foot in the present.

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I've played R-Type across many systems since 1987, and Final 2 is not the glorious swan song the series deserves. It's still R-Type, so fans will find some things to like, but it has flat, dull presentation and some odd design choices that diminish the shoot 'em up great.

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Although graphically it is a little below what we expected at this point, its mechanics are totally faithful to the R-Type legacy and offers a remarkable challenge to all those who long for the space shoot'em-ups of the golden era.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Overall, R-Type Final 2 is a significant improvement over R-Type Final and has decently solid level design throughout. As R-Type games go though, R-Type Final 2 does not live up to the masterful R-Type Delta. That said, it is still a proper R-Type game and a well-crafted shmup. So blast off and have fun destroying the Bydo Empire all over again.

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R-Type Final 2 is a prime example of a competent product that fills a niche perfectly. Even though R-Type Final was meant to be the last game in the franchise, this new sequel proves there’s still some fight left for shmups.

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A proper new R-Type game 18 years after the last one. With good gameplay, interesting levels and lots of unlockables, R-Type Final 2 is a good - if a bit rough - revival of a historical series.

Review in Italian | Read full review

The space-shooter genre has had an Arrowhead-shaped hole for the past 18 years and finally, that void has been filled. R-Type Final 2 is not here to revolutionize the genre, it’s merely here to remind us how great the series is and celebrate its long history. Although its old-school mentality may deter some, fans of the franchise will love this iteration.

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