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Axiom Verge 2

Thomas Happ Games
Aug 11, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
PC Gamer
87 / 100
Easy Allies
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
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8 / 10
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Axiom Verge 2 Trailers

Axiom Verge 2 - Breach Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4 thumbnail

Axiom Verge 2 - Breach Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4

Axiom Verge 2 - Official Gameplay Trailer | Day of the Devs 2021 thumbnail

Axiom Verge 2 - Official Gameplay Trailer | Day of the Devs 2021

Axiom Verge 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Axiom Verge 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Axiom Verge 2 Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Axiom Verge 2

Axiom Verge 2 is a dual-dimensional Metroidvania that's engaging to explore despite its one-dimensional combat and underwhelming boss fights.

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A bold and ambitious sequel set in a satisfying, densely connected world.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A curious sequel whose simplified combat and lack of challenge undermines some of the best level design and puzzles in any recent Metroidvania.

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Clever level design and consummate world-building are great fun, even if the pacing and exploration sometimes lead to frustration

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Axiom Verge 2 is a daring sequel that shares very few similarities with its predecessor, but it's held back by one-dimensional combat.

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Even when Axiom Verge 2 wasn’t hitting perfectly for me, it feels different and very much its own. Things start out slow, but give it a little time and Axiom Verge 2 really gets going, playing off expectations with clever alterations of the original game’s conventions. It’s dense as ever lore-wise, and it’s got some good music and worlds to move through. It’s a follow-up to Axiom Verge that doesn’t content itself with a simple recitation of the first game’s high points, and if what’s detailed above sounds like your jam, you’ll probably have a good time with it.

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Combat feels half-baked and sometimes I really wish the game would have just told me what it wanted me to do next to move the story forward. The narrative going on is intriguing, but also a bit too technobabble at times. Even so, it’s a journey that pushes you into the unknown to overcome a vast tapestry of obstacles and enemies in stark isolation. For that, Axiom Verge 2 continues to nail down the Metroidvania-style in a solid and challenging way.

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