The Caligula Effect 2 Reviews

The Caligula Effect 2 is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 has not too much to offer apart from a good combat system and some insteresting artistic vibes. The game is a very classic JRPG technically wise far from the modern standards, which suffers from a quite frayed and monotonous rhythm.

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Oct 22, 2021

The story and music are the best standout points with the amazing attention to character development only matched by the genius sound design. Although The Caligula Effect 2 doesn't really sway from its roots or present many new ideas within the genre, if you're a fan of JRPGs, it's a solid title.

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5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 is the kind of experience that works on paper, with a good basic idea and potentially intriguing protagonists. The game, however, is a hymn to banality and boredom without any redeeming traits. Fans (?) of the first game, with which it shares a weak narrative link, might find this game interesting. Everyone else should stay away.

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6 / 10
Oct 18, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 has loads of cool ideas, but it's undeniably rough around the edges.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
85%
Nov 14, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 is a dramatic improvement over its predecessor in every single way and punches well above its weight.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 15, 2021

Although the visuals may not be much to look at, the combat and story are the soul of Caligula Effect 2 that holds it all together.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
6.7 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2021

A good combat system and a infectious soundtrack are not enough to make The Caligula Effect 2 a recommendation. Whate we have here is much better than the first game, but not on par with the best JRPGs on the market. Still, fans of the genre may want to give it a try.

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Niche Gamer
NECRO XIII
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2021

Wrapping up our The Caligula Effect 2 review, there’s a lot to like in the game, even if it’s not your cup of tea. The gameplay is fun, maybe even challenging for new players of JRPGS, but it works well after the tutorial segment. Voice acting is professional sounding even if in the locations you hear them doesn’t match the environment.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jan 6, 2022

If there is one problem with Caligula Effect 2 it is pacing. The beginning hits incredibly hard, with great characterization and drawing the player into the plot. The hours-long plodding dungeons and 'slice of life' sections kill what otherwise is actually a pretty cool story. Much like the first game, the core experience of fights and story is solid, but it is absolutely buried in detail which is unfortunate as it makes it far less accessible.

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40 / 100
Oct 29, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 is, for better and for worse, a title extremely similar to the original and, consequently, without major advances that could attract a new audience or those who felt disappointed by the original.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2021

If you loved The Caligula Effect, chances are you’ll love The Caligula Effect 2 even more. It’s certainly an improvement across the board, with a story that will keep you invested for the duration. Newcomers, however, might be put off by the references to the first game, and also may not gel very well with the relationship-building aspects that aren’t all that rewarding or interesting. Overall, there’s a lot to like about The Caligula Effect 2, but it’s accompanied by a fair bit of tedium.

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Oct 16, 2021

There is no doubt that The Caligula Effect 2 is a niche within a niche, and the fact that the second game so closely follows the first just confirms that the developers are comfortable with that. While it might not click with everyone, it's worth trying, because if you do like your games a bit thoughtful and arty, then this is going to be one of the highlights of the year.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2021

I haven't had a game in which I've had to pull myself away from playing it for a while, but I spent a Saturday basically playing The Caligula Effect 2 and only stopping for supper. I really hope a lot of the other RPGs coming out before the year's out on Switch can elicit that level of devotion.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 is a game that deserved a better budget than it got. It's combat system is amazing and engaging, but everything else about it could be better.

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NaviGames
Aaron Márquez
8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

If you are looking for a JRPG with a good soundtrack, good graphics, good combat and a good story, here you have The Caligula Effect 2. If you are able to overcome its outdated animations and the absence of Spanish among the available languages you will find a great title.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 15, 2022

The Caligula Effect 2 is far from unique. It wears its influences front and center and isn’t quite on the same level as any of the modern Persona titles. There are only a few of those, though, and if you’ve played them and want something more, then The Caligula Effect 2 is absolutely worth checking out. With an interesting battle system, appealing characters, and a killer soundtrack, I consistently had a good time until the credits rolled.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2022

Just like the characters use the world of Redo to deal with their frustrations and try their hand at a new chance, The Caligula Effect 2 is a retry on elevating the proposition of the previous game to high quality. The work is successful in doing so, not only offering a good RPG, but an indispensable work to fans of the genre.

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9 / 10
Oct 16, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 is another great JRPG. From investigating several different locations to exploring the challenging yet rewarding dungeons, there’s heaps of content here to keep you going for a long while. The combat system is brilliant, especially with its preview system and how it deliberately lets you take on tougher enemies. And to top it all off, the game’s backed up by one exceptional soundtrack featuring both outstanding instrumentals and vocals alike.

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7 / 10
Feb 10, 2022

This sequel features a very well crafted plot and characters, which are two of the game's biggest assets, as well as an absolutely magnificent soundtrack and an improved combat system. At the same time, The Caligula Effect 2 doesn't do as well when it comes to its level design, where it's often difficult to tell one level from another, and while the soundtrack is exquisite its repetition in some moments can make it very tiresome. This sequel represents an improvement over the original on several elements, but it could have been even better.

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Oct 27, 2021

The Caligula Effect 2 tells the story of a normal everyday high school student who ends up stuck in a living simulation called Redo which was created by a virtuadoll named Regret. In order to escape this less than ideal situation, the protagonist along with the help of X, another virtuadoll, and his high school pals will have to go head-to-head with Regret in order to be able to return to the real world and his normal student life.

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