Rogue Legacy 2 Reviews

Rogue Legacy 2 is ranked in the 99th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
10 / 10.0
May 23, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 is a masterwork in taking something already great and elevating it without getting lost in ambition and abandoning the core interest. It’s Mega Man 2. It’s LeChuck’s Revenge. It’s freaking Super Smash Bros. Melee. This is the way all sequels should be, and I’m ecstatic to finish my review so I can go back and play it again.

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88 / 100
May 4, 2022

A sublime addition to the Rogue Legacy family and one of the best rougelites yet.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 honors its own legacy as the premiere roguelite thanks to its outstanding assortment of classes, diverse areas, and rewarding combat, putting it shoulder to shoulder among the very best of the genre.

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Recommended
Apr 28, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 really is a lovely game and I’m glad Cellar Door have included options to make it more approachable. It stands as a terrific example of how to let players tailor their experience to their liking, whether that means a helping hand or dialling up the challenge.

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9 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

Despite my nitpicks, every new discovery unveiled, skills obtained, and boss defeated wipes away any grief and replaces it with deep satisfaction. There’s a lot to clean up with the core progression systems to make the ramp from beginning to end escalate more evenly, but I’ve enjoyed most of my hours struggling through countless generations of my goofy little bloodline. I am overjoyed the entertaining heritage of this series remains firmly intact.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
May 5, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2’s extremely random nature would crush a lesser game, but Cellar Door Games uses that pressure to create diamonds. Even if it’s occasionally frustrating, Rogue Legacy 2 refuses to ever let me be bored, and that’s more than enough to set it apart from the heap of roguelites that have followed in the original game’s wake. I’m 30 hours into Rogue Legacy 2, and I’m still discovering new toys to play with. But I still haven’t found another spoon.

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9 / 10
Apr 28, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 improves on its predecessor in every way, with smart new additions that elevate its satisfying roguelite loop.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

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8 / 10
Apr 28, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 is a sequel with great genes. The sense of progression constantly pulls your forward, all of the new mechanics and unlocks add a lot more depth and longevity to the game, and the combat and platforming feel just as solid as they did in the first game. It's an excellent roguelite that offers a lot of stuff to do as long as you're willing to put in the time.

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90 / 100
Apr 28, 2022

‎Cellar Door Games surprise us with a sequel that not only surpasses the original in everything, but also automatically becomes one of the best roguelite ever made. You won't be able to stop playing.‎

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
9 / 10
Apr 28, 2022

The original Rogue Legacy was an incredible step forward for rogue-lite games. It helped to establish a lot of cool elements that games after it would mimic in many ways. I wouldn’t say Rogue Legacy 2 reinvents the wheel here. Instead, it polishes that wheel to a sheen, gives it fresh treads, some fancy spinners, and makes it an all-around better version of the wheel we knew and loved. If you loved the first Rogue Legacy, then Rogue Legacy 2 is very likely to capture your heart as well. If you’re jumping into this series for the first time at Rogue Legacy 2, you’re in for one of the most fleshed out, fun, and varied rogue-lite action-platformers that the genre has to offer.

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Unscored
May 6, 2022

There is a story, told mostly through notes left strewn around the environments, but I’d be lying if I said I paid any attention to it. The draw here is the gameplay loop, and if what I’ve described above sounds tedious to you, the game is absolutely not for you. Rogue Legacy 2 is a game about repeated failure, and only slow, incremental progress will lead to your success.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 is a gorgeous looking game with solid gameplay and a satisfying loop that will keep you playing for hours and hours.

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Unscored
Apr 28, 2022

A roguelike that expands on the original in every way imaginable, with a dizzying number of incentives that ensure repeat runs never get stale.

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90 / 100
May 11, 2022

Rogue Legacy essentially spawned the roguelite genre and nine years later, its sequel improves the recipe in every way. Rogue Legacy 2 looks fantastic and plays even better, with engaging mechanics and an addictive gameplay loop. While you might not always make progress, you also never feel bored or that the game disrespects your time. Every run is a new experience and often surprising. There are a lot of systems at play, but they generally help Rogue Legacy 2 transcend the limits of the genre and make it endlessly replayable and entertaining.

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10 / 10
Apr 28, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 does everything a sequel should. It builds on what was already well done in its predecessor while reworking any ideas that weren't executed as well. Cellar Door Games has made something both franchise fans and newcomers should be extremely excited to play.

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Unscored
May 1, 2022
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8 / 10.0
May 16, 2022

The flip-side to this is a positive, in that Rogue Legacy’s intricate progression and many, many secrets to discover is enough to warrant on and off play for weeks and months. If you’re after a pure rogue-lite experience and something that has the combat depth and platforming challenge to keep you hooked on its loop for an extended period, then Rogue Legacy 2 is a resounding success. Visually, it's a huge leap forward over the original too - with some fantastic animation and responsive 2D action.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 1, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 is an enormous beast of an adventure, packed with fast combat, great platforming and endless replayability.

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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 has a solid gameplay that keeps players motivated to try and explore again and again. And it seems there' s a Castlevania in it, only it' s random.

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