Rogue Legacy 2 Reviews

Rogue Legacy 2 is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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8 / 10.0
May 12, 2022

Playing Rogue Legacy 2 is almost always a pleasure, except when... it is no longer. At that point it depends on how much the semi-masochistic flame of the roguelike burns in you. Nice, but it could have been balanced better (and, perhaps, in the future it will be).

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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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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 is a fantastic game. It takes everything I loved about the first game, refines it, adds way more content, and keeps the gameplay just as tight and smooth. It’s a rogue-like that even non-fans of rogue-likes can warm up to. If you played the first game, this is a no-brainer. Even if you haven’t, you’ll have a great time here with a game jam-packed with content. I cannot suggest this one enough.

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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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9 / 10.0
May 9, 2022

Rogue Legacy 2 is an excellent step up from its predecessor, adding tons of new, fun content along with heaps of systems for even more varied runs. Though it can be grindy and somewhat difficult, the enjoyable gameplay will keep you coming back.

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8 / 10
Jun 3, 2022

In conclusion, while Rogue Legacy 2 is more of a refinement than a revolution, it nonetheless stands out as another must-have Roguelike, which is impressive given the ever-increasing supply of quality titles in the genre. Even if the plate is currently full, this is another tasty dish that is worth savoring when the craving comes calling again.

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