Hard West 2 Reviews

Hard West 2 is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10 stars
Aug 16, 2022

Held back by a few shortcomings, Hard West 2 is still one of the best tactics games in the genre.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
85 / 100
Aug 11, 2022

A superb tactics game that looks like an XCOM clone but really, really isn't.

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Recommended
Aug 4, 2022

Clever tweaks to a brilliant formula make this a tactics game just built for experimentation.

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Jonathan Bolding
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Hard West 2 has plenty of little annoyances, but it's a supernatural western tactics game with a lot of style and the substance to back it.

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8 / 10
Aug 4, 2022

Hard West 2 is a hardy, accomplished turn-based tactics game with several flashes of genius.

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7 / 10
Aug 4, 2022

Hard West 2 comes with an enjoyably aggressive twist on XCOM-like turn-based combat, and with a fun way of upgrading your characters alongside, but it's wrapped up in world exploration and characterisation that just leaves me wanting to get back in the fight. There's a lot of fun to be had in Hard West 2, even if it's not blowing minds as a complete package.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

From believable characters to the gritty, high-detail art style that seethes with atmosphere and the top-notch sound design, everything feels authentic in Hard West 2.

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Unscored
Aug 4, 2022

A tough yet rewarding turn-based tactics game with a supernatural twist on the western theme.

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Aug 6, 2022

Hard West 2 takes a fluid and action-focused approach to turn-based strategy that isn't as complex as its inspirations but is still plenty of fun.

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7.7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

With its interesting setting that combines the Old West with supernatural and occult elements and solid tactical turn-based combat with excellent pacing, Hard West 2 is a worthy purchase for fans of the genre. However, balancing issues, limited character customization, which force players to play in specific ways, and a general streamlining of the tactical combat experience make the game more shallow than expected, inevitably turning off some veterans of the genre.

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7 / 10
Aug 8, 2022

Hard West 2 has some refreshing ideas to consider, such as perks based on your deck of cards, and consistently refreshing action points by way of kills. Unfortunately, its over-reliance on a puzzle-like, kill-all-in-one-round concept also leads to a repetitive and tedious romp as time wears on.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2022

Hard West 2 offers a fun mix of text adventures and turn-based strategy battles, with just enough of each to keep things fresh. Awesome and unique mechanics are highlighted in a combat system that forces players outside of their "overwatch" comfort zones, allowing new tactics not seen before in games of this ilk. A bit of fiddly control work does little to tarnish the stellar gameplay. Highly recommended for fans of the genre.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Hard West 2 is a definite step forward in the right direction for the series.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Tough but rewarding, the action in Hard West 2 benefits from the great role played by the luck element and is supported by a valuable pool of characters, endowed with unique traits and abilities.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
Aug 4, 2022
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9 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2022

Hard West 2 brings the original game's ideas to full fruition while sacrificing very little in doing so.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2022

A supernatural western turn-based RPG with solid narrative, combat, and some technical bumps.

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5 / 5.0
Aug 5, 2022

Gin Carter and his posse chase down the devil himself using all the supernatural powers at their disposal to do so.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2022

Hard West 2 is a joyful tactical ride with a strong story and compelling characters.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2022

The Wild West, spiced not only with gunslingers, but also with demons, has started its dangerous train and, even if with embarrassment, it is worth getting on it.

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