Sludge Life 2 Reviews
Prepare yourself for a mixtape of lurid brilliance.
When it comes to its social criticism, his characters and the low-poly atmosphere, Sludge Life 2 is pretty good. But it doesn't go far enough in its concept, which quickly shows its limitations. It becomes rather boring, despite its short length.
Review in French | Read full review
With a sickly world, interesting NPCs, and some truly gruesome humour, Sludge Life 2 succeeds at many of the things it tries. In my short time with the game, I was regularly grossed out and intrigued by everything in front of me. Though it will only take you a short time and not all of its risks pay off, it follows up the first game with a rewarding sequel – even if it starts to feel a bit shallow.
Sludge Life 2 is a second verse that feels much the same as the first, but it's still got a bouncy, vivacious, and utterly unique sound.
Just like its predecessor, Sludge Life 2 is more style than substance, and while it still looks and feels unique, it is repetitive and lacks something new to offer in terms of gameplay.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
It is an attractive game with a unique narrative that unfolds in the smudgy, Lo-Fi Style and sloppy but tight gameplay. However, options that are not accessible enough compared to the previous game and dizzy structure that some clues are meaningless make the game feels more empty than ever.
Review in Korean | Read full review
Sludge Life 2 is an artistically very well presented game that goes beyond traditional gaming concepts. Terri Vellmann and Doseone have once again proven their ability to design games and deliver a game that looks unique and gives full open-endedness.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Sludge Life 2 is another gaming triumph given to us by the delightfully deranged team behind the first iteration. Everything about Sludge Life 2 builds upon the amazing original, its wacky humor and over the top narrative pushing new boundaries while staying totally on brand. Sludge Life 2 had some big, muddy shoes to full, but it did so with cleverness and competence. If you want a uniquely unhinged gaming experience, Sludge Life 2 is ripe for tagging.
“Vandalism sim” Sludge Life 2 doesn’t reinvent the spray can, but the vibes are impeccable.
Sludge Life 2 is a very interesting adventure into a morally questionable future. Its tendency towards total freedom for exploration is a double-edged sword, as it also leads the player to be lost even when it comes to realizing what is interactive or not. However, even so, the game brings an interesting social perspective marked by “living on the margins” in a society that ironically only moves forward even in ruins.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
The vibes in Sludge Life 2 are immaculate and grimy, but like before I just wish it fleshed itself out some more.
If you appreciate unconventional and visually captivating experiences, Sludge Life 2 offers a distinctive journey through a world filled with peculiar characters and a vibrant urban landscape. However, those seeking a more narratively satisfying adventure should probably look elsewhere. Sludge Life 2 is a game that will appeal to a specific audience, but not all players will find it to be a lasting and fulfilling experience.
Sludge Life 2 is basically Sludge Life, just on a new map. Were the original a good game, or even a passable game, I’d understand its appeal. But that’s not the the case. The original Sludge Life was a dour and pointless adventure game drowned in tryhard imagery and completely devoid of charisma… and the sequel is just that. Again. No fixes to visuals, controls, glitches, a dull gameplay loop, nothing. You are simply getting more of what you (don’t) love.
While the sequel doesn't do anything drastically different, it does enough to justify its existence and is something that's as competent as its predecessor. It's a grimy good time, and it's something I think fans of weird games can pull up and appreciate for what it is. Ciggy City might be bigger, but it still has a rebellious heart that people should satisfy those seeking something a bit more out there in their gaming lives.