The Jackbox Party Pack 2

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Percentile Rank

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

58%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Slant Magazine
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 23, 2015

Jackbox Games' Jackbox Party Pack 2 is a disappointingly sophomoric sequel, and in every sense of the word.

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Scored Reviews

Kinglink Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Dec 31, 2018

Jackbox Party Pack 2: A solid pack of games, though not the strongest. Fibbage, Quiplash and Bomb Corp are great, but most games really need more than 3 players. Bomb Corp is great for lower numbers.

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Nindie Spotlight
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

While all of the Party Packs have been a load of fun I’d say it is truly a close horse race between Party Packs 2 and 3 for the title of best overall. While I’d thought I’d have given Party Pack 3 the edge before I’d played the entire collection in 2 I’m now thinking that Party Pack 2 may be the best by a nose. While tastes will vary depending on who you are or who you play with I don’t really think there are any outright clunkers in this Pack, though perhaps Bidiots isn’t as fun as I would have liked and Bomb Corp. won’t be a winner for all groups. In the end I’m actually very impressed with them all, would recommend each one of them, and think you’ll need to carefully review the specifics about the games included in each Pack to make the best determination for yourself and your group.

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GameCrate
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2015

If you're playing solo, then The Jackbox Party Pack 2 isn't likely to be your speed. However, if you're looking for a game that will suit your fellow partygoers, or want to stream a good, lively game session with your fellow deviants, then it's an essential purchase – especially when you begin to get hooked on Quiplash and Earwax. It'll certainly put a twist on your holidays.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2015

Brass tacks, the Jackbox Party Pack 2 made me and my friends laugh our asses off, and that's what it's all about. I can't think of an easier or quicker way to reduce a room to a giggling mass of hysteria, just toss it at a group of people and go. Party Pack 2 is a ridiculous value that is sure to provide you and your friends with a lot of laughs and great memories, exactly what every party game should aspire to.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2015

More Fibbage, more Quiplash. Do you need anything else?

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 29, 2015

Overall, the Jackbox Party Pack 2 is a great addition to any gaming collection – especially as the festive season beckons. Packing enough variety to keep different age groups entertained, this is an affordable set of fun games that are easy to organise since they don't even require additional DualShock 4 controllers. What's more, the games themselves are really good fun to play and memorable enough to make you want to come back. Party on dudes.

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The Escapist
Oct 16, 2015

Quiplash XL, Fibbage 2 and Ear Wax are must haves and are worth the price of admission alone, assuming you don't have Party Pack 1 and the standalone Quiplash.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 26, 2015

While some of the games may have got lost or muddled in transition, the Jackbox Party Pack 2 is just as fun as ever. Just make sure you have some friends to play with.

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Pure Xbox
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 12, 2015

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is a compilation of four great games and one that misses the target. There's easily more than enough laughs to be had here for the asking price. Some may feel a little bit short-changed by the inclusion of Quiplash XL if they've already paid money for it as a stand-alone product, but even they should find that there's more than enough entertainment here for their money. This is a well-made and entertaining collection that's sure to put a smile on the face of the most curmudgeonly party guest and become a staple amongst regular gaming buddies.

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High-Def Digest
Oct 23, 2015

Not all of the games in 'The Jackbox Party Pack 2' are clear winners, but the stronger titles make up for their weaker brethren. The system of player interaction is genius and makes it very palatable for console owners, not to mention the relatively cheap price. If you have a family that loves gaming together, or are looking for ideas or an intense laugh for when you have friends over, 'The Jackbox Party Pack 2' might just be what you're looking for.

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Dealspwn
Nov 3, 2015

Like a box of assorted chocolates, you might not like everything in the box, but what does take your fancy will have you coming back for more. Coming in at the perfect price point, the Jackbox Party Pack 2 gives you five varied games that will entertain you for hours. Perfect as a party piece, especially with Christmas just round the corner.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2015

A wonderfully eclectic collection of local multiplayer curiosities, the second coming of the Jackbox Party Pack is somewhat uneven when it comes to quality but remains a strong choice for gamer and non-gamer folks alike looking for a multiplayer party fix.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 25, 2015

It's telling that having played through the whole set we returned to play Quiplash XL and Fibbage 2 for a number of hours, and they're both hugely amusing and engaging games that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to play with a group of friends. While the other entries aren't as strong, with Earwax proving to be a particular disappointment, and despite technical issues that suck some of the fun from the experience, Jackbox Party Pack 2 still offers one of the best multiplayer experiences I've ever had on a console.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

Despite the requirement to have an Internet connection to experience 4 of the 5 games, The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is just as strong as its prequel. The same zany presentation and innovative use of smart devices, it's another ideal party starter. Which set you choose (if you only choose one) will likely come down to whether you prefer trivia, improvisation or cooperative-based games, but overall this second pack is a solid set that will provide a lot of laughs and collective fun.

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Xbox Achievements
70%
70%
Oct 23, 2015

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is pretty much essential if you have family or friends to entertain. It's one of very few games in which everyone can join in, providing hours of fun and laughter. One to dig out for social gatherings then.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 15, 2015

There is a workaround if you can't get players in the same room to play with you, by live-streaming your game over the internet, but it's not a completely perfect solution. If you can get some friends in front of a screen and fancy a good laugh, The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is worth investing in, however it's jokes can get old if overplayed and is worthless without people to play with.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 14, 2015

Jackbox Party Pack 2 is decent value for five party games, even if a few of them are pretty much duds. The inclusion of Fibbage 2 is well worth it, since it is one of the most exciting and mentally straining multiplayer games on the Xbox One. It is unfortunate that there is absolutely no option to use the standard controller at all and everyone must have a mobile device with specific parameters. However, if all these conditions are met, there is a decent amount of enjoyment to get out of Jackbox Party Pack 2 that Granny or even little Timmy and Tammy can enjoy, thanks to a family filter, which limits some of the game's questions from getting too adult. Jackbox Party Pack 2 is a solid party game that pretty much has whatever the party will call for - whether it's the childish noise games of Earwax, or the mind games of Fibbage 2, there is pretty much something here for anyone to enjoy.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2015

A fine pack of party games with some true blue winners in the mix. The price may be a wee, tiny bit steep, but come on, can you put a price on hilarity?

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Video Chums
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2015

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 may be missing a new You Don't Know Jack and doesn't live up to its predecessor, but the included games do a decent job of providing hours of fun.

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