Anomaly 2

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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Justin Davis

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
May 15, 2013

Anomaly 2's campaign isn't especially original, but its multiplayer provides a fresh take on tower defense gameplay.

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May 15, 2013

If Anomaly Warzone Earth was any indication that tower offense games were good, Anomaly 2 confirms that they're amazing. Play the game alone, and you'll discover a rich Story Mode with enough challenge and surprises to keep you coming back for more. Play it with others, and a whole new way of experiencing the game becomes available. No matter how you play it, Anomaly 2's enhancements and new features make it a game well deserving of your time.

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8 / 10
May 19, 2013

Multiplayer shines brightly alongside a short but dynamic campaign in the tower offense sequel Anomaly 2.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2013

Anomaly 2 is an immediate and exciting strategy game unlike any other, but over time the repetition and lack of depth leaves something to be desired. It's a welcome distraction on a phone or tablet, but the limits of the game are quickly noticed when played in long bursts on PC. For fans of the first that looked past these shortcomings, Anomaly 2 is a bigger, smarter, and better looking game.

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Sep 21, 2014

Anomaly 2 largely overcomes its few missteps though. 11 Bit Studios laid the foundation with the first game in the series and Anomaly 2 continues to reinforce the novelty of that foundation.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2013

Meaningful evolutionary changes and an innovative multiplayer mode help this sequel live up to the original

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65 / 100
Sep 29, 2014

A tough-as-nails tactical challenge is hard to find in today's console market, and Anomaly 2 will probably be enough to scratch your strategical itch. Without a strong multiplayer community behind it though, I would say skip the PS4 release and head straight for PC if you have the means.

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75 / 100
Sep 25, 2014

As well, the online component suffers from long wait times, but when you get a match, there's a certain satisfaction with being able to outwit another human player or the frustration of being outwitted. I genuinely had a fun time playing and if you're a fan of the tower defense style, I recommend you pick up a copy.

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2014

The story and characters are nothing to write home about, but the innovative spin on the genre's gameplay results in mentally engaging challenges that reward both quick thinking and deliberate planning, and the satisfactory visuals and sound effects don't hurt in augmenting this amazing abnormality's appeal either.

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8 / 10
May 15, 2013

Cheap, beautiful, entertaining, and highly replayable: Anomaly 2 is well worth your money.

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