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Rocketbirds 2: Evolution

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

23%

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Based on 13 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 26, 2016
PCJan 26, 2017
PlayStation VitaApr 26, 2016

Developer: Rocketbirds

Genres: Action, Platformer

iL Putzki, that dastardly Penguin despot, is still alive - and the evil totalitarian Penguin regime seems stronger than ever! What's up with that? Uncover the sinister plot as Hardboiled Chicken, the Original Coq of War, and put an end to it, once and for all - in the full, single player story campaign. After the fall of Albatropolis, General Puff and the Budgie Commandos have set up residence in the old hotel and are getting themselves organized! Assemble a strike force of great magnitude and go on rescue missions behind enemy lines in the game's 1 - 4 player Rescue Mode. Leave no bird behind!

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution Reviews

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While Evolution is largely based on the original, can be a bit repetitive with puzzles that aren’t all that compelling, and has run-and-gun gameplay that might be a bit too basic, it is still highly entertaining. I recommend this to gamers who enjoy a tongue-in-cheek, cinematic platformer that oozes bloody cartoon carnage by the bucket load.

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All told, there's a decent game in here somewhere, but it's bogged down by annoying difficulty spikes and movement and aiming controls that never feel quite right. Even without those issues, Rocketbirds 2 does little if anything we haven't seen before. Its premise and world can only take it so far.

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Rocketbirds 2: Evolution was a fantastic surprise for me. Having never touched the first game (even though I owned it through PS+), I had no idea what to expect. In the end what I got was a mostly solid single player campaign, with a co-op mode that could have me coming back for ages.

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In the end, Rocketbirds 2: Evolution is just not much fun. It's a relatively lengthy but disappointing experience with little replay value. The controls are blunt and clumsy, the humour is often witless, and the puzzles are at times so basic that there's not a lot of satisfaction in solving them. While there is a lot of potential on the surface, Ratloop may have wanted to sit on this egg a bit longer before it hatched.

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