Percentile Rank

Picross 3D Round 2 is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

NintendoWorldReport
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

Much like its predecessor, Picross 3D: Round 2 comes late in the system’s life to provide dozens upon dozens of hours of glorious puzzle goodness. It’s a charming experience from the moment you first crack a block, and the additions and changes in Round 2 make this even better than what came before.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 30, 2016

Packed with content that will constantly wrack your brain, Picross 3D: Round 2 expands on everything that has come before in meaningful ways to deliver an unmissable puzzle experience.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 17, 2016

Picross 3D Round 2 is a gem of a game that's chock full of charm in its presentation. From its music to the reveals in puzzle solutions, the game is an audio and visual delight. As a puzzle game, it's wonderfully challenging with options to tone down the difficulty and tailor the experience. There may still be moments of frustration for some in the larger puzzles, but that's primarily the nature of the game and its requirement of patience. Overall, it's a beautifully crafted and pleasant experience - whether that involves solving plenty of puzzles over a long play period, or shorter sessions for enticing brain exercises.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 23, 2016

Picross 3D 2 is what a sequel should be, especially for puzzle games. I would've been happy with more puzzles, but it went further. It iterated and engaged my brain in new and clever ways that I hadn't even considered, it revised its progression ramp in a way that I found more satisfying, and it gave and continues to give me dozens of hours of enjoyment. If you have any interest in logic puzzles and brain-teasers, this is a can't-miss.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2016

Nintendo and HAL labs could easily have just made the same game with more puzzles, and nobody would have been upset by that. Instead they’ve upped the complexity, creating a damned near perfect sequel - and something genuinely unmissable for fans of logic puzzles.

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FNintendo
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 30, 2017

The new chapter in the Picross series keeps presenting its challenging nonograms now with additional features that will certainly please its players. The quality of the puzzles, along with their fine-tuned difficulty curve that make them easy to learn but challenging to master will bring a welcome addition to the games collection of any player who enjoys a good stimulation of their mental skills in the form of image-unveiling puzzles.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2016

Breaking down a large cube into a recognizable object using your puzzle-solving smarts is hugely rewarding

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

Even with those two bits absent from this entry, it's tough to knock Picross 3D Round 2 without getting nitpicky. This game doesn't really do anything wrong. Sure, it could be a bit more difficult, but the hours I spent with it were filled with fun and interesting puzzles in a stress-free setting that was just what I needed to take the edge off after a long day at work. This game is comfort food, and it's a dish I won't mind having every single day.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2016

The shapes look way more impressive and advanced than the first game and if you’re after a challenge Round 2 will provide the knockout you need

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Gert Lush Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2016

It is a game that welcomes new players and challenges the hardcore players.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2016

Picross 3D: Round 2 provides a relaxing puzzle experience, while making you feel like a genius whenever you just “get” it – as any good puzzle game should.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 21, 2016

Puzzle games definitely have a niche audience, but Nintendo and Jupiter have definitely found that audience on the 3DS. Its reputation as a platform for anyone and everyone has opened up the games to many more players. With Picross 3D: Round 2, there's nothing here to set the world on fire, but it's still an extremely solid, addictive, and enjoyable puzzle title that will keep players engaged for plenty of time and they will have lots of fun while doing so.

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