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How to Survive 2

505 Games, EKO Software
Sep 8, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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7 / 10
IGN Spain
7 / 10
IGN Italy
7.7 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
Generación Xbox
3 / 5
5 / 10
7.5 / 10
The Digital Fix
5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for How to Survive 2

How To Survive 2 follows the path of its previous installment and, without much inovation, brings a new and funny game that focuses on playing with friends and having a good time.

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How to Survive 2 is a great game if you are looking for a soft and easy experience of survival... but it is very simple (in technical terms). A good choice would be to play with a friend using the cooperative mode.

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How To Survive 2 is an enjoyable experience in its mix of genres and aspirations, but if you're not used to co-op experiences do not expect great emotions.

Review in Italian | Read full review

You’ll find a great survival experience here, along with endless crafting and upgrading options, even if menus can be daunting and the camera angle doesn’t always do the game justice.

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How to Survive 2 is a game that performs well in all aspects and it is a good choice if you want to begin to try the survival genre. Also, the multiplayer mode and the great amount of hours you can spend in the game are two aspects that will make enjoy this title a lot, and it is perfect for the genre's lovers.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Previous entry did not teach the developer how to tackle this form of gameplay. It’s just an unfinished port from PC which turned out worse than the original.

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Michael Keener
7.5 / 10.0

How to Survive 2 is a quality zombie survival game, and the fact that you can enjoy with a bunch of friends is even better. It improves many things in comparison to the first one but could have used a little bit more in order to make it all even better. The maps feel a little repetitive in the sense that, for example, one small section such as a parking lot is almost completely copied and pasted just down the street. If you look at your world map, everything feels like a strictly structured environment, which is understandable in the city, but not in the swamps. The other struggles are from a lack of explanations you get in regards to what you can craft and when. There's a lot of menus and items, so you'll have to invest a little time in perfecting your inventory searching. Those are the negatives, however, and if those sound bearable to you, then there's a lot to love. The camp building and defending is incredibly fun (and chaotic at times), and even better, there's always something to do regardless of where you're at in your overall progress. Day and night cycles, along with weather, make for a world living on its own, and the possibilities of crafting items and structures are wide open for you to sink hours of your life into exploring. The game isn't perfect, but it has a pretty good idea how to be enjoyable (but consider bringing a friend, or a couple of them, to get the most enjoyment).

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It tries to ride the coattails of the previous title, but stands wobbly on its own two feet.

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