Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

IGN
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 feels like a step forward in some ways, but a step back in others. The new additions to combat are nice, but the attempts to bring more RPG elements to the story missions don't always work out for the best – at worst, they wind up transforming an enjoyable action game into a boring slog. At least it shows that Omega Force is willing to try new things with their long-established formula. Let's hope that their experiments go a little better next time.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
5 / 10
May 2, 2017

Dragon Quest continues to be the most successful partner for Dynasty Warriors, but the pace of improvement remains painfully slow.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes II is a step backwards from the first Heroes, but represents a solid Dynasty Warriors-style action game. It gets repetitive, but taking on a massive army single-handedly is fun

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6.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 never finds it stride — but at least it has warfans

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8 / 10
Apr 24, 2017

Omega Force's thoughtful mix of familiar Dragon Quest Heroes designs and new features not only makes this sequel engrossing, but it also shows this side series' potential for future installments. It makes for a satisfying hack-and-slasher that is not only a great Warriors spinoff, but also an effective gateway to the main Dragon Quest series.

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Apr 24, 2017

It is hurt by its messy story battles and uneven difficulty, but the addition of online play is welcomed. Whether you've been a Dragon Quest fan since it was still called Dragon Warrior or have never touched one in your life, Dragon Quest Heroes II is an action-RPG that is welcoming to both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

I was expecting some of the on-paper enhancements to impact me more, but Dragon Quest Heroes II isn't a stark improvement. It is better though, so if you wanted to get in on the first quest and missed out, you may as well skip it and jump in here -- you won't be missing a whole lot.

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7 / 10
May 5, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes II is an enjoyable hack and slash sequel with a great array of characters and enemies. It continues on the good work of the first title in conjuring the feel of the Dragon Quest series, but it's still just a Musou title underneath it all with all the repetitive combat that entails. While the RPG elements add a nice level of customisation, it can all feel a little too prescribed to be truly enthralling.

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89 / 100
Apr 25, 2017

Feels too similar to the original Dragon Quest Heroes for PS4, but it is still a great combination of "musou" mechanics with rpg elements, and the great monster design from the series.

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7 / 10
Apr 24, 2017

If you didn't play the first Dragon Quest Heroes, then no worries, because the two are not connected in any way. Even the classic DQ characters that return from the first game make no mention of it. DQH2 is a standalone story about two cousins who live in a world that has known peace for a thousand years, but now someone is roaming around the world brewing trouble, convincing kingdoms to go to war. It's your job to solve this mystery and protect the peace. It's not a terribly intricate story, but it does feel at home in a Dragon Quest setting, and is largely enjoyable despite how nonsense it becomes towards the end.

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8 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

A fun game that every Dragon Quest fun should enjoy, despite being far from perfect due some bad design choices on its RPG side.

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7.7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Not a bad sequel, but the first chapter is still better.

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7 / 10.0
May 11, 2017

An improvement on the original, but it throws in a few flaws of its own.

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Apr 24, 2017

Moving away from the more strict mission based structure of the first game, players now get to travel across the lands of the seven kingdoms in-between the smoother than ever large scale battles. As with any musou game, the combat will get repetitive at times, but there is no question that Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is a bigger and better followup to the original that continues to be a love letter to the Dragon Quest fandom.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2017

For a moment, it feels like a revelation. But after 20 hours or more, it rings hollow

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85 / 100
Apr 25, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is a fast-paced, ridiculously fun hack-and-slash RPG.  Even if you're tired of the Dynasty Warriors style of hack and slash gameplay, the open world and massive amount of depth should be enough to keep you interested for the duration of the game.

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M3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes II might feel more like an expansion than a sequel – but its a polished game that every fan of the original will enjoy.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes II is a solid sequel to a refreshing take on the musou genre. I love that Omega Force has been expanding on the style for a while now. These themed entries are often much more interesting than the standard 'Warriors' games. Still, some of the changes feel not for the best, and the combat started to drag on the longer I played.

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7.7 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

There's a lot to be played and a lot of fun to be had here, if you loved the first chapter of the series. Unfortunately, despite some improvements, you'll find the same limitations as well.

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75 / 100
Apr 27, 2017

Making me wander over to the shop to purchase a stat upgrade already behind a progression gate is so pointless.

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