Knack 2

Rating Summary

Based on 81 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 81 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

Knack 2 is lacking in a number of areas, but its strengths outweigh its weaknesses. The pacing is spot-on, the combat satisfying and the gameplay varied. Co-op is genuinely good fun too, and most definitely the best way for younger gamers to get into the action. Knack 2 is definitely a step up from the original, then, but until the writing and characterisation improve drastically, it's not going to be a true first party titan.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 5, 2017

Improvements abound, but Knack's adventures still suffer from a lack of charm.

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Sep 9, 2017
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Sep 5, 2017

An experience that feels thin and repetitive in spite of its length and new additions, Knack 2 feels like a palette cleanser rather than a main course.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Sep 5, 2017

On a technical level this is clearly a better game than its infamous predecessor, but it's still nowhere near as fun as it should be thanks to its bland design and characters.

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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

Still the same Knack gameplay at its core, but now with greatly needed variety

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

Knack 2 is an entertaining platform game like those of yesteryear. It's been created with due care and attention. Sure, it's old fashioned, and its story is appalling. But it's a reminder that the character-led platform combat game is still alive and well. Despite its good looks, it's more a work of engineering than it is a work of art. But, as my kid said to me after we'd mashed our way through a co-op level, it's kinda fun.

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7 / 10
Sep 5, 2017

Knack returns in a surprisingly fun sequel that makes great use of its shape-shifting hero.

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Unscored
Sep 5, 2017

Words I didn't expect to type in 2017: I really like the new Knack. So much for the running joke that this PlayStation 4 exclusive is a sequel that no one wanted. Good thing we got it.

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5.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

Knack II has the bones of a good platformer and a hint of charm but it just doesn't execute. I'm not sure what the Knack series attempted to accomplish, but after a sequel, it stands as one of the most missable franchises Sony has ever crafted. Maybe one day Sony can combine both of these together on the PS5 as a free PS Plus item and call it the "Knack Pack." That one's free.

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