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Nidhogg 2

Aug 15, 2017 - PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

8 / 10
PC Gamer
87 / 100
Game Informer
8 / 10
7 / 10
4 / 5
9.5 / 10
6 / 10

Nidhogg 2 Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Pick Up and Play Style

Outrageous New Artstyle

Lackluster Single Player

Despite updated graphics and a handful of new weapons, Nidhogg 2 feels very similar to the original. If you have a couch of buds ready to play games, this seems like a good choice.

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Nidhogg 2 - PS4 Gameplay Demo | PS Underground thumbnail

Nidhogg 2 - PS4 Gameplay Demo | PS Underground

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Nidhogg 2 - Announcement Trailer | PS4

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Nidhogg 2 Teaser

Nidhogg 2 Screenshots

Critic Reviews for Nidhogg 2


8 / 10.0

The amount of action that can transpire within a couple of seconds in Nidhogg 2 makes for two-player combat that's both intense and hilarious to play or watch with friends. Nidhogg 2's visual style might not be for everyone, but its sharp, minimalist duelling is still smart and chaotic enough to allow for endless couch competition.

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It's like, how much more Nidhogg could this be? And the answer is none. None more Nidhogg.

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An already sterling fighter gets a new coat of paint and a few new tricks. It's not revolutionary, but it's the best Nidhogg has ever been.

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Though a ton of fun with friends locally, the new single-player and online modes may not offer much to those hoping to play long-term

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Nidhogg 2 is more bloated and less refined than its predecessor, but it remains an engrossing and hilarious multiplayer game.

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Nidhogg 2 is a worthy update to the minimalist dueling action game. Messhof offers a follow-up with a wildly different art style, more weapons, more levels, and more options for playing with your friends. The game overall feels a bit less precise, but this is still Nidhogg at its core.

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All that being said, it's easy to suggest Nidhogg 2 on its own merits. It has expanded on the wonderful mechanics of the original and has one of the best soundtracks in recent memory. There isn't much content here for the solo player, but if you've got friends coming over for some friendly competition, the night would not be complete without Nidhogg 2.

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Nidhogg II is a case where bigger isn't always better. It's like trying to improve on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Sure, it's possible to add things to it, but the PB&J isn't something that really needs improving.

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