Nidhogg 2

Rating Summary

Based on 87 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 87 critic reviews
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87 / 100
Aug 21, 2017

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

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Recommended
Aug 15, 2017

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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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

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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8 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

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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7 / 10
Aug 14, 2017

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

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Aug 16, 2017

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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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

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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6 / 10
Aug 18, 2017

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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6.9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2017

More contents, similar limitations, a weird art style and laggy netcode for a sequel best played in local multiplayer.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Nidhogg is as viceral & fun as you can imagine. One of the best multiplayer games, but an awful proposal for single player.

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