Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

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Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

PS4Blog.net
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 18, 2017

If you're looking for a weird but charming PlayStation 4 release where you roll a boulder around, with cutscenes that have a good sense of dry humor and a Monthy Pythong look to them, then Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder is exactly what you need on Sony's home console. There's plenty of content and a ton of weird weapons and boulders to use, so I'm sure you'll find something that pleases you. And if you don't, well, though luck!

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Games Xtreme
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 28, 2017

A divisive game due to matters of strict taste, Rock of Ages 2 nonetheless delivers exactly what it promises, and does so without shame or regret.

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Scored Reviews

TheXboxHub
Sep 17, 2017

The graphics are truly fantastic, the audio is quite high in quality, and the gameplay is fun for those that like racing down a hill, dodging/smashing your way through obstacles

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Digitally Downloaded
Aug 29, 2017

Quirky and creative, and so very funny, Rock of Ages 2 is unlike many "comedy" games in that it backs the humour up with quality gameplay, very worthy of respect.

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Hu3br
Aug 31, 2017

Silly to the extreme, Rock of Ages 2 makes significant changes to its mechanics, offering a more well-rounded tactical experience for both single-player and multiplayer modes.

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COGconnected
89 / 100
89 / 100
Sep 1, 2017

Rock of Ages 2 brings back everything that made the original so fun and unique, then cranks the dial to eleven!

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PSX Brasil
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 31, 2017

Rock of Ages 2 shows the human history like no other game. It is a beatiful game but unfortunately very short. It's possible to say that Rock of Ages 2 is a piece of art, much more than a game. It is a must-have for lovers of art and human history with a unique sense of humor.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 29, 2019

Rock of Ages has released for a bunch of platforms now, and the port to the switch has gone pretty well. If you haven’t picked it up on another platform, and are looking for a good game to play in your spare time or with a friend, give Rock of Ages 2 a roll, I’m sure it will be smashing!

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Level Down Games
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

The game hits all the high notes, with it’s humor very reminiscent of Monty Python, it’s challenging but easy to learn and master gameplay and a super fun multiplayer aspect, and it’s perfect melding of strategy and racing, we cannot recommend Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder enough to fans of those genres.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is smart, funny, and quirky in all the best ways. It was a big surprise to get a sequel to the 2011 PSN game, but I'm happy it did. Although I wish more effort would have been put into making the boss battles feel climactic and challenging, rather than tacked-on additions, the meat of the experience is an exciting and stylish tower defense game with a unique premise. I can't name another game that lets you squish the likes of Van Gogh , Henry VIII, and Medusa with a boulder that's rolled through numerous famous works of art. Allowing for four people to get in on the Monty Python-styled action both locally and online is just the feather in the cap of Atlas' adventure as he flees from God.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 1, 2019

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is an ingenious mixture of madness that is punctuated with highly entertaining animated sequences. The striking visual style that ACE Team is known for is distinct with just an acceptable amount of amateurishness keep it hilarious and memorable. Whether it's going up against another human or the AI, everyone should always throw rock.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2017

Even without the post-launch fixes to come, Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder is an excellent game and basically acts as everything you would hope for a sequel to have.

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Saving Content
May 30, 2019

Overall, Rock of Ages 2 is a solid strategy game wrapped in a lighthearted package with a well-tuned sense of humor and some very well thought-out ideas. Whether you played the first game and are hungry for more, or are just getting into the series for the first time, Rock of Ages 2 will keep both your brain and your funny bone tickled.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Much like its predecessor, the game comes in two parts. The first part is a tower defense game. The second part involves you carefully meandering your own boulder through all the traps the enemy has set down in part one, before hurtling yourself at the enemy gates.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 17, 2019

If you’re looking for an unusual little curio that's quite unlike anything else on Nintendo Switch, Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is the oddity for you.

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Respawning
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 27, 2017

At £15.00, this is a game well worth your time if you plan on having some friends round for an afternoon – Combine with a few drinks and an extra-large pizza and you’ve got yourself a perfectly chilled-out Friday night game. Highly recommended.

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Video Chums
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder features a fantastic albeit familiar mix of genres that's sure to provide some great and often hilarious times.

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VGProfessional
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2017

Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder doesn't change much when compared to its predecessor, but at least it's still a decent title. In a way, with the amount of added content, it could've been considered an expansion pack of the original game, full of humor but bogged down a little with its very repetitive gameplay.

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ThisGenGaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2019

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder still has that fun mix of platforming, racing, and tower defense that I liked about the original but it doesn’t feel that much bigger and different from it.

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Gaming Gamma
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

Rock of Ages 2 improves on the first game in almost every way. Aside from mostly lackluster boss fights, and a sound design experience that doesn’t have any impact or memorability, the sequel does what every sequel should do by raising the bar on what mechanics already exist instead of trying to make a flurry of new ones nobody asked for. For a small team indie game, you can’t ask for much more than that.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2019

I wish I had more fun with the tower defense mode, but the fun the presentation provides helps smooth over these concerns. If you're looking for a laugh on your Switch, you're not going to find anything on Switch more willing to laugh at itself than Rock of Ages 2. In spite of some of my gameplay concerns, I recommend it.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2017

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder just feels like more Rock of Ages. That's not bad, since Rock of Ages was rather unique and fun, but it's not going to win over anyone who didn't care for the first game.

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NEOsite
7.5 / 10.0
NEOsite
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Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

Solid and original mix of tower defense and racing game that let us look at history from the perspective of a rock. A hilarious Monty Python-like ride through ages.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Ultimately, there may not be all that much that's genuinely new about Rock of Ages 2, but the sheer solidity of what's on offer here affirms that ACE Team have hewn themselves a sequel that nobody asked for, yet will find handily enjoyable anyway.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 29, 2017

Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder is a fun title that just about pulls off its strange cocktail of genres. The Monty Python-like presentation is executed well and suits the game's off-the-wall appeal, and its trio of modes and online or offline multiplayer give the game some legs beyond the story. Moreover, the gameplay offers a lot of potential for daft fun despite some sluggish boulder controls and frustrating AI balance issues. If you're after something different, or enjoy some cathartic destruction in your games, you'll have a ball.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 13, 2017

It is difficult to not get pulled in by the insane humour and fun, solid, gameplay delivered with Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder. It is both a perfect solo player game to play through once or maybe twice, and a great multiplayer game to pick up with friends on social gatherings. The simple, yet fun nature of it is like a good joke everyone gets and rolls along with, even if they have heard it before.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2019

Part physics simulation, tower defense and Monty Python-esque historical satire, Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder finally rolls its way into the Switch. While the game remains fun and being able to take it on the road is great, the Switch version, unfortunately, suffers from a lack of local co-op. Thankfully, you can still play against others online but you might be better off getting it for other systems for the full experience.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 12, 2019

There's a lot to like here, for folks who crave cerebral strategy, reflex-based racing, and a good sense of humor.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

A humorous and fun game that gets old pretty quickly but entertains while it lasts.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

A unique blend of marble madness and tower defence that does become repetitive after a while, but sits nicely in the spot reserved for games that are great to dip into now and again.

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Hey Poor Player
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2017

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder may not rock your world, but it promises a memorable place in history as one of the weirdest games you’ll play this year.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 28, 2017

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is a satirical take on historical and mythological figures, and blends them into this weird and wacky tower defence game. Although the tutorial may do a poor job in explaining the mechanics of the game, this is still easy to pick up and understand. However, be prepared for some ruthless beginnings while messing about with the various obstacles to better understand what works. This game is not to be taken too seriously in terms of story and aesthetics, and it is great for a laugh or two, as they serve as a precursor to the amount of tears that come from some clunky boulder mechanics and some awfully hard AI opponents. Go off- or online with two players and have heaps of fun in what is sure to be a great way to pass the time in a not-so-serious environment of pure mayhem and carnage.

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MonsterVine
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2017

While the visuals are basic and there are a couple gameplay issues, Rock of Ages II is an overall pleasant romp through history.

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NZGamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Humour that mostly hits the mark, and good local multiplayer, but it's too familiar.

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GameSpew
60%
60%
Aug 28, 2017

If you're a fan of tower defence games, then you'll likely enjoy the fun elements that Rock of Ages 2 injects into an otherwise fairly dry genre.

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