Hand of Fate 2

Rating Summary

Based on 75 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 75 critic reviews
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82 / 100
Nov 7, 2017

Hand of Fate 2 is a satisfying sequel and a meatier dungeon crawler, but still somewhat hampered by limited combat.

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Leif Johnson

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Hand of Fate 2 doesn't change much of the concept that made the first game so appealing, but everything here – whether it's challenges, smarter deck building, companion characters, and better combat – marks a major improvement over what we saw in 2015. Repetitiveness can still be a problem, but it takes much longer for it to show up. This time around, this is definitely a hand worth playing.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

While the combat may drag down the highs a bit, the core experience is a fantastic and unique trek through a card-created fantasy world

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8 / 10
Nov 15, 2017

A much-improved sequel that blends disparate gameplay styles to create a compelling roguelike experience.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Nov 20, 2017

Hand of Fate 2 improves upon the original in every way.

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Unscored
Jul 30, 2018

Hand of Fate 2 is a welcome reminder that RPGs don't have to fall into one of two categories, and its heady mix of deck building and Arkham-esque combat make for a unique experience. Arriving on Switch it's found its perfect home, and its bite-sized story and action that are ideal for gaming on-the-go.

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8 / 10
Nov 20, 2017

If the combat were just a touch more dynamic, Hand of Fate 2 would be essential. As it stands, it's still a great sequel and perfect for anyone wanting the thrills of an RPG without feeling loss. Defiant constantly prod players into the unknown and the results are always fun and rewarding.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

Hand of Fate 2 is an interesting fusion between deck building games mechanics and the worl of Interactive Fiction. Defiant Development has created a nice fusion between narrative driven game with a high number of player choices.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

A nice mixture of card RPG and real-time combat, Hand of Fate 2 offers near endless gameplay that's genuinely fun and atmospheric.

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Unscored
Nov 28, 2017
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