de Blob 2 - 2018 Edition

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de Blob 2 - 2018 Edition is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Games Xtreme
Recommended
Games Xtreme
Stan Ewing
Recommended
May 7, 2018

As a Blob you can soak up color like a sponge. You will come across Transformation engines, they transform that area of the map back to the original state before Comrade Black showed up. Before you can activate the engine, you must add a dash of color to various things, thus opening the path to completing that part of the map. Style pickups grants you the ability to add a little creativity and funk to items you color by adding designs.

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Scored Reviews

PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 21, 2018

While the game is a bit linear with its story objectives, there is room to explore in each level, with some great-looking locations that will surprise you. I have had an absolute blast playing the game for long and relaxing gaming sessions. de Blob 2 is a very fun, colorful and addictive painting puzzler with a nice Platinum trophy that has only one missable trophy. As long as you don't purchase any upgrade for your character during your run, you can get all trophies in one go. The first game was a fun release, and the sequel takes everything that was great about it and improves on the formula. Hopefully we get a de Blob 3 at some point!

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2018

de Blob 2 took everything that was popular and iconic about the first game and expanded on just about every aspect for the sequel. In terms of the remaster, this one looks a lot nicer with higher resolution cutscenes and sharper visuals. Fans of the original game will be happy with all the new mechanics in play and those seeking a challenge will love the Blob Party mode. Even though the camera is a new enemy which you must constantly face off against, the game was still a joy to play and impressed me in every other way.

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Pixelophobia
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2018

Despite critical approval de Blob 2 was not a commercial success in 2011. This time we got an unaltered experience with a bit of touch ups. It's still a good game focusing on simple fun, not a challenge. It's perfect for all younger players, will it be enough to convince people to play?

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TrueAchievements
Mar 5, 2018

de Blob 2 is absolutely worth playing if you have any fondness for 3D platformers.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 30, 2018

de Blob 2 keeps many of the same characteristics found in the original game, with both the brilliant - and the not-so-brilliant - features mostly staying intact. The cameras can still be occasionally fiddly, and things can feel a little too easy in places, but brand new 2D sections and a slightly more refined-feeling overall experience put the sequel just above the original in our pecking order. Either game should go down well – especially with a younger audience – but this one just about splashes its way into first place.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

Despite having a very similar feel to the first game, De Blob 2 manages to stand out on its own. The overall storyline does hold it back slightly. However the additions to gameplay, new abilities and the upgrades to De Blob and Pinky add substance. The addition of a Co-op mode also makes playing with a friend enjoyable.

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Video Chums
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2018

Even though I prefer the arcade feel of the first game, de Blob 2 is certainly a must-have 3D platformer.

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Generación Xbox
7.7 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2018

While it's true that it has some camera problems that can be annoying, it won't mess up the gaming experience the title offers: there's fun, humor and lots of color. A must have.

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VGProfessional
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

Available now on modern consoles, De Blob 2 has been remastered into a simple port, with barely any changes including its original faults. But I'll highly recommend this game to those that never tried it, especially for the younger generations as it's an entertaining title.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

Overall, if you're a fan of the De Blob series or if you're just looking for a nice and peaceful game to add to your Switch library, I'd recommend giving this one a shot and letting your inner graffiti artist run wild.

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Nindie Spotlight
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2018

Being honest I’d say you really only should need one de Blob game in your life, though if you truly love the original and wanted more it won’t disappoint as long as you set your expectations towards more of the same. If you’re interested in the title but haven’t played the original it’s really a bit of a toss up which would be better. Honestly I prefer the pacing and objectives of the first to the sequel so in that case I’d point towards the remastered original that’s no less attractive and I think paced better for the Switch. Still, de Blob 2 is no slouch and does a great job of providing a less complicated 3D platformer that’s fun for all ages on the system.

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IGN Spain
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2018

Without being an essential classic, 'Blob 2' resists much better the passage of time and both visually and mechanically is perfectly valid in 2018.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 5, 2018

Watching paint dry really can be entertaining, in this relentlessly cheerful mix of platformer and interactive colouring book.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2018

De Blob 2 comes to modern day consoles with its essence still intact. This game has carried well all these years and still has great quality. However, there is this feeling of missing new content and better technical improvements.

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2018

de Blob 2 is a solid game that I am glad has made a return. While the remaster portion is a little of a misnomer, it is nice to see the game back. Now with these two remasters out of the way hopefully THQ Nordic can get on crafting the final chapter in the Blob trilogy. Bring it back, and make it beautiful. Colorful platformers are always welcome in my world.

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PSX Extreme
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2018

In the end, de Blob 2 is mostly a game about creative expression and pleasant visual experiences.

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Gamerheadquarters
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

de Blob 2 is a fine title, it's about the same as the first and essentially the same version as its last generation counterpart.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2018

Even though De Blob 2 isn't without fault, it's a joyful and wholesome experience that amuses more than it frustrates. Adults might find it too simplistic, but it's perfect for children.

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Goomba Stomp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2018

Still, for those who fondly remember running, jumping, and the excitement of hoping they land in precisely the right spot despite being slightly disoriented, De Blob 2 will be like sitting down with an old pal they haven’t seen in ages.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 8, 2018

If you've played de Blob 2 back in 2011, no need to play this PS4 port. Even if you liked it back then. Almost no changes have been made to the game and none of its weak points have been improved. de Blob 2 is an average platformer at best. Cool soundtrack though.

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FNintendo
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 20, 2018

de Blob 2 makes its premiere on the Nintendo Switch and it arrives as a 3D action platformer that features a simple and accessible gameplay that is certain to catch the eye of less experienced players. If its simplicity means that De Blob 2 is easy to grasp, it will also leave out those players looking for something more challenging, as the game quickly becomes too repetitive and its level of challenge is simply not up to what most players are looking for.

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NEOsite
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

A pretty long game, which was quite original before indie games were popular. Today it takes a lot more to get players' attention.

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Elite Gamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

For some reason, they remastered de Blob 2...

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VGN
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2018

This remastered edition of De Blob 2 is a disappointing attempt to make the most of a franchise by reproposing the same game launched in 2011, without fixing the bugs and gameplay issues of the original product. If you like to color everything shows up in front of you, maybe it's time for you to give Splatoon 2 a try.

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