Percentile Rank

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 63 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 63 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Mar 10, 2018
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MMOGames
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 9, 2018

If you enjoyed Left 4 Dead or Vermintide, this is a no-brainer. If you enjoy the Warhammer Fantasy world, this is as close as we currently have to being in it (though who wants that exactly?).

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 12, 2018

A highly accomplished sequel that innovates without losing sight of what made the first one great.

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Leadergamer
Yes
Yes
Mar 13, 2018

If you missed your days with Left 4 Dead, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the right cure for you.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 14, 2018

Vermintide 2 might be shameless about its inspiration, but, critically, it recreates it really, really well, at a spectacular scale. I can't speak to whether I'll still be showering the land with rat legs a few months from now, but I fully expect to happily spend the next few weeks, at least, knee-deep in the rodent dead.

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GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Mar 14, 2018

With new enemies, new careers and new missions to check out, Vermintide 2 is a fantastic sequel to an already phenomenal game. It’s not perfect, with a difficulty spike so sharp that scientists could study it to make better laser pointers, but it’s great once you get into it. With satisfying combat in a vivid imagining of the Warhammer End Times, VT2 is almost a no-brainer. The real no-brainer is our undying faith in Sigmar, which should never wane even in the face of bile trolls.

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Games Xtreme
Recommended
Recommended
Apr 16, 2018

Warhammer Vermintide 2 is the much anticipated sequel to the violence-laced title sharing game before it. With a bleak outlook of a story, you're meant to take down hordes after horde for the Empire. Various beloved faces make their way into this pre-apocalyptic setting, ready to fight by your side. The entire game tosses you into the idea that you're biting off more than you can chew. Not that it will stop you from gritting your teeth and trudging on.

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Scored Reviews

PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2018

Warhammer Vermintide 2 doesn't just reinvigorate the template that Left 4 Dead established all those years ago, instead it stabs, sets it aflame and proceeds to kick it through the nearest wall. This is one of the best co-op games available and toweringly fine way to close out 2018.

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GameGrin
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2018

FatShark has done a fantastic job of taking their first game and improving on every single aspect. The recurring theme of offering players a variety of tools, characters and enemies to face leads to a crescendo of unique moments that are all entirely player driven. While the difficulty spikes can be frustrating, part of the fun in Vermintide 2 is being against the odds and prevailing.

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Just Push Start
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Overall, Vermintide 2 is a worthy sequel to the 2015 original. It takes the combat systems and class system and expands upon them. This leads to a slightly deeper RPG experience where players can customise the gameplay to suit their style even more than before. The setting of Warhammer's End Times is unexpectedly incredible, with the new locations and Chaos enemies living up to the billing. Several features, such as grinding for loot, have been fixed or developed, making the whole game feel like a huge step up. It all comes together to craft an experience that is fun, fast and will undoubtedly become a glorious time sink for many… just don't go into the game expecting an easy ride.

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AusGamers
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2018

Even though there's a deep and rewarding RPG-lite customisation system in place, it still comes down to strategy, working as a team, and being, well, good enough to takedown a Spawn of Chaos when your team's back is literally against the wall. And then survive whatever end-game scenario a mission might throw at you.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 12, 2018

Vermintide 2 delights in its violence, a state of constant balance that makes the player feel overwhelmed but in control. With a myriad of classes to choose from and an excellent variety of loot, it shines in ways that have yet to be explored by others in the genre.

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Gamerheadquarters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 7, 2018

Warhammer Vermintide 2 is a grand improvement over End Times expanding upon every aspect of the experience.

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GameSpew
90%
90%
Apr 19, 2018

If you're into co-op gaming then Vermintide 2 is essential.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

If you haven't already, go get this game, and then tell your friends to get this game, and then go have some fun.

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3DNews
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is simply the best coop experience in years.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Mar 20, 2018

Vermintide II feels like a predictable step in a fantastic direction. It's retained all of the bits of its predecessor that felt novel, and its gone the extra mile creating an ocean of foes that feel trickier and deadlier than ever before.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2018

After having recently taken Vermintide 2 for a spin during their closed beta any worries that I may have had for the newest edition were put to rest like that latest Slaven horde that came calling for our heroes' blood. Equipped once again with swords, guns, crossbows, hammers and explosives, take control of the group of five heroes as four of them head out into crazy missions with less than friendly odds of survival.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Mar 9, 2018

Everything that made the first Warhammer: Vermintide so good, while tuning and fixing the loot concerns. Vermintide 2 is an amazing and fun time for those who love the Warhammer universe and those who aren't familiar with it. Chaotic, fast-paced, full of character and with more than enough gameplay to keep you coming back.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2018

The core gameplay of the original Vermintide was an incredibly strong formula that was wrapped in a package that didn't live up to the same level of quality. The sequel, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, has clearly taken what was learned from that game to heart and delivered an awfully gleeful gameplay loop. Hop into a match, lop off a few heads, gain experience and gear, and next time, lop off stouter heads while carrying a couple of grims. Vermintide 2 is exemplary of what the genre can become, and it's an especially great reason to grab some friends, sit down, and slay a few thousand foes.

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Oyungezer Online
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2018

Do you want to play a co-op game? Then look no further than Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

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Generación Xbox
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2018

Warhammer Vermintide 2 is a logical evolution of its predecessor. This second game offers one of the best co-ops currently available for Xbox One.

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Game News Plus
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 offers a unique experience with a hack'n slash co-op survival style. With beautiful graphics and music, it keeps you excited all the time. Various hero careers and weapons choices let you test different play-styles and makes it sure that you will play it for thousands of hours. If you like these kinds of games, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a must.

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NoobFeed
86 / 100
86 / 100
Mar 12, 2018

Bigger, brutal and visually striking, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is an insanely fun co-op title.

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Gamefa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is one of my best experiences of 2018 and certainly one of the best among other similar games. It is an amazing and deep co-op action game that has so many to offer to gamers. Gameplay elements, combat mechanics, art style, world theme and also atmosphere of Warhammer Vermintide 2, feels like a balanced mixture of Skyrim, Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth series for me. Either you are a big fan of first person action games or not, Warhammer Vermintide 2 is a high quality and valuable game that i recommend for any taste.

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Softpedia
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

In the end, if you fancy going for better loot, fight more powerful enemies, and unlock all kinds of cool items, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 seems like a dream come true. Even with the bugs and the slightly unbalanced system, it's a game that still tricks me somehow into playing just one more map.

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SECTOR.sk
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Vermintide is still great first-person co-op slaughter-fest.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is an intense, and challenging experience. The battles are violent and bloody, and the weapons are fun to use with a nice feeling of impact. The characters and their classes are perfectly balanced and thus fun to play, while levels designes are atmospheric, colorful, interseting, and filled with memorable vistas. However, Lack of dedicated servers and poor voicechat user experience can ruin the otherwise enjoyable experience.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Even though Warhammer: Vermintide II has some issues with its progression system and matchmaking, it is one of the best cooperative games ever created thanks to its gameplay. Fatshark has polished all the issues that its predecessor had and delivers an amazing game.

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VGProfessional
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the kind of sequel that ups the ante on its predecessor’s brutal monster hunting and creates a smooth, fluid multiplayer hack’n’slash. It can still adjust some balancing issues and maybe tweak the challenge, but it’s a great way to team up with some friends and unleash hell

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IGN Spain
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2018

An interesting coop game that does almost everything ok but doesn't evolves the original games' formula enought to make us feel like playing a complete new game.

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The Games Machine
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is an excellent sequel, improving almost everything over the predecessor, and with an art direction truthful to the Warhammer universe. The gameplay is bound to be a little bit repetitive, and the RPG elements aren't that deep, but the co-op experience is excellent: fighting the hordes of Chaos with three other friends is exciting, and definitely recommended.

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New Game Network
81 / 100
81 / 100
Mar 17, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 manages to improve on its predecessor in just about every way, resulting in a structurally familiar but highly entertaining co-op experience with a surprising amount of depth and variety in its character and difficulty progression.

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IGN Italy
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

A good improvement over the first Vermintide and overall a very engaging multiplayer experience.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2018

Vermintide 2 is a bucket of gory fun made even better by a solid progression and loot system.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2018

Warhammer Vermintide 2 is a beautifully dark game, and I'm in love with its hard-hitting, meaty melee weapons. It's a gorgeous game with tons of fun play styles and customization options to uncover, even if most of the loot you earn for your efforts is a letdown. But thankfully you don't need to pay much attention to it to simply enjoy the hack-n-slash, Left 4 Dead-inspired co-op fun of bashing hordes of rats and zombies to a pulp.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 improves many elements of the first episode and is a true postcard from the End Times.

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

Vermintide 2 is available on several platforms but I really recommend going for where you'll have friends to play with. I cannot stress this enough. Playing this game with friends is truly worth it.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2018

An extremely satisfying coop combat game with a very frustrating balance and loot system.

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USgamer
Mar 13, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a game that stands alone, as one of the few follow-ups to the cooperative formula that Left 4 Dead established. It also perfectly captures the feel of Warhammer fantasy: the missions are hard, with players wading into blood and fire to dispatch the hordes of Skaven and Chaos. Being a coop game, your fun will live and die on matchmaking and group composition. Unfortunately, that matchmaking is sometimes spotty and players lack tools to really manage the group. Despite that, Vermintide 2 is still the best time you can have hacking apart evil together.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 16, 2018

Vermintide 2 is a splendor. Probably the best Warhammer game at the moment, especially because Fatshark studio is talented enough to keep only the best of this universe. With an intelligent loot system, charismatic heroes and many classes, and some great violent action, Vermintide is a must-have if you love cooperative action games.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 27, 2018

Vermintide 2's co-op battling is nice step forward over the original. It's gruelling at times, and that can sap the fun out when you're failing missions and not making progress, with the weighty combat, the additional sub-classes and a long and deep progression of difficulty and loot, there's plenty here for those that want to be in for the long haul.

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Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2018

Overall, my experience with Vermintide 2 was filled with ratman genocide induced glee, only the occasional matchmaking team-up proving too much to bear with and connections being stable enough, as well to avoid having blows miss or aimed shots wasted.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2018

While it is in dire need of some balancing, there's magic in Vermintide 2's frenetic combat. It's a real co-op treat that simply has to be played.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 14, 2018

Vermintide 2 is a stylish, engrossing avenue into the horror and hilarity of the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Despite some small hiccups which you won't shake, this game is sure to get you and your friends working as a team to survive the onslaught of the Skaven and Chaos hordes. With a variety of playstyles and in game tactics, this experience proves it is far more than a Left 4 Dead clone, and left me eager to jump back into this game.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is an engaging, challenging multiplayer game that succeeds in spite of loot and matchmaking issues thanks to clever level design and thrilling combat.

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GameCrate
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is an excellent evolution of the formula set out by its predecessor and offers up some of the most intense, gory, and fast-paced co-op action you can find in any genre.

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Too Much Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

This sequel is a perfect example of building from the first game’s successes while simultaneously focusing on improving where it fell short.

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GameSkinny
Mar 8, 2018

Did you absolutely love playing Left 4 Dead online with your friends but wanted to try out a grim fantasy version instead? This is absolutely the game you want to play!

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PC Gamer
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 11, 2018

Vermintide 2's combat and level design are so feverishly fun that I'll put up with its bad matchmaking and RPG progression if it means chopping more ratmen in half.

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GaminGuardian
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2018

Vermintide II may not introduce enough news so that we don't consider it a Vermintide 1.5, but it isn't need it, because if the formula of the first worked, the sequel does everything that made its predecessor.

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Bloody Disgusting
Jan 3, 2019

If grindy loot-fests aren’t your idea of a good time then the Vermintide series really isn’t for you, even if you find its melee-focused combat more appealing than the run n’ gunning of co-op shooters. That said, Vermintide 2 is a great sequel, and although there are still some niggling issues Fatshark has yet to stamp out, it’s a gloriously over-the-top, sword-swinging, spell-slinging romp packed with content and a perfect representation of this much-loved setting.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 20, 2018

Even with a few minor and infrequent hiccups, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 serves as an excellent platform for players keen on first-person cooperative action. The number of missions and environments, to say nothing of the different characters and classes, should provide enough content and customization to keep fans happy for the foreseeable future. As for cutting through the rising and falling ranks of the vicious Vermintide; well, it just feels good.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2018

More of the same it may be, but when it's this much fun, no one is going to complain.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 26, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 knows what made its predecessor an enjoyable time and brings improvements that Xbox One players now get to experience at a fantastic price of £23.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2018

Vermintide 2 is an improvement over its predecessor with more beautifully designed sprawling levels, more varied enemy types, an addicting loot system, and a whole lot of character skills to try out. The sequel is at its best when it's creating tense moments, even if it can quickly get a little bit overwhelming. I also apologize to all of those I left to die in matchmaking.

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Kinglink Reviews
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 20, 2019

Left 4 Dead in the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 universe. It’s an engaging game and has one of the best loot box implementations around. The melee in the game as well is fantastic.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2019

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is an online cooperative action game with elements of role, that will delight every fan of the franchise, and those who are not, too, since it has all the necessary elements to have fun and have us hooked during countless hours Variety of enemies, weapons, abilities, different difficulty levels, character progression, very worked scenarios and many other things that we have already told you. An indispensable title that we highly recommend.

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GRYOnline.pl
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is good game – nothing more and nothing less. It provides tons of fun and enters the “co-op hall of fame” without looking back. Unfortunately I can’t shake off the feeling that the release was a bit rushed; the game arguably feels more like an Early Access version.

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viewport
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

Although the game is far from perfect in its current state, it's able to present a unique experience on a shaky foundation that will keep players entertained.

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Hu3br
Mar 26, 2018

Vermintide 2 improves pretty much every aspect of its predecessor, except the one which matters the most, loot variety and vertical progression. Enjoyable in short bursts, but lacks longevity at the moment.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

Like comfort food for the hack and slash enthusiast, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is supported ably by its co-op action. Loot/progression dynamics, the odd few bugs and some repetitive action aside, it does warrant a closer look.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 12, 2018

Even without microtransactions, loot boxes manage to spoil another potentially classic game, although the core combat and co-op atmosphere still shine through.

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