Percentile Rank

Pathologic 2 is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Checkpoint Gaming
Meh
Meh
Jun 2, 2019

Pathologic 2’s outstanding story and thought-provoking journey suffer from outdated execution.

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Kritiqal
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 18, 2020

Pathologic 2 deconstructs the player/game dichotomy even as it celebrates how affecting that relationship can be. It is rich and dense and uncompromising. That it exists at all is an anomaly, but one I can only hope doesn’t stay that way.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
May 23, 2019

At its heart, Pathologic 2 is a frustrating game. Ten times more interesting than your average immersive sim (probably the genre it belongs), yet hundreds of times less inviting.

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3DNews
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 2, 2019

Sometimes mockingly difficult, sometimes archaic, full of charm (both negative and positive), extremely atmospheric and very deep, Pathologic 2 can be included in the compulsory program on acquaintance with games as art objects. It is the only one. Now in two faces.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 19, 2020

At first Pathologic 2 was going to be a remake of Pathologic and finally it has been a sequel. As complicated as its predecessor, it is a video game not suitable for everyone, its story is as hard as its playability.

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Scored Reviews

Paste Magazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

Pathologic 2 is a deeply weird game, with a Mayakovskian cast of characters, plopped into an apocalyptic Bertolt Brecht play set deep in the Russian Steppe. And while the actual gameplay maybe disappointing or frustrating to some (it was to me), I can't help but be compelled by a game so enthusiastically bizarre.

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BaziCenter
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 10, 2020

The best way to describe Pathologic 2 is to imagine a parallel world where Tarkovsky is a video game maker. Pathologic 2 shows a world on the verge of annihilation, and a hero who is looking for redemption on a dark path.

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Slant Magazine
Jun 1, 2019

Playing Pathologic 2 feels like suffering, and it's meant to be that way.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2019

A very difficult game that can be frustrating at times, but ultimitely does keep you entertained. Worth adjusting the difficulty to make it more playable.

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But Why Tho?
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 14, 2020

Pathologic 2 is odd and very unsettling. Just to make sure you never get a breath of fresh air in a town that’s going insane, the game is extremely punishing, and your 12 days of hell pass by sluggishly. Although the game will be getting a difficulty setting, the difficulty of the game was personally enjoyable. The only true downsides were the arguably unusable combat system and repetitive models.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

Pathologic 2 is a surrealist drama wrapped in a survival game's tattered clothes. It's frustrating and haunting all at once. It's also one of the most atmospheric games ever made. Every element of Pathologic 2 – the persistent plague, delightfully twisted dialogue, and punishing survival mechanics – come together to form an intensely memorable experience. Is it fun? Not really. Is it brilliant? Almost certainly.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2019

Thanks to its extraordinary aesthetic choices and his infinite variety of roleplaying approaches, combined with the depth and exquisite wickedness of survival mechanics, Pathologic 2 is confirmed as an original, atypical, dreamlike, violent and masochistic experience.

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The Games Machine
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

The gameplay of Pathologic 2 is very barebones in favor of a story pretty difficult to understand. It's a very complex game, barely passable on the technical front, but with a great atmosphere.

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Gamefa
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

No extra explanation is needed. Pathologic 2 can be described in one word: incredible

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

Pathologic 2 is a punishing, twisted game that is burdened by some intentionally poor mechanics that, while interesting to analyse, detract from the game itself

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2019

Pathologic 2 return with its engaging and mysterious story, and makes progress in translation and menu design as well, but in technical terms the same old issues are obvious. Maybe these issues will be addressed in the future episodes, but since then, get ready to come across some weird ones, while enjoying its wonderful storytelling style.

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GameSkinny
May 22, 2019

Is Pathologic 2 a triumph of artistic expression showcasing how games don't have to follow a formula and can more than you expect? Unquestionably, yes! Do I ever want to load it up again, though? Hell no.

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SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
Jun 6, 2019

Pathologic 2 is basically the original game in a new coat of paint. Just like the original, it suffers from plenty of technical issues and some of the changes were for the worse. Despite that, it still remains a game you shouldn't miss, if only bacause it breaks the mold of the standard horror adventure games.

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Thumbsticks
Jul 9, 2019

I can’t say I’ve ever played something quite like Pathologic 2. The systems are intricate, the choices have serious consequences and the story is perhaps the most mind-boggling I’ve ever experienced in a video game. At times, it’s too much, the unforgiving learning curve and hard to follow story making it wildly inaccessible. However, if you are patient and stick with it, Pathologic 2 opens up into a completely unique, surreal and harrowing experience that I can assure you won’t have played anywhere else.

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Pixelophobia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2020

Pathologic 2 is a remake of a survival horror game from 2005. It streamlines the plot and makes everything look prettier. You can feel the age however and the supernatural elements can be off putting. Fans of Penumbra and Amnesia should feel at home.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG
KuP9l

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jun 24, 2019

The game is exhausting, it's difficult to be in it for a long time. But because of the deep atmosphere, vivid characters and mysterious plot, it clings and doesn't let go until the very end. The experience is uniquely interesting, but requires additional polishing.

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PC Gamer
66 / 100
66 / 100
May 28, 2019

A gruelling mystery game that smothers its big ideas with dour survival mechanics.

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IGN Spain
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

A weird an unique game that may be too confusing for most of the players but manages to be almost unique in its kind.

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Wccftech
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

I thought I would enjoy Pathologic 2, but its needlessly mundane and cruel systems take too much away from its otherwise interesting and strange world.

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Rely On Horror
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

Just stay alive!

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cublikefoot
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2019
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33bits
65 / 100
65 / 100
Apr 1, 2020

We are facing a hard, difficult and often frustrating game, but one that has an atmosphere like few others and that the difficulty options will allow it to reach a wider audience. However, poor console performance tarnishes an experience that could have been almost outstanding.

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DualShockers
6 / 10.0
DualShockers
Ricky Frech

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Pathologic 2 is a narrative-driven thriller that doesn't really care if you have a good time or not. Prepare to be eternally hungry.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

Underneath it all, Pathologic 2 is an engaging and disquieting game, one that has the potential to be something really quite special. But its survival mechanics are unnecessarily suffocating and take much of the joy out of it. Until Pathologic 2 is cured of that particular problem, be prepared for an uneven slog.

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SECTOR.sk
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2019

Strange and depressive fight against a devastating plague is not sattisfaction for everyone.

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Screen Rant
Jun 25, 2019

Pathologic 2 is a narrative triumph, but atrocious combat gets in the way.

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TechRaptor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2019

Pathologic 2 presents a weird, engaging, and wholly unique world to uncover and explore, but makes the act of playing it a clunky and laborious chore.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
May 30, 2019

Pathologic 2 offers a hauntingly bleak tale, then does its best to stop you from experiencing it.

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We Got This Covered
Jun 11, 2019

Pathologic 2 is the ultimate acquired taste - unforgiving, byzantine, and eye-opening.

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Gamers Heroes
5 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

5 / 10
May 30, 2019

Pathologic 2 is a game that will appeal to a very particular type of player, and be despised by everyone else. Those on the fence should scope out the game on either YouTube or Twitch to know what you are getting into.

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Cultured Vultures
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2020

Pathologic 2 does a fine job of capturing the feelings of a town under distress, though it can feel like a painful chore to play with technical glitches and loading times hindering the experience overall.

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FingerGuns
4 / 10
4 / 10
Mar 24, 2020

Pathologic 2 is an experience, I’ll give it that. But not one I wish to spend any further time in. It’s just far too dull and painful. The most telling thing of all? I fell asleep playing. Pathologic 2 is out now for most systems, and just this month on PS4. If you are absolutely desperate for some contagion related entertainment, you can do a lot better than this.

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INDIANTVCZ
4 / 10
4 / 10
Mar 25, 2020

Pathologic 2 is an interesting game that's flawed by poor use of its mechanics and boring gameplay loop. The story would be definitely worth exploring if it weren't for the terrible optimization and constant loading screens.

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FourFaceButtons
3 / 10
3 / 10
Jun 29, 2020
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