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Pathologic 2’s outstanding story and thought-provoking journey suffer from outdated execution.
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.
Review in Czech | Read full review
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.
Pathologic 2 is a narrative triumph, but atrocious combat gets in the way.
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.
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.
Review in Polish | Read full review
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.
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.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.