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Pathologic 2’s outstanding story and thought-provoking journey suffer from outdated execution.