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IGN

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8.8 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an admirable RPG and an admirable building game that seems to have gotten the best bits of both of its parent genres.

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Recommended
Jul 11, 2019

The Minecraft and Dragon Quest mash-up gets refined for the sequel, with a few other outside influences helping make it a laid-back joy.

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2019

The charming mix of Minecraft and Dragon Quest works even better the second time round, with a smart sequel that address the flaws of the original while adding plenty of new features of its own.

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GamesRadar+

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Jul 11, 2019

All the joy and satisfaction of the original, now with upgraded toys, a bigger world and a dog you can pet

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9 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a fantastic sequel that expands on the original in almost every imaginable way

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8 / 10
Jul 17, 2019

Satisfying questing, fun NPC interactions, and the joy of building combine to make Dragon Quest Builders 2 a delightful sandbox adventure.

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Jul 11, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a quintessential example of a great sequel. It takes everything that's fun about the first game and adds more of the good stuff while removing the mechanics that didn't work the first time around. It's slow to really get started, but once it starts rolling, you never want to stop digging, building, and fighting. If you're curious about the Dragon Quest Builders series on any level, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a good jumping-on point.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

It's easy for me to say Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a good game because it'd be a lie for me to say otherwise. The groundwork laid by the first title is still sound, but it just didn't grab me the same way its predecessor did. That doesn't mean I'm going to stop playing anytime soon -- I still have my home island to complete -- but it does mean it's not going to get my undivided attention for weeks-on-end like the first game did.

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Jul 11, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 improves upon the original in almost every way, but it doesn’t innovate.

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Areajugones

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2019

We are facing a complete, long adventure, with infinite possibilities; a tribute to Dragon Quest and his legacy. It is a video game that, as a spin-off, accomplishes what has rarely been achieved: overcoming some major deliveries. And this is achieved with care, with love for the brand, and with well-implemented mechanics.

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90 / 100
Jul 11, 2019

Builders 2 finds the perfect balance between construction games such as Minecraft and the classic RPG saga. This sequel adds new abilities such as flying, diving and an online multiplayer mode for four players.

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9 / 10
Jul 11, 2019

It was hard for me to imagine a way to expand on a game that was already so god but Dragon Quest Builders 2 has managed to do just that. A bigger story, new things to build, multi-player and more make this an absolutely jam-packed experience. Building game enthusiasts will love the blend of crafting and survival management, while Dragon Quest fans are sure to love the unique spin on the long-running JRPG franchise, and if you're a fan of both? Well, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the must have game of 2019.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

Overall, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a good game but not a great one.

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7 / 10
Jul 11, 2019

Still, though, I had a really good time traveling through the world that has been brought to life within Dragon Quest Builders 2. If you're looking for a good game that has plenty of content to keep you logging in every day, then this is one title you'll want to check out.

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Ars Technica
Andrew Cunningham

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Unscored
Jul 11, 2019

Builders 2 isn’t the breath of fresh air the original was, but it’s even more fun to build stuff, the story is simple but compelling, and when you’re done with the main game, tons of optional goals on the Isle of Awakening give you a reason to keep coming back if you want to.

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Unscored
Jul 11, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a masterpiece. No joke. If automation was to take my job right now, at least I’d have something to lose myself in during these long summer months.

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8.4 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

Not a revolution but an evolution of the first game on the series that would please everyone that has played that game or Minecraft, but become repetitive with the time.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

A bigger, more complex and better sequel, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the perfect match for sandbox and action/GdR fans

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2019

In a perfect world, [the Nintendo Switch] release would have been tuned for a more stable frame rate and power consumption. Hopefully the frame rate can be addressed in future patches because Dragon Quest Builders 2 on Switch is the perfect game for the system but in a not so perfect port.

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Jul 11, 2019

If you like the building, crafting, and collecting aspects of something like Minecraft, but wanted a little more structure, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an easy recommendation whether you're a Dragon Quest fan or not.

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