Nioh 2 Reviews

Nioh 2 is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

Nioh 2's many systems may be a little overwhelming, but the stellar combat and satisfying difficulty make it worth it.

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Recommended
Mar 10, 2020

An absorbing, tense and well-wrought samurai adventure let down by a little too much recycling and some muddled new systems.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020
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Metro GameCentral
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9 / 10
Mar 13, 2020

It's not changed much but what improvements there are, are all positive in what remains the best Dark Souls clone not made by From Software.

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GamesRadar+
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Mar 10, 2020

Nioh 2 might play it safe in some respects, but the fluidity, depth and intensity of its combat is incredible.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

Offering a host of bosses to battle, challenges to overcome, and massive customization opportunities, Nioh 2 is a tantalizing treat for those with a thirst for serious and sometimes frustrating adversity

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8 / 10
Mar 13, 2020

Nioh 2 is even tougher than the original, and you'll get on its level or happily die trying.

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Unscored
Mar 11, 2020

Nioh 2 is a big improvement on an already impressive initial outing. With more weapons and powers, combat expands into something truly special, while the story holds more emotion and impact.

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Mar 12, 2020

Nioh 2 crafts its tough experience with precise, delicious Team Ninja combat. On top of that is an entire mass of additional systems that offer players a way forward if your skills aren't top-notch. When those systems come together, Nioh 2 can make you feel powerful, but it does feel like a mess of numbers and bonuses thrown your way at times. You're surprisingly versatile, but you're also forced into a lot of management. A bit of trimming would've led to a near-perfect experience, rather than just a great one.

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Mar 10, 2020

An overwhelming amount of RPG systems, sublime controls, and fast-paced, skill-based combat mixes in with Team Ninja’s own stylistic flair and puts Nioh 2 more than a few cuts above other games that shamelessly ape From’s precious formula.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

If there's one point I want to get across above all others, it's this: Nioh 2 isn't as revelatory as the first game, but that shouldn't be held as a mark against it – at least not this time. Team Ninja was right to iterate and expand carefully. Nioh got so much right on the first go. While the new prequel storyline suffers from a slow and disconnected start, just about every other aspect of Nioh 2 feels upgraded.

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9 / 10
Mar 10, 2020

Nioh 2 builds on the excellence of the original with a fistful of new twists and ideas, from new Yokai abilities to full-on co-op through the entire game. Nioh 2 might well be the best Soulslike that isn't a FromSoftware game, and it's easily one of my personal contenders for Game of the Year.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

Team Ninja returns with the sequel to Nioh, a title loaded with spectacular and novelties that extend the possibility of playing through our own style.

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85 / 100
Mar 10, 2020

The extreme difficulty and many similarities with he first game will be like a huge nurikabe for a lot of people, but if you're patient and skilled enough to learn the ways of bushido, you'll find out that Nioh 2 is a great game where the good parts shines brighter than the bad.

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8 / 10
Mar 10, 2020

Though it does sag with some questionable hitboxes and a glut of menus, mastering the interlacing combat systems in Nioh 2 is deeply rewarding. The developers at Team Ninja have crafted a deviously challenging experience that is bound to test even the best of players.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

Nioh 2 is one of the best titles of the Souls-Like genre released to date. Its combat system introduces very interesting novelties and its narrative perfectly blends the Yokai legend with the history of Japan from the Sengoku period.

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IGN Italy
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

In this frightening and ruthless Japan, filled with all kind of monstruosity, there's no room for mistakes. Sure, Nioh 2 is hard, but it also gives one of the deepest combat system ever seen in a souls-like, and the wildest bunch of enemies to cut down.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

For anyone craving a test of their mettle in bite-sized chunks and lacquered over with Team Ninja's trademark combat genius, Nioh 2 is utterly essential.

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VideoGamer
Josh Wise
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 23, 2020

With Nioh 2, Team Ninja has done a better job than anyone else at making smart innovations to a treasured design template.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2020

Team Ninja's gory follow-up to its uber-hardcore action RPG is not for the faint of heart, but stick with it and you'll be rewarded

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