Top Critic Average
An exemplar of how several complex systems can work seamlessly together.
The end result is a game that feels too familiar all the way through with fleeting moments of originality. That being said, it is still worth it for diehard Soulsborne fans and/or lovers of the original Nioh.
Keeps feeling fresh all the way through.
If you’ve been looking to quench your thirst for a game that is challenging and would be fun to play with your friends this Nioh 2 is surely there to help you out. Overall, I believe that Nioh 2 has satisfied my thirst for git gud adventures and it’s definitely a game worth playing.
Nioh 2's many systems may be a little overwhelming, but the stellar combat and satisfying difficulty make it worth it.
An absorbing, tense and well-wrought samurai adventure let down by a little too much recycling and some muddled new systems.
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.
Nioh 2 might play it safe in some respects, but the fluidity, depth and intensity of its combat is incredible.
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
Nioh 2 is even tougher than the original, and you'll get on its level or happily die trying.