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Nioh 2

Team Ninja, Koei Tecmo
Mar 14, 2020 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Easy Allies
8 / 10
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
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3.5 / 5

Nioh 2 Review Summary

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Deep Combat System

Nioh 2's combat system provides plenty of depth in its swordplay, with parries, attacks and numerous abilities to keep you learning for many hours to come.

A Fantastic Souls-like

Nioh 2 builds on the established souls-like genre with Team Ninja adding their own flair for fast-paced action and visceral combat.

Improves on the Original

A sequel in every regard, Nioh 2 improves on almost all aspects of the original game.

Nioh 2 builds on the success of its predecessor by adding new tools and systems, tightening its combat and increasing the overall scope, making it one of the strongest titles in the Souls-like genre.

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Nioh 2 - Pre-order and Beta Trailer | PS4

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Nioh 2 - TGS 2019 Trailer | PS4

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Nioh 2 - E3 2018 Trailer | PS4

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Critic Reviews for Nioh 2

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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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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Metro GameCentral

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9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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Unknown Author

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

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

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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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