Reviews for Shank 2 (NA)

80

A fun brawler.

xXObyzouthXx | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all xXObyzouthXx's reviews »

Shank 2 is a gruesome and morbid side scrolling fighting game. The game is fun to play and is fun to kill the enemies. While definitely not being the best beat 'em up game, it doesn't have its own little niche. The coop is not as good as I was hoping with only a survival game mode for coop. The coop should've been added to the campaign to make it more fun.

If you have the money to spend, or if it's on sale. get the game

77

What I like about Indie

darkbreaker3200 | July 22, 2013 | See all darkbreaker3200's reviews »

One of the better Indie titles out there. Controls takes some time to get used to, Shank attacks in the direction of the cursor, so it's not all button mashing. All in all, it's good for killing some time and a laugh, if you're a morbid kinda person.

77

Great action game

thegaminglyfe | June 8, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

Shank 2 has very good but generic gameplay. Chain combo on this guy, then press button to counter this guy etc. But it is still loads of fun. There are not many weapons with 3 heavy and 3 ranged weapons. There's a co-op mode for 2 people that is lots of fun to play trying to beat your old score. The story is not very long and can get very repetitive after a while. I recommend you wait for a sale instead of paying $10 for this game.

74

More Shank... hooray?

gtammen | Feb. 8, 2013 | See all gtammen's reviews »

Shank 2 is the game that no one really asked for and one that probably won’t find a large audience. It’s too bad because Shank 2 is an improvement over the first game and one that fans of sidescrolling brawlers should check out.

Gone are the stiff controls that held the first game back. Shank 2's controls have been fine-tuned. This makes moving, dodging and attacking feel more immediate and fluid. As a result, the move-forward-killing-everything-and-everyone-in-your-path gameplay doesn’t feel so frustrating and hit and miss with responsiveness as the first game. That said, Shank 2 is mindlessly simplistic in its gameplay.

The story is a forgettable tale of revenge that’s there to move Shank to different environments and give a justification for the body count.

Where Shank 2 really shines is its visuals. The animated characters on the 2.5D backgrounds are arguably the biggest reason to play the game. The cutscenes have retained their gorgeous animation of grizzly killings.

Co-op seems nonexistent since it’s difficult finding other players online.

Overall, Shank 2 is a relatively fun, though ultimately forgettable, game.