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The fan-favorite 2D brawler is back as ex-mob hit man Shank returns to action in Shank 2. With those closest to him under attack, Shank is once again forced on the offensive. Now he must put his trusty arsenal of handguns, shotguns, automatic weapons, chainsaws, machetes, grenades, plus all-new weaponry and moves to use in order to protect those close to him. The original game set a new standard for its visual style and Shank 2 raises the bar. Shank 2 expands on the original game’s amazing combat system to redefine the 2D side-scrolling brawler.
Multi-Weapon Combat System: With a brand new redesigned weapon system, take on smarter and greater variety of goons and bigger, badder bosses with new weapon combos and new counter moves that let you use enemies’ weapons against them!
It Takes More than One to Survive: Team up with a friend to put a thrashing on hordes of goons in this all-new and incredibly fun arcade-style co-op survival mode. Teamwork is essential to surviving waves of increasing tenacious enemies!
Rich Environments: Look for opportunities to bring down ceilings, explode barrels, hurl crates, and explore surroundings to find new in-game unlockables!
Stunning Visuals: Shank 2 draws you into the action with a stunning visual style that sets a new benchmark in 2D brawlers.
Interesting and Great Combatweiweikee | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all weiweikee's reviews »
Shank 2 have multiple controls which are relatively easy to learn. Eventhough the animation of combat are repetitive, I think it has relatively good variety of combat animation for a side scrolling action RPG game. The story campaign mode is a good few hours of game play.There are multiple characters you can unlock through single player campaign mode. These character can be use for the multi-player co-op mode where you can play with another friend in a short & fun survival/wave clearing game. Overall, it got an interesting game even though it only got short single game play and limited multiplayer gameplay.
Not quite like the first onemagusonline | Nov. 8, 2013 | See all magusonline's reviews »
You will not find yourself enthralled with the repetitive gameplay and encounters as it does not offer much in terms of expansion from the first one. Given that this was still one of their earlier titles, Klei Entertainment has since come a long way.
The combat engine, made it an impossibility to die in this game. Lunge chaining grants you frames of invulnerability during the lung and during the execution.
It's still a nice game. But, nothing that will keep you interested.
You will never get bored!safzan02 | Oct. 15, 2013 | See all safzan02's reviews »
Shank 2 is a 2D Indie Masterpiece. It has a very good storyline, awesome gameplay and a very good multiplayer! The first Shank had only local co-op and the new Shank 2 presents you a very good Steam support that connects you with players around the world. There is also a local co-op mode in the game. Survival mode is the multiplayer mode in which teamwork is a very important part of the game. You can earn upgrades that will help you defeat the enemies and gold is dropped from enemies when you kill them which you can buy items that will help you surviving. (Health, distraction, etc.) Overall, the game is awesome and perfect. Couldn't give it a 100 as it is not a REALISM SIMULATOR. Developers did a very good job on the game. Worth buying, you will never regret as the multiplayer never gets boring.
Shank 2 - reviewNeapolis47 | Oct. 6, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »
Shank 2 is a side-scrolling action where you run, jump from platform to platform and from time to time to climb, but mostly to take out enemies. The heart of the title is definitely the combat system, greatly improved compared to its predecessor. We will bring with us three types of weapons: a knife, a weapon for close combat weapon and for long distances. In addition we will have our mines, grenades, molotovs and the ability to launch on enemies a vast variety of objects found in the levels. The programmers have decided to replace the co-op campaign present in the first Shank with a new survival mode, fun and well structured, but unable to extend the offer of the game for a long time. Shank 2 is a good sequel, but unfortunately once again, longevity is the weak point of the game.
Even better than the originalBlockAgent | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
The equal to Shank took everything great about the original and made it even better. This was a very fun game to play through. The character unlocks and medals to earn kept me playing beyond the first play-through as well. I love the art design in this game.