Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the brutal conclusion to the Hotline Miami saga, set against a backdrop of escalating violence and retribution over spilled blood in the original game. Follow the paths of several distinct factions – each with their own questionable methods and uncertain motivations – as unforeseen consequences intersect and reality once again slips back into a brilliant haze of neon and bloodshed.Read full description
“In almost every way, Hotline Miami 2 is a marked improvement on an already tremendous formula.”
9/10 – [GameSpot]
“Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a great game and a worthy sequel. It’s more confident in its style, storytelling ability, and level design than the first game.”
8.8/10 – [IGN]
“Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is unapologetic and unforgettable.”
8.5/10 – [Polygon]
The Special Edition includes:
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the brutal conclusion to the Hotline Miami saga, set against a backdrop of escalating violence and retribution over spilled blood in the original game. Follow the paths of several distinct factions – each with their own questionable methods and uncertain motivations – as unforeseen consequences intersect and reality once again slips back into a brilliant haze of neon and bloodshed.
Blistering combat against punishing opposition will require intense focus as new variables, weapons, and methods of execution are introduced throughout the struggle. Let the striking colors of an unmistakable visual style wash over as you meticulously cut down those that would stand between you and the ultimate meaning behind the massacre. This is the finale, this is the unquestionable end.
Relentless Hostilities: Adjust combat techniques as the narrative shifts between factions and brings unique variations to a familiar approach along with new weapons, movements, and melee attacks.
Enthralling Soundtrack: Over forty pounding tracks from dozens of artists punctuate the savage conflict and bring the larger scale of your actions into focus. New artists join returning favorites like M|O|O|N, Perturbator, Jasper Byrne, Scattle, and El Huervo for an incredible audio massacre.
Custom Level Editor: Design custom levels using characters, enemies, weapons and music tracks from the game and share your creations with others online via Steam Workshop. [COMING SPRING 2015]
If you played the first Hotline Miami, you will remember that it ended with a lot of unanswered questions that would later get responded in this game. This game improved every little problem i had in the previous one. The control are butter smooth and the graphics have a stronger touch to it. Again the music is here to rythm the gameplay with memorable tracks. This time, you will not only play two characters sequentially, but you will hop throughout a bigger set of them, giving you an omniscient point of view of the history. Please note you will not play any character from the first game. About the history, it is both a prequel and a sequel of the first title. It explained how the main protagonist got to this acts as well as what happened during his trial. The story uncovers itself just like Pulp fiction did, in an unordered manner. My only gripe is that the story was made such that you know that the developers wanted to finish the serie once and for all and made such that there is not really some possibilities to build a third title on top of this masterpiece. Still, this is an awesome game that should get played together with it's previous title.
It's an amazing game that takes away certain forms of freedom the first game had to replace it with a more story focused narrative, introducing new characters and adding more game play elements. The soundtrack adds to the experience, making you feel like a boss as you clear a room of 10 enemies. However, the game does have some imperfections that take away but don't ruin the experience. Overall, this quite an entertaining game for its price.
This is an excellent example of a continuation that managed to overcome the original game, and in all aspects: formula, phase design, history, characters, etc. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is even harder than the previous game, bringing many stages to explore with various skills represented by the new masks. And, of course, not afraid to die!
Seriously, i know the techno 80's soundtrack might be subjective to some people and not enjoy it as much, but i cannot address it enough of how awesome the soundtrack is. It's beyond the quality of an indie title. The game has a more vague story interpretation expanded over multiple characters. The areas are bigger though sometimes not better, you can get shot and spotted offscreen. Some of the characters have a different style of gameplay and abilities, like melee only or playing as two instead of one or dodging etc. Most of the abilities were present in the first one as a mask ability depending what you chose. Here, you cannot completely chose who to play, so you have to adapt with the ones that the game gives you. I do feel the ending was a bit lazy. Yes, you can say its the last game and it can be justified on what they did considering the situation the country was, but instead of writing separate outcomes for each character, it was more of an action of one character that ended all storylines, which i do feel it was a bit of a cop out. Otherwise its a really great game and i do recommend playing it at least for curiosity sake even if it isn't your type of game.
I've completed Hotline Miami recently and got on the bandwagon to Hotline Miami 2. It's a great successor to the first one but with some differences. The maps are larger. More gun play is involved now from both player and enemy perspective. You can no longer melee your way from beginning to end like in the first one. Guns are almost a must to use here. Enemies also have more guns than before and they are more aggressive. Many times they shoot at you from beyond visual range and it's really annoying. As for the story, it has improved a lot. It's no longer as straight forward and clear cut as the first one. The developer really put a lot of effort into this area. In HM2, you don't just get to play as those masked men like in the first one. There are many levels you won't get to choose masks and instead you play as characters like soldier, writer and detective. Now, I want to talk about issues. The silly blinking, white cross hair is still there. If you had problems seeing it in the first one, you will have the same problems in the sequel. To make things worse, the mouse control seems to have some acceleration issues which make it hard to control. But I assume this will be fixed soon. Should you buy the special edition of Hotline Miami 2? Depends. You'll likely be tired of the 6 tracks after awhile. If you really want to enjoy the music, buy the normal edition of this game together with the soundtrack separately. Overall, I'll rate it 82/100. Could have scored a 90 if not for the crippled soundtrack in this and the frustrating mouse and cross hair issue.
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