Based on 6 critics – Overal Score: 81 / 100
GameInfo: 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 to go on the offensive.
Now he must put his trusty arsenal of handguns, shotguns, automatic weapons, chainsaws, machetes, grenades, plus all-new weapons and moves to use in order to protect those close to him.
|JPS Klei Entertainment has brought us the next installment of Shank, a game built around artistic vision and violence. Those two factors helped Shank stand out when it originally released in 2010. Now, the sequel is upon us and Klei Entertainment hopes to fix the issues that kept their previous title from true greatness. Can these alterations to the formula help Shank 2 surpass its predecessor? Read Full Review||90/100|
Gaming Examiner Shank returns to consoles and PC in a new side-scrolling adventure. Although the original game was met with minor criticisms, the sequel vows to overcome those obstacles and deliver the perfect side-scrolling bloodbath.
Shank 2 builds on the original, keeping much of the same gameplay mechanics that the first one created, while tweaking what did not work in the original. Shank 2 does exactly what a sequel should do; keeps what works and alters what doesn’t. Read Full Review
|WGTC Shank 2 is an action-packed and stylish beat ’em up, with great visuals. It has quite a few great weapons, two playable characters and a fluid combat system. If you’re looking for a good challenge, then you’ll definitely find it. Read Full Review||80/100|
|Play Vault All the annoyances from the first game have been smoothed out and what remains is an absolutely brilliant game. It feels less like an arcade title and more of a rounded full release despite the relatively cheap price tag. The action and gameplay is incredibly easy to master and in no time at all you will be dancing around the environment dodging enemies’ bullets and pouncing down on them from above before laying waste into their chest with your knives. If you are someone who doesn’t like gore, then this game isn’t for you. Read Full Review||80/100|
|Gamingsquid In a world filled with 3D games, it’s quite difficult for a 2D side- scroller to make its way to the success, but Shank 2 does that quite beautifully. Developed by Klei Entertainment and published by EA Games, Shank 2 is a sequel to highly criticized Shank. While the predecessor had many flaws, Shank 2 is a huge improvement, our character can now dodge attacks just with a flick of button, and there are no complicated combos anymore, it’s simple as it can get. Read Full Review||80/100|
|New Gamer Nation Generally there are two kinds of sequels these days; huge game-changing massive next-gen leaps forward, and mild improvements to the original formula. Shank 2, a new release developed by Klei Entertainment and published by EA, definitely skews towards the latter. It’s not wildly different from the original release, but if you found yourself a fan of Shank‘s first bloody outing, you’ll find this is a must play and a comfortable and fun follow-up. Read Full Review||80/100|
Genre: Action, Adventure
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: 7 Feb 2012