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Shank 2 (PC)

Shank 2 (PC)
alaScore 89

23 reviews

Jul, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and design. The action and story are also appreciated.

story, action, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Shank 2 (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Shank 2

 

A year and a half ago, Shank delivered a largely well-made, if repetitive side-scrolling action game. It gave players a solid mix of gunplay with some short-range knife attacks that were fun to mix up as well. The game also featured a beautiful 2D...

Visually, Shank 2 looks about as good as the first one. There aren't many improvements, but animations are a bit smoother. The soundtrack is very good and features of the kind of Mexican western-style music of the first game, but I don't like the...

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Shank 2

 

Shank 2 is a game with no surprises. From the very title, one expects an over-the-top gore-fest of a game, possibly featuring an assortment of sharp implements of destruction and mayhem. And, in fact, that's exactly what we get. Filled with cartoony...

Violent, absurd, and even a little fun--Shank 2 is a decent enough way to kill a few hours' time.

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Shank 2 Review

 

Gory combat comes at a high cost in the uneven Shank 2.

Quick combo-heavy combat ; Fun co-op Survival mode ; Eye-catching visual style

Removal of fun features from the original ; Flat levels discourage platforming ; Jumbled story provides little context

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Shank 2 Review

 

The legacy of side-scrolling beat-em-ups reaches back more than twenty-five years, but few games released today bring the genre forward at all. 2010's Shank gave us great action with fully 2D, hand drawn visuals, but I found it flawed because of...

Sure, Shank 2 falls apart here and there, but it's minor compared to the excitement that this game brings, and the reasonable $10 price tag (on all platforms) makes this a good value, too. The annoying checkpoints might make you re-do one easier fight...

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Review: Shank 2 Feels More Like a Great Remake Rather Than a Great Sequel

 

But as long as it's great, we're not complaining.

I was sold on the original Shank in about 30 seconds; from seeing the main character linking combos, moving like an acrobat, and grinning in his half-cute/half-sadistically violent yet incredibly clean art style. As long as the developers didn't mess...

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Shank 2 Review

 

Developer Klei took criticism to the chin, toughened up, and made great use of feedback to build a badass sequel in Shank 2.

The core of the first game remains intact, of course -- if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? -- but Shank 2 is the embodiment of grand change on a small scale. Developer Klei was aggressive about smoothing rougher edges, and the minor tweaks in...

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Shank 2 Review

 

Shank is back for revenge, but is it warranted?

Shank 2 is a competent brawler that has some truly action-packed moments, some of which will leave you staring in awe and asking yourself if that just really happened. While certain aspects have been improved upon since the 2010 original, in the...

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Shank 2 Review

 

Gory combat comes at a high cost in the uneven Shank 2.

Quick combo-heavy combat ; Fun co-op Survival mode ; Eye-catching visual style

Removal of fun features from the original ; Flat levels discourage platforming ; Jumbled story provides little context

Editor's Note: This review originally stated that the campaign was playable cooperatively, when it is not. GameSpot regrets the error.

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Shank 2- PC

 

Shank 2 can be summed up as "fine." It isn't going to revolutionize brawlers or bring anything truly unique to the table, but it isn't a bad game either. Some of the strongest points also seem to be the weakest, but there are some places where they get...

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Shank 2- PC

 

Shank 2 stays safely in the bounds of a typical side-scrolling action title. It never takes any chances but delivers an overall solid beat 'em up. Inconsistent difficulty, nonexistent story and a lack of gameplay variety hold Shank 2 back, but those...

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