PixelJunk Monsters 2
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Content Rating: Everyone10+
Try out the next evolution of the acclaimed PixelJunk™ Monsters, a Real-Time Tower Defense game played by more than a million people! The highly strategic yet simple gameplay of the original Monsters returns with brand new graphics, and brand new cooperative multiplayer!
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PixelJunk Monsters 2 is a lot of fun either because of or despite its simplicity, though trying to collect all the rainbow fragments to progress to new areas can get frustrating as obtaining those requires perfection. PixelJunk Monsters 2 doesn’t do anything to revolutionize the tower defense genre, but what it does do is provide an enjoyable experience based on a tried and true formula.
Pixeljunk Monsters 2 does the original great justice by lifting the core experience and spreading it across a big, bright, three-dimensional playing field. But if feels like a typical tower defense game from the 2007-08 boom. It fails to incorporate ideas from genre contemporaries who have moved the mark as far as agency. Games like Dungeon Defenders and Kingdom Rush really opened the doors to the new possibilities in how you design and interact with a tower defense game that Pixeljunk Monsters 2 doesn’t even approach. The series that used to be genre-defining is only just an honorable mention because of it.
PixelJunk Monsters 2 is a brave sequel that attempts to fix something that isn't broken, and has ended up taking away more than it adds. The 3D graphics are gorgeous, but the game is less readable as a result, and maintaining all your towers is more difficult when you can't see them all at once. However, the root of what makes these games special shines through, and when you're slaying enemies in a perfectly executed run, the flaws fade away, and you're left with a delightfully satisfying tower defence title that almost anyone can enjoy.