About this game
Content Rating: Teen
The next installment of the epic award-winning dueling tug-of-war is here! Stab, shoot, slice, or stomp your opponent to gain control of the screen, then book it to your side of the arena. Before long, a new opponent will appear in your way. If they kill you, they get control. Get all the way to your end of the arena to win--and be devoured by the Nidhogg. Enjoy new monstrous visuals by artist Toby Dixon and bangin beats from Mux Mool, Daedelus, Doseone, and more!
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Critic Reviews9 Reviews
Nidhogg 2 is fun to play for a few rounds at a party, but it’s not exactly the next EVO hit. It’s a pick-up-and-play game with the potential for intense matches between friends, but that’s about all it’s good for. The game works, and none of its few weapons feel more powerful than its peer. The problem is that there’s no reason to keep playing. Arcade mode isn’t varied enough to make it worthy of more than a single playthrough.
Nidhogg 2, then, adds a lot without really adding much at all. The new weapons and busy aesthetic can frustrate, making the overall package feel less refined, but the core gameplay still shines through. Despite its problems, Nidhogg 2 is spectacular, engrossing, funny, tragic, and dramatic in equal measure, and it will no doubt become another party game staple.
Overall, Nidhogg 2 is a successful follow-up to the dynamite original, instantly making this one of the must-have local multiplayer games on Switch. Not much is there for the solo player, though the online multiplayer is nice. The ideal setup is a slew of friends passing off controllers in the tournament mode, but even in less than ideal multiplayer scenarios, it’s still a chaotic and wacky blast.