Summary: In PixelJunk Shooter 2, players pilot a subterranean exploration vehicle to explore the interior of diverse cave-like complexes. The player must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress.
Excerpt: PixelJunk Shooter 2 forgoes polygons in favor of solid colors and mesmerizing fluid physics. It looks like a Flash game with a high budget, and that's exactly the right look for this title. Everything looks simple, yet the style pops in its own special way.
Excerpt: More than a year after Alien Breed Evolution part 1 (AKA Alien Breed: Impact ) started this episodic reboot of Alien Breed, we finally reach the third. Picking up right where the second ( Assault ) left off, you continue the adventures of resident Chief Engineer, Theodore J.
Excerpt: At the risk of sounding like a broken record , the PixelJunk series looks pixel perfect all the time: No exceptions. It’s almost boring to fire up PixelJunk Shooter 2 to discover that, yup, this too has the series’ trademark pristine visual quality.
Excerpt: Pixeljunk Shooter’s fluid dynamics were something to behold. Focusing a game not just on how liquid flows, but also on how different substances interact with each other is an interesting concept, but the game spent so long introducing each liquid that it only achieved a reasonable level of...
Excerpt: Who would’ve thought a name like “PixelJunk” would be synonymous with slick albeit simplistic quality? This series has been fantastic for PlayStation Network members as developer Q-Games continues to churn out highly refined and entertaining downloadable experiences. The latest is
Conclusion: PixelJunk Shooter 2 is Q-Games' most complete and robust package yet, offering not only an excellently polished single-player campaign, but also what will likely go down in history as one of the year's best multiplayer experiences.
Imaginative puzzles and explosive boss fights are the most exciting elements of this sequel, but a new emphasis on shooting brings some frustration to the mix.
1 March 2011
Summary: The gloves have come off. Whereas the original PixelJunk Shooter made shooting only a fraction of the core experience, high-stakes battles against a variety of gun-toting enemies are at the forefront of this feisty sequel.
Pros: Diverse array of puzzles, Exciting boss fights, Intense competitive mode, Smooth controls
Cons: Difficulty makes for frustrating sequences, The best multiplayer elements require hours to unlock