PixelJunk Monsters 2 PS4 Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on PixelJunk Monsters 2 by Q-Games and Spike Chunsoft.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from Spike Chunsoft for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.

PixelJunk Monsters 2 is the latest in the long-running PixelJunk series and it acts as a sequel to PixelJunk Monsters. The game now features gorgeous 3D graphics instead of the 2D from the first game. You can also zoom in and take control of the character in 3rd person mode.

The game features 5 unique areas to play through. Each area has an environmental theme including forests, deserts, snow covered areas and tropical islands. Each area introduces new enemies for you to defend your home against.

To unlock new areas you must earn a perfect rating on each level. Doing this earns you a rainbow sticker which is then used to open blocked paths.

Each level has 3 difficulties for you to play through starting with Fun. The enemies increase in strength in the higher difficulties so it’ll require more strategy to defeat them and earn a perfect rating.

Defeated enemies often drop coins and gems. Coins are used to purchase new turrets while gems are used to upgrade them. If you save up your coins and gems, you’ll be able to build more powerful turrets.

To place a turret, you need to interact with trees in the area. This will bring up the turret selection screen. There are 3 types of turrets including Ground, All-Range and Anti-Air. Each turret is specifically designed to take out specific enemies so it’s a good idea to plan out which turrets you’ll need on each level.

Overall, PixelJunk Monsters 2 is easily the prettiest tower defense game that I’ve ever played (Especially in third person mode). The game is also a lot of fun and can be pretty challenging because the initial path the enemies take isn’t always the true path. This means you have to adapt to each situation. If you’re a fan of tower defense games, or even the PixelJunk series, you’ll definitely not want to miss this one.

Thanks for taking the time to read this short review folks! I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers out!

PixelJunk Monsters 2

$14.99
8.6

Replay Value

8.2/10

Graphics

10.0/10

Audio

8.4/10

Entertainment Value

8.3/10

Gameplay

8.0/10

Features of Interest

  • Easily the Prettiest Tower Defense Game I've Ever Played
  • Good Soundtrack
  • Good Replay Value
  • Challenging Levels
  • Co-op is A ton of Fun

Worth Mentioning

  • Gameplay Can Be A Bit Repetitive After A While

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