Bayonetta 2

PlatinumGames, Nintendo

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
91
Top Critic Average
96%
Critics Recommend
Based on 103 critic reviews
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Bayonetta 2

Rating Summary

Based on 103 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

91

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 103 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Wii UOct 24, 2014

Developer: PlatinumGames

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Action

The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You’re bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta’s Wicked Weave in this frantic stylized action game.

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Playing through Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch allowed me to relive some of the most exhilarating, action-packed, hack-and-slash moments from the last decade of gaming. The framerate improvements alone make it a better experience than the Wii U version, and the amiibo-activated costumes at least put a fun spin on it even if there's no substantial new content for returning players. It's disappointing that the Switch version can't manage more than 720p on a big screen, but with that said, Bayonetta 2's fantastic art style holds up well.

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IGN

8.6 / 10.0
IGN

Bayonetta 2 is a beautiful sequel to one of the best stylish action game ever. If you haven't played it already, don't miss it on Nintendo Switch.

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Eurogamer

9 / 10
Eurogamer

The rhythm of combat remains the same, though it's hard to complain when it's riffing off such a heady beat, where chimed enemy attacks are lithely dodged into slo-mo pugilism, where impossible combos culminate with a 20-foot boot weaved from hair crashing from the heavens and where spinning amidst the avalanche of colour and cartoon violence is Bayonetta herself, stopping only briefly to wink at a player exhausted by the unrelenting joy of it all. Bayonetta 2's biggest disappointment may be that it's an iterative sequel, but it's not such a problem when it's iterating on genius.

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IGN

9.5 / 10.0
IGN

Bayonetta 2 builds on everything that made the original great, and delivers one of the best action games of the year.

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