Rock, Paper, Shotgun: "Underneath Zeno Clash 2′s heaving gut of flaws, there’s still remnants of the original’s (also flawed, but significantly less so) brilliance. Even without quite as much substance, it’s still a weird, weird place, and when I wasn’t rocking and socking, I was gawking. The combat system, meanwhile, is better than ever, even if some of the battles aren’t. I think it’s fair to say that some really great ingredients got stirred into a toxic stew, and the end result isn’t something I can safely recommend to everyone. It’s still a tremendously wonderful, original world, and I really hope ACE Team decides to revisit it – either with a better eye for grandiose scale or something more focused – in the future. For now, though, calling Zeno Clash 2 'uneven' would be a charitable assessment. Le sigh."