Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has a tough act to follow. The original 2012 release garnered critical acclaim for its blending of extreme violence, compelling top-down score-attack gameplay, stylish presentation and strange twisting story. The game literally came out of nowhere to surprise, shock, and delight. Hotline Miami 2 doesn’t have this same element of surprise working for it. It does however offer about what you should expect from a decent follow-up. In Wrong Number, Dennaton Games builds on and refines their hyper-violent combat, fleshes out their story, and delivers a game that has more substance than its predecessor, with equal parts style. Unfortunately, it’s where they spread their wings and try new things that don’t always hit the same high notes as the original.