AJ Moser of EB writes: "In 2012, the insanely frenetic and hyper-original Hotline Miami instantly became one of my favorite games of all time. The perfect fusion of frustratingly unforgiving gameplay, subversive storytelling and vibrant soundtrack made every single second of Hotline Miami a joy to experience. The game was, in every way, a perfect package: with each element lending a hand to the neo-80s pulpy presentation of a hyper-violent crime story. The violence was not mindless, however. The twitchy, white-knuckled high-pressure situations the player takes control of required careful planning and precise actions. So when Devolver Digital started to show off work on a follow-up title, I could not wait to get my hands on it."