Digital Spy writes: "There can be no doubt that InFamous 2 surpasses its predecessor. Everything from the graphics to the gameplay has been amped up significantly and the end result is an excellent sequel. This could easily have attained classic status with a little more refinement, specifically where the level creation mechanic is concerned. The option of online multiplayer would also have fitted in well, considering there are now other superpowered character in the series roster, and Move support would have gone hand-in-hand with the new melee combat. That said, it's still a thoroughly enjoyable game that left us eager for a third instalment."