StickSkills said, "Sadly, the Risen 2 both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners have been given does little more than tread water. What didn’t work in its PC debut remains untouched on consoles, and an inferior presentation somehow makes this an even less appealing proposition. You’ll find some interesting dialogue beneath layers of poor design decisions, and honestly, there’s a short supply of pirate titles on the market. But a few working gears in an otherwise broken machine just isn’t enough. This is a budget game without the budget price, so unless you have an illogical hankering to fight giant crabs as a man with an eye patch, ignore this failed expedition."