VGChartz's Paul Broussard: "It’s becoming increasingly rare to find an almost entirely unique concept in video games, and even rarer to have it financially successful enough to be worth a sequel. In that respect, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise may be an inherent success story in and of itself. The original was an absolutely bizarre experience that could perhaps best be described as a murder mystery story with a suite of mostly unrelated and very unpolished gameplay elements tossed in alongside it. And yet, despite all of its failings, there was an undeniable charm about the first game. Ten years later, the series finally gets a continuation. Is that same sense of earnest charm enough to overcome many of the title’s technical deficiencies and lackluster gameplay designs once more?"