Pocket-Lint writes: "Even before we get to such dull matters as graphics and gameplay, Red Steel 2 would score high just for rarity value. How many brilliant Wii action games are there? Erm, well, it doesn't look like you're in danger or running out of fingers to count on quite yet. What about Wii games that make use of the MotionPlus accessory? Again, we're not getting into double figures. And how about games on any system that are first-person sci-fi samurai Westerns? Borderlands? Maybe. Any others? Nope. In short, Red Steel 2 is the best MotionPlus-enabled first-person sci-fi samurai Western on the Wii, of a field of approximately one."