Review

Review: Deadly Premonition 2 is a buggy mess, but fans will still love it

Swery’s sequel is just as absurdly compelling as the original

Key Credits
Tomio Kanazawa (Producer), Satoshi Okubo (Composer)

Fans of the original Deadly Premonition need not worry: this sequel’s tone is spot on, offering another delightfully delirious adventure in absurdity. Unfortunately, its technical issues are among the worst of any reasonably high-profile game in living memory: this will drastically affect the enjoyment factor for all but the most die-hard devotees.

  • Brilliantly bizarre dialogue that’s often hilarious
  • Will have you keen to find out what happens next
  • Riddled with bugs and has an atrocious frame rate
  • No option to invert right stick at launch
2 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
Key Credits
Tomio Kanazawa (Producer), Satoshi Okubo (Composer)

Fans of the original Deadly Premonition need not worry: this sequel’s tone is spot on, offering another delightfully delirious adventure in absurdity. Unfortunately, its technical issues are among the worst of any reasonably high-profile game in living memory: this will drastically affect the enjoyment factor for all but the most die-hard devotees.

  • Brilliantly bizarre dialogue that’s often hilarious
  • Will have you keen to find out what happens next
  • Riddled with bugs and has an atrocious frame rate
  • No option to invert right stick at launch
2 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch