Feeding Frenzy 2

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a game by PopCap
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8.3/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 4 votes
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Feeding Frenzy 2
Feeding Frenzy 2
Feeding Frenzy 2
Feeding Frenzy 2

I get that at first glance, Feeding Frenzy 2 may look like a game that most people will just pass over. However, if I have learned anything about Pop Cap games it is that they know how to make fun and charming game experience. I will say that there is not actually a ton (if anything) new here over the first one, but if you want something lighthearted and fun, you can certainly do a great deal worse than this.

Leave Our Ocean Alone!

While I would say that this is far from a cinematic masterpiece. I do like how they have crafted a rather fun little story to tie everything together. There is a new fish in the ocean that is called The Intruder and this fish is just causing chaos! The story of Feeding Frenzy 2 sees a group of fish standing up to The Invader in order to save the ocean. It is a fun little story and one that gives you a reason to be doing what it is the fish are doing.

Pop Capping It

One thing that the good folks at Pop Cap never get enough credit for is how charming their games are. I swear, I can always tell when Pop Cap has made a game as they all have this certain look to then. This game is no different. It is nice and bright and each of the fish has a ton of personality. The game is very colorful and it is probably as close to being cell-shaded without technically being cell-shaded as you can get.

The visuals overall are great, but there is a lot of variety here. You will be playing in some nice blue oceans, but there are also shipwrecks and cool looking reefs as well. These are really just backdrops, but they help keep things interesting

Fun And Fishy

The overall gameplay of Feeding Frenzy 2 is one that I really enjoyed. My whole family actually enjoys this game. You have multiple characters that you will be playing as ranging from Boris the butterflyfish, Edie the angler fish, and Goliath who is a shark to name just a few of them. Each of the fish has their own personality, but also things that make them special to play as well. The goal of the game is that you need to eat as many fish as you can (while avoiding getting damaged) to move up the food chain and to progress to the next level. There are power-ups you can use along the way to make things a bit easier for you.

The gameplay is pretty much the same as what we had in the first game, to be honest with you. You move around trying to eat the fish and while the concept is one that is very easy to figure out and pretty basic. It is something that will keep you playing for far longer than you will ever intend.

A Family Of Fish

While there is a fun single-player experience for you here. There are also some fun multiplayer modes. You can try and work together to beat the story which is cool, but you also have some mini-games to enjoy. I love the one where you need to bite each other’s tails to get the high-score. This is something my family has a lot of fun with! I do feel they could have had a couple more fun multiplayer modes as the other one is not as good as the tail-biting one.

Feeding Frenzy 2 may not change a great deal of stuff over the first game. However, this is still offering you a very fun and addictive time. I would wager many people overlook this game and the one that came before it. It has a lot of charm to it and it is the perfect game to play if you are looking for something that is quick and easy to get into.

8.5

Final Score

Pros:

  • You have different fish you can play as
  • The story and the world is fun
  • The game looks pretty good
  • The whole game has a lot of charm to it
  • I enjoyed playing this with my wife and kids

Cons:

  • Not a great deal of innovation over the last game
  • Only one of the mini-game is really worth your time

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Feeding Frenzy 2 is the sequel to the fun little title from Pop Cap Games, Feeding Frenzy. That game as a decent hit for them so they released this without changing a great deal. In looking at a game like this, you really do have to just take it for what it is. Is this one of the most amazing games ever made? No, but it was never designed with that in mind, instead what we have here is a decent and fun little game that is a great time waster.

Where is Ripley When You Need Her?

The premise of Feeding Frenzy 2 is kind of cool. The ocean is a pretty happy place until one day an alien fish called The Intruder comes along and starts messing everything up. There are a few fish who are not going to stand for this and make sure that the ocean gets back to normal. That is the “story” of the game and it is one that I think is kind of fun.

Like A Cartoon

While at first glance the visuals on offer here may seem very basic, I do like the way that this game looks. It has a colorful and clean almost cell-shaded look to everything each of the fish that you get to play has their own look and animations. The levels are also quite varied from the deep ocean, reefs, and shipwrecks. It is the kind of game that you may overlook at first, but the more you play it the more you appreciate the effort that went into creating this world.

Just Keep Swimming… And Eating

There are a ton of levels in this game and you will change what fish you play as fairly regularly as you play. There are six fish that you play as and each one has their own style and way of playing. You can also get power-ups as you play which can help you out immensely. The gameplay in Feeding Frenzy 2 has not really changed at all from the first game. Each fish needs to eat smaller fish so that they can become the top of the food chain. You move left and right, eating the fish you can and avoiding the stuff that can damage you. It is a very basic concept, but one that is fun and easy to figure out.

Fish Are Friends

There is more to the game than just the main game mode. You can actually play this in local co-op with some friends. You are trying to beat the game together, but you are also trying to be the one who has the highest score. I have played this with my son and wife and we always have a fun time. You also have “mini-games” these are ok, but not great. One is a high score challenge where you are trying to bite the other fishes’ tail to score points. The other is a weird one where you need to eat these golden fish while avoiding the bad stuff.

8

I get that Feeding Frenzy 2 is probably not going to be on anyone’s greatest games of all-time list. I though, do feel that this is a fun little time waster and a game that is worth playing if you want something that is fun and is not going to demand a great deal from you. If you are looking for a game to play with your kids that you can both enjoy, you can do a heck of a lot worse than this.

Pros:

  • I like the game's visuals
  • Plenty of variety to the underwater levels
  • I liked how you could play as different fish
  • The premise of the alien fish is kind of cool
  • It is a lot of fun to play with others, especially if you have kids

Cons:

  • The game has not changed much from the first one
  • The mini-games feel a tad tacked on

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