Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

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a game by Dennaton Games
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 7.8/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown
User Rating: 7.5/10 - 4 votes
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Let me tell you, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is how you make a sequel! I loved the first game, but when put side by side with this follow up there honestly is no comparison as this trumps it in every single way. It offers more of the same that we loved from the first game, but it offers so, so much more than that and as a result, it feels like a much more fleshed out experience.

Smells Like Teen Spirit!

The story this time around is much more fleshed out than the first, but it does lose the more “mystery” aspect of the story, but overall, I think that Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the better story. The first game was all about the swinging 80s, but this time around we are in the 90s and that is cool. However, the story also takes place at various points in the 80s as well.

It is great stuff and I promise that the less you read about it the more awesome you are going to find it. It features many different characters and each character has their own motivation to be mowing down all of the people that stand in their way.

Gunning Them Down!

The gameplay is the same top-down shooter style that you loved from the first game. What makes Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number a more different type of experience than the first is the larger levels. Enemies are more likely to attack you off the screen this time around and while this can be frustrating to have a run ended by an off-screen enemy, they have managed to balance this.

The way this happens is that you can lock on to the enemy that is nearest your crosshairs. This works even if the enemy is off-screen, if you have spent tons of hours playing the first game, this can take a little while to get to grips with, but once you do, it all feels so intuitive.

Style With 90s Substance

The style of the game is similar to the first, but what I love about Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the way that the majority of the game is set during the 90s it has a “grungier” kind of thing. I went to high school in the 90s and I feel that they capture what we “think” the 90s was like really well and it is very cool.

Rocking Body Beats

The first game had a great soundtrack, but this one eclipses it! It is stacked with electronic/techno-style tunes and the soundtrack is a huge reason as to why you get pumped up as you are playing the game. It is one of the best soundtracks of this generation and I honestly do not think that is an exaggeration. It is the kind of soundtrack that I have on my phone and I have listened to while I am at the gym.

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I think that Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number ticks all of the boxes in regards to what makes a great sequel. It is just done so well and I love the way that they learned from the first game (which is awesome by the way) and instead of trying to reinvent the wheel and instead, they took what made that first game so great and expanded on it in every way that you could imagine.

Pros:

  • I love the 90s setting of the game
  • Each character you play as has their own story
  • I love the way the gameplay makes you more “cautious”
  • This game has one of the best soundtracks around

Cons:

  • Getting killed off-screen can still be frustrating
  • The story may be hard to follow for some people

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System requirements:

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

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