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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Guacamelee 2 is a running, jumping and fighting game with an emphasis on exploration of a maze of levels. You play humble farmer turned luchador, Juan, on a mission to find upgrades and battle enemies. It's a world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, full of sassy villains and wrestler-looking friends.

Play involves brawling and jumping your way through single screen areas that interconnect with each other. The platforming requires precise combinations of moves while the fighting is a little simpler. This leads you to discover a huge, hand-crafted world, learning a deep repertoire of attacking and defensive moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome a multitude of jumping challenges.

The second game extends the attacks and features of the original (and continues the story with a new dimension shifting twist) to include new moves like Eagle Boost, Pollo Shot and more add to Juan's arsenal of combat and platforming abilities.

The result is a technically demanding epic adventure through the worlds of the living and the dead, across rifts in time and space. It's a warm game with a big heart, with a wide cast of characters both hindering and helping you.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 09/04/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Drink Box Studios (@DrinkBoxStudios)

Players: 1-4

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete. With more time required to see everything. Some players put in close to 28 hours.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Drop-in / drop-out 4-player local co-op through the entire story. The first game offers 2 player local co-op.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild violence in an arcade setting. Violence is typical of side-scrolling, cartoony arcade games and is unrealistic in nature with flashes of light on impact and enemies disappearing when killed. No blood, harm or obvious injuries are shown.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol. As players traverse side-scrolling environments, they travel between two worlds (the living and the dead) to perform challenges and battle supernatural enemies (e.g., skeletons, demons, spirit creatures). Players use punches, kicks, and wrestling maneuvers to defeat enemies in melee-style combat. In one sequence, blood is seen dripping from an injured character's face. The game contains some suggestive material in the dialogue (e.g., “Is your mother single?...Does she like bad boys?”; “Uhhh did you just say 'sacrificial virgin'? Haha…yaa…about that…”; “He is lonely and in need of some…Seriously…Heavy…Petting...Double entendres.”). In one sequence, a drunken character slurs his speech and consumes alcohol. The word “a*s” appears in the game.

CostsCosts

Guacamelee 2 usually costs £11.19 to £18.99.
 

Guacamelee! 2

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Switch Store Switch £17.99

Guacamelee! 2 Complete

XBox Store Xbox One £18.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £18.99

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £11.19
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.49
Switch Store Wii U £11.99
Switch Store Switch £11.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Guacamelee 2 Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DrinkBoxStudios) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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