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Spelunky 2 (Series) Review

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Posted: A year ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Spelunky 2 is, like the classic Spelunky, a running and jumping game where you exploring mysterious caves on the moon looking for your missing parents. On your journey, you will find unique environments, treasure, and people to join you as you delve deeper into the caves.

Spelunky 2 is structured around rounds of play, meaning you're expected to fail, start over, and try again many times. The world is filled with many traps, enemies, and challenges that can quickly lead to a game over. While this may sound frustrating the main idea is to learn from your mistakes and to be comfortable trying new strategies. It's less about your character becoming better and more about how you improve as a player.

Part of improving as a player is understanding what can help you along your journey. Spelunky 2 has a vast variety of items that can assist you in each round. Some items such as rope can help you navigate levels easier, while other items such as the camera can be used to blind enemies and slow them down. With each attempt, you'll begin to discover what items are needed to help you succeed and what you can do to obtain them.

Spelunky 2 is a direct sequel from the first game: Spelunky. Despite the game being a sequel, you can jump into Spelunky 2 without missing anything.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 29/09/2020

Platforms: PC and PS4

Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform

Developer: @MossMouth


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Duration: It takes between 5 hours and 40 hours to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Spelunky offers both a co-op mode and a player versus player mode that hosts up to 4 players. In co-op mode, you will run through the story mode together, while the player versus player mode places you in a small area where you can use your items to knock your opponents into hazards placed around the map while avoiding the hazards yourself.

As of now, only PS4 players have access to online multiplayer as the developers work on the PC multiplayer and try to implement a cross-play feature.


Spelunky 2 usually costs £15.99.

Spelunky 2

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16+ for violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


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

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