Feeds
75%
Hunters 2 iOS game icon

Hunters 2

Stand-up fight - or another bug hunt?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

A huntin' we will go

Which means you'll die a lot. But Rodeo Games has wisely decided to let you keep the spoils from unaccomplished levels, so it's possible to grind your way past frequent difficulty spikes.

Hunters 2 iOS game screenshot

Red-light destruct

The cynic would argue that those difficulty spikes only exist to compel you towards the game's cash-for-kit system, where you can buy credits with real-world money. But by rewarding you even when you fail, and by making the economy persistent over both game modes, the developers provide plenty of opportunity to earn credits without having to reach into your wallet.

Whichever way you earn credits, Hunters 2's ultimate appeal lies in leveling. It's here that Rodeo Games has crafted a dizzingly comprehensive and moreish offering.

Hunters 2 iOS game screenshot

'I ain't got time to bleed'

In addition to standard weapon and armour pickups and upgrades, there's a new crafting system which allows you to construct custom-built weaponry. And there's far greater depth to ability leveling, from weapon skill enhancements and healing, to passive modifiers such as accuracy and damage dealt.

All of which would make for a compelling experience if it weren't for the game's arcane menu system. The game's otherwise great design is undone by clunky, confusing and downright illogical menus. And while it's true you eventually accustom yourself to them, the amount of time spent trawling through the sections to effect the most basic of tasks means irritates throughout.

Hunters 2 iOS game screenshot

Heartbreak bridge

Verdict

To give Hunters 2 its due, it certainly improves on the original. But in focusing on increasing its scale and personality Rodeo Games has missed an opportunity to tackle some fundamental flaws. ®

iGamer covers the latest in mobile gaming on Android and iOS. If you think there's a great game we really should cover, please let us know.

More iGamer

Angry Birds in Space Waking Mars Beat Sneak Bandit Ten top
Android games
Infinity
Blade II

High performance access to file storage

75%
Hunters 2 iOS game icon

Hunters 2

A competent and distinctive take on the sci-fi tactical RPG genre let down by a few niggling flaws.
Price: £2.99 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
FOUR DAYS: That's how long it took to crack Galaxy S5 fingerscanner
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.