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Generally favorable reviews- based on 276 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Witch is Back. The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You're bound to love how it feels to string together combos withThe Witch is Back. The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You're bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta's Wicked Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. Bayonetta comes packed in with the purchase of every retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.

    Features:
    -Initiate the new Umbran Climax technique to temporarily summon demons and boost Bayonetta's attack power and range whenever you fill her magic gauge.
    -Fight with new over-the-top weapons that open new possibilities to the way you battle, including the Kafka, a bow that shoots poisonous arrows; the Rakshasa, a pair of beautiful katana blades; and a giant rifle-inspired scythe known as the Chernobog.
    -Team up with a friend in Tag Climax, a two-player online co-op mode. Enjoy a little friendly competition by trying to deal the most damage as you work together to take down angels and demons.
    -In online quick matches, you can wager halos, the in-game currency that you earn by defeating enemies. You receive a large sum back if you can prove you're a better fighter than your partner. Halos can then be traded in a story mode shop to unlock new techniques, buy accessories and pick up alternate weapon variations.
    -Every chapter ends with a medal ranking: Stone, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Pure Platinum. The more skilled you are, the higher your ranking.
    -This game is approachable for players of all levels, with settings of three difficulty levels. Through Touch Play, you can play with the GamePad stylus and touch screen, regardless of which difficulty you choose.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    It all adds up to one of the must-have games on the Switch, alongside Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Skyrim. Still need a reason to buy a Switch? You’re all out of them.
  2. 100
    Bayonetta herself is one of the sassiest characters in gaming and the combat is simply better than any hack and slash action game that I've ever played (and still is to this day). The game is only made better by the enhanced performance and portability provided by the Nintendo Switch and it's one that every Switch owner should have in their collection.
  3. Feb 21, 2018
    93
    The original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are still magnificent these days, and the Nintendo Switch version succeeds in allowing you to re-experience them on the latest console, even in a portable way. If you are a fan of action games but haven't tried the original version before, don't hesitate to buy the bundle. They might be the greatest action games until the releases of God of War or Bayonetta 3.
  4. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    Being able to play two of Platinum Games’ finest efforts whenever you like is hugely appealing, and the abundance of content on offer here only makes it even better. It’s somewhat disheartening that neither game has received any significant improvements beyond amiibo support and slightly better performance, especially since the Switch has proven it’s capable of far more.
  5. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    Bayonetta 1 & 2 is the perfect choice if you have not had the chance to play them previously. Its style fits perfectly with the Nintendo Switch controls and the quality of both games is still amazing.
  6. Feb 16, 2018
    85
    Two safe ports of two extremely awesome over-the-top action games.
  7. Feb 14, 2018
    80
    Put simply, if you're a fan of the series, Bayonetta 1 & 2 are essential on the Nintendo Switch, especially if, like me, you only plan to play them in handheld mode. It's undeniably disappointing that they're less attractive in docked mode, but nevertheless they're still wildly enjoyable and engaging, just not as sharp as you'd probably expect.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    I wouldn't say I'm necessarily a huge fan of character action games, but I've played a lot of the big name one's; Devil May Cry, some God ofI wouldn't say I'm necessarily a huge fan of character action games, but I've played a lot of the big name one's; Devil May Cry, some God of War, maybe the Arkham series kinda fits in, but Bayonetta 1 and 2 are just in a league of their own. The polish, the combos, the game elements like Witch Time just elevate this game to a different plane of existence. Few games capture that intense speed while also feeling completely skill based and rewarding the player for getting in the zone. Bayonetta 1 is great and I love the story but 2 really does up the ante in almost every single way. 2 is more fluid, more colorful, more open, better balanced, and just all around more spectacular.

    Can't recommend these games enough if you like action games at all.
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  2. Feb 16, 2018
    10
    One of the best games ever made, and I'm so glad they are on the switch now.
  3. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are easily one of the best, if not THE best action games I have ever played. The combat system is a non-stop rollerBayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are easily one of the best, if not THE best action games I have ever played. The combat system is a non-stop roller coaster of fun and excitement that ends up keeping me play the games for hours (particularly Bayonetta 2). There’s a enough meat on the story’s bones to keep you there, but the main focus is the combat and the various well designed characters. This was my first time playing either one of these games and I will have to say that I’m sad I waited so long to play them. Bayonetta 2 is one of my favorite games I’ve ever played and can’t wait for the next installment to the series coming to the Switch. Expand
  4. Feb 27, 2018
    10
    It's my first time playing this game. This is one of the most awesome game I have ever played. Great story, fair difficulty and reallyIt's my first time playing this game. This is one of the most awesome game I have ever played. Great story, fair difficulty and really enjoyable gameplay. 10*/10. Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    Excelente videojuego, en su tiempo no pude disfrutar de su segunda entrega pero en esta ocasión me permití comprarlo para switch y es unExcelente videojuego, en su tiempo no pude disfrutar de su segunda entrega pero en esta ocasión me permití comprarlo para switch y es un pasada es un juego que desde su primer capitulo te atrapa y de su rejugabilidad ni se dia, te da para muchísimas horas. Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2018
    9
    szkoda ze nie ma bay1 na karcie tylko cyfrowa wersja, reszta jest jak najbardziej w porządku
  7. May 1, 2018
    0
    Una estafa que vendan exactamente el mismo juego sin ninguna mejora al mismo precio.

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