Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 23, 2018
    Velocity 2X is a marvellous, quick paced experience with plenty of re-playability, that definitely finds its home on the Nintendo Switch. If you’ve never experienced Velocity 2X before then you are in for a treat. Get it in your (solar) system, now.
  2. Dec 10, 2018
    Velocity 2X has online leaderboards to keep players coming back for more, and with the inclusion of all previously released DLC as part of this Switch iteration of the game, this represents the most complete version of the title to date. It’s not an especially long experience, but length isn’t always the objective of a given game, nor is it always an indicator of quality. Velocity 2X is a delightful addition to the eShop exactly as is. FuturLab says that how well Velocity 2X sells on Switch will play a huge role in determining if another sequel is made, so we implore you to go out and give it a download!
  3. Oct 22, 2018
    Velocity 2X fires on all cylinders in every way, providing frantic yet fun space shooter action that is always a thrill to jump back into. Get the first game in the series onto the system, stat.
  4. Oct 4, 2018
    Simply put, Velocity 2X feels just as good as it always has.
  5. Oct 1, 2018
    Velocity 2X for the Switch. What could we say? The game combines great gameplay with the best of two worlds. The world of platformers and the world of shoot ‘em up games. Every level asks the most of our focus which ads a new level to the replayability.
  6. Sep 24, 2018
    The game rewards you for replaying levels and the aesthetic alongside the sublime score from Joris de Man make for an unforgettable experience. I’m glad more people will get to play this gem.
  7. 90
    This is one of the finest action games I've played in a while, and every individual piece about it works.
  8. Sep 20, 2018
    In an age where indie titles are becoming increasingly more reliant on procedural generation to do all the heavy lifting, it can be immensely satisfying to play a game that is tailor made for one specific experience. Velocity 2X excels in this regard, offering up an immaculately designed, endlessly replayable arcade experience that shows just how engaging twitch gameplay can be. We would give Velocity 2X a high recommendation, especially to anybody who’s looking for a great pick up and play arcade game for their Switch; this is one you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
  9. Sep 25, 2018
    Velocity 2X is a clear example of the positioning that the Switch catalog is taking. Providing the console with the company's flagships and, in addition, with such a wide range of genres and renowned titles of the last five years, makes it impossible to say no. Velocity 2X comes 4 years later to a format inherited from PlayStation Vita so we are facing a conservative bet that has been translated into a very correct game for the format offered by Nintendo Switch and respecting the original version.
  10. Dec 26, 2018
    Velocity 2X brings a very high-paced shooter with platforming elements to the Nintendo Switch and one which manages to both welcome new players and put up a significant challenge to veteran players. Thanks to its fun gameplay mechanics, non-linear levels in the most advanced stages of the game and overall variety of the game experience, Velocity 2X is another welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
  11. Oct 9, 2018
    Velocity 2X fits perfectly on the switch and is a top tier indie game on that platform, it refreshing to play a game that isn’t procedurally generated and you can really feel the passion that went into it’s making, from it’s engaging gameplay and stellar level design this game shows us all exactly what arcade shooter games can be.
  12. Sep 22, 2018
    Velocity 2X may be four-years-old at this point, but that doesn’t mean that the gameplay has passed its sell-by date.
  13. Sep 23, 2018
    It feels really, really good playing Velocity 2X, whether you fly the teleporting spaceship, or run with the teleporting heroine - and all the while a pretty catchy set of tunes bop along. On the… not so bright side, though, the action can get a tad repetitive, and, somehow, this heavy focus on speed-running sort of damages what seems like the groundwork for a much more meatier experience.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Feb 22, 2019
    The XP wall is ridiculous. Even by completing most levels earning most of the achievements, when you reach the last ones they are blockedThe XP wall is ridiculous. Even by completing most levels earning most of the achievements, when you reach the last ones they are blocked because you don't have sufficient XP. I don't get the point of having to repeat all levels 15 times to have aaalll the XP, in order to finish the game. I unfortunately could not finish the game because I refuse to play the same levels over and over again.
    In summary, a very bad decission of the developers that spoils an otherwise outstanding game.
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