The fan-favorite 2D brawler is back as ex-mob hit man Shank returns to action in Shank 2. With those closest to him under attack, Shank is once again forced to go on the offensive. Now he must put his trusty arsenal of handguns, shotguns, automatic weapons, chainsaws, machetes, grenades, plus all-new weapons and moves to use in order to protect those close to him. The original game set a new standard for comic book style visuals and Shank 2 raises the bar. Shank 2 expands on the original game’s amazing combat system to redefine the 2D side-scrolling brawler.
When we first met Shank, Klei Entertainment’s devastatingly powerful mercenary, he carved up bad guys left and right in a superb downloadable game for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. However, the adventure left us a bit unfulfilled, with little to do once we cut the final boss to ribbons. Luckily, the developers were listening, and Shank 2 delivers not only a stronger amount of carnage, but a new mode where a friend can jump in to dish out the bloody carnage alongside you. While the story is flimsy at best, it sets the stage for the return of Shank as he sets out to right the wrongs in a small village, rescuing rebels and dismantling his enemies in a number of creative ways. He’s like a walking arsenal, able to carry twin pistols, grenades,... Read Review