Remnant 2 has quickly become one of the most talked about games this year and for good reason. It’s a looter-shooter that pushes players to the limit with souls-like difficulty, puzzles, and intense gunplay.
Whoever said sequels are never as good as the original has clearly not played Remnant 2 yet. While Remnant: From The Ashes is an incredible game, Remnant 2 has managed to push the boundaries and create a sequel that ticks all the right boxes, keeping players like myself hooked on its revolutionary gameplay.
Endless Possibilities With Unique Worlds
One of the things I love about Remnant 2 is just how massive the game feels, and with each world jam-packed full of secret areas, side quests, and genuinely challenging puzzles, there’s never a dull moment in Remnant 2, even when you’re just exploring.
If you’re playing solo, and manage to explore a world in its entirety, joining a friend to play in co-op would open up a whole new procedurally generated map, giving you a whole new experience.
While Remnant 2 has quickly become one of the most talked about games this year, if you’re not a fan of brutal, unforgiving games, you might want to skip this one, or at least prepare to die, repeatedly.
After playing and managing to survive in Elden Ring, I figured Remnant 2 would be a walk in the park. I was so very wrong, Remnant 2 somehow manages to make Elden Ring look like child’s play in comparison, with waves of unrelenting mobs, and boss fights that genuinely make you rethink your tactics after every single death.
Unlike Remnant: From the Ashes, Remnant 2 doesn’t just throw countless mobs at you in an attempt to make boss fights more difficult, instead many of the bosses require intricate tactics to defeat them, such as not being able to look at the boss for too long, before your character becomes slowed and almost useless, tipping the balance into the bosses favor.
Remnant 2’s Multiplayer
Although much of Remnant 2’s gameplay is similar to the Souls games, the main difference is how multiplayer works. Instead of players being able to summon other players to help them during crucial parts of the game, you are able to play together with up to two friends.
The only downside to the multiplayer is the lack of progression when playing in someone else’s game. You are able to keep any loot, weapons, or scrap you find in their game, however, you won’t be able to make any progression through your campaign.
Much like other online multiplayer games, Remnant 2 becomes much more difficult when playing with friends, or random players on co-op. With the game’s difficulty increasing per player, having friends join you can actually make taking on bosses much more difficult.
Gameplay That Never Feels Dull
As someone who tends to get a little bored with shooters, one of my main concerns about Remnant 2 was getting bored of the looter shooter style of gameplay.
With multiple classes to choose from, varying styles of weapons and armor, and secondary classes that you can use in parallel with your primary class, there’s always a new way to fight your way through the endless mobs, and you’re never stuck to just one play style.
One of the main reasons that Remnant 2 never gets dull is thanks to the game’s multiple words. Hopping between worlds helps to keep things fresh, as each world has its own types of enemies, unique bosses, and puzzles, making each world feel like a fresh new experience.
Remnant 2 Archetypes and Classes
While Remnant 2 features an incredibly customizable character class system, many of them need to be unlocked in-game before you can use them. Here are the archetypes you start with:
- Challenger – A brutal melee fighter that excels in close combat fights
- Handler – A survival-focused class with a handy pet companion
- Hunter – A long-ranged marksman that does massive damage from afar
- Medic – A healer that can be a lifesaver, an especially good choice for those playing co-op
- Gunslinger – A self-buffing DPS that causes high DPS at the expense of burning through ammo
The gunslinger is only available to those who preordered Remnant 2, so if you are planning to purchase Remnant 2 you will have to unlock the gunslinger the hard way.
Mixing the right archetype combos can help keep you alive that little bit longer. I’ve found that the Handler and Medic combo is great for playing solo, while Hunter and Medic are perfect for playing on co-op, but there are plenty of other great combos to explore.