Ghat's story is far from over: Zeno Clash 2 picks up where the deliciously brazen first game left off. After 4 years of waiting, the sequel to the surreal first-person brawler brings more variety in combat and levels, and even more bizarre storytelling into the beguiling world of Zenozoik.
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Release Date: Apr 30, 2013

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January 11

Join the 'Deadly Tower of Monsters' Hub and win a Steam key!

Hi ACE Team fans. As we approach the release date of our latest game; 'The Deadly Tower of Monsters', on January 19th, we'd like to run a small contest so 5 lucky participants can get a free copy when the game launches.

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Frame-rate Challenge Mode:
Sometimes the internet leaks into games, and even Zeno Clash 2 can’t escape. In this unique challenge, surreal wireframe enemies begin spawning with increasing frequency. The enemies still require skill to beat, but the waves are only limited by one thing: the PC’s performance. Eking every last ounce of computational horsepower will be the key to surviving as long as possible in this highly unusual challenge.

Coliseum Challenge Mode:
This wave-based attack mode will push players to the limit. 50 waves of enemies will spawn, with increasing difficulty. True mastery of Zeno Clash 2’s first-person combat system of deadly combos will lead brawlers to victory, but there is some respite between rounds as players will have access to the store to buy weapons, power-ups, even allies. Unlike the game, there’s no restriction on the number of allies either, so get ready for the most intense, all-out, battle royale in all of Zenozoik.

Special Edition

The Special Edition for Zeno Clash 2 includes:

  • ‘The Art of ‘Zenozoik’ digital artbook
  • Zeno Clash 2 Original Soundtrack

About This Game

Ghat's story is far from over: Zeno Clash 2 picks up where the deliciously brazen first game left off. After 4 years of waiting, the sequel to the surreal first-person brawler brings more variety in combat and levels, and even more bizarre storytelling into the beguiling world of Zenozoik. Join forces with your former foe Rimat and battle against scores of angry denizens, preventing their dastardly machinations from being realized.

Zeno Clash 2 welcomes new players to the Zeno Clash universe with a new game that will bring them into the universe and fill them in on the backstory. Returning players will delight in the connections between the new settings and the first adventure. All players will thoroughly enjoy playing a first-person brawler that provides a rarity in modern gaming: a truly unique experience.

Zeno Clash 2 has beefed up its combat engine with precision punch targeting, blocking, and high-impact hits that only make the bone-crunching, face-rattling fistcuffs more satisfying. The new "Lock-on" function gives players a wider range of control for dishing out the damage. New RPG mechanics will allow Ghat and Rimat to punch harder, defend better, and recruit more powerful allies to aid in their quest. Zeno Clash 2 now harnesses the full power of the Unreal III engine to bring the bizarre and beautiful world of Zenozoik to life. ACE Team's boundless imagination brings gamers into a universe of surreal foes, fantastic locations, and truly unique visuals that is unlike anything else you will ever play. With the newly added drop-in/drop-out co-op play, Zeno Clash 2 invites you AND a friend to dive once more into the fray!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4800+
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB free hard drive space
    • Video Card: ATI 3850HD 512 MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB free hard drive space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
The first Zeno Clash was a linear beat'em-up set in first person against creatures that looked like a junkie's nightmares. Zeno Clash 2 is a slightly more open beat'em-up set in first person against creatures that look like a junkie's nightmares. Yes, the same hodge-podge group of ecclectic animal parts have spent a good deal of time figuring out new ways to re-esemble things that look vaguely human but not quite enough to off-set that uneasy feeling. Of course, the fact that you get to cave-in nearly every punch-able face you see helps.

The combat is the biggest part of the game. Happily, it not only works fantastically by itself, it actually fits into and around the story. It doesn't bog down the story ACE Team is trying to present, and the story fits in with the fighting so that you don't feel held back by cutscenes or dialogue keeping your from punching more dudes. The punches and weapons have impact as well, sending oponents reeling, dropping their weapons, or even sending them flying. Unfortunately, that goes the same for you: when the enemy hits you, you feel it.

I love this game. I've never been a big fan of beat'em-ups but somehow this game really gets me excited. The characters are vivid in more than just their off-putting looks and the story is fascinating. The environments have made a huge change for the better, becoming more open and vibrant. However, don't let the openness fool you. This game is still very linear; not quite as linear as the first one, but it is very far from open world. However, you are free to explore the various locales as many times as you want.

The story is one of this game's strong points. ACE Team's writers crafted a world that really feels alive and sets itself apart from similar RPG titles. It works hard to connect every thread from the first game into this one and expands beyond its predecessor in the way a sequel should. The story is far from perfect, of course. A few points could easily have been skipped and nothing would have been lost. However, those points are interesting in their own way and add to the life of this world even if they add nothing to the main plot.

Zeno Clash 2 is worth every penny. It provides a great story both as a standalone and as a continuation of the Zeno Clash world, and the combat is superb, fitting in perfectly with the story and shining as a testament to first person beat'em-ups. It isn't terribly hard, but it won't be a walk in the park either.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Throw 30,000 punches and execute over 6,000 sick melee combos during a single playthrough of this beautifully offset first person brawler!

Oh yeah, I guess there's some art and a bit of neat stuff to look at too.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
It's a fantastic surreal world with intresting story!!! 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I'm not sure why I bought this game, as I was not overly fond of the first Zeno Clash. It was wacky to a fault and the gameplay was monotonous. But the creativity behind it maybe left enough of an impression that I splurged on a sale for the sequel.

Regardless of the money, I don't feel playing through this game was time well spent. The world is bigger. It's less linear. There's more exploration and more characters. But those weren't problems that needed to be addressed or improved from the first game. It's like the developers focused on all the wrong things instead of working on any of the actual issues. The gameplay is still boring and limited and frustrating. The characters and the writing don't have any emotion in them, to say nothing of the flat, dull voice acting.

What did make me happy was the lore and history of the universe getting fleshed out. That was the best part by far. Inevitably, it was drowned out by the other elements, and we're left with a story not worth telling. The events of these games don't actually seem to affect any real change for either the characters or the world they reside in.

I have to give some props to the art direction. There are some beautiful moments of pure imagination. I'd probably buy some of these landscapes and levels as artwork. The problem is they're more fun to look at than to play through.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
A very underrated game which you should buy right after you finish the first one. Amazingly majestic and beautiful world, interesting story and responsive fighting mechanics will not leave you unsatisfied. Play it.
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