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.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2013

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"ACE Team combines a visually distinct world, an interesting story line, co-op multiplayer, and incredibly satisfying melee combat into one slick package"
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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
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Zeno Clash 2 is way too underrated... It's so much better than the original game, yet almost the same... feels like developers made a game that first Zeno Clash was meant to be.

Best attribute of this game: it's entertaining! That's a win for me. Most modern AAA games are not as entertaining as this game.
Zeno Clash 2 features:

+Interesting world / story.
+Gameplay / combat is challenging and well balanced.
+Game visuals / characters / levels are gorgeous (Seriously, I took 100+ screenshots while playing it).
+Immersive, beautiful soundtrack.
+I really like voice acting in this game.
+Skill points granted for exploring and not for killing stuff.
+You don't have to take part in every random encounter / fight your way through a level you've already visited... or you can, if you really like to punch faces :D

All this makes you want to come back to the world of Zenozoik and explore it. Of course, some things could be done better:

-Most cutscenes are a bit lifeless (despite good voice acting).
-The biggest and potentially most difficult encounter during the story can be easily avoided by running to the level transition.

So yeah, I highly recommend this game, it's really charming and brings out unique experience!
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
This is kinda a good game, it will nicely surprise you.

Start of the game and gameplay are not on the GOTY levels, but this game is funny and really interesting. You will be seeking and revealing mysteries of it's semi-open world. The game looks much surrealistic and in some parts you feel like "is this part of the story or what, where am I?", it's mindblowing so much that even Salvador Dali would had found inspiration in it. On the other side I didn't like character control and other gameplay things, which sometimes drove me crazy.

Story ++
Gameplay -

5.5 / 10
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
It has been a while since I have played the First Zeno Clash and I didn’t remember much from it when I started playing the sequel. From the first few minutes in I knew it will not be disappointing.

The story was amazing and the world was simply breathtaking, I have found myself playing for hours, completely detached from the reality. The best way to describe the experience would be to say: I was dreaming, a dream so unique and intriguing that I was starting to doubt my own sanity.

The gameplay is challenging and controls are complex. To elaborate further: I have never had a chance to execute any of the advanced combinations in any fight, simply because almost always survival came first. Trying to recall and execute a six step combo is simply impossible when you are being attacked by multiple opponents.

There aren’t many games like this one out there. Give it a try!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The good, the bad, and the ugly:

The good: The fist fighting is actually pretty meaty and enjoyable.
The bad: Pretty much everything else.
The ugly: That rat girl dressed in bondage.

Overall impression: Pretty fun if you're playing with a friend, but fun because it's stupid not fun because it's a good game.

A criticism: This game would actually be a lot more fun if the fights were a little bit easier, but with double the amount of fightable enemies per zone.

Hindsight: I might have actually been able to get through at all if I didn't fight my co-op partner until we were both close to death every five minutes, then getting stomped on in the actual fights.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Zeno Clash II is one of those games you probably ignored because it's not an AA title or underwhelming lack of fan base. But when I got my hands on this gem, I was overwhelmed with the weird but magnificent artwork and stunning world this game offers. The ambient sound and the smoothing music makes you feel like you are indeed in a dreamlike world out adventuring to find your missing brothers/sisters and kicking some monsters' ♥♥♥ along the way.

The gameplay is a fresh approach in an fps game where you punch, kick and smash opponents with a caveman-like hammer or other weird things you can pick up. There is also some puzzle elements scattered all over the map and when fighting bosses which will make it a non-repetitive experience. There are many combos you can master, but honestly I find myself using the same moves over and over again.

This game is a must for people who loves to experience a surreal fantasy world while doing some adventuring.

Graphics: 8 - The stunning visuals and surreal world is the number one factor that made this game great.

Performance: 6 - Though it uses some great shadows and lighting, the game suffers from heavy frame drops on some areas.

Gameplay: 7 - Not so many variety in weapons or effective combos to use. Puzzle elements is a plus and boss experience is great but its too easy once you figure out the pattern.

Sound: The ambient sound and music is excellent while the voice acting is great.

Overall Impression: 7 - Definitely a good game, get it on sale!



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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
It takes the best of the original game (which is otherworldly design) and fixes what was poorly made and irritating. So combats got better, more balanced, some plausible amount of exploration was added, old locations were polished and got new details. Plot continues about where it left in the end of the first one.

So if you like whimsically designed surroundings, creatures and characters with weird stories and fitting background music, play this one. But be ready to punch some faces and kick some ♥♥♥, as it is a fighting game. And bring a friend to help you cope with everything physically and mentally.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
you can punch bird people in the face and shoot people and stuff and its fun
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
spent 2 hours hunting moths just so they can give me nightmares because the moth moth master told me so

10/10 would hunt moths again to watch him eat them then die and respawn as a ghost
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Ok this is going to be a short review because If you have played the first one (what you should do) then you know what to get from this however there is couple of things that are new, firstly that it's open world what's a good thing as it allows the player to see and explore world that ACE Team has builded. Another thing that I liked is that it's coop what allows your friends to join in and explore plus kick some ♥♥♥ with you, boss battles are better then the first game and the soundtrack like the last game is amazing. Now for some reason there was alot of bad and mediocre reviews for this game but to be honest game doesn't deserve low scores, to me this game surpass the last one as the soundtrack is alot more memorable, the locations as well and the story was alot more better as well. If you were a fan of the first one or you are interested then buy this game and don't listen to the mediocre reviews (bad reviews as well) because most reviewers haven't played the first one plus don't like beat them ups.

This game gets a 9/10 from me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
A worthy sequel to the first game. Combat has been revamped, but is still familiar enough to make sense to players of the previous game. The aesthetic of the game remains strange, beautiful and unique, although I don't know that I favor the open-world feel of this game to the linear feel of the first (which seemed to work better for the subject matter). The ending, although satisfying, has left me hoping that the series becomes a trilogy.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
+ refreshing lore,
+ quite well written characters,
+ nice weapons,
+ funny enemies,
+ enjoyable fights,
+ some quests.
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- boring protagonist,
- unintuitive,
- some problems with hitboxes,
- might be boring when playing alone so I would recommend to play with someone,
- you can feel that the game is a budget one.

Overall the game is worth to get especially when it costs so little during the sale.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I was a huge fan of Zeno Clash 1. Of Zeno Clash 2? It's a mixed bag.

On the one hand, I like the updated combat, and the arena mode they added is HUGE fun. I sat down in that and 2 hours just... disappeared. Super super fun.

On the other hand, the story portion of the game? The new open world stuff? I feel like it really hurts the game. It's messy, the checkpoints are spaced way too far apart, the difficulty is spiky and weird, and it just... isn't very fun, in general. It'd probably be more fun if you were into the world, but I can't say I find it very interesting / I was mashing through the awkward cutscenes by a few minutes into the game.

So yes I recommend the game, strongly, but personally, I only really enjoy the arena mode(s) - especially if you pick it up on a sale. Your mileage may vary.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Zeno Clash2
8/10

The Good:

+ Although the gameplay is almost identical to the first, the level design has changed. Rather than being a linear adventure in the first game Zeno Clash 2 has large areas to explore interconnected with each other. This gives the world a more cohesive feel.

+ Each area to explore is unique and different from the last making it exciting when you reach new areas.

+ Both Zeno Clash games can not be faulted for being unoriginal. These games are some of the craziest, most unique and original ideas in a game. Everything from the world to the characters to the enemies makes for a very fresh experience.

+ Unique enemy designs

+ Artistically the game is nice with some really nice scenery, technically however I felt that it was average

+ Combat is fun, one of the few games that has done first person melee fighting successfully. In addition to straight combat, you can find weapons/guns or use your secondary items to defeat your enemies.

+ Some slight RPG mechanics. Scattered throughout the world are skill totems, fidning them gives you experience points where you can spend them on 4 attributes: Health, Strength, Stamina and Leadership.

Average:

-The game is somewhat easy, I had little trouble on normal and I don't think hard would have posed too much trouble either. One of the secondary items makes combat pretty trivial most of the time.

-If you never played the first game then you will not understand what the hell is going on. If you played the first then you will still be confused only slightly less. The story is decent but isn't presented as well as it should be and that is a shame because the story touches upon some interesting themes that should be expored further.

-The attribute leadership is somewhat of a useless stat. Leadership allows you to recruit allies to fight with you in many battles, a new addition to the game. The problem is, combat being easy and your AI companions being stupid doesn't make it a worthwhile stat, making it very meaningless.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Having found the original Zeno Clash to be rather one-dimensional and repetitive, I went into the sequel with low expectations. Thankfully, it turned out to be a great experience.

The addition of clever puzzles, attributes, collectables, interesting weapons and a variety of enemies (including some very imaginative bosses) is a vast improvement. It has some great moments, both scripted and unscripted - beating a tough enemy by knocking him off a cliff with a couple of well-placed punches was my favourite.

Add in the gorgeous graphics, great music and off-the-wall writing, and it's definitely got my recommendation.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I didn't play the first part of Zeno Clash, so I was confused firstly. But then story took me. Easy puzzles, entertaining brawls, picturesque scenery, great sound. By the way, about the sound, my favourite enemies are marauders, their faces covered with bag like masks, so they sounded like they shout into a pillow. Actually great effect, so energetic, so exprressive. Sometimes I just load game to fight them and to listen to them.
Minuses: pretty linear, there is almost no choice. Also, some puzzles are just "do the same several times" mixed with brawls. From the middle of the game you get some instruments to interact with environment, and you'll be confused whether you're able to interact with it or not.
So, it's a good game. I had no intensions to play it actually, I don't rememer where I got it. However, I played it to the end!
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178 of 195 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
If at any time in your life, you felt the urge to go down to the set of a Muppets movie, or Sesame Street, and go full on Mike Tyson and jab uppercut the living BALLS out of a bunch of weird, furry creatures, Zeno Clash 2 is the game for you.
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60 of 68 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2013
This is a really surreal first person brawler. The combat is satisfying, but can grind a bit after a while - but what you're really coming to a game like this for is the bizarre setting and characters. You could play it without the first game and not miss much as the story is so bizarre anyway, but it's worth playing both. It's not a must play, but this is a really unusual world, the likes of which you won't find elsewhere.
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61 of 72 people (85%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw Zeno Clash 2 on Steam was;
"I definitely have to get this game."

Now, I have played the first Zeno Clash, and the second. I have completed both and there's quite a bit of things to say about both of them.

The vivid, quirky design of landscape, buildings, characters and items/weapons is present in both games, and it's truly something refreshing that you don't actually see in every game out there.
The storyline, too -- is connected. The two are connected, so I suggest you play Zeno Clash before picking up on Zeno Clash 2, as you most likely won't understand the story behind Ghat's 'family' and what happened to it in the events of the original.

Now, onto the mechanics themselves. The game is a first-person brawler, and it's a bit easier than the original. (At least as I remember it, I've played it ages ago. Literally!) The mechanics of the brawling is actually great. Rarely ever will you run into a bug, and the new tools of the trade (Grenades, Chain, as I like to call it the Sun/Moon-strike gauntlet and the Golem Link are all amazing tools that are (later on) at your disposal. The game is very responsive and plays out well, the punches connect when they need to connect, and the special moves that you learn how to use in the tutorial or later on come to play when you fight a bit more advanced enemies.

Onto the world;
The world of Zenozoik is truly amazing. It's a 'civilization' between barbarism and chiefdom as described by one of the game characters you will (later on) absolutely love and root for. The locations! They're absolutely amazing, quirky and detailed just how they were in the first Zeno Clash. Now, for a fan -- this is not a bad thing! This is absolutely amazing as it has freshened up my memory on the world itself, especially the 'city' of Halstedom.

Now, if you're familiar with the game you'll notice a lot of old characters appearing, such as Rimat, Father-Mother, Pott and others. And they're spanking new amazing in the second edition. Also, guess who you'll encounter as well? Chneero! That's right! You'll meet Chneero, the one-legged Corwid! And you will love it.

The game sparkles with detail, and it's absolutely stunning. It has taken my breath a few times when I was watching the horizon over Zenozoik. Why? Well, you'll notice the level design -- which is actually original, and the character/monster designs that you haven't seen anywhere else, really.

Zeno Clash 2 blooms with originality and is truly an under-rated and under-appreciated title on Steam.
Worth the money? Definitely worth even more.
10/10
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
Zeno Clash II might be the most unlikely sequel in recent gaming history given the first game’s status as a thoroughly bizarre first-person brawler some consider to be a cult classic. The story is often confusing and poorly conveyed through incredibly stilted dialogue delivered by in-game cutscenes. Navigation is a constant source of frustration as the game will decide to leave player’s without an objective marker and no clue as to where to go next. Melee combat takes up the majority of the mechanics and it largely works.The confusing narrative, poor voice acting, and lackluster puzzles make the game hard to love, but if “weird” is your niche, this trip offers some solid entertainment.The game’s utter oddness is enough to grab the attention of the average gamer, but its on-and-off mission structure isn’t going to keep them for long and once again fisticuffs in first-person proves problematic.Hugely imaginative but slightly irritating. Overall 6/10.
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2013
A very good indie game and a superb follow-up to a growing mania in the fps world : Zeno Clash. Like the first opus all the fighting is mainly about fisticuff and peculiar blunt weapons which makes for some intriguing at first but generally very satisfying gaming experience. As you might expect the story unfolds and takes on where the first opus left it back in the days. Some questions remained unanswered in the past and Gatt will need to put his own personal straight up hammer-diplomacy to use once again to bring justice to his fellow Zenozoid brethren and save them from the evil designs of the makers. Original, fun and quite well produced, this game is a milestone in the history of video game. Awesome in so many ways.
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