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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (716 reviews)
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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June 8

Zeno Clash 2 updated to version 1.04

The new update includes:

1) NVidia 3D Vision support!

2) New wallpapers! You can get them at the game's root directory.

3) German localization fix.

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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

    • 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
    • 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
13 of 17 people (76%) 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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
13.8 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Released 4 years after its predecessor, Zeno Clash 2 takes place where the first game left off. FatherMother is now imprisoned and Ghat - teamed up with Rimat this time - is planning to set him free. All this is because of Golem, the mysterious creature our heroes were helped by who - to have the favour returned - decided to rule our heroes' village and establish some not exactly just laws.

The core elements remain the same: Zeno Clash is still a brawling game. But now with more fluid combat which also means it is easier this time. We feel more in control of our body and the rage meter that gradually fills helps us deliver bigger punches. Alternatively, we can initiate a fury status which allows Ghat to unleash stronger punches faster. Melee weapons and guns return and here we have some new additions.

We now have a chain which allows us to have a greater reach. Also, we have some creative weapons such as the gauntlet that is for opening gates - either the moon or the sun light can help us here. The other gauntlet allows us to link two enemies - by hitting one of them the other suffers the same damage. This is a good idea in case we have run out of skull grenades and we are facing a horde of enemies.

Overall, the more fluid fighting technique with the new combos gives us a better - and more enjoyable - brawler experience. Facing big guys is not as tedious this time as it used to be. We have more tactics up in our sleeves and the extra weapons such as the somewhat overpowered chain really allow us to have a good time.

Graphics-wise the game looks better than ever. I especially liked the golem creatures' animation and some of the vistas are gorgeous. Some of the cutscenes deliberately employ the light of the setting sun and walking along the coastline and looking at the constantly changing tides can be invigorating. The music is great and accompanies the transpiring events the same way it did 4 years ago.

The story? Still barely makes any sense. But now we can venture into the world of golem creatures and can get a few glimpses at their unique technology. More steampunk weirdness if you missed it. Did I also tell you we now have a creature with teeth in their beak? Zeno Clash 2 throws all the weird citizens of Zenozoik at us.

The campaign, interestingly, is not as linear as it used to be. We have waypoints that can take us to the desired place we need to be. Markers indicate in which direction we should go and as we now have side missions to complete we can just prioritise in the way we desire. We can also look for some collectibles - totems are especially important as they can level us up. This is a minor RPG element in the game I found unnecessary but ultimately interesting.

The challenge mode returns where round after round we can just beat up all our favourite Zenozoik friends and every penny we receive after every round counts: Do you purchase a weapon or unlock the chain? Or simply buy 4 allies who can help you survive the next round. By the way, allies: by talking to some of the citizens we are able to recruit some Zenos ourselves in the campaign - this is best if we cannot find a buddy for cooperative gameplay.

Zeno Clash 2 is great! Its large-scale fist-fights are greater and they surely involve even weirder participants. Grab it while on sale and go get into some fist-fights right away!
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8 of 12 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Heck yes, I recommend this game. It's a gorgeous, bizarre first-person fist fighter, a game anybody with any taste should have.

Yeah, sometimes the coop is a bit buggy for the remote player. But you'll not really ever play another game like this, that Riddick game kind of excepted. Totally worth it. Heck, I willingly paid full price for it.
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