Escape Goat 2 is a puzzle platformer game where you use machinery, the environment, and a friendly mouse to progress through a dungeon.
User reviews: Very Positive (136 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 24, 2014

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"A Double Fine Presents Game 'Escape Goat 2 made me feel like some kind of genius — and I loved it for that.' -Polygon"

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November 10

Version 1.1.2 pushed to beta branch: should fix Workshop support

To access the beta version, just right click on the game in your library, go to properties, then the beta tab. Select the "beta - beta testing branch" from the dropdown and Steam should update to this version.

If this works for a good number of people without introducing bugs, I will push it into the main branch!

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Reviews

“Escape Goat 2 made me feel brilliant.”
8.0 – Polygon

“You will be a happier person for playing this game.”
8.0 – Hooked Gamers

“It's far more beautiful and elegant than a game based on a pun has any right to be.”
8.0 – Joystiq

About This Game

"The game’s flow from challenge to discovery is a masterwork for the genre ..." - Ars Technica

Escape Goat 2 is a puzzle platformer game where you use machinery, the environment, and a friendly mouse to progress through a dungeon.

Overview: None have overcome the Stronghold of Toragos... will you be the first goat to do so? Escape Goat 2 is the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2011 indie game, featuring more than double the content: larger rooms, HD graphics, dynamic lighting, and a host of devilish new traps.

Pick your path through the massive Stronghold, divided into ten unique zones. Worry not, brave Goat, for you have a friend on this mission: Your immortal mouse familiar can crawl to otherwise unreachable areas, to hit switches and distract enemies. Use your wits, reason, reflexes and courage to overcome each room, and save your friends from an eternal slumber...

  • Over 100 rooms of puzzles, traps, and sheeply lore
  • With destructible and movable walls, the rooms take on many forms as you manipulate hidden machinery to reach the exit
  • Fully hand-drawn, hi-def art and animation, brought to life with a custom lighting engine
  • Epic 90's Redbook Audio soundtrack, featuring guest track by Disasterpeace (composer, FEZ)

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP Service Pack 2
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT/S 4xx, Intel 4000 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 600 series or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9.2
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+ support
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: S3TC support is NOT required.
    Recommended:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit, S3TC texture support
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+ support
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
It's a very satisfying, and at times quite challenging puzzle game that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the genre. The level design is done well enough that anyone can pick it up and understand the basic rules of the game. The developer, Ian Stocker, took notes from Egoraptor's Sequelitis video on Mega Man X, and has done a great job at creating the level of conveyance necessary for a good puzzle or action game. Every time there's a new element, it's introduced to the player in a safe way where the player is not in danger of dying (or is very unlikely to die), then is immediately used in several different and creative ways in the following puzzles.

I completed it in about 4 hours, 26 minutes of in-game time, and I'd say for $10, plus Workshop support for custom user-created levels, it's well worth a buy.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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18.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Take everything that's great from Escape Goat, upgrade the graphics, and throw in some new ideas and you get Escape Goat 2.

Escape Goat 2 is a fantastic puzzle-platformer. The levels range from puzzle-oriented to precision platforming through a few different environments. There are a few secret levels that tend to be the more difficult levels in the game.

You play a goat who can double-jump and dash. The goat house a mouse friend that can be used to toggle triggers, fit into small spaces, switch places with, turn into blocks, and a couple other abilities your mouse can gain in a level.

Graphically, I miss the more 8-bit look from Escape Goat for the goat and mouse, but the levels with the lighting look great.

The game plays great. The controls feel precise and work very well for platforming.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Solid puzzle platforming. Clever puzzles, satisfying to solve. Just freakin' buy it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The goat controls perfectly, the beats are fresh, the supporting characters are well developed, and the puzzles are plentiful.

Goat Murder Simulator 2 gets the Regulus Hickory 3000 Goat Carcass award for Most Creative Way to Kill a Goat.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A simple yet addictive platformer, feeling like its predecessor, but feels like a sequel, improving on its gimmicks, graphics, music, and overall, is the better game. Probably one of the more atmospheric games I've played for what it is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Any game that'll get you to marathon through it in one 6-hour play session is pretty great. This is a really fun little indie title that I got about 90% completion (there are some hidden rooms) in the 6 hours that I played today... and I'll probably go back for the last 10%, too :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
You bet I'm recommending this game, too.

10/10 great sequel love the protagonist
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
10/10 GOTYAY
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Behind the silliness of its title, Escape Goat 2 is actually a pretty good puzzle plateformer. Every level is cleverly designed, different each time, and challenging. A lot of different gameplay mecanics (the mouse that follow you have different powers), so each level feel fresh and exciting. Tight and simple control, compatible with the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One) controller.

I love this game, I recommend it to anyone even remotely interested in the puzzle-platformer genre.
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15.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
The game does not go much further than the first one, but it is as fun (or even more). Beautifully crafted scenarios, and musical masterpieces, i could not stop playing it until i got 100%.
(Also, the bonus levels are REALLY challenging)
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4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
A very solid puzzle-platformer that will test your reflexes. I preferred the pixelated graphics of the first installment, but the look of this game is nothing to scoff at.
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17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I think I liked the style of the original's graphics & music a bit better, but this is still highly enjoyable.
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8.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Love this. It's so extremely polished and well-done. If you like puzzle platformers get it. It's harder than its gentle looks would make it appear. It is not Goat Simulator, so just shush.
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4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Sequel to a fantastic puzzler, its still good and now with updated graphics.
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15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
The best goat-themed puzzle-platformer you will ever play.
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7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Never played the first, but I really enjoyed this game! It's adorable and the mechanics are pretty simple. It definitely had me stumped a few times, and I like that it wasn't TOO easy. If you like puzzle type platformers, you'll get sucked into this one for sure.
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
If all you we need is an escape goat, I think we should just let this one go.

But seriously, this game is fantastic, and it's a fantastic sequel because it doesn't spend an hour teaching you the same things you learned in the first game.

The puzzles are worthy of the moniker: they are challenging and put your mental faculties and reaction time to use instead of having solutions so obvious they border on insulting your intelligence.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Pleasant graphics, fun puzzles, and a fantastic soundtrack. In all, a nice casual game for a relaxing evening.
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
An obscure but very creative concept for a puzzle game with some minor although very tight platforming elements. A very challenging game, but after you learn the core mechanics it gets easier just like any good puzzle game should be. The game is brilliantly simple and anyone can figure it out. The new level editor adds even more depth to this game. The art style is very pretty and really makes the game shine Although, it was not as good as its predecessor in my mind few games really are. There are minor problems with the game. Some minor bugs and glitches. Also, the controls on the keyboard are not quite as good as they could be, but this is not a major problem because their is controller adaptability. In addition, this game was originally designed for consoles so you can't really fault it. Also it didn't take many major leaps away from the first game in many ways it was the same, built the first game was so great that it really doesn't mater. Finally, in my point of view the games a little short. It is a great puzzle game that more people should own it gets an 8.5 out of 10 from me.
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