Dive into an exciting, action-packed adventure and relive the incredible scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster “Kick-Ass 2”. Fight countless hordes of enemies! Put on your mask, hone your weapons, and get ready to kick ass!
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Very Negative (123 reviews) - 17% of the 123 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2014

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“The comic look convinces, the gameplay is fun – so 80% are just perfect.”
80/100 – http://www.testmania.de/18892/kick-ass-2-pc/

About This Game

Dive into an exciting, action-packed adventure and relive the incredible scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster 'Kick-Ass 2'. A ominous threat is hanging over New York City and only Kick-Ass can stop it. Fight countless hordes of enemies! Put on your mask, hone your weapons, and get ready to kick ass!

Features

  • Brutal attacks and devastating combos!
  • Relive the film's best scenes!
  • Experience an adventure in New York City!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 / AMD® Athlon™ 64 x2 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ 8800 GTS / AMD® Radeon™ HD 3850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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1,846 of 1,917 people (96%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
Pros:

1. Haven't seen any yet.

Cons:

1. Sluggish combat. Kick-♥♥♥ and enemies seemingly move in slow motion. The game lists combos you can refer to, but the movements are so slow that you'll more than likely get hit before you're done executing them. Finishing moves involve drawn out animations that you'll wish you could skip just so you can move on. There is absolutely no progression. You're stuck with the same basic moves the whole game. Combat basically consists of light/heavy attacks, counter, rinse, repeat.

2. The voice acting is ATROCIOUS. It sounds like a bad Spanglish dub. I didn't realize Kick-♥♥♥ grew up in a Mexican barrio.

3. There is a game-killing bug that doesn't allow you to continue where you left off despite the save icon flashing at the bottom right hand screen. Instead, it boots you to the beginning of the level EVERY TIME.

Edit: After further playthrough, I realized that the game only saves at the beginning of each level. Lame. What modern game forces you to play a whole level without any save points?

4. No co-op, no option to play as Hit-Girl which is what everybody wants.

5. There is no exploration. Levels consist of you moving from one cluster of enemies to another till the level is mercifully over.

6. There are no unlockables. No bonus comics to collect, no alternate costumes, no art gallery, etc. Absolutely nothing to entice you to play further.

I'm about an hour in and I'm finding it hard to justify playing any longer. If it was a physical copy, it'd probably would have been flung out the window a long time ago. The game as is, is not worth more than $10 as a new release. Personally, I'd wait till it was down to $5 or lower.
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1,608 of 1,720 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
Terrible combat no character progression and linear gameplay pass on this one...
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80 of 86 people (93%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
If you are looking for a terrible example of licensed shovelware, here it, Kick-♥♥♥ 2, the stinky king of the trash hill.

Released over a year after the second movie bombed in theaters, Freedom Factory decided to grace the gaming scene with this piece of interactive entertainment, but forgoing anything that has to do with actual fun and entertainment.

Here is the ♥♥♥♥ list:

-Absolutely horrendous voice over on all the main characters, especially Kick-♥♥♥ himself who sounds like an annoying Spanish kid trying his hardest to fit in The Hamptons. I imagine the conversation that occurred at Freedom Factory went like this: Producer: "Great job on the Spanish voice over, you brought out the vigilante in you. So, can you do the English, Italian and German too?" VO: "Uh, well, you know.. Product: "Excellent, I'll schedule you for a couple more hours. Jorgeeeee! We're good on localization! Cancel the American's contract."

-Terrible script and sound bites. The writer tried their hardest to inject every possible unrelated pop-culture reference in every ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ scene.

-Uninspired level design that is on par with The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall when it comes to visual quality and consistency. Everything is so sickeningly bland and heavily reused in the four areas the game kicks you through, that you will appreciate the few and badly illustrated comic scenes in between. I've fallen through the game's geometry 3 times at least, losing time and patience, while trying to tip-toe through the scenery.

-Slow and clunky camera controls plus the occasional forced camera angle for street fighter-style segments. The camera doesn't move with your character when elevated either.
-Terrible controls that cannot be changed on PC. That's right, you are stuck with whatever default Alt/E/Space controls they developers deemed "optimal" for your experience. They didn't even bother to provide you with a menu for that.

-Fight combos are IMPOSSIBLE to pull with keyboard controls, you absolutely need a gamepad for that. I truly believe that the developers didn't test the game with that setup.

-Music plays the same 3 oddly-misplaced tracks over and over, while the voice overs just punched more salt into my bleeding ears.

-Movement and pace throughout the entire game is absolutely slow and pointless: you run like a turtle, your fights are agonizing and running through the world presents no excitement or purpose, aside from finding some random Wi-Fi spots and graffiti to cover.

On the upside, the graphic style and main character's design were OK and fitting for the comic book style, it's a pity they did not fill the world with anything exciting or worthy of the comic book.

The entire game feels so badly and quickly manufactured that you'll feel like burning every dollar you spent on this crap. A fitting metaphor presented itself every time Kick-♥♥♥ used the stairs saying "Why the hell am I doing this, heh!" Indeed, Kick-♥♥♥, why the ♥♥♥♥ am I?

.5/5 (Lowest mark so far!)
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Just-♥♥♥ 2 would be a more fitting title.
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Where to start with this game.. wow it's absolutely horrible, they had some good ideas but the execution is garbage.. The combat is like a knock off of the Rocksteady Batman games... only much slower and much worse. While Batman's combat flowed this combat sees massive slowdowns, and isn't difficult at all. Even if the combat was perfect it becomes super repetitive with about 3 finishing moves. After the 500th time kicking someone in the groin, choking them or breaking their arm it gets really old.

Did I mention the combat is super slow, super slow... I'm not sure if it's some massive delay in the button inputs or if the delay is intentional to make the game easier.

I got this game for 5 dollars.... and I feel as though I paid 4.95 too much for it. I can understand the game is a licensed title but jeez did they tie up all the money in securing the license and ignore the actual gameplay? The only positives this game has going for it are the trading cards are selling for a decent amount, but still not enough to pick the game up...

save your money, save your time, and buy something that is actually worth the price.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2015
One of the worst games I have ever played here on Steam.

    This game is insanely BUGGY, like:
  • Going through walls.
  • Getting stuck in place for a while.
  • FLYING.
  • Sinking through the floor.

    Combat
  • The combat is very dull, slow-paced, and simple.
  • The enemies are faster in combat.

    Other Issue
  • You cannot tab out of the game.

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. 0/10!
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
I beat this game in less than two hours, and 20 minutes of that was on the first level.

It's a slow, dull beat-em-up where you walk up to a group of thugs, beat them up, regenerate your health, clear an obstacle (door, electric wire) and then rinse and repeat. There seems to be less than half a dozen finisher moves and each one takes a good 15 seconds or so to execute, so you might as well strike the enemy a couple of extra times instead to save yourself some time. Combat is as follows: X, Y, X, Y, X, Y. Oncoming attack? Hit B to dodge. X, Y, X, Y, X, Y. If you want to vary things up, you can try different permutations of X and Y, but it doesn't do much. There are combos you can do by hitting three attacks one after another, which momentarily stuns the enemy, but there's very little difference between them and dodging an attack breaks your combo anyway.

There's no variety in the combat at all. You're constantly fighting the same two kind of enemies, normal and big enemies. They do occasionally have weapons or a shield. You'll be fighting a big thug with a shield in one level, then in the next level a big police officer with a shield. Your moves remain the same throughout the whole game. How about letting me use that baseball bat I disarmed from an enemy? Isn't that beat'em up 101?

Around the second level I got tired of beating up countless groups of enemies, so I tried just walking past them... it worked. In fact, you can walk past about 80% of the enemies in this game. Occasionally there will be a gate you can't climb over until you clear out a group of nearby enemies, but any other type of object (electric box, ladder) you can interact with while in combat.

For some reason Kick-♥♥♥ has a Spanish accent. The voice acting is atrocious. Besides having little to no emotion, almost all of the voice actors mispronounce words (parkour = parker, goth = ghoth). Every other time you climb a ladder, for some reason Kick-♥♥♥ spouts "Damn. Why the hell am I doing this?". You'll be hearing the same taunts over and over throughout the game.

Besides the issues with clipping, invisible walls galore, the camera obstructing your view in combat, and the lack of mouth movement when characters speak, I actually like the graphic style of the game. If they had put a bit of effort into making the combat fun and varied, maybe put some things to do in the levels besides beating up on groups of thugs every 30 seconds, they might have had a decent game.

The game also screws up your system font every time you launch it. Many thanks to the German reviewer here for finding out what the game does: http://steamcommunity.com/id/unevermind/recommended/304170/

The game disables ClearType in Windows. To re-enable it, go to the Control Panel and search for "Adjust ClearType text". Check "Turn on ClearType" and hit next a few times to make your fonts normal again.
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
Seeing so many negative reviews, i was interested to try this out my self.

let me tell you, it's as bad as people say.

Voice acting is terrible (i don't even think the guy that voices Kick-♥♥♥ speaks fluent English, let alone has an American accent.
The gameplay itself is really rigid and awkward. you have a list of combos that are actually impossible to pull off. resulting in a swing, pause, swing, get punched in the face. Type fighting style.
The audio is terribly inbalanced. Ranging from eardrum piercingly loud music to barely audible voices. Made worse when they had people voice over this music.
Controls are, at best. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. even menu controls made me wonder why they didn't just copy every other game with sensible controls.
Crediot to the devs, the finishers are... inventive? If exteremely ridiculous and impractical.
I only managed to get to the 2nd group of thugs before i turned this off. It's an awfully designed game which i couldn't bare continuing through.

I bought a cheap bundle in order to get this game, i even regret spending that $3 on it.
Certainly wouldn't recommend unless you want to laugh at how terrible it is.
Whoever at "testmania.de" gave it 80% rating clearly didn't actually launch the game at all.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
Pro:
I like the looks of the game
So buggy it's to the point of being funny
Steam cards & achieves
Acting & script is so bad it's actually funny


Cons:
Very repetitive
Not a lot of control options (such as remapping combos to certain keys)
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Overpriced
Controls seem a little slow in combat ... PITA


Overall:
5/10 -1 controls -2 price = 2/10

This is a $2 game that cost $22. If you can get it 90% off and your into laggy beat-em-ups and liked the movies / comics then grab this game. Otherwise steam has so many more good games for a lot less than this. Go give them a try instead.

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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2015
don't waste your time even reading this review.. it's garbage. Horrible console port that couldn't have been any good on console either.
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HyphenSam
1,073.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
It's a terrible port with lots of bugs and sluggish combat, but it has terrible yet funny voice-acting and it's alright once you get past all of the negatives.
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[420] Insecure Barry Bee Benson
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 5
6/10 could be better
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Lucky
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 6
Look, I thought this'd be a great idea for a game. I mean, a comic style, beat 'em up based off of the Kick-♥♥♥ movies. I can see (a different) development team, make use of this. Making an decent Kick-♥♥♥ game. I can see things being done with this franchise, but this game....has done nothing. I tried so hard to like this game, and that should never be the case with any game. Awful camera. Dreadful sluggish useless combat. Scarily horrible voice acting (apparently now Kick-♥♥♥ is mexican). The worst contorls I've ever played in a game. I plugged in a controller. I tried. It made no difference at all whatsoever. This game is just awful. I wanted to find ONE REASON why I should give this game a good review, and there's nothing apart from a good concept and OK comic visuals. However (I highly doubt it) but if there is another Kick-♥♥♥ game planned for future by a different developer, I am willing to give this franchise another chance, Overall a 3/10
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peteurpola
5.0 hrs
Posted: July 2
Kickass got hit in the head so hard he forgot how to speak english.
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SpicyFlash
5.1 hrs
Posted: July 1
Not bad..
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hungrychipmunk
0.4 hrs
Posted: June 29
this game made me want to quit playing all video games
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big_nutZZ
92.0 hrs
Posted: May 17
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Dick-Ass Thief
3.8 hrs
Posted: March 27
This game is complete crap. For some reason everyone is voiced by a Mexican/hispanic person of colour. Gameplay is extremely broken/slow/boring.
And after launching the game, it PERMANENTLY messed up my computer's screen resolution.

I'm normally on 1600/1050, but I launched the game in 1280p. It converted my entire desktop resolution to 1280, EVEN AFTER I CLOSED THE GAME. I can't find a way to fix this. The developers are crap, and I wish ill upon their families for releasing this stinking pile of garbage.
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Double Uppercut
3.1 hrs
Posted: March 15
Wow.

Wooooooooow.

This game is horrible. Of course, that should be no surprise, because of how low I saw the ratings for this game, but... holy crap, this game is absolutely awful!

I've never been a big fan of Kick-A**. The comics sucked, but the movies were pretty decent. They never did anything particularly for me, but I can get why people love that particular character and his universe. But where the hell did this game come from? Someone, please, tell me! This game came out an entire year after Kick-A** 2. Who approved of this? Who agreed to this project, and released it in this state?

Okay, the game isn't ALL awful. Whenever I think of some of the worst games I've played like Manhunter or Kane and Lynch 2, they had awful controls and graphic design. Kick-A** 2 can boast graphics ripped off of Borderlands (but they still look good) and a game that actually functions. Walking Kick-A** doesn't feel like controlling a rubber chicken. Take notes, Manhunter! Take f***ing notes!

EVERYTHING else in this game is rubbish though, so stop your notes on controls and graphics, Manhunter. The game, in summary is, walk through straightforward poorly designed levels with arrows telling you where you need to go, fight 5 enemies or so, wash, rinse, and repeat.

Of course, you could learn the cool trick I learned. If you walk about ten feet from the fight, the enemies will completely forget you exist, causing you to blast through levels with ease.

This doesn't work with the boss, unfortunately. And it's here that a lot of the problems dispersed evenly throughout the game culminate into a big, moist hairy pile of filth on the shower drain. The combat is basically Batman: Arkham Asylum but watered down to punching and dodging. And even dodging is a little flakey, since you can only sometimes dodge enemy attacks. Only sometimes. And forget about enemies with guns. At that point, you're screwed. And if you die during a boss fight, it doesn't load like the other levels where it remembers all the enemies you kill. No, you do it all over again. And the frustrating combat system can be massively frustrating.

The icing on top of this sh** cake is the horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE voice acting. The actors sound like foreign vacationers stopping by America and getting tricked into doing the voices for this game. Hit Girl pronounces the word "nihilistic" like "Nih-HI-lis-tic". The opening line in the actual game that Kick-A** delivers about the Punisher is just as fantastic, too.

This game is awful. But it looks a little pretty. So judge it for yourself. I'm sure if you're masochistic enough, you'll learn to love this game. But I'm giving it a 3/10.
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Leonhard Euler
3.8 hrs
Posted: February 28
The environment is bland. The combat is repetitive. The dialogue is boring. And there's nothing to redeem this game.

It's a beat-em-up with a bad ripoff of arkham-style combat, with no other gameplay present. You just move from fight to fight to boring fight. Usually just reskins of the same enemies.

Also there's glitches, and not usually fun ones. Twice my character got stuck in a running animation in a static location and I had to reset.
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