Sequel to the sci-fi visual novel Bionic Heart. The game is told from four different points of view: each character choice will change the outcome of the story.
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Mixed (33 reviews) - 57% of the 33 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 1, 2013

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About This Game

The story picks up after the first game ends, where Tom, Luke, and Helen escape to Mars with fake IDs, and Tanya remains on Earth to fight Nanotech, the company led by Richard Meier.

The game is told from four different points of view:

- Luke, who is on Mars with his friends but he can't stop thinking about Tanya and what she told him

- Tom, who is also on Mars, has strong unconfessed feelings for Helen, Luke's girlfriend

- Tanya, an android that decided to stay on Earth, wants to fight against Richard, but will she be able to do it alone?

- Tina, an honest police officer, has strong suspicions about Nanotech and wants to investigate them.

Each character choice will change the outcome of the story.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Mixed (33 reviews)
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Mr. Hands ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I remember playing the prequel and man, the artwork has changed completely. I think it became better. Also, the writing has improved. I could understand more the relationships between them characters. Never thought of them as soulless or blank dolls. In my opinion, it was an interesting sequel and the author gave us plenty endings to see how it all turns out in the end. Sometimes it doesn't even matter, because you know your a s s is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ e d. Watch your friends die and eat a bag of chips in your fancy comfy chair. I'm still not sure why the reviews are mixed. Boss fights are awesome, there's romance and thriller, bunch of endings, beautiful scenery and well drawn characters, interesting personalities, dialogs and atmosphere (yes, yes, I felt the atmosphere in this visual novel), fitting music. Best Winter Wolves' game, imho.
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Helena
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
The first game was better. It wasn’t a masterpiece, but surely more enjoyable than the sequel. I liked the art style (but sometimes there’s a certain lack of expressions — but that’s more like a pet peeve of mine) and BGM, they were nice. Bionic Heart 2 is way too serious and it becomes boring after some time playing.

Even so, I recommend getting this game on a good sale. It has tons of different endings. So if you have some spare money, get BH2.

5/10. I personally didn’t liked this game so much, but I must admit that the multiple endings are quite an accomplishment. If developers ever make a sequel, please bring back the dark humor from the first game!
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archerhawk
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
Bionic Heart 2 is a notable improvement over the original Bionic Heart (which I really disliked), though it still makes a lot of missteps. Every pro in this sequel has a con:

* The character art is far more appealing to me (I hated the exaggerated look in the first game), but Luke in particular appears too young considering that the first game says that he's 35.

* The writing is better (the first game's dialogue was clunky and amateurish, and rife with typos), but the narrative still suffers from long stretches of exposition. And I still don't get why we can understand the cat.

* I appreciate the multiple points of view, but the characters don't quite mesh with their original-game selves in terms of their priorities, behaviors, personalities, and even vocabulary. This game feels like a sequel-but-not-a-sequel in many ways as a result.

* This game's branches are more interesting than those of the first game, and I also like how it's possible for the story to continue even after someone messes up in a "boss battle," but on occasion the endings conflict a bit.

* Finally, going back to the sequel-but-not-a-sequel feeling, the tone of this story is quite a departure from that of the first game. This story tries so hard to be much more serious, with higher stakes and far-reaching consequences. Sometimes it works, but other times it's pure melodrama.

In the end, I can't say that the improvements in this sequel make it a good game, but I did like it better than its predecessor. I'm hoping to see good things in the other Winter Wolves games I still have left to play.
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bigh
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
Also a nice Sci-Fi VN like the first part. In the first moment the graphics seem pretty improved comparing to Bionic Heart 1. Dialogues are now inside the text window. They introduced newly some bossfights (order decision answers) and a new gameplay. Now can progress in the story but have to set about a dozen of savepoints to playthrough all endings. A bit nervy is that you have beat the final endboss for each of the endings. Still a good piece of VN.
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Claymore Casandra
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
Niezła chociaż nie jest tak dobra jak 1 cześć
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yvrvirtuoso
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
The level of sophistication in the writing is noteworthy; parallel and intertwining plots told by four POV characters on two planets is quite a feat. Using the skip function to attain more endings, I had some trouble remembering the choices each character made that were the same or different from my already-achieved endings but it was impressive to see the cohesion of the story despite having several plot threads for each path. The more serious tone of this over the prequel was a welcome change and the 24 endings provide great variety and replay value. In addition, the new character art and social boss fights are definite improvements over the prequel.
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minet
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 24, 2015
It's a wll-made sequel from one of "Bionic Heart" ending. It raises many questions and explains that Earth climate change matter.

It's a feat to write several plots on main characters on 2 planets in parallel.
Hence you can replay with different choices for more endings some deadly,
Have saves before choices to do them all.

From one side you are Luke who’s fled to Mars with his sticky jealous girlfriend and your co-worker Tom.
From the other side you are Tanya with a “bionic heart” like even being an android has feelings and cares for humanity. She’ll be interrogated by the police on Earth, who’ll discover the bad idea of Nanotech’s boss, he thinks he can tame…

You’ll try to prevent Martian scientists getting revenge on the ungrateful earthman or turn evil.
You’ll keep or not your relationship with your girlfriend. You might be betrayed. If you escape, will it be alone or not? What happens next?
How to save the ruins of the world when you’re researched? You’ll learn of Tanya’s past life as a human. Will you die soon or not?

Smart social boss fights with a chain of choices to do in a correct order, though a bad end is among the endings.

Electro.. futuristic music shows to be on alert.

Noteworthy writing that makes you goosebumps on an interlocutor reaction to your words!
This is simply a mind-blowing sci-fi game.
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Enaz
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 20, 2015
I had such high hopes for this game after playing the first Bionic Heart the voice acting and cartoony style characters gave it quite a unique feel compared to most novel games on the market. Sadly the developer has taken a good thing smeared feces all over it like a simian at the Zoo.

All the dark humor and wit seemed to be discarded in lieu of now boring mundane characters with no real depth and all their engaging qualities lost in this atrocious game.

My tip to the dev: Bring back your unique cartoony style of characters and animations and also bring back your voice actors so your interactive novel isn’t as stale as the rest of the bargain bin ones advertised on steam.
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altimys
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: September 10, 2015
Never having played the first Bionic Heart, it was a bit difficult getting into the story of the game, but I soon became engrossed with it after two acts. The art and effects are nice, but what's really nice is the writing. The writing is well done, and throughout multiple playthroughs, you get a feel of what each character is like, and there's so many endings that come about through choice that you make that really didn't seem to matter much at that moment. Though I have to say, lots of the endings are very similar to each other. There aren't many big reveals and all, so it's rather easy to see what kind of ending you might get, so if you'd get bored if you're the type of person that thrives on plot twists.. A pretty nice visual novel overall, and a good way to pass time if you want a solid story.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Bionic Heart 2 is a hard game to explain. It’s a visual novel produced by one of the Western masters of the form, Winterwolves. That means a choose-your-own-adventure with pretty pictures. Simple enough. Where it gets tough is trying to summarize the story.Bionic Heart 2 picks up where the canon path of Bionic Heart left off. Tom, Luke, and Helen escape from Richard Meier by scrounging up some fake IDs and hitching a ride to Mars. Tanya, an android in love with Luke, stays on Earth and attempts to fight the super corporation of Richard Meier by herself.Each playable perspective (Tanya, Luke, Tom, and Tina) are used to illustrate different parts of the conflicts that become integral to the plot. Each choice brings you closer to uncovering the conspiracy headed up by Nanotech or brings you closer to death. It’s a wild ride like any noir crime story that leaves brings interesting twists and revelations to light and raises the question of what it is to be human.Overall, the writing is decent. The story is interesting and the direction isn't terribly predictable. The numerous scenes throughout the story are well paced. Bionic Heart 2 promotes interest is the inclusion of “social boss fights.” These are essentially dialogue puzzles where the goal is to win over the character you are talking to. At the most basic implementation, it means filling a bar to 100% by making the right choices, but as you get further along the formula is changed, thus keeping the mechanic fresh throughout the experience.The environment art is stunning, but the character art could use some work. The outfits and the characters' hair are good, but the faces appear slightly smudged, giving the impression of a lack of polish.The audio tracks are original and contribute to the unique game atmosphere and universe.Bionic Heart 2 is a game worth experiencing. If you’re a sci-fi, noir, neo-noir, crime, or visual novel fan, chances are you’ll find something to latch onto and get a lot of enjoyment out of the game. It’s full of replayability as well, thanks to multiple endings and a well thought-out story.Bionic Heart 2 is an interesting adventure and visual novel worth playing.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2015
This game is very similar to the previous game. In terms of content, it felt like there was a lot more dialogue. The 'social boss fights' were kinda funny but in the end it wasn't anything groundbreaking (which isn't too bad). It's just a similar way to trigger flags. When it comes to art, I definitely saw a big difference. The characters were still drawn quite well but I wasn't able to recognize the same style that was present in the Heileen series and BH1. The art was still quite good though. I really like the sequel's version of Julia as opposed to the previous game.

Nice VN overall. I'd give it a 4/5.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Also a nice Sci-Fi VN like the first part. In the first moment the graphics seem pretty improved comparing to Bionic Heart 1. Dialogues are now inside the text window. They introduced newly some bossfights (order decision answers) and a new gameplay. Now can progress in the story but have to set about a dozen of savepoints to playthrough all endings. A bit nervy is that you have beat the final endboss for each of the endings. Still a good piece of VN.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Bionic Heart 2 is a game wort experiencing.

If you’re a sci-fi, noir, neo-noir, crime, or visual novel fan, chances are you’ll find something to latch onto and get a lot of enjoyment out of the game. It’s full of replayability as well, thanks to multiple endings and a well thought-out story. I would have liked more influence over the story, but that’s just my own preference and I’m sure others will have differing opinions. Regardless, Bionic Heart 2 is an interesting adventure and visual novel worth playing.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
This is an nteresting visual novel which sacrifices the typical genre-obliged light-heartedness setting and "romance options" for a much more mature and grim drama, which is quite refreshing.

The games also features a very good soundtrack (which you can find somewhere in the game folder, along a few wallpapers with drawings not used in the game), and good art, far away from the standard VN anime style in most characters.

The game is sadly not perfect. The writing could be the mayor issue. It is much better than that of its predecessor, but still shows some inconsistencies, such as different versions of "reality" depending on the path (that may be needed for making room to the 24 endings, but I find that a bit cheaty and unimmersive), and some deus-ex-machinas hard to explain. In a few points, disconnects from the story of the first game, which I find a good decision. That should allow you to not feel obliged to play that game, which was worse than this one. Also, there are a few minor bugs here and there, nothing game-breaking or particularly annoying (but note that in Linux, the achievements don't unlock, but if you kept savegames before the endings you can load the savegames in other platform and unlock the achievements by replaying them, I had to do that). All the endings can be achieved but the guides are hard to find and follow (I couldn't find a comprehensive one). Getting all of them became a bit tedious (and frustrating because of the errors in the guides I used).

Overall, it's a pretty decent game that probably should reserve more recognition that it has. It's more difficult than most others I've played, so I wouldn't recommend the game to a novice in visual novels. Experienced players should try it (beware of the different theme and setting, though).

About the price of the game, just look at it, compare it to my hours played (and those of other players) and consider if it makes up for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
The level of sophistication in the writing is noteworthy; parallel and intertwining plots told by four POV characters on two planets is quite a feat. Using the skip function to attain more endings, I had some trouble remembering the choices each character made that were the same or different from my already-achieved endings but it was impressive to see the cohesion of the story despite having several plot threads for each path. The more serious tone of this over the prequel was a welcome change and the 24 endings provide great variety and replay value. In addition, the new character art and social boss fights are definite improvements over the prequel.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
The first game was better. It wasn’t a masterpiece, but surely more enjoyable than the sequel. I liked the art style (but sometimes there’s a certain lack of expressions — but that’s more like a pet peeve of mine) and BGM, they were nice. Bionic Heart 2 is way too serious and it becomes boring after some time playing.

Even so, I recommend getting this game on a good sale. It has tons of different endings. So if you have some spare money, get BH2.

5/10. I personally didn’t liked this game so much, but I must admit that the multiple endings are quite an accomplishment. If developers ever make a sequel, please bring back the dark humor from the first game!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
I had such high hopes for this game after playing the first Bionic Heart the voice acting and cartoony style characters gave it quite a unique feel compared to most novel games on the market. Sadly the developer has taken a good thing smeared feces all over it like a simian at the Zoo.

All the dark humor and wit seemed to be discarded in lieu of now boring mundane characters with no real depth and all their engaging qualities lost in this atrocious game.

My tip to the dev: Bring back your unique cartoony style of characters and animations and also bring back your voice actors so your interactive novel isn’t as stale as the rest of the bargain bin ones advertised on steam.
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I like it but didn't like it. It gives the options for multiple endings like the first one but the mystery that the the first one wasn't there. Sadly wasn't enough that didn't want me to make me to keep replaying to find out more. In everything I enjoy it enough to keep going after 5 hours I would reccomend it to other people if it was on a sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
It's a wll-made sequel from one of "Bionic Heart" ending. It raises many questions and explains that Earth climate change matter.

It's a feat to write several plots on main characters on 2 planets in parallel.
Hence you can replay with different choices for more endings some deadly,
Have saves before choices to do them all.

From one side you are Luke who’s fled to Mars with his sticky jealous girlfriend and your co-worker Tom.
From the other side you are Tanya with a “bionic heart” like even being an android has feelings and cares for humanity. She’ll be interrogated by the police on Earth, who’ll discover the bad idea of Nanotech’s boss, he thinks he can tame…

You’ll try to prevent Martian scientists getting revenge on the ungrateful earthman or turn evil.
You’ll keep or not your relationship with your girlfriend. You might be betrayed. If you escape, will it be alone or not? What happens next?
How to save the ruins of the world when you’re researched? You’ll learn of Tanya’s past life as a human. Will you die soon or not?

Smart social boss fights with a chain of choices to do in a correct order, though a bad end is among the endings.

Electro.. futuristic music shows to be on alert.

Noteworthy writing that makes you goosebumps on an interlocutor reaction to your words!
This is simply a mind-blowing sci-fi game.
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