Little Nightmares 2 – Game Review


It has been about three years since the first Little Nightmares game was made, now Little Nightmares 2 has come out with new characters, new bosses, and new secrets, yet still keeping the same creepy aura and vibe of the original franchise. With the first game exceeding expectations, we can expect higher expectations for the second game.

In Little Nightmares 2, we play as a new character alongside the main character from the first game, who is an AI companion that you can interact with. And like the first game, it’s a matter of moving forward to have more understanding about the situation. The graphics of this second game have improved slightly, they are now clearer and crisper, and also have improved darker details. New things were also added into the game – such as having an AI as a teammate for most of the game, interactions with the AI, a bit of voice acting, and improved combat skills.

Another new feature is the introduction of combat, which is simple. You equip a stick or an ax and you go and attack.

Unlike the first game, we can find and unlock hats throughout the playthrough that you can switch to at any time during the game.

Little Nightmares 2 is also in a new setting, and of course, it’s not all bright and happy. Even in the game, you don’t see the sun at all. It just makes you feel that something dark is there. Being a 2D-ish and 3D-sh game, the background of the game looks amazing. Because you play as a smaller character, a lot of the objects are a lot bigger than your “average” size, so being able to see large buildings and items are great to see in this game.


Storyline – 9: In Little Nightmares, as mentioned before, you don’t have any concept of the story unless you progress more into the game. It’s just the same as Little Nightmares 2. You play more to find out what’s going on and what situations are there. However, these details also remain mysterious, allowing gamers and viewers to create theories. It’s a game that gives a story that can have many different theories about it.

Graphics – 8: The graphics did improve from the first game. It’s a little hard to compare much since the game is in a different setting from the first game. But Little Nightmares 2 gave a lot of tiny details, like the attributes and outfits of the characters, the atmosphere transitions from fog to rain to clear, and the placements of the lighting were at its best places to make the areas feel creepy. However, there were a few glitches here and there but didn’t cause the game to not move forward.

Controls – 8: Little Nightmares 2 and their controls are different, depending on the platform you are playing on. In my case, I played on the PlayStation 4. The game controls aren’t too complicated if you are familiar with PlayStation controls. For me, I usually play on XBOX, so the PlayStation controls needed to be familiarized. The game controls are easy once you get the hang of it.

Overall Ratings – 8.3 / 10

This game was really good and exceeded my expectations. My expectations for Little Nightmares 2 were already high, so I didn’t think it would go beyond that.