Parents' Guide to

Unravel Two

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Beautiful puzzle adventure promotes positivity, teamwork.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Brilliant !

This title has:

Great messages
age 8+

Wish they wouldn’t have the ghost figures...

Great gameplay and graphics. I love the cooperation aspect of the game as it encourages teamwork. There are some scenes in the background with ghost like figures where kids are scared and running from bad guys. My 7yr old thinks they are zombies and says it’s a little scary. He’s also fine with Lord of the Rings movies so there is a certain creepy ness factor which is why I gave it an 8yr rating. I also wish that the yarn characters didn’t have “horns”. Again, the game play and graphics are awesome! Lastly, some scenes are calm and the next you might be chased by a large bird or fire amber so that could impact some children.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

There was no need to change what wasn't broken for this clever adventure-game sequel. Beyond its cooperative theme, Unravel Two isn't significantly different than the original, which was a miniature masterpiece thanks to its lush environments, tight play, and touching story. The sequel keeps and refines all of this: Some of the environments look nearly photorealistic, and the companionship-focused narrative is frequently emotional. It also gives players new ways to enjoy the puzzles that made the original so much fun to play. Seeing your Yarnys work together to sling themselves around a gorgeous world feels like watching a pair of lifelong friends helping each other, even though they only meet at the start of the game. And the puzzles and controls are so cleverly designed that you won't feel at either an advantage or a disadvantage whether you're playing alone or with a friend.

Plus, Unravel Two feels like a more complete package. The inclusion of dozens of bonus levels -- many of which are exceptionally challenging -- gives players plenty to do. And since these challenges culminate with the rescue of additional Yarnys whose features you can borrow to modify your own, there's plenty of reason for customization-loving kids to work their way through the extra content. But what might be most rewarding for returning players is the deeper understanding this follow-up provides of the burgeoning Yarny mythology -- what they are, what they're meant to do, and why they exist. Unravel Two is a rare thing in video games: A sequel you probably didn't know was coming or that you even wanted, but which turns out to be even better than you imagine.

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