Releasing for the PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms, the Netflix-published title follows the story of Riley and Jacob, two employees of an environmental research group that are tasked with placing transmitters at various locations in the mountainous town of Camena. They soon discover something dark and mysterious – a bunch of teenagers that may or may not have travelled through time, stranded ghosts stuck between the reality of space and time, and other secrets the duo must team up to uncover.
Based on the reviews, Oxenfree II doesn’t stray away from the formula of the first game but still manages to pack in a few surprises. The reviews praise the narrative, the quality of the voice acting and the watercolour-inspired artwork. However, they also say that the lack of fresh worldbuilding and lacklustre use of the new puzzle mechanic brings the game down, if ever so slightly.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals Review Roundup
Here are some reviews and first-look articles for Oxenfree II: Lost Signals from around the web. At the time of publishing this article, the score for this game was 80 at Opencritic and 84 on Metacritic.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.