Nioh 2 Review

Nioh 2, a roleplaying action game, resulted from Team Ninja and Kou Shibusawa. On March 13, 2020, the game was launched for PS4 as a prologue and sequel to Nioh (2017). Read this Nioh 2 Game Review.

It was published by Koei Tecmo in Japan and Sony Interactive Entertainment globally. Microsoft Windows, PS4, and PlayStation 5 are titled Nioh 2: Complete Edition, with all downloadable content released on February 5, 2021.



Like its predecessor, Nioh 2 is an action RPG. Players can create their playable character which is a Youkai ghost. Equipped with various weapons such as Odachi and Kusarigama, players will learn new skills as the game progresses.

It is a brutal masocore action roleplaying game where you fight to survive against the yokai and demons of the Dark Realm. You can unleash your inner demon to wield devastating powers, including new weapons and skills. The combat system has been revamped with new co-op multiplayer modes for only three players on PlayStation 4 (no PC version).

When players defeat an enemy Youkai, some of them can drop a “soul core,” allowing players to use Youkai abilities and turn into Youkai after being released into a sanctuary. In places called “Benevolent Graves,” players can call on other AI-controlled players to help them in battle. A multiplayer mode for 3 players is also available.

The game is set in Japan during the Sengoku period (the 1500s), but mythical creatures called yokai hide among the living. Your protagonist wields a weapon known as “Tyrant’s Sword,” created from the fangs of one of these monsters. William’s main character is an Irish sailor who washes ashore in Japan and becomes a samurai. He is seeking the “black pearl” to resurrect his dead wife.




The graphics are amazing, and the scenery is breathtaking, making you feel like you are there. The developers did an excellent job with the details, including each weapon’s different fighting stances and attacks.



The sound effects are realistic and add to the game’s overall atmosphere. The music is appropriate for the period and setting and helps to create a tense and exciting mood.


Replay Value

The game offers a lot of content, including multiple endings, co-op multiplayer modes, and new skills and weapons to unlock. There is also free downloadable content (DLC) available.


Attitude and Grades

Most of the story chapters in Nioh 2 take place in the late 16th century in Japan and are a sequel to Nioh. The last chapters of the story take place after the last action in the first game after the siege of Osaka. Players take on Hide, a half youkai, known as a “shapeshifter” whose appearance and the player determine gender.

Hide’s journey through the Sengoku era begins when she befriends Tōkichirō, an ambitious trader searching for Amrita and Mumyo. A demon hunter from the Sohaya group eventually plays a crucial role in the ups and downs of the warrior’s doom who plays Toyotomi.

Hideyoshi Kashin Koji acts as the main antagonist, a mysterious entity associated with a powerful Youkai named Otakemaru who hinders Hide’s progress every turn and is responsible for manipulating many of the events in the game. An essential part of the game is the seven-point sword, known as Sohayamaru, previously killed by Otakemaru and Sohaya’s name.



Nioh 2 is a beautiful game. The graphics are top-notch, and the environments are atmospheric. The characters look great, and the action is intense. However, there are some performance issues on specific platforms. Some players have reported framerate drops and other glitches. Hopefully, these issues will be fixed in a future patch.



This roleplaying action game is challenging but extremely rewarding to those who want an actual test of their skill and patience. Those who liked the first Nioh will also love this one, but it can be played as a stand-alone title since no previous knowledge is required.

If you are an action fan, this game will keep your heart pounding. From the first sequence to the last, it is nonstop excitement, making Nioh 2 one of the best games. I hope you liked the review of Nioh 2.