When the original Party Hard hit it was a shock to the system, an odd mix of puzzle game, crowd simulator, and virtual serial killer experience. Morbid, to be sure, but also gruesomely fun as you got to understand the different elements of death available to you and how best to use them with some trial and error to work out optimum strategies. The sequel hasn’t changed anything of the core experience really, just fleshed it out with bigger spaces, more implements of death, and some different choices of character who each have their strengths and weaknesses. It can be an agonizing experience at times when you’re able to pull off some great kills, and be most of the way to completing your objectives when suddenly you get a little careless, someone sees you, and now you’re trying to deal with the cops. With experience and some savvy you’ll learn ways to avoid or dodge the cops but any time you complete a stage there’s likely to be some close calls at the hands of someone along the way. It won’t be a game for everyone but if you’ve got a bit of a sick streak in you it’s a great way to indulge in bumping off some people in violent and creative ways… which can be quite satisfying sometimes.
Justin Nation, Score: