Mother-daughter theme is stifling and banal 1/5
Very heavy handed narrative espousing the virtues of motherhood and the beautiful wonderful gift of being the daughter of a beautiful wonderful mother. The gameplay suffers and is ultimately stifled under the heavy burden of being the vehicle for delivering this outmoded and anachronistic narrative.
The predecessor to this game rocked. This abortion is a monument to ego and matronizing outmoded narratives. Shame.
This is by far my favorite iOS game EVER! I was so addicted by the second puzzle. So great as stress-relief AND brain exercise. In my 40’s as a stay-at-home-Mom, I really needed this game. I had to ask my son for a few hints, but am pretty proud to have done 99.9% of it myself. Who knew I could think so well outside of the box?! Finished this one, so decided to go grab the other one. Hopefully there will be more to come!
This game is so amazing. It’s fun, the pictures are breathtaking, and the intuitivity of the design is capturing!! Can’t recommend enough! MORE MORE!!! Eagerly awaiting more monument games!!!
Best iOS app out right now 5/5
By Thaddeus 1738
I played monument valley the first one back in highschool and I loved it!!! I was so stoked to see a pt.2 in the App Store and bought it right then and there. Love the game super challenging best it already LETS GO FIR A PT.3!!!
So I loved the Monument Valley, and I was stoked to see this version came out. I had really high hopes for it since I really enjoyed the first one. Though it was really fun, I finished it in one day which is too quick! I played it on and off through out the day too! So I don’t really feel like it’s worth $5... I don’t know if I’m “smart” or if this version is too easy? I don’t know but I don’t think this version lives up to my expectation.
An excellent sequel 5/5
More of the clever gameplay and simple yet complexly beautiful drawing that made the first game so wonderful.
By Zom slayer77
The game is beautiful. It’s so calm and pretty. This game deserves five stars.🤩👍👏
By Prof. Dr Bozic
Pleeeease moooore levels 😭
Boring and annoying 1/5
I LOVED the first monument. It was challenging and each level was different. Monument valley 2 was EVERYTHING BUT! All the levels were very similar and once you figured out the strategic theme of the level it’s a breeze through. Plus the “lessons” are annoying and you can’t skip it. I feel like the developers of this game were rushing to get out a second version and didn’t take the time to make it challenging. Definitely not work the $5.
It is WAY TOO EASY 1/5
the first monument valley took meet weeks to finish it was so challenging that I’ve replayed it at least 3x and enjoyed it each time.
Monument Valley II was equally visually stunning and had a great storyline just like the first the only difference is I beat the entire game in 3 hours.
Don’t waste your money, replay the original.
By The bensonater
I kept waiting to reach the end of the tutorial. Then, the game was just over. Very very simple puzzles. I don’t remember the first one being so easy and short. Pretty disappointing.
Make more games! 5/5
Best game! Relaxing and can be replayed without becoming mundane. The sound is a mix of relaxing and energizing, something you do not find in many games.
Loved it! 😁👍 5/5
Please please PLEASE make a third!!!! I love this game so much, of course the first in a series is always the best; but I think the second one is just as good! The graphics are stunning, and you want to explore their world. So a third Monument Valley would be amazing!!! I really like the other concepts you had for the second one, but I’m happy that you narrowed it down to a mother and a child.
I highly recommend this game, even though it costs money. It is worth every penny! Thank you so much for making such a thrilling experience. And please consider making a third!
P.S. I really love those pillar creatures, they are so cute but brave at the same time! They are just so loyal and willing to follow their friends, even to the end.
Loovveeee this 5/5
So a couple years ago the first game was on an app (no longer available) called “Apps gone free”. I thought that it was phenomenal and wished I had actually bought it. I have restarted and finished over and over. I saw this game was released and bought it immediately! I love this game and tell everyone about it. This deserves all the awards and I want more!
No WIDE SCREEN view in Ipad 2 2/5
By Big Daddy Panda
Disappointed that there is no wide screen view in Ipad 2...
Falls dissapointingly short 3/5
The first game was much better. The puzzles had more variety and were more challenging.
This game lacks the variety and dimension bending mechanics of the first. The puzzles in Monument Valley 2 were basically variations on a theme: slide the section, turn the other section. Generally speaking, it lacked most of the M.C. Escher mechanics that made the first so fun. As a result, it was much easier and felt much shorter than the first.
There was a lot of potential, which was missed.
Having two characters gave as much potential for cooperative play, as the two player mode in Portal 2, with ATLAS and P-body, but they missed it, and only employed it for a few puzzles. It also had the potential for branching storylines, but that too was weakly implemented.
The only thing keeping it going was the story, although that is a bit confusing. Was this a sequel, a prequel, or a new story? ...the child’s name is never mentioned, so although she resembles Ida, we don’t know if it is, or if this is an entirely different character’s adventure.
Honesty the most amazing, beautiful, challenging without being frustrating, inventive, intriguing, relaxing puzzle type game I have yet to encounter.. BRAVO!! ... and I hope for Monument Valley 3 some day.
The first one was absolutely incredible. They are both absolutely beautiful and phantasmagorical. This one is so sweet, the lil one bounces around and they both hug whenever they are separated and meet again!
By Sean Huxter
I have played several wonderful Escher-esque puzzle games but this one adds a beauty and grace I never thought possible.
Beautiful game but not really a puzzle game 4/5
The game is gorgeous, nice atmospheric soundtrack, and I actually liked the minimalist story that’s geared towards older people, or I guess anyone who has had a loved one move far away or moved themselves.
I like the game mechanic but hoo boy to call this a « puzzle » game is a stretch. It’s a puzzle game like Journey or Flower. That is, no puzzles at all but very atmospheric.
Too bad because they easily could have made puzzles using this game engine, but as it is the puzzles are completely trivial for anyone older than about 5 years.
By Abbie Hoffmann
This is such a creative game!!! Very smooth animation and super fun!!! I already beat the game, I downloaded it a week ago. Not really worth the (almost) $5 though.
Not challenging at all 1/5
I remember the first one being more challenging and fun. This is still a beautiful game, but it was waaayyyy too easy. Very disappointed. I was waiting for it to get harder and it never did.
Excellent but over too soon. 3/5
I had a hard time trying to figure out what score to give this game. Ultimately I settled on 3 starts for one reason, it’s much too short for the price. What’s here is an excellent, visually striking, heartwarming puzzle game. The art style is astounding and the music is just present enough to tug at your emotions while sill making things feel quiet and lonely. The puzzles are interesting and unique. None are terribly challenging but they’re all enjoyable. Unfortunately as amazing as this game is it also commits my number 1 gaming sin. There is no replay value at all. The game is about an hour long and once you’ve played through you’re just done. There’s no reason to play it again and seek out extra goodies or collectibles because there aren’t any. $5 is just too much for a 1 hour experience with no replay value. If it were $1 or $2 then I’d say go for it but even though $5 isn’t much it’s a little steep for a game that shows you everything it has to offer in 1 hour.
By I needs a nickname!!!
Thank you so much for such a beautiful game with a moving story. Absolutely fell in love.
Monument valley-Review 5/5
The game was awesome!!! Same as the first one!!!!!!!!!!!
“Everything that glitters isn’t gold” 1/5
By Treś Washington
Disclaimer: (With all due respect, I have never created a game before.)
Bought this after playing the original and all I can say is, I am very disappointed. The first game had more depth to it and the developers put a lot of thought and effort into the puzzles. This game is all about glitz, glamour and a quick buck. The developers put 75% of their effort into the animation and only 25% into the actual meat of the game which are the puzzles. I finished every level feeling cheated and short changed. The little “rub your thumb all around to feel like you are actually doing something” crap and the end of each level was insulting to my intelligence...
All-in-all, I am just a person that likes a mental challenge and can appreciate a great game; in which this was not...
I would really appreciate at least half of my money back... I work very hard for my money guys...
Not as good as the first 1/5
I’m a little disappointed. There is not as much content as the first game, it is not as challenging. Story line wasn’t as good as the first either. Not worth spending $5 .. unless you are buying the original game.
I WANT MORE 5/5
Ok I just want more and more and more! I played monument valley 1 and monument valley 2 and completed both! So... I want more of this. Thank you all for this. I’m gonna want that. ❤️
Plz buy this app it’s the best!!!😆😁 5/5
This app is AMAZING it has THE BEST story lines (1 AND 2) I have EVER seen!!! I like to create movie ideas and so this gave me SO many ideas for MORE!!! It’s an amazing app and I THINK if you can, you should get this app!!! Oh and if you find any movies on YouTube in around... idk probably 2025 - 2026 and I’m exited about it because it might include some scenes similar to this!!! I LOOOOOOVE this game and it was introduced to me by a really good friend of mine. He is this games biggest fan (even bigger than me) and he loves this game as well!!! Bye for now!!! 👋
XOXO 😘 ❤️ 💜 ♥️🧡💛💚💙🖤
Too short 4/5
This app was really fun, but it’s too short. I spent $5.00 on this, and I finished it in less then s day. I just wish it could be longer.
Great game 5/5
As a Monument Valley fan this sequel truly awed me. From the game design, to the story, to the soundtrack, everything was done beautifully through an through. I seriously love it and I'll be honest here, a Monument Valley 3 would be amazing considering the beauty of the first two. I really think the developers did a great job and this became a game that my brother and I could bond over. In games the best thing for me is the ending. The ending of Monument Valley 2 gave me such a sense of accomplishment and peace and the music really helped set that setting. I hope ustwo games keeps coming out with quality games like these. Keep up the great work!
Waste of money 1/5
This game is pretty to look at. And the story is sweet. But, it’s too short. I only played for a couple of days before I reached the end. I feel like it’s not worth the money.
Ended and we’re just getting started 2/5
Enjoy the first one skip this second
Rip off!!! Give me back my 5 bucks 1/5
It looks pretty but it’s not even challenging 1 start because you’re making me
Best game ever 5/5
By 12345678901234567890 gamer
I was extremely happy to see that a Monument Valley 2 came out. My family is hooked and we compete to solve it the quickest.
Too short and not difficult at all 2/5
MV2 is not nearly as fun as the original. I would not spend your money on this one. Puzzles are easy and predictable with too many “story” interruptions. Disappointing.
Beautiful but expensive 4/5
This is truly a very beautiful game with very nice graphics. Unlike many games out there, it relaxes you and I feel like being in a Zen mode when playing. Only drawback, just a little too expensive for my taste.
Can’t get it to play 1/5
I loved the first Monument Valley. Was excited to purchase 2. But I can not get it to play. It keeps starting over and over. I’ve deleted it and reloaded it several times. I have a brand new iPhone 8. I am so disappointed. Terrible.
When you making a 3rd?
through the looking glass 5/5
What would Carrol and Escher do or say if they could see this game?
Easily the best puzzle game on the App Store. Monument Valley 3, please!
The Sequel is Best 5/5
The perfect game gets better with a more emotional story and more beautiful puzzles
Definition of Beauty! 5/5
This game is the most unique and beautiful game I have ever seen. It's a mixture of illusion and artwork as a game, like our brothers of brothers. Now you may ask, "Why the heck are you talking about brothers?" well sorry I don't have an answer for you. Anyway, despite the fact that this is the most beautiful (and hard!) games I have ever installed. Dig deep into many mirages and seek what you may seek. The game is to seek your child as you go through many levels of insanity, art, illusions, puzzles, and blocks as Ro to teach the child to become a monument. I believe that the friends, sisters, brothers, parents, uncles aunts, cousin, nieces, nephews, or even grand parents and grandchildren will seek this game. This game is meant for many ages and people. I love how this game uses mirages/Illusions as fantasy and fantastic artwork. Now, here's one thing I would love to mention. Please do make a part 3 by 2019? Please ustwo? I love part one of Ida, and part 2 as I have completed both games and the purchase (I forgot what it's called) of part one. And I completed part 2. So I'm excited if part 3 comes out! 😬😛 Thanks ustwo! Okay okay jeeeeeeez I'm done for God's sake man this was long dam u savage if u read this all other people and ustwo ignore the last bit please????? Thanks.... Bye.
not enough 3/5
I saw the first Monument Valley as the “app of the week” a couple years ago and decided to download it since it looked interesting. I instantly fell in love with it and it was so challenging and different. When this came out I was excited and bought it thinking it would be even better than the last, especially with the addition of Ro’s daughter. I had only played a few levels at a time, but I was SO disappointed in how short and easy this one was. I hope they come out with an expansion that’s a bit more interesting and challenging.
That’s it? 3/5
By Norman Music
I loved the first Monument Valley and was looking forward to the second one. I purchased it immediately but just got around to playing it.
Wow, it’s short. And easy. It took me less than 2 hours to finish. Only a few of the later puzzles required any thought, and even then not much. Many levels I did without even knowing what was going on, they were just too obvious.
I like some of the new mechanics like the foam trees and the nesting levels. But it’s just so amazingly short.
Way too easy 3/5
Loved the first game. This one was way too easy. Too many levels (or sections of levels) didn't even offer a puzzle or challenge. Disappointed after playing and replaying the first one often. This one doesn't have much replay value.
Beautiful, but easier than the first 4/5
I do love this game, but the first version felt way more challenging within the puzzles. I did like the addition of the block trees and the magical doors, but that was it for new types of puzzles.
The beauty of the game is unmatched by any other app game I’ve ever played.
Bravo, and looking forward to a part 3!
Story wasn’t as captivating 4/5
By Random guy no one knows
I recently saw this on the App Store and was surprised that they had finally made a sequel. I was also pleasantly surprised that it’s gameplay rivaled the original’s. It definitely improved graphics wise which made the world even more immersive. Unfortunately that could not be said story wise. The first game’s backstory was extremely interesting. I often found myself intrigued in its fallen civilization and ruined monuments. I would have much rather seen a story-centric continuation or even a remake of the first game. Either way I would recommend it to anyone especially if the story wasn’t as big of a factor in the first game as it was for me.
Enjoyable, but freezes on iPhone X 2/5
This game is beautiful and fun to play, but I am stuck. On Level 8, the game freezes. A reset of the game sends me back to the beginning of the level, only to freeze at the same place. Due to the cost of the game, not recommended until updated.
Slight update - after several attempts (on the iPhone X), finally made it through level 8. However, now frozen on level 12. Several e-mails have been sent to the developers for support, without success. Once updated, I would highly recommend.
Confusing storyline. 5/5
THIS GAME IS THE BEAT GAME OF ALL TIME!!!! I thought the first one was good, and then this one came!! As soon as I saw it in the App Store, I bought it! It was so fun! The levels were just the right amount of challenging, not to easy not to hard, but I have a few minor suggestions: the main thing I didn’t like was that the story lines are not clear. I have so many questions about MV1 and MV2. Is Ida the queen or princess of the crows? Why did she go on that whole adventure? Who was that ghost lady and why does she call Ida a “ thieving princess”. What is the ghost lady even talking about? And what does totem pole guy have to do with it? The story line in MV2 was a little clearer, but it had nothing to do with the first one.
Is Ro’s child Ida? Is Ro the ghost in MV1? Why does Ro have to leave her child? What were all the little sparks coming out of Ro’s hat? And I was also kind of disappointed when there were no bonus levels in MV2. In MV1 their was Idas dream and forgotten shores but there were none in MV2. But otherwise I loved it! Please consider what I said if you are going to make MV3 (which I hope you do) thank you 4 reading!