Review: Poly Bridge 2 (Steam)

The acclaimed bridge-building indie-hit is back! More levels, more features, more physics fun. New levels, new mechanics, a custom physics engine, workshop campaigns, and much more! Rediscover your engineering creativity with even more hours of puzzling fun.

Pros:

  • Begins with a tutorial.
  • Nice graphics.
  • 453mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Mouse and keyboard controls.
  • Graphics-Resolution, shadow resolution, fullscreen, and anti-aliasing.
  • Twitch Integration-allows viewers to build with you.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Save whenever you want.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Play how you want.
  • Replays-save to online gallery or local.
  • Full camera control.
  • Really good physics engine.
  • The building is easy with a simple click and drag system.
  • Snap to grid-on/off.
  • Stress visibility-on/off. This will show you where it fell apart first and is weakest.
  • Game–build a bridge to get a vehicle from one side to the other using the limited resources.
  • Budget-your constraints on how much you can build.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Multi-layered levels with multiple tasks.
  • Game speed slider.
  • Undo and redo buttons.
  • Four game worlds-Sanguine Gulch, Tranquil Oasis, Glowing Gorge, and Pine Mountains.
  • Each world houses 16 levels.
  • All levels unlocked from the beginning.
  • Game modifiers-unlimited budget and unlimited materials.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Calming soundtrack.
  • More material types are introduced like hydraulics, springs, etc.
  • Very easy to play.
  • Online gallery-view other players creations.
  • Workshops–download and play other players levels and campaigns.
  • Loads of replayability.
  • Good brain food.
  • Sandbox-basically acts as a level creator/editor.

Cons:

  • Drops you straight into a tutorial.
  • Barebones graphic options.
  • People can just upload solutions to make your life easier.
  • No controller support.
  • No way to select a part and delete it.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Poly Bridge 2 is treading old ground but with new shoes on. For the core, the gameplay is the same in terms of execution, but new ways to test your brainpower are upon us, creations can be shared and played meaning you will never be out of a challenge. Replays allow you to capture those moments of glory and fail, upload to the game gallery or download it for social media. All I’m all it’s a game that I do enjoy every now and then, having all levels open at the start is mega and allows you to play how you want. Fans will love the new additions whereas this is also perfect for anyone who has never played it before. Sure it feels familiar but that’s a good thing as the challenge is real!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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