If we’re honest we didn’t know too much about Aragami prior to its release on Xbox in Shadow Edition form back in 2018. But we were immediately sold on the gorgeous art style and wonderful mix of abilities that allowed for a ton of creative solutions. That’s pretty much the case some 3 years on as Aragami 2 sneaks around in the shadows, dropping in from a height onto Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Oh, and it’s playable on Game Pass too.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC, along with some good old Xbox Game Pass love for good measure, Aragami 2 comes from the same Lince Works team that were behind the original, to this time deliver more ninja-based stealth action to the masses.
It’s priced at £33.49 unless you make the most of Game Pass, and will whisk you off to a world of the Aragami; elite warriors who stop at nothing. That is, other than a supernatural affliction which attempts to corrode their body and mind. Thankfully then the Aragami have a wonderful power to help them keep this at bay and with Shadow Essence to hand, they are free to carry on their task, keeping their village safe, and freeing those who have been enslaved by others.
The premise of Aragami 2 is well set up, and aside from a few dodgy cutscenes and visual oddities, we’ve been massively impressed by the stealthy action this brings – no more so than when that action is enjoyed by others, with 3 player cooperative play at hand. It’s here where Aragami 2 comes to life with players working in unison to take down foes, hunt down collectibles and prove themselves as ninja gods.
With a whole host of abilities and skills to utilise, and some fast, pretty free-flowing movement and combat to hand, there’s not too much that Aragami 2 gets wrong. Our full review of the game on Xbox Series X|S (and yes, this is a next-gen optimised title), will happily talk you through the finer details.
In summary though, the game promises the following…
- PLAY IN SINGLE MODE OR IN CO-OP WITH YOUR FRIENDS: Discover a full campaign and join the assassin squad up to 3 players in co-op.
- ENGAGE IN FAST-PACED STEALTH ACTIONS: Manage covers and powers with agility. Take down your enemies with stealth kills and non-lethal takedowns.
- ENTER INTO COMBAT AS A TACTICAL DECISION: Become the master of a skill based combat with high risk and high reward.
- BUILD YOUR SHADOW ASSASSIN: Craft your weapons and armors and upgrade your elite warrior with a wide variety of abilities and shadow powers.
- PROTECT THE RASHOMON VALLEY: Save your people and defeat the curse before it ends with you and discover how the Aragami became a legend.
If you enjoyed the original game, or are coming in fresh here and now with the sequel, we reckon you’ll enjoy what Aragami 2 is able to offer – especially if you’re using Game Pass to save yourself from opening the wallet. You’ll find a copy of the game present on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S from the Xbox Store. It’s also available on PlayStation and PC.
Aragami 2 is a third person stealth game where you play as an assassin with the power to control the shadows. Join the shadow clan and fight the invader armies to protect your people. You are one of the last elite warriors of your kin, the Aragami. Victims of a supernatural affliction which corrodes the body and devours the mind, the Aragami control Shadow Essence – a mystical power which grants the ability to control the shadows. With this power the Aragami carry out their tasks and quests – assignments made all along the valley to ensure the subsistence of the village and to free the Aragami enslaved by the invader armies.