Remnant 2 souls-like looter shooter logo and artwork

The original Remnant: From the Ashes was a highly ambitious game that combined Dark Souls inspired combat with looter-shooter mechanics and even a bit of Diablo-like level design. Yet despite stretching itself far and wide, Remnant: From the Ashes actually managed to pull it off quite well. It wasn't perfect by any stretch, but as I've noted throughout my review, the gameplay was a ton of fun.

As such, it should come as little surprise to hear that the freshly released sequel Remnant II is essentially a bigger and more polished version of the original. After all, why mess with a formula that works! In terms of major improvements, Remnant II brings with it a bigger variety of abilities and builds, a much more elaborate melee combat system, more impressive randomized maps, and most importantly of all, an adorable canine companion for one of the classes!

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in action, as well as how cute the doggy is, through the gameplay overview trailer below. Have a peek:

While I've had no issues myself, I have seen a fair few reports about the performance being rather shaky on certain hardware. So if you're willing to accept to a bit of advice, I'd recommend giving Remnant II a couple of weeks before diving in. While the extra wait does suck, at least you'll be able to enjoy the gameplay without all of the usual post-launch nonsense that seems to accompany most games these days.

Whatever your plans may be, you can read more about Remnant II and its current state over at Steam. Enjoy!

Remnant 2 Souls-like third-person shooter game screenshot of a moon godess

Remnant 2 Souls-like third-person shooter game screenshot of a banshee-like enemy

Remnant 2 Souls-like third-person shooter game screenshot of canine monstrosity attacking the player