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Moving Out 2 Review

Official Score

Overall - 80%

80%

Between its humor and its off-the-wall action, Moving Out 2 is sure to be a hit at one’s next shindig. Those flying solo will have fun, but be sure to bring a friend or three along to get the best Smooth Moves experience.

User Rating: 4.5 ( 1 votes)

The residents of Packmore need players’ help once againi with the release of SMG Studio, Devm Games, and Team17’s Moving Out 2. Promising to be even wackier than its predecessor, should players move out and get to work?

Moving Out 2 Review

With a fresh new Furniture Arrangement and Relocation Technician (F.A.R.T.) certification in hand, the team at Smooth Moves is back on the beat once again to bring one’s personal belongings from their old place to the new. As it turns out, everybody wants to get out of dodge – what a perfect opportunity!

One might think this is a daunting task, but one should know off the bat that nothing is off-limits in Moving Out 2. Want to chuck a boombox off the second floor? Go for it. Arcade machine stuck in place? Yank it out the wall! Pesky window blocking your way? Break right through it! Channeling the best shady movers on Craigslist, grabbing, slapping, and throwing are all on the menu, and the physics engine is well suited for the job. As long as it’s in the designated area, it doesn’t matter the steps it takes to get there.

You’d think a game about moving objects from one point to the other would be an exercise in tedium, but the fun of Moving Out 2 comes in its chaos. Playing solo is certainly a viable option, but things get a lot more fun when another player (or three!) jump into the mix. Players fighting to get a bed through a narrow doorway, throwing a crab at each other, or racing against the clock is primarily what this title was designed for. The more people play, the zanier things get to – we won’t spoil the surprises, but don’t expect to see these places on HGTV any time soon.

Thankfully, Moving Out 2 has the tools needed to get the job done. Crossplay support can be turned on, and there’s also online play through Steam friends lists and Team17 friends. We stuck with local co-op for our adventures, but we do appreciate the option for those with some distance between them.

As players progress, they’ll be able to earn themselves stars that allow them to move on to bigger and better things. Those that finish quickly under the Pro Time can get themselves additional stars, and completing each move unlocks additional objectives. There’s plenty of incentive to come back, giving players the chance to truly get absorbed with each house map.

There’s also a number of unlockables that can be had from crates. The team at Smooth Moves is a stylish one, with multiple design options and choices to pick from. If you want to dress up as a taco man or a man with a cassette head, this is your title.

On that note, the humor in this game is top notch. Dad jokes aren’t for everyone, but we do appreciate how lighthearted and carefree this title is.

Between its humor and its off-the-wall action, Moving Out 2 is sure to be a hit at one’s next shindig. Those flying solo will have fun, but be sure to bring a friend or three along to get the best Smooth Moves experience.

This review of Moving Out 2 was done on the PC. A digital code was provided by the publisher.
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Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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