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Mind Games 2 Review

By Andrew Nesvadba, on July 1, 2009


Mind Games 2
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PROS

  • Awards and achievements.
  • Clever difficulty detection.

CONS

  • Minimalistic and little to do outside of training each day.

VERDICT

If you're after a bare-bones brain training game that will challenge you daily then Mind Games 2 will deliver. Its puzzles are clever and often have ways to increase their difficulty besides just being faster or larger versions. Highly recommended.


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The brain training genre of games have often felt like a hodge-podge collection of mini games that combine puzzles and arcade elements, scoring you for the sake of progress. In other words, they were less about training and more about the challenge. Mind Games 2 may be a fairly simple offering compared to other brain training games, but this one feels like the real deal; your brain will feel the burn.

Most games use a simple touch to select answers from the plethora of game modes, though a few modes make interesting use of the touch and drag feature. Eyestrain is a mode that challenges your shape perception and requires you to move points to create the required shape.

Mind Games 2 uses a clean interface that doesn't use too many gimmick special effects and focuses on the games themselves. Several games like those in the Perception section do suffer from the minimalism and can be hard to play even if your eyesight is top notch. OS 3.0 support for music playlists is supported, but it might be best avoided while you try to concentrate.

Each day brings new achievements, new challenges and most importantly no rest for the brain. Mind Games 2 is adept at changing the difficulty once a game is mastered at its current level, which kept things fresh and each game is bite sized so they can be played one at a time when you get a spare moment. Highly recommended as a brain training game and a puzzle arcade challenge.

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