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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the sequel to Hotline Miami with very similar gameplay and also the final game in the series. The story is tied directly to the first game and is set between 1985 and 1991, but with an anachronistic order. While the first game offered only two playable characters with each one tied to specific parts of the game, the sequel offers a larger playable cast. Each level offers a single character or a small selection to choose from and each character offers a distinct perspective of the events. The character selection is similar to the use of masks in the first game. Each character has a specific set of abilities and perks, such as a faster speed, the ability to dodge roll, dual weapons, melee weapons only, Alex and Ash Davis as twins who use a chainsaw and guns and one is invincible as long as the other is alive, faster aiming, a silenced pistol, executions with firearms etc. Some characters allow the player to choose from different skillsets or weapons.

Just like the original game the gameplay is fast and a single attack is often lethal, meaning levels are meant to be replayed multiple times until all enemy patterns are figured out. Levels have specific objectives and in most of them all enemies need to be killed. Short scenes between the missions further the story. Enemies downed with melee attacks need to be executed to prevent them from coming back, players have to take into account a line of sight through windows, also to avoid snipers, various weapons can be picked up and thrown etc. It is still possible to slightly view ahead to anticipate. Unlike the original game there are now two difficulty levels. 'Hard' is unlocked after completing the campaign on 'normal'. Enemies become harder to defeat and certain abilities, such as enemy locking, are removed. The game includes a level editor made available some time after the release. It can be used not only to create levels, but also cutscenes with dialog.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Windows He got me
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Windows The pause screen
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Windows Got a 2x combo
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Windows We shot at the same time.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Screenshot
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Screenshot
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Screenshot

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DarkZero Windows Mar 31, 2015 9 out of 10 90
Nivelul2 Windows Apr 17, 2015 8.6 out of 10 86
GameGrin PlayStation 4 May 10, 2015 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Chums PlayStation 4 Mar 14, 2015 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 13, 2015 82 out of 100 82
gram.pl Windows Mar 21, 2015 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de PS Vita Mar 11, 2015 77 out of 100 77
4Players.de Windows Mar 11, 2015 77 out of 100 77
Eurogamer.pl Windows Mar 14, 2015 7 out of 10 70
Cubed3 PlayStation 4 Apr 11, 2015 5 out of 10 50

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