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De Blob 2 (2008) is a platform puzzle game where you explore cartoon-style urban landscapes to recolour the city. You play a sponge-like creature that can collect coloured paint and take it to different locations to turn the buildings and landscape features to full colour. The three colours of red, yellow and blue, must be combined into green, orange, purple and brown.

As you colour the city the game's soundtrack, featuring live bands, gradually adds more instrumentation as well as an additional "layer" of sound corresponding to de Blob's current colour.

You take on missions in each area that include painting buildings, transforming landmarks and avoiding hazards like the pools of ink that turn de Blob black and cause him to lose paint. When you have finished painting a region there are side quests and missions to complete for more points.

De Blob 2 enhances this with the ability to perform dash attacks and break through obstacles. As you progress you can also increase your paint capacity and agility as well as earn power-ups with special abilities. It also adds some side-on two-dimensional platform stages.

The colour mixing, strong signposting and advice make it a great game for younger players. If you want a cooperative experience the first game is better. But the second game offers a more polished experience.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked De Blob 2 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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This is a Puzzle and Traversal game with Action, Collecting, Creative and Platform elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. De Blob 2 let's a second player join as a cursor that can restore player one's colour when they lose it, splat the individual baddies, and colour trees, cars and billboards, which help towards overall completion.

De Blob offers 4 player mini-games. These include challenges where players compete to paint their worlds the fastest. De Blob 2 offers 2 player party challenges and split screen play. It adds two-player mode to the main game, where one player can assist the main character like Super Mario Galaxy.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence.

The storyline of the second game contains a few sequences that require players to choose between pursuing the game's antagonist and rescuing small blob characters from exploding domes. Cutscenes also depict characters that belch or emit ink with flatulence sound effects.


De Blob 2 usually costs £17.99 to £29.99. 

De Blob 2

Steam Store PC £17.99
Amazon StoreSALE Switch £29.99 £10.13 at the moment
Amazon StoreSALE PS4 £29.99 £10.07 at the moment
Amazon StoreSALE Xbox One £24.99 £9.44 at the moment
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/09/2008, updated in 2011

Price: 66% off

Out Now: DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Players: 1-4

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Action, Collecting, Creative and Platform)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: THQ Nordic (@THQNordic)

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