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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Jets'n'Guns 2 (2004) is a fast arcade-style shooting game where you defeat wave after wave of enemy ships and avoid an endless barrage of bullets. While initially, the challenge seems overwhelming, building instincts of how and when to move and upgrading your ship enables you to progress through the ever tougher challenges. The mix of shooting and role-play upgrades makes for an unusual blend of skill, strategy, and ambition.

When an unknown extragalactic assailant threatens the peace, it's up to you to defeat them and their armies of attackcraft. In your ship, you move through the stages as the screen moves forward, shooting down opponents and collecting money and upgrades that increase your strength. Along with typical enemies, you also face off against larger boss enemies that have more health and deal more damage, making them especially difficult to take down.

Often, the sheer number of missiles, lasers, and other incoming attacks can seem insurmountable, but by going to the shop and buying and equipping different upgrades, weapons and body styles, you can customise every element of your ship to make it suit your play style, with many parts offering special bonus effects that support unusual play styles. Experimenting with all the different items available and discovering ambitious strategies and permutations that work best for you is essential in progressing smoothly.

The result is a novel twist on the side-scrolling shooter genre that combines traditional skill, precision and fast-paced action with unique customisation and upgrade paths that provide a chance for you to craft clever strategies and ambitious moves.

It's the latest game in the Jets'n'Guns series of games, which started back in 2004:
  • Jets'n'Guns (2004) PC, Mac.
  • Jets'n'Guns Gold (2014) PC, Mac. An expanded version of the original game.
  • Jets'n'Guns 2 (2020) PC, Switch.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Jets'n'Guns 2 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting game with Action, Adventure and Role-Play elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play cooperatively with a friend, each using a different plane to shoot down enemies and dance through the stages.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence. This game features moderate violence. Small human-like characters in space suits can be shot and killed when they emerge from their spacecraft, resulting in a stream of pixelated blood, occasional gore, and pain noises.

The developers provide the following Mature Content Description on Steam:
"Contains action, humorous violence and jokes inspired by cyberpunk, sci-fi movies and pop culture in general that may not be suitable for all ages."

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The gameplay is very fast-paced and you need to constantly have excellent control and precision of your plane. You also need to replay levels in order to unlock upgrades, so you should be prepared to repeat levels multiple times.

CostsCosts

Jets'n'Guns 2 usually costs £6.69 to £13.49. 

Jets'n'Guns 2

Switch StoreSALE Switch £11.69 £5.84 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £13.49
PlayStation Store PS5 -
PlayStation Store PS4 -

Jets'n'Guns Gold

Steam Store PC £6.69
Steam Store Mac £6.69
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/11/2004, updated in 2024

Price: 50% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Shooting (Action, Adventure and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Rake In Grass (@RakeInGrass)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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