If you’re a fan of word search puzzles, then you’re going to love what we have for you! Sequel Epic Word Search Collection 2 is ready to go on PS4. Learn more in our Epic Word Search Collection 2 review!
This is a double review for Epic Word Search Collection 2. Ceidz and EdEN played the game, and this review presents what they both had to say.
Epic Word Search puzzles are enormous! There are more than 1,500 words hidden in each massive, scrollable grid.
I didn’t get a chance to review Epic Word Search Collection – because one can only review so many games each month -, which sucked for me since word search puzzles are one of my favorite things to solve. Having grown up during a time when word search puzzle books were most certainly a thing, once Epic Word Search Collection 2 was announced for PlayStation, I was definitely set on making sure I had the time needed to dive into this collection that does the epic part of its name justice since it features a ton of content at a great price!
As the name suggests, in Epic Word Search Collection 2, you’ll be completing several huge word grids as you try to find all of the words listed for each of the four major themes in the collection. You will be moving a cursor around the grid to then press the X button to keep the cursor over a specific letter, as you then highlight the word that you’re trying to find. When you’ve reached the final letter for the word, release the button, and, if you’re correct, the word will be removed from the list on the side of the screen. It’s a simple gameplay loop for a very addictive puzzle experience.
The previous game from Lightwood Games included four themes:
Epic Food Word Search
Epic Journeys Word Search
Epic Animals Word Search
Epic Sports Word Search
This time around, there are four new themes to work through – America, Monster, Rock, and Summer – which means that even if you’ve already played the previous game, you’re going to have fun playing this new collection. As a fan of word search puzzles, going back to when we used to complete them with a pen by circling around words printed on a piece of paper, I definitely recommend that you get this one on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
As Epic Word Search Collection 2 opens up, you will see a menu screen that is very similar to the previous Epic Word Search Collection. From there, you can select one of the four available themes for this release: America, Monsters, Rock, and Summer. Each theme contains more than 1,500 words, which is far more than the usual digest size of 10×10 to 25×25 word search grids. They are divided into 16 sub-grids, which allows you to focus on one at the time instead of going head-on into the whole thing. Even after having played the first release, the sheer size of the content is amazing, and those new to this series might at first feel a bit overwhelmed.
The presentation for Epic Word Search Collection 2 is relatively basic, but it gets the job done. As I already mentioned, each section of the grid is color-coded to help you determine where you are in the huge grid. Words are also available on the screen and displayed on a list to the right so that you know what sets you should be looking for. As for the background music, it is composed of classical music played on the piano, which I thought was appropriate for the collection’s genre.
If you’re here mostly for the trophies, you can expect to have a new Platinum in about one hour and change if you’re following a guide, but after that, there’s going to be dozens of word digging in your future if you want to find every single word included in the game’s many word search puzzles. The trophies are awarded for finding specific words in each of the themes, or for completing specific actions such as requesting a hint.
Epic Word Search Collection 2 is a great word search game for gamers looking for a long run or an easy Platinum trophy. I liked this game, and if you’re looking for another Lightwood Games release, I’d also recommend Word Maze, my favorite puzzle release so far!
Epic Word Search Collection 2 is just as fun as the previous game, offering a similar experience with easy to understand gameplay mechanics, and a ton of content to enjoy, all for a low $7.99 asking price. The game is also Cross-Buy, which means you will get the PlayStation Vita version for free when you buy the PS4 version or the other way around.
And if you need a little bit of help with the game’s Platinum trophy, then you should check this very useful trophy guide.
This Epic Word Search Collection 2 review is based on PlayStation 4 copies provided by Lightwood Games.