Meme Run 2 from Treefall Studios and Jordan Schuetz is a trippy and bizarre 2D autorunner on PlayStation 4. Learn more about it in our Meme Run 2 review!
Meme Run 2 from Treefall Studios and Jordan Schuetz is a trippy and bizarre 2D autorunner on PlayStation 4. The goal is pretty simple: try to stay alive for as long as possible as you collect swag points and pick up meme boxes to spawn memes on the screen and boost your swag multiplier. You’ll need to try and not collect too many meme boxes at once, or else the screen will be too crowded with meme after meme, thus blocking your view and considerably increasing the odds of you dying. Do know that if you miss a single meme box, then your multiplier will be reset, so you won’t get getting all of the swag points with a huge multiplier. And before I forget, the game gets crazy with all the memes it shows, so there’s a big epilepsy warning for the game since pretty much everything in it can end up triggering it.
There are six characters in Meme run 2 that are close enough to some memes that by now you’ve seen before online hundreds – if not thousands – of times. At first, you’ll only get to play as the illuminati confirmed character – a humanoid entity with a pyramid for a head and a single eye. By collecting more and more swag points, you’ll be able to unlock the ok boomer character, the party parrot character, the e-girl character, the big fungus character, and the internet rapper character.
The controls are simple, as is to be expected from an autorunner. Your character runs automatically over each randomly generated stage as soon as the level loads up. All you need to do is jump with the X button and slide with the Square button. Given the game’s randomly generated nature, some levels can be very easy and will allow you to collect many swag points, while others have a more challenging layout that can end up with your character falling down a bottomless pit or being caught by the giant character running behind you within seconds.
Trophy-wise, the game includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and other than one trophy, it shouldn’t be a hard one to complete. The list includes a single Bronze trophy, 3 Silver trophies, and 10 Gold trophies. You’ll get trophies for unlocking each of the five extra characters, for collecting meme boxes and activating specific memes on the screen – such as the cat power-up or the peanut butter jelly power-up -, as well as a trophy that requires you to score 2,250 swag points during a single run. Based on your luck with the randomly generated levels, your platforming skills, and how good of a swag multiplier you can get, you could have a new Platinum trophy in an hour or two at most.
If you’re really into memes and would love to play an autorunner on PlayStation 4 without having to play its prequel, while also working on unlocking a Platinum trophy as you trigger meme after meme – triggered meme included -, then have I got the game for you! Meme Run 2 is a minimalist autorunner that has some performance issues when several memes have been activating, pausing for a second to load in a new one, which greatly increases the odds for you to fall down to your death or to be caught by the giant enemy running behind you. Meme Run 2 is out on PlayStation 4 with a $7.99 asking price. If you really, really love memes, then add a point to the overall score.
This Meme Run 2 review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Treefall Studios.