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Little Nightmares 2 is out now and wonderfully awful

It's great! And awful. But great!

O happy day! It's time to return to a spooky world where teeny tots are pursued by monstrous giant adults through, for Little Nightmares 2 is out now. The puzzle-platforming adventure is unpleasant in a way I find quite appealing, crick-cracking serpentine necks and doctors in larval lab coats and terrible things being treated as mundane. The first was a good'un, and from what I've heard of the sequel I'm keen to get in. By which I mean I will put it off for ages because as much as I like and appreciate horror, I am a big baby who has to trick herself into experiencing it.

"Childhood fears are such a rich vein to slice open, and Tarsier Studios do it in a very thoughtful way," Alice Bee said in our Little Nightmares 2 review as she gave the game a coveted Bestest Bests badge. Said it "is such a splendid mix of cute and creepy, beautiful and awful, that it sort of defies categorisation. A childhood terror gothic, perhaps?"

Little Nightmares 2 is out on Steam and GOG for £25/€30/$30. It's also on Xbone, PS4, and Switch. A Stadia release is due today too, with the game thrown into Stadia Pro subs.

A demo is still available on Steam and GOG, if you fancy a go.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.