Zen Bound 2

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Relaxing and challenging in one – Beautiful game design
Bad
  • PC controls aren't as fluid as mobile
9

Find your own zen in Zen Bound 2, a unique puzzle game that focuses on slowing the pass down to let you take away the stress from life. With this calm and meditative experience available for both PC and mobile devices you’ll be able to unwind at home or on the go.

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Your objective in each level of Zen Bound 2 is to solve the spatial puzzle that is presented before you which requires your piece of rope to be wrapped around the wooden sculptures in order to paint them. Wherever your piece of rope touches will be painted with the idea to cover as much as possible. When players are finished you’ll tie a knot around a nail on the wooden sculpture to end the level.

Ultimately you are judged against the level minimum which requires a certain percentage to be covered in paint. Flowers (the in game currency) are your reward passed on how much you cover which is used to unlock more levels which means some backtracking may be required. While the game is about relaxing these puzzles are still complex enough to give the Zen Bound 2 a sense of challenge.

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Similar to other games with these sort of puzzles your mechanical success relies on manipulation the camera, the space within each level and the object itself. In total there are over 100 such levels which pair with nearly an hour long soundtrack which aids the relaxation elements of the game.

With some great improvements over the first game, fabulous relaxing gameplay in general and soundtrack to match Zen Bound 2 is a puzzle challenge worth accepting.

Summary:

  • Relaxing and challenging at the same time.
  • Beautiful game soundtrack.
  • Superb graphics and gameplay.
  • Unique wooden structures to paint.
  • Play across different devices.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on February 3, 2018. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.
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