If you loved the first Axiom Verge then odds are good the second one is everything you hoped for, and if youve never played the original then the standalone nature of the sequel means you dont have to worry about having missed out. Either way, Axiom Verge 2 is an excellent Metroidvania, and a rare perfect example of a series that can balance quality and change to deliver something new.

Source: N4G PC Axiom Verge 2 Review | Hardcore Gamer