Shank 2 is a 2D action game that drops you right into the action as you play offensive with a variety of different tactics and weapons. Play as Shank, an ex-mob hitman who's trying to protect those closest to him. With a veritable arsenal of handguns, shotguns and automatic weapons, as well as more basic but just as effective fighting tools like machetes and grenades, there isn't a dull moment in Shank 2. The graphics in Shank 2 are pretty impressive, considering the 2D nature of this game. You navigate with a side-scrollbar, advancing left to right across the screen. Characters are portrayed as they might be in comic books or more mature cartoons, with reasonably realistic body proportions and lots of earthy, gritty colors. In this new version, Shank 2 lets you destroy more things in a shorter span of time than the original version. There's also considerably more gore, which might be inappropriate for younger children. Shank 2 employs a multi-weapon combat system, which not only gives you more weapon choices throughout the game but also introduces you to a greater variety of bosses. You can even show off counter moves that allow you to use an enemy's weapon against them. Shank 2 also allows you to play online with friends. Teaming up adds a new element to the game and makes completing levels even faster. Shank 2 has a lot to offer, especially if you like your violence strong and your weapons plentiful!