Home Sheep Home 2
There's no place like home... unless you're a trio of sheep who can't seem to stay put. Aardman's woolly wonders are back again in the physics puzzle platformer Home Sheep Home 2, the follow-up to the original. After trying to help their farmer, Shaun and company inadvertently find themselves on the road once again, eventually winding up in London after a hair-raising road trip. Will they ever find their way back home? Or will they roam the streets forever, subsisting on fish and chips and photobombing tourists in front of the palace?
Use the [arrow] keys to move the sheep one at a time, and hit , , or  to swap between them... or just click on their icons. The object of each level is to get all three sheep safely to the end of the stage (marked by a white arrow) together, but this is no sight-seeing tour through Trafalgar Square. From the streets to the rooftop, London is littered with hazards and obstacles than Shaun and his pals will have to work together to get past safely. Each sheep is a different size, however, and all have their advantages and disadvantages. Shirley, for instance, is big enough that she can push heavy objects and boost her friends higher, but also can't jump as high or walk on certain objects without weighing them down. Try to keep your little flock together, and hit [R] if you need to restart. You also might want to keep an eye open along the way for sweet collectibles like... uh... socks and... underpants? Hmm. Clearly sheep have... special priorities.
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Not only is Home Sheep Home 2 more difficult than the original, with a bigger emphasis on timing and skill, but it also feels significantly more... well... epic. The environments are bigger and more interesting, with significantly more variation than "field" and "field with a few more clouds". Just try not to squeal at the animation and the sound effects unique to each sheep. It's like some sort of adorable vortex you never want to leave. While there's nothing particularly innovative happening here, there's also something to be said for a game that goes out of its way to excel at style and quality, and Home Sheep Home 2 definitely has both by the bushel. If you've got an iOS of your own, or can wrestle someone who does into submission, you might also want to check out the mobile version for even more levels since the web version only has fifteen centering around London. While it lasts, however, Home Sheep Home 2 is a bouncy good time for everyone, guaranteed to put a smile on the lips of the most hardened of gamers. Go on... make the little guy trot around and squeal a little. We won't tell anyone.