Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games? Our opinion in a few minutes!

Game news Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games? Our opinion in a few minutes!

If you’ve ever said to yourself “I can’t stand this teacher anymore, if only I could fire him…” now it’s possible! Build a high-end university campus where you’ll learn cool tricks like creating a giant robot or cooking a giant burger in Two Point Campus, a management game coming to all consoles and PC and offered on Gamepass. Are you going to crack on August 8? The answer in the video!

The universe of Two Point County

It is the same universe as Two Point Hospital, and we therefore find references that we know. A crazy world, very cartoonish, fun to browse, but a real new game. The players feared that it was “Two Point Hospital, but you are building a school”, they can be reassured.

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

12 scenarios and 17 different formations are proposed and to fight fatigue all these elements are very different from each other. It’s fun to spend several hours on each scenario to get all 3, and the trainings cover very broad things like learning how to become a knight or do magic, not to mention what happens later in the game. And at worst, there’s a highly customizable sandbox mode to create a game to your liking.

Cute, with successful animations

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

Two Point Hospital’s efficient engine is back and you get a colorful and beautiful universe to look at, where each scenario offers a very specific atmosphere. Like “this is Hogwarts, it’s up to you to take care of it”. Excuse me, “Poule-de-lard”, you have the reference. Above all, the game offers a lot of elements that your students and staff will be able to interact with. There are lots of fun animations, you only have to stop in front of a classroom to realize that the students are doing many things. Pushing the buttons within their reach, taking notes, grabbing a tool and doing whatever with it… We’re talking hundreds of interactions.

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

Comfortable, stress-free construction throughout

Building that campus is a cakewalk, and it’s not often in management games. Usually it’s more like “Olala we need to build a 4th version of this room, I’m a bit lazy”. And what’s more, you have to go fast or do it while pausing and live in a world where everything is fixed. At Two Point Campus we have time! The game takes place in two distinct phases, and this is the big news. The first is the long vacations, an active break where people already on campus continue to live their lives without learning anything, just fulfilling their needs. During this time, the player plans for the coming year by choosing the training offered and building the necessary infrastructure. By taking your time. You can break everything and redo everything at will. And you benefit from the power of the available creation tools.

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

You can thus duplicate a room, save a model to be able to reuse it in other scenarios, move, enlarge, reduce… At will. With the filters in the menus and the customization with a few clicks, it does a strong and comfortable tool. Adding a toilet block is done in a few clicks.

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

And this efficiency extends to the exterior of the buildings. The entire campus is available to you, virgin land included. You can buy new land with or without a pre-constructed building and do whatever you want with it. Maybe just expand your main building to make a giant building. Or make a bunch of small outbuildings with beautiful wooded paths connecting them. A management game that doesn’t pay off in the hidden puzzle is becoming rare! Understand that we never get into a situation where “oh my, I have to fit this room that’s too big into a room that’s too small, I have to move everything”. No, if it doesn’t pass, you can enlarge the room and it will pass.

Students and private tuition

Once your campus is ready, the second phase begins: the school year itself. Your students go to class according to a schedule set in advance by the game, and this is an opportunity to check that everything is good. This is not the most captivating stage and we sometimes tend to press the button that speeds up the passage of time. NOTE, we are not talking about sitting still, your students and your employees have needs.

Yes, it is not easy to study on an empty stomach or a full bladder. Your students are a mix of Sims and RPG characters. Sims because they need bars to fill in order for them to be happy and it’s by being happy that they learn and get good grades. RPG characters because learning is in the form of xp and levels. So if you pick up the game, you can have fun micromanaging every student who has a bad average to try to understand what’s wrong and maybe help him. It is well-balanced, and since you are not expected to do great works at this stage, you do not feel that you are sacrificing a good cause just for a student.

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

You will also have to respond to the incessant demands for infrastructure to do their homework, to celebrities visiting campus, to deal with natural disasters, training your teams or managing student parties and clubs… There is still a lot few things to do. We would like to argue, a little clearer interfaces. They are beautiful in their “powerpoint presentation” style, but not very effective.

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

School has never been so much fun

Let’s finish by evoking the special atmosphere of Two Point Campus. In addition to the animations, this universe is an effective parody of the American school system. For example, each student states how much his college debt amounts to, which is useless in the game. The references to Two Point Hospital and to the elements already established at that time are numerous. The radio hosts, ever present and augmented by new faces, treat us to crazy interventions that can gently poke fun at capitalism or sects or the students themselves. And good news, they are subtitled if you enable the option! Please go, for the next game a dubbing in French would be perfect!

Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!Two Point Campus: the new benchmark for management games?  Our opinion in a few minutes!

CONCLUSION

Two Point Campus is a modernized benchmark for old-school management games. Hospital was an excellent remake, here a new theme is explored and it is a great success. The new universe is fascinating, but above all, the game is efficient. The inherent repetitiveness of the genre is effectively combated by the many scenarios with different goals and themes. The choice of two stages and advanced construction tools make the biggest jobs easy and fun. We want more!

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