Two Point Campus Game review
Game review04 August 2022, 16:00
author: Julia Dragovic
Our Two Point Campus review is ready! Is the game a worthy successor to Two Point Hospital? Was the delay helpful in delivering the game we hoped for?
The review is based on the PC version. It's also relevant to PS5, XSX, XONE, PS4 version(s).
When I played Two Point Campus for the first time during the London show in May, I suspected that I would spend at least a few hundred hours in this game. Now I am sure of it. This game challenged me and I won't easily let it go. While I have always considered Two Point Hospital as an easy and pleasant strategy, absorbing players for hours on end with repetitive mechanical activities and scrolling of stats, the university version, after a nice and pleasant start lasting several hours, persistently mocked my skill. And it still does. I fell into the vortex of Two Point Campus headfirst and I am definitely not bored with the fight for that single star in the Spiffinmoore wizardry level, which will unlock my next university. This (literally) damn hard level is exactly what I needed in a game from Two Point Studios.
The problem is that I'm pretty sure it's a bug, not a feature.
Dear supporters of free higher education,
If the necessity of earning money by the university causes you a moral dissonance, and you consider tuition and any fees for imparting knowledge (which should be free and freely available) a capitalist, classist aberration, I just want to say that I am with you, but if you want to enjoy Two Point Campus, you will have to put these beliefs aside. Or accept the fact that this is not a game for you.
- Diverse maps;
- Two Point vibe;
- A slew of courses and varied characters;
- Improved interior furnishing;
- Increasing difficulty;
- Same formula as Two Point Hospital.
- Same formula as Two Point Hospital (if you got bored there);
- Annoying bugs that will hopefully be fixed quickly.
From the outset, the Campus was supposed to be different from the Hospital in a more individual approach. What does that mean? Instead of little "ants", which we treat or neglect to death in hospital, we get a whole lot of characters with their own preferences and internal states, with different ailments and limited endurance. We can choose our favorite students and look after them, take care of their needs, make sure they don't fail exams, watch them play cheeseball, fulfill their wishes, help them find a love interest and romance under a tree. We can, but we don't have to – if you prefer to focus on the bigger picture, you won't lose experience; the state of students will simply be another piece of data to keep an eye on.
Apart from the differences outlined above, Campus is simply the younger sibling of the hospital predecessor, and if you expect a revolution, you will be disappointed. That is, if it's even possible to be disappointed with even more Two Point games. When it comes to smaller but important changes, the furnishing is now more comfortable, and some elements of interiors can be customized. Besides – it's all roughly the old way.
Unusual intensity of universities
The game gives us a huge world divided into smaller campuses-maps. Unheard of! So many universities in one place! They differ in the level of difficulty, but above all, in the setting – from a classic European university to a futuristic, state-of-the-art facility; from a gastronomic school to a sports academy. By discovering new levels, you will unlock access to new courses, in which you will be able to, for example, bake a huge pizza, become a knight or even a spy, focus on physical development, learn to cast spells, train robotics, archeology and art; you will also unlock new character archetypes (such as Jocks, Class Clowns), and with them, new equipment. Hallways full of goths among coffins turned into shelves? You've got it.
For Two Point veterans, the course of the gameplay itself will not be surprising. You build new facilities and prepare the rooms required for the development of the campus – lecture halls, social rooms, dorms, toilets, etc. You look after the welfare of students, their grades, as well as the budget; you control the income and expenses; levels of entertainment, and even character hydration or temperature on campus. You fulfill special purchase requests, equip rooms, organize events, clean, repair, train and upgrade. That's all to get the coveted three stars, or at least one, and unlock new maps, courses, achievements, trophies, and even more difficult gameplay.
The specific humor and signature atmosphere of the British studio's productions, eye-catching graphics – it's all here. Regardless of whether you want to focus primarily on individual students (it will become more and more challenging with time), or mainly on the development of infrastructure, the game will yield hours of quality fun, and you will not get bored for a long time.
The game will smoothly guide you from the tutorial to the more demanding levels – you won't get stuck on the way; the requirements that you have to meet in order to move the game forward and unlock the next maps are based on very clear guidelines. Just take your time. The learning curve is done really well here. Until you reach the “Harry Potter level”, you may doubt your skills and without enough persistence, you might abandon the game forever, cursing everything related to it and never, ever touch any tycoons, or anything else that's related to academia. The only exception here are bugs. Should that happen, you will smoothly move on to the next stage, and the relaxing routine of gameplay and furnishing rooms will keep engaged for days, weeks, so on, and so on.
Hell and heaven
As always, the strongest suit of this game is the overall, signature vibe. Witty and slightly cynical announcements from the speakers, a pleasant soundtrack that doesn't get boring, names of individual NPCs. After several dozen hours of gameplay, I can't get enough of it all! I'm beginning to suspect that my brain has developed an unconditional reaction, and now, when I hear this characteristic music, I immediately feel like building another student launge and sending janitors to clean the toilets. I know that once Campus is maxed out, I'll be waiting for the studio's next product, whatever it may be, even if it is still the same formula, only with a different theme. Put me on the waiting list right now.
But there is also the other side of the coin. I lost a good few (key) hours of gameplay irretrievably, because the game simply refused to create a save. The fear of losing it again, when I have limited time to play, spoiled my fun for a long time. I forgot my problem when I got to Spiffinmoore, and after hours (and hours) of dealing with students, staff, and the effects of the curse on the building, I still couldn't get the one-star requirement I wanted – corresponding to the average grade of B+. Regardless of how many whims of the students I fulfilled, how many rooms for tutoring and pastoral help I constructed (which eventually led to bankruptcy); no matter how much I cleaned the dorms, corridors and lawns, the average grades of my students remained at constant C+, with temporary romances with B. On campus level 29 (required: 15) I decided to reset the game and start anew. As of writing this, I am at level 19, and yes, you guessed it, my students' grade average is still C+.
The hardcore difficulty level is a plus for me, I admit it honestly – it makes me want to play even more, because the prize, although still the same, begins to grow exponentially in my imagination. It has to be grand if getting it is so hellishly difficult! Only that after a dozen or so hours of this hopeless endeavor, I still don't know if it's even possible to get this reward; I also don't know if this hardcore difficulty level exists at all – if it is a bug, it will eventually be eliminated.
If you've had a good time in Two Point Hospital, Two Point Campus will not disappoint you. The specific humor and signature atmosphere of the British studio's productions, eye-catching graphics – it's all here. Regardless of whether you want to focus primarily on individual students (it will become more and more challenging with time, as there will be more of them later on), or mainly on the development of the infrastructure, the game will yield hours of quality fun, and you will not get bored of it for a long time. Well, unless the hospital installment wasn't all that exciting for you. This game likely won't change that.
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I had a lot of fun. If the difficulty of Spiffinmoore is indeed a bug (and it probably is), all I can do is hope that somewhere at the end of the game I will have an equally difficult campus to play, but by design – so that it is possible to max it out. That's all I need to be happy.
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How do you make a Two Point Campus student happy? ›
- Ensure The Basics Are Covered. First and foremost, it's important to cover the basics. ...
- Don't Be Greedy With Tuition Fees. ...
- Entertain Them. ...
- Be Generous With Facilities. ...
- Complete Student Goals And Requests.
Two Point Campus can be a complex game. While it will lull you into a false sense of certainty with its opening campus levels, it isn't long before it introduces more difficult goals, unruly students, an overwhelming need for staff training, and educational milestones that feel near-impossible to hit.Is Two Point Campus fun? ›
As stressful as you might think it'd be to run a school, Two Point Campus is nothing but fun. [Note: Sega provided the copy of Two Point Campus used for this review.] Two Point Campus is an A+ management sim that lets you build the wacky school of your dreams, then watch it run in all its glory.How long to complete Two Point Campus? ›
How Long Does It Take To Complete? The main story - or what is considered the main story in Two Point Campus - lasts about 20 hours.How can I make campus more fun? ›
- Host a music concert. A free music concert is something most people will enjoy! ...
- Host a trivia night. ...
- Throw a party. ...
- Have a movie night. ...
- Play sports. ...
- Host a food drive. ...
- Do a service project. ...
- Have a dodgeball tournament.
- Ways to Improve Your College Campus.
- Turn the Gym into a Recreation Center.
- Keep the Campus Grounds Clean!
- Improve Campus Mail Services with Smart Parcel Lockers.
- Increase Parking.
- Create a Sustainable Student Farm.
- Focus on Creating Spaces Where Students Can Come Together.
- Go Green.
In the main campaign, there are 12 levels to work through in Two Point Campus. Each one is a distinct university with its own courses, new challenges, and a fresh set of students to inspire. How much of one level you want to do is up to you. There are three stars to earn in each, granted for meeting a set of goals.Is 2 2 program worth it? ›
The 2+2 program may be right for you if you want to save money on college tuition. Or, if you are looking for a more flexible schedule that allows you to balance all your responsibilities. The 2+2 program is also a great option if you need to boost your academic scores.Which up campus is the hardest to get into? ›
|School||Location||Acceptance Rate (Class of 2026)|
|1. Harvard||Cambridge, MA||3.19%|
|2. Columbia||New York, NY||3.73%|
|3. Caltech||Pasadena, CA||3.92%*|
|4. Stanford||Stanford, CA||3.95%*|
Get A+ Grades Every Year! - Two Point Campus (How-to) - YouTube
What is the prettiest college campus? ›
- Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
- Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
- Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
- Kenyon College, Gambier, OH.
- Duke University, Durham, NC.
- Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.
- Princeton University.
- Brown University.
- Vanderbilt University.
- College of William and Mary.
- Kansas State University.
- University of Iowa.
- Fairfield University.
- University of California, Berkeley.
The action-packed adventure takes around 10 to 12 hours to beat or complete with a friend (the only way to play it), but Fares has been quoted as saying the title should last around 14 or 15 hours, if you aren't rushing the story, and taking the time to stop and smell the flowers.How is Two Point Campus on switch? ›
Two Point Campus is a masterclass management sim game bursting with creative new ideas and a wholly original approach to success. Its wholesome 'invest in students and they'll invest in you' strategy is a beautiful way to put a positive spin on an otherwise NPC-exploitative genre.What makes a campus smart? ›
A smart campus uses advanced network infrastructure and internet-connected devices to provide supportive and engaging experiences. It joins people, devices, and applications and allows universities to make insight-driven decisions to improve security and maximize resources.Do On campus students do better? ›
Typically, students who live on campus do better academically than students who don't. They also stay in college and graduate at a higher rate than students who don't live on campus.
A successful campus is easy to get to and to get through. It is visible and identifiable from a distance. The edges of a campus are very important and shouldn't be parking lots or large, blank walls of buildings. The campus needs to be accessible for pedestrians, bikes and public transit.How do I write a feedback for college? ›
I am glad to provide you with my feedback about the college. My overall experience to date has been amazing, and the college is having an amazing infrastructure. Your college has provided me with a number of opportunities to grow and explore my skills. The emphasis on sports along with education always helped me a lot.How would you describe campus life? ›
What is Campus Life like? Campus Life is a positive place where students can go to have fun with friends, talk about relevant issues and be heard without judgment. It's a place where students are challenged to make good decisions and lead in positive ways in their school.How do you upgrade a Two Point Campus course? ›
To upgrade a course in Two Point Campus, select the 'Manage Courses' option at the top of the screen if you're between academic years (up on the d-pad if playing on a console).
How do you increase campus level in Two Point Campus? ›
Get More Students: You can enroll more students at the end of each year by improving classes, as well as by running marketing campaigns throughout the year. The more students you have, the higher your campus level will be.How do you unlock sandbox mode in Two Point Campus? ›
To unlock Sandbox mode, players must reach one star in the Noblestead campus, the fourth level of the game. Once this is unlocked, players have access to any university in the game in Sandbox mode. This means even if players haven't unlocked all the levels yet, they can still access them right away.Can a 2.0 get you into college? ›
Unofficially, 2.0 is the lowest GPA accepted into a standard college, so while there's a chance that college admission is possible, it's not likely at more than a few institutions.Can you do masters with 2 2? ›
Yes, in many cases it's possible to apply for a Masters with a 2.2 degree, although this is often at the discretion of the university (and department).Are double majors harder? ›
A double major is harder than a single major but not by much. Double majors require more planning and studying two different fields in more detail. Many of your easy electives will be replaced with harder in-depth courses from your second field of study which makes double majors more difficult to pursue.Is 7 APS enough for Ivy League? ›
To be a competitive candidate for admission, you will need to take at least 8 AP® classes, more if you can. It is a good idea to take 1 AP® course in each of the following core disciplines: English, Foreign Language, History, Math, and Science to impress the admissions officers.
Junior year, if you're hoping to attend an Ivy League school, you should consider taking three to five AP classes in core subject areas. Avoid overloading yourself too much during your senior year because you'll be applying to college.Is 6 APS enough for Ivy League? ›
Aim for four to eight AP exams in your junior and senior years. For competitive Ivy League schools, admission officers also want to see AP courses for core subject areas and additional courses. If possible, aim to pass about seven to 12 AP exams if applying to these highly selective schools.How much is a+ worth GPA? ›
Search for Colleges Using Your GPA.
|Letter Grade||Percent Grade||4.0 Scale|
|Letter Grade||Percent Grade||4.0 GPA Scale|
What GPA do you have if you have all A+? ›
A+ = 4.0
That means if you have all A+ grades in all of your classes, you'll have a 4.0. Your GPA is the mean of your grades, meaning that you add the grade points together and divide them by the number of grades.
- University of the People. ...
- The City University of New York. ...
- 3. California State University, Long Beach. ...
- Alcorn State University in Mississippi. ...
- Minot State University in North Dakota. ...
- South Texas College. ...
- Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.
The top two schools in the 2020 edition of “Least Happy Students” retained their spots from last year. Simmons University in Boston sits at second, while Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans reclaims the unwanted top spot for the second consecutive year as the school where its students are the least happy.What is the most luxurious college? ›
High Point University
High Point leads the list of the world's 10 most luxurious college institutions. The private college in North Carolina has recently signed a US$400 million expansion contract to enrich the offering.
This article states several important statistics on college students' mental health in America. Most notably, this article finds that Penn has the most depressed student body in United States, topping a list of 50 other schools in the country.Which college has smartest students? ›
The 25 smartest colleges in the United States in 2020, by average SAT score.
|Characteristic||Average test score|
|California Institute of Technology||1,545|
Congratulations to Brown University for having the most attractive Ivy Leaguers around.How do you make a college student happy? ›
- Diversify Your Activities Off-Campus. Explore something new! ...
- Be Yourself. Become a Leader. ...
- When Tired, Stay in Your Comfort Zone. Sometimes you really just need to pause and take a break. ...
- Discover New Horizons. ...
- Exercise to Increase Happiness. ...
- Sleep, Eat, Breathe.
The findings reveal that the most important influences on students' levels of satisfaction are social relationships, resources and the educational environment, personal goal achieving and extracurricular activities.How do you build a sense of belonging on campus? ›
However, at its heart, there are three key guiding principles that must occur for a student to create a sense of academic belonging. These principles can be fostered at the adviser-student, classroom, program, department, and college level. They include: interpersonal relationships, discipline identity, and mindset.
How do you increase student satisfaction? ›
- Post the course syllabus on the Web. ...
- Administer a learning-styles inventory. ...
- Explain the importance of group work. ...
- Use team contracts. ...
- Use a variety of assessments. ...
- Be flexible. ...
- Provide frequent interaction.
- Find the right balance of challenge. ...
- Provide social connection. ...
- Help students to flourish. ...
- Practice gratitude. ...
- Support others. ...
- Incorporate humor.
One of the best things about college life is that you get a new experience every day. In my college life, along with studying, I and my friends enjoyed a lot of other things. We traveled to lots of places, had new experiences, and learned many new things.What are the 3 best things of being a student? ›
- Sleeping in & Napping. ...
- Being Challenged. ...
- Learning New Things. ...
- Studying Anywhere. ...
- Student Discounts. ...
- Going out on a Tuesday (or whenever really!) ...
- Your Independence. ...
- Playing Hooky.
- All the Free Time. ...
- Pyjamas are Encouraged. ...
- Having Your Mum do Your Laundry Will Never be Acceptable Again. ...
- Being a Sleeping Beauty. ...
- The Student Diet. ...
- New Experiences. ...
- Going Out Every Night of the Week. ...
Psychologists have to say that when you fall in love, you release very high levels of chemicals in the brain these includes hormone oxytocin which increases in production with the regular interaction of the person. College is the time when you interact with a person more often.What are examples of belonging needs? ›
Love and belongingness needs – These are the first of social needs, involving the desire for interpersonal relationships and being part of a group. Examples of these needs include friendship, intimacy, trust, acceptance, receiving and giving affection and love.What is an example of sense of belonging? ›
The need to belong, also known as belongingness, refers to a human emotional need to affiliate with and be accepted by members of a group. This may include the need to belong to a peer group at school, to be accepted by co-workers, to be part of an athletic team, or to be part of a religious group.Do happier students get better grades? ›
Middle School Students: A positive relationship was found between happiness and higher grades. The study involving 821 middle school students revealed that happiness and achievement reinforce one another. Happier students received better grades in the future.Why is student satisfaction important? ›
Not only does it improve performance, it also promotes your student population's mental health and stability, which are conducive to both short-term learning goals and long-term character building and social inclusion.