Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. It can stand on its own as probably the best 4X strategy game of the past five years. [Feb 2004, p.67]
  2. Enjoying Dominions II involves marshalling the power of your imagination to breathe life into all the detail, which is what gaming is all about when it was played on tabletops. If you accept this basic premise, there's no fantasy game more epic, varied, and vivid than Dominions II. [Feb 2004, p.82]
  3. A deep, engrossing strategy game with a steep learning curve. Should be in any fantasy strategy gamer’s collection.
  4. An awesome achievement, and if you can make the time investment, you'll be amply rewarded...If you have a high tolerance for micromanagement, you'll love the depth of gameplay. [Apr 2004, p.76]
  5. The real draw is the depth of the game. This is not a title for the casual turn-based strategic gamer. This is a title that requires thought, patience and a solid foundation in the game mechanics.
  6. If you’re trying to learn the game from the manual, you might be in for a slow time. However, once you get the basics of how the game is played, you’re going to be in for a treat.
  7. 65
    If you can get past the faults of the interface and almost complete lack of guidance, there actually is an interesting game underneath it all.
  8. A game that offers tremendous depth but also has an unwieldy user interface and a prodigious amount of micromanagement.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Janne
    Mar 7, 2004
    9
    Wonderful game. I have not played nearly all strategy games, but this is the best of the lot. If you ever loved Master of Magic, try this Wonderful game. I have not played nearly all strategy games, but this is the best of the lot. If you ever loved Master of Magic, try this out! There are not that many killer strategies, but versus AI many are still found... Just remember that humans have answers for those! Check the publisher's site, for the patch adds much, including modding... And you can get the walkthrough from there, with which you can learn the basics. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 6, 2004
    10
    This is the most addictive, most incredible, most fun strategy game I have ever played, and I have played them all. EVERY SINGLE ONE EVER. This is the most addictive, most incredible, most fun strategy game I have ever played, and I have played them all. EVERY SINGLE ONE EVER. This is so much richer in gameplay, detail, originality, and atmosphere than any other strategy game I've played that I could just VOMIT. Full Review »
  3. AlexP.
    Jan 13, 2004
    9
    Probably the best turn based strategy game in memory. If you can get past the clunky interface and lack of documentation you will find it Probably the best turn based strategy game in memory. If you can get past the clunky interface and lack of documentation you will find it quite worthwhile. Full Review »