Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. It's a winning combination: the same great concept that made Dungeon Siege a hit now with new story lines, new features and improved graphics. It's a great choice for dozens of hours of gameplay this fall.
  2. A superb sequel that takes the great gameplay of the original and, while stripping out some of those party options, updates the presentation so that everything looks and sounds wonderful.
  3. Everything Diablo should have been. Better story, more diverse action, continuously loading world, and better graphical interface. Highly Recommended.
  4. There's so much to see and experience beyond the main quests, and being able to play through as the various character type as well as play the game on-line gives the title an exceptional longevity score.
  5. 90
    But it's now clear that Dungeon Siege II is now undeniably one of the action RPG stars. It makes many, many welcome tweaks and improvements--far to many to list here--and is sure to thrill any action RPG fan.
  6. This is, by far, an incredible improvement from the original game and offers hours of great gameplay.
  7. Every aspect has been well polished making it a pleasure to play. The game becomes more addictive as you progress.
  8. If you are a fan of the series then you absolutely have to play this. If you are a loot junkie, like I am, then you have to get this game, but if you are a hardcore RPGer looking for a challenge, you will be disappointed.
  9. A considerable entry in the field of hack and slash RPGs for the PC. The action is intense, there are a host of options for character development, and the story, while negligible, still more than serves its purpose. Save for a few annoyances, the bankrupt AI being chief among them, this is a game that will see any fan of the genre coming away satisfied.
  10. 88
    I love every aspect of DSII. From the equipping to the stat management, everything is just so fluid.
  11. Looking dated, but it beats the first Dungeon Siege in every way. [Nov 2005, p.66]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. FourPak
    Sep 3, 2005
    9
    Not perfect in a few areas but Overall an Excellent game, well worth the time and money.
  2. Aug 8, 2013
    8
    I really enjoyed this game on the whole. Even though I'm playing this 8 years after it's release it still looks and feels good. It has aI really enjoyed this game on the whole. Even though I'm playing this 8 years after it's release it still looks and feels good. It has a pretty good sized story line and options to play over again on the same character (something that I really enjoy to do). The hack and slash combat can get a little old at times, but when it starts to get old, the game generally changes pace to keep the game fresh. There are some bugs (my main glitched out of the final battle) but nothing too devastating. A very fun game that is worth the time and money if you're into RPGs. Full Review »
  3. TJH.
    Nov 14, 2005
    3
    This game isn't THAT bad but it could be better. There are a million side quests that require a huge amount of remembering where things This game isn't THAT bad but it could be better. There are a million side quests that require a huge amount of remembering where things are and backtracking. If you want to complete the game 100%, then you are looking at about 3 x the play time of if you just complete a few side quests and main quests. Most of the side quests are backtracking, so I don't enjoy them. Gameplay is very similar to Diablo 2, but not as nice or enjoyable. Lots of running around and beating enemies that are tougher than your party. So lots of dying / running away, recovering and running back. Not horribly fun. I am 2 / 3 through and doubt I will play anymore. No desire, no great storyline to follow. Same old "jerk who wants to rule the world, and is a bit better than all the other egomaniacs out there" theory. Full Review »