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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

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  • Summary: It's been a generation since you vanquished the evil that plagued the Land of Ehb, and now a new menace has awakened. In Dungeon Siege II, you will be called on to again wield sword and spell to save the world from a growing abomination many years in the making. A thousand years ago, the crusaders of Azunai crossed swords with the legions of Zaramoth in the final battle of a century-long rebellion. As the tyrannical god Zaramoth struck the final blow through Azunai's trembling shield, the earth shook. In that moment, the forces of magic were unchained, and both armies were consumed in a brilliant cataclysm that stretched for leagues across the Plain of Tears. Only a scarred wasteland remained as final testament to the First Age of Man. And for a millennium, magic has continued to spread to the farthest corners of the world, freely flowing to any who would command it. But the tide of magic has begun to wane, heeding instead the call of an ancient legacy. From the Plain of Tears a new heir beckons, and with each day his strength grows. Consuming those who submit, eradicating those who resist. With none to oppose his ascendance, the circle will be complete, and an ancient age will begin anew. What fate will befall the Second Age of Man? The time for judgment is nigh. [Microsoft] Expand
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. Every aspect has been well polished making it a pleasure to play. The game becomes more addictive as you progress.
  3. A fantastic hack and slash RPG that fans of the genre will love. Gas Powered Games added a ton of new features into the game that should help gamers who didn’t like the first game back into the fold.
  4. 80
    An improved story, questing system, and plenty to do means that if you were a fan of the original and are in need of some good hacking and slashing, you should pick this one up.
  5. Dungeon Siege II hasn't improved significantly in the story or visuals department, but it's got deeper play mechanics, and the party management has been tweaked to allow for the level of hands-on interaction the player's comfortable with. It's also an incontrovertibly vast game.
  6. It’s polished and well made, it has a long campaign, and there’s even some re-playability to it, both for starting a new character and playing the campaign again, and for upping the difficulty level and continuing the exploits of your first character.
  7. They still do not have a fun game, but simply a collection of features… maybe the next time around they will have a fun game… one can always hope.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. DR.Jones
    Aug 18, 2005
    10
    Highly addictive. 3D diablo!
  2. AndrewJ.
    Sep 18, 2005
    10
    Great RPG game; better than its predecessor.
  3. Mar 8, 2013
    10
    This game was in a lot of ways the successor to diablo 2. It was not as dark and at times characters verged on cartoonish but overall it was a simple, hack and slash with a beautifully rendered world. A through-ally pleasurable gaming experience. Expand
  4. Ralph
    Sep 14, 2005
    9
    I did not get into DS1. However, this one has me playing whenever I can. It has a "just do this then I will stop" effect, which is great.
  5. May 25, 2012
    8
    This was a massive improvement over the previous title and thoroughly enjoyed playing every step of the way. Excellent game that brings hours of fun with some mates. Expand
  6. connorduggan
    Aug 19, 2006
    7
    i think ds2 is o.k. but people r saying that it has ruled over diablo2 all i say 2 that is stfu and thats bul$hit,it is however a good game but shitty story line and not as many items as diablo,diablo makes more sense,is harder./i will continue 2 play ds2 but i will play diablo 2 even MORE./so if u think ds2 is better then d2 stfu./1/ds2 copied DIABLO 2 SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO badly it makes me SICK! Expand
  7. BobB.
    Aug 18, 2005
    1
    Click mouse 10 times (kills something) now click mouse once and pick up its stuff.... sure the graphics are great but this has been done to death and DSII offers nothing new. Expand

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