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  • Summary: In Dungeons 2, fulfill the Dungeon Lord’s voracious quest for vengeance by recruiting fearsome new monsters from all corners of the underworld in order to undertake his evil bidding.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 28, 2015
    85
    Dungeons 2 is a colorful strategy game like Dungeon Keeper. The charming style and the mix of running ominous dungeons and raiding the world makes Dungeons 2 a solid game. The terrible jokes during the campaign however, do not do the atmosphere in this game good.
  2. Apr 20, 2015
    80
    Maybe Dungeons 2 plays a little safe by ditching some of the more intriguing aspects of the previous game (I still think the idea of using overconfident adventurers as a form of drainable resource is a fantastically twisted conceit that could have been fleshed out further) in favour of going back to the roots of the dungeon management genre, but it’s hard to criticise Realmforge too much for that when the game is this enjoyable.
  3. May 20, 2015
    80
    Dungeons 2 lack some deep in the RTS part, but compensate it with a good dungeon building section.
  4. Apr 20, 2015
    72
    The basic substance of Dungeons 2 is really good. You can tell that the developers had good ideas and have invested a lot of heart and soul into their baby.
  5. Jun 8, 2015
    70
    Dungeons 2 is a most successful RTS/management game than its lackluster predecessor, but is not yet able to approach to the same levels of Dungeon Keeper (and after all it was obvious). This Realmforge Studios hybrid works in the management part (funny and quite deep), but loses points when it tries to be Warcraft III and offers too simplistic RTS sections with little personality.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2015
    60
    An attempt to resurrect the old classic succeeds in capturing its atmosphere. The game is ruined unfortunately by its poor strategic part and (sometimes) an embarrassing humor. [Issue#253]
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 4, 2015
    50
    If you enjoy strategy games and on top of that have fond memories of Dungeon Keeper you should definitely buy Dungeons II. [07/2015, p.50]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Apr 25, 2015
    10
    This is a HUGE improvement over the first episode. It has definitively a great DK feeling. The game is very funny. I really liked the gameplayThis is a HUGE improvement over the first episode. It has definitively a great DK feeling. The game is very funny. I really liked the gameplay and the story. Expand
  2. May 12, 2015
    10
    Dungeons II is a fantastic sequel to the original Dungeons games as it totally revamps the franchise and takes a completely differentDungeons II is a fantastic sequel to the original Dungeons games as it totally revamps the franchise and takes a completely different approach. There are several things about this game that are like-able and noteworthy. Kevan Brighting is the narrator for Dungeons II and if the name doesn't ring a bell he's the gentleman whom also narrated The Stanley Parable. I also LOVE that there are objectives to capture/complete but you can take your sweet time doing so. The only complaint I have is you cannot rotate the screen at all like you can in the first Dungeons game. :( Expand
  3. May 12, 2015
    10
    7/10 ??? How ????

    It is a 9/10 , and will be a 10 with some bug fixing and maybe an expansion ?? Most fun I´ve had in a long time with a
    7/10 ??? How ????

    It is a 9/10 , and will be a 10 with some bug fixing and maybe an expansion ??

    Most fun I´ve had in a long time with a game. Get this game on sale thnx.
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  4. Apr 28, 2015
    7
    Dungeons 2 has a few unique RTS elements, but is the gameplay balanced and engaging? Let's find out in the Dungeons 2 review.

    Dungeons 2
    Dungeons 2 has a few unique RTS elements, but is the gameplay balanced and engaging? Let's find out in the Dungeons 2 review.

    Dungeons 2 is both a macro and micro management real time strategy game. You start off in the underworld, building up your dungeon. You mine for gold and expansion as you actually carve out the rooms of the dungeon. In most RTS games you are using up real estate on land with your buildings. In Dungeons 2, you're excavating and the remaining space becomes your building or production facility. So you can use a lot of ingenuity when it comes to base building. The game kind of balances between a god game and an RTS as units tend to control themselves, you just put them where you want them to be. As you build up combat units you can put them into the overworld. In the overworld, the game plays more like a traditional RTS game. You'll be raiding enemy bases and following along with missions. There's not that much diversity with the units, each one has a benefit to both the overworld and underworld, but none of them significantly change the balance between you and your enemy.

    Dungeons 2 has a very detailed fantasy setting. From the voice acting to the art style and characters, the game is very charming. A rare experience, you get to be the bad guy in this game. You are the ulimate evil leading orcs from the underworld into the world to dominate the land. The narrator is very tongue in cheek and always has witty sayings. It definitely makes you smile and want to keep playing. As you take over parts of the overworld the environment changes and becomes corrupt and decrepit. Even when you forget to follow an objective or lose a crucial unit, the game just laughs at you and encourages you to carry on. Let's not forget, the primary resource for your minions is beer. The fantasy setting and presentation style is one of the highlights of playing Dungeons 2.

    The campaign mode is fairly short with only 11 missions in the game, but later missions should take you a while to complete. I wouldn't count on playing multiplayer for too long, because there aren't a ton of people on there. It doesn't even make it on Steam's top multiplayer games list.

    Dungeons 2 does have a lot of technical and logistic flaws that prevent the game from being above average. The game is not very intuitive. Certain instructions or mechanics in the game are just not easy to perform or figure out. Micro management in the overworld is missing some control details. It's not easy to select and manipulate individual units for spells or micro movement. In the underworld, it's difficult to select buildings and there's so many different types of selections between units and buildings that it's difficult to know where you are or where you need to go for an upgrade. Furthermore moving units between the overworld and the underworld gets confusing because they must enter through a portal. You also have 2 minimaps to watch and occasionally during the campaign your units will even enter a third unmapped area. All of these negative aspects can make the game cumbersome to play.

    Dungeons 2 does have a lot of charm in the campaign mode and the underworld vs overworld setting is a unique approach to real time strategy. The game retails at $40 which is more than I would expect to pay for this game. If you are a hardcore RTS fan or you want to try something a little different, you may want to give Dungeons 2 a playthrough. Dungeons 2 receives a score of 70 for it's presentation and new gameplay elements.
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  5. Apr 28, 2015
    7
    Great game, but has some serious optimization issues... it was using my 970 gtx for 8-15% at max and fps was arround 25 when a lot of thingsGreat game, but has some serious optimization issues... it was using my 970 gtx for 8-15% at max and fps was arround 25 when a lot of things were happening at the same time. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2015
    6
    First I have to admit I never played Dungeon Keeper. I have to say I like the style and even the comedy aspects of this game. My biggestFirst I have to admit I never played Dungeon Keeper. I have to say I like the style and even the comedy aspects of this game. My biggest problem is it switches from a strategy game to a dungeon sim. I think it was difficult to switch back and forth and other than literally picking up your troops and dropping them near attackers they won't do many things you need and you have no direct control while in your dungeon. I found this frustrating, but it is a design decision that didn't appeal to me, but wasn't broken or buggy. Expand
  7. Apr 22, 2016
    0
    Bugs, Bugs, and more Bugs.
    If you are a gamer that likes to play a game without interruption, this is not the game.
    It is plagued with bugs,
    Bugs, Bugs, and more Bugs.
    If you are a gamer that likes to play a game without interruption, this is not the game.
    It is plagued with bugs, and their support is non-existent or incompetent.

    Pros: The game is fun, until it crashes with Microsoft Visual C++ runtime errors, or failing to initialize Threads, or just stops working.

    Cons: only expect 10 hours of game play before you have to commit $ to buying DLC.
    Crashes all the time, and my gaming rig is not to blame (MSI xpower big bang main board, i7 processor at 3.2GHz, 12GB memory, MSI GTX465 Twin Frozr ii x 2 in SLI)
    confirmation that they don't care about PC Gamers as they are releasing this title on XBONE/PS4 without first addressing the bugs for their initial investors (us PC Gamers).

    not recommended IMO, go buy Dungeon Keeper 2 (older I know) but it will entertain you for more than this game, and will not crash on you.
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