Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Sound effects and music are well done as is the extra environmental samples that play during combat and as you travel around the map.
  2. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    The animations are superb, despite the great quantity of creatures and heroes that appear during the campaign. The sound effects augment the animations perfectly. [Jan 2004, p.73]
  3. Basically the same as the first game, but with enough improvements to warrant a second outing.
  4. Too bad its strategic and RPG elements fizzle out.
  5. Easily recommendable not only to anyone with an interest in collectible card games, including fans of the original, but also to those who enjoy turn-based strategy games with a twist.
  6. 75
    It has all of the trappings of a bad RPG: extremely linear gameplay, over-the-top voice acting, frustrating camera angles, and a ho-hum storyline. What saves it, and what ultimately makes it a fun game to play, is the terrific combat model combined with stellar graphics.
  7. 80
    If you like "Magic: The Gathering" and "Heroes of Might and Magic", then you should get a kick out of this - if you're willing to devote serious time to an occasional, nonsensically difficult battle.
  8. Play Magazine
    100
    With crisp graphics and addictive turn-based gameplay, Etherlords II is an unexpectedly strong adventure/RPG/strategy title. [Dec 2003, p.92]
  9. A perfect example of what happens when the core of the game overweighs the plot, and quickly takes over it in importance.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
  1. Dec 2, 2014
    9
    This is one of my favorite games. You can say the campaign is too linear, you can say the story is not interesting, I would agree with that.This is one of my favorite games. You can say the campaign is too linear, you can say the story is not interesting, I would agree with that. But those become small details in front of the graphics and game concepts behind them. This is a real card game like MTG could be, with the benefit of great graphics during battles. It could seem difficult to play and learn... well, it is. I've played this at the time of its first release and still now I desire to play it again. Once you finish the campaign you still have to master your deckbuildng skills, and THERE is where the game really shines. So many possibilities, so many strategies, so many level of customization. I've enjoyed playing so many styles with this game I hardly found similar games with the same level of diversification between decks. I've to admit there are a couple of "unbeatable" decks, but by the time you discover them you'll have played (and enjoyed) a ton of hours. Full Review »
  2. Apr 21, 2014
    0
    You know there's a problem when even walkthroughs list some of the starting battles as "impossible without cheats". Simply put, this is anYou know there's a problem when even walkthroughs list some of the starting battles as "impossible without cheats". Simply put, this is an obvious cash-in with 0 effort put towards balance, story, characters, etc. Full Review »
  3. Feb 11, 2018
    7
    Пытался играть в ожидание новых трехмерных героев, но так и не прошел.