Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. The campaigns are exceedingly difficult—so difficult they diminish the attraction of the game's solid mechanics.
  2. Feels like a far less weighty package than the original. The graphics are still beautiful compared to most competing games, and Etherlords II retains the title of best-looking turn-based combat game on the market. This might be enough for some, but if you liked the strategic elements from the first game, Etherlords II may well prove to be a big disappointment.
  3. 60
    The plot to Etherlords, the new fantasy strategy game from Nival and Fishtank, is such complete and utter cobblers.
  4. Computer Gaming World
    60
    The surprise, given the unplayability of the strategic game, is that this is easily the best "Magic" rip-off ever done for a PC, handily beating the official game from a couple years back. [Mar 2002, p.93]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Jan 17, 2012
    6
    + Addictive gameplay, interesting artwork and a challenging final boss
    - A threadbare story, poor voice acting, short campaigns The synthets
    + Addictive gameplay, interesting artwork and a challenging final boss
    - A threadbare story, poor voice acting, short campaigns The synthets race is especially interesting.
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