Gothic II PC

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  • Summary: Gothic II takes you on an even greater journey of adventure and discovery. The plot continues from the cliff-hanger of the original: After the imprisoned colony members are victorious, collapsing the magical barrier, the former Prison Colony is struck by a terrible earthquake, claiming theGothic II takes you on an even greater journey of adventure and discovery. The plot continues from the cliff-hanger of the original: After the imprisoned colony members are victorious, collapsing the magical barrier, the former Prison Colony is struck by a terrible earthquake, claiming the lives of many. The majority of survivors seize this opportunity to escape with only a handful of people remaining in the derelict prison. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    Finally, this game deserves the highest score I can give. The things that really matter are here. For those who enjoy this type of RPG, this game offers an experience you shouldn't pass up.
  2. This game will change what you think about RPGs. The immense world provides hours of gameplay and there are enough different paths to take that the game could be won in any way you want.
  3. The storyline, while cliché, has some interesting twists, and the progression of the narrative through the chapters, and increased sense of doom that occurs midway through the game as you face a orc horde backed by dragons leads to some interesting moments.
  4. 80
    If you can ignore the acting or enjoy it for camp, the rest of Gothic II is an incredible experience.
  5. Provided you have the necessary levels of patience, Gothic 2 inexorably draws you in. It’s resolutely old-fashioned without being tired, and credits you with, gasp, some intelligence instead of handing over every little thing on a plate. Now if just one single MMORPG could be this good.
  6. Computer Gaming World
    80
    The world feels less generic and more immersive than even "Morrowind's." [Feb 2004, p.88]
  7. Play Magazine
    50
    With character models that look like they crawled off the Dreamcast, muddy textures and minor but frequent collision issues, this is not exactly a pretty game. [Jan 2004, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 73
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 73
  3. Negative: 1 out of 73
  1. EricH.
    Apr 10, 2004
    10
    This Game is the best. Well worth buying. Gothic II is the most addictive Game i have played. This game gives you a lot of freedom so you This Game is the best. Well worth buying. Gothic II is the most addictive Game i have played. This game gives you a lot of freedom so you always have somthing to do in the Game. Expand
  2. Apr 10, 2015
    10
    Incredible soul was given to create this game. Its world comes truly alive through numerous characters who are vivid and funny and throughIncredible soul was given to create this game. Its world comes truly alive through numerous characters who are vivid and funny and through vast,beautifully crafted and never boring maps to explore.
    I played it with cheats, because i intended not to spent too much time on a game. Still, the game felt adventurous and surprisingly full in length. I cannot even imagine how EPIC (allow me to use capitals) it will be when i ,eagerly this time, dedicate the time needed to play it again, and explore its other paths.
    Vast ,Humorous, Addictive, Frightening, Classic. Probably the best.
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  3. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    Strange thing is: This game had a user rating of about 8.8- 9.2 some months ago! If you look at the reviews you will notice that writtenStrange thing is: This game had a user rating of about 8.8- 9.2 some months ago! If you look at the reviews you will notice that written reviews are almost all very positive. But there seem to be many people who dislike the game but didnt't tell us why. And believe me: these negative ratings were not there half a year ago. My personal conclusion is: THE RATING IS MANIPULATED by haters/ other developers etc... This makes me sad because Gothic and Gothic II are masterpieces of game experience and one of my favourite games of all time! Expand
  4. Mar 1, 2011
    10
    I haven't play better rpg game than gothic..belive me i have played many rpgs but only gothic was so good that i passed the game more than 50I haven't play better rpg game than gothic..belive me i have played many rpgs but only gothic was so good that i passed the game more than 50 times i got all gothic games and i love them and i play them all the day...................... Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2013
    10
    Gothic 2 is my favourite game of all times. It's just how a RPG should be like. There has never been an atmosphere in any other game like inGothic 2 is my favourite game of all times. It's just how a RPG should be like. There has never been an atmosphere in any other game like in Gothic 2, it's not as colorful as most modern RPGs but has more natural darker colors which underline the more "realistic" setting. The story is great too: It has some interesting heights and very very few lows. The graphics are outdated today but this is part of the charm of G2! Clear purchasing recommendation! Expand
  6. Jun 11, 2012
    10
    One of the best rpgs ever , an awesome sequel to first part. It has full and living world for exploration a decent amount of different areas.One of the best rpgs ever , an awesome sequel to first part. It has full and living world for exploration a decent amount of different areas. Killing epic monsters ,while listening to epic soundtrack. A very nice armor designs. Many different characters to meet most of them give a lasting impression.Lots of weapons.Also book looking books that can be read. Also have crafting.Logical loot (no more pants taken from wolves mister).And most important lots of hours of fun. (Yes there are monsters which can't be beaten from get go in this game but it makes it fun ) , (while in some other rpgs enemies are just same code lvling up with you to make game challenging). Story is never experienced so first handed as in this game , a must for any true rpg fan.( And whats up with all the negatives? probably this is just anti-gothic campaign initiated by some bigger company, which can't be disturbed to make a good game of their own.) Gothic 2 is how RPGs should be made. Expand
  7. Jun 23, 2012
    3
    Looks like all of the negative scores don't have any reviews, so I'll be brave and post the first one. Only tried the game out recently andLooks like all of the negative scores don't have any reviews, so I'll be brave and post the first one. Only tried the game out recently and was hoping it'd be an improvement over the first Gothic. As a matter of fact, there were some improvements. The controls are a bit better now and aren't as tricky as in the first game. Also the story carries on from the first right away and I generally thought that the music and the atmosphere were as good as in the first one. However, nothing else had improved. In fact, in terms of pacing it got even worse. Much worse. Now you're thrust right into a huge city without any direction as to what to do. Or in fact, you are told to go and do x, y, and z. However, when you try to find out how to get those tasks done, the game just shrugs and tells you to find it out by yourself. Now this is incredibly boring. Do I have to go around and talk to every NPC in the city in a hope that at least one of them can tell me something useful? I understand open gameplay and all, but it still needs some direction. If the game isn't going to bother to captivate and immerse me, then why should I continue to plough on, hoping that eventually it would get interesting? It's just incredibly slow paced. If you are someone who wants to get right into the game and do interesting stuff, then I'd avoid Gothic 2 for sure. Now I've still got Gothic 3 left. I'm just hoping at least that would be an improvement over 1 and 2. Expand

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