• Publisher:
  • Release Date:
Gothic II Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 518 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Score distribution:
  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. The world feels less generic and more immersive than even "Morrowind's." [Feb 2004, p.88]
  7. 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]

See all 20 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 69
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 69
  3. Negative: 1 out of 69
  1. MarcelJ.
    May 20, 2006
    10
    This is the best game ever. Although graphics are not up to date it has a very nice story and a fascinating combat system (not this easy This is the best game ever. Although graphics are not up to date it has a very nice story and a fascinating combat system (not this easy click, slay and win). If you have some nights left, get it and play! Expand
  2. EricR.
    Mar 19, 2003
    10
    Since Gothic 2 was not released at the time I wrote this, consider it a pre-rating. Because I know the game engine is basically the same but Since Gothic 2 was not released at the time I wrote this, consider it a pre-rating. Because I know the game engine is basically the same but with more detailed textures and higher res. I know Gothic 2 will rock! The first one is the single best rpg I have ever played. No other real time game has ever come so close to making a world feel so real. I know Gothic 2 will give me more of what I want. Which is simply more of the same! Despite much complaining about the interface for Gothic 1 which was in fact just fine, Gothic 2 will have 2 styles of control. I will be the first kid on my block to own this one! Expand
  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. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    Despite a few bugs and glitches, this game is the most addictive and my favorite RPG game. The story is awesome and offers you a lot ofDespite a few bugs and glitches, this game is the most addictive and my favorite RPG game. The story is awesome and offers you a lot of freedom and the effects are good even 10 years after the game has been released. It also feels epic while battling dragons and orcs. In my opinion, the best RPG game ever made. Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2013
    10
    Gothic 2 is the best RPG i played. Excellent graphics for its time, the atmosphere, but in this game, everything is fine. The game draws onGothic 2 is the best RPG i played. Excellent graphics for its time, the atmosphere, but in this game, everything is fine. The game draws on many days, you do not meet corny generated quests that ask you to give something to another person, but even if they meet, before it will tell a beautiful story, sent to the destination (man and then find a place for yourself, it's not like Skyrim, where everything is marked on the map), and then again, some will turn, in general, is not trivial quests, excellent simulation of life: people go to sleep at night, doing their own thing during the day, evening, resting or getting drunk at the tavern and go to sleep. Men, who are 24/7 u in one place you will not find, except the guards, but they work like that. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2013
    10
    Gothic II is the best game i have ever played It is a true RPG The graphics are not the best although there are some mods that can beGothic II is the best game i have ever played It is a true RPG The graphics are not the best although there are some mods that can be installed that make the graphics better The game-play is good at first its kinda hard to get used to the combat system but after 10 minutes you get used to it The story is one of the best game stories out there it is not linear you have a lot choices to make like joining a faction doing some side quests and so on The story gets even better with the Night of the raven patch The sounds are great the music is wonderful There are a ton of different characters I love it and its better than a lot of other RPGs for instance skyrim its the new elder scrolls game A lot of people like skyrim how ever i think and this is my opinion i don't like skyrim it holds your hand throughout the whole game and its too easy it has a compass that shows you where to go tips every 2 seconds and so on How ever in Gothic 2 for example a guy tells you to go north of the city near a tower you buy a map it shows you the city and tower and you go there or you can ask a citizen our a guard how can you go to the tower and he tells you or you can just walk somewhere until you see a tower It does not hold your hand but you don't need to go on the internet every 10 seconds to see how to solve something because you can find everything in the game its a wonderful game and i suggest to everyone to buy it and play it 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

See all 69 User Reviews