Icewind Dale II PC

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Without the adoption of 3rd Edition rules, IWD2 is essentially the same D&D game released years ago.
  2. A very good game...Though, one simple fact remains constant. The engine is truly showing its age.
  3. There’s little new that stands out in Icewind Dale II to recommend it. There's a lacks the style and emphasis on story that characterises the genre’s best.
  4. The control aspect is passable at times, and downright painful at others. Whoever wrote the code for this "nodes" system needs to be taken out in the road and ran over.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 148 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Oct 16, 2012
    2
    if you played baldurs gate or icewind dale 1 you know what to expect. Same graphics, same game play, art is really cool. This is hack andif you played baldurs gate or icewind dale 1 you know what to expect. Same graphics, same game play, art is really cool. This is hack and slash like the others, but i found this game really boring...by chapter 3 i could not wait to get this game over and done with. At least the other games had a story that was interesting to follow... this time it fails. i would encourage people to play it so that they may learn what not to do when you are a dungeon master and thinking of plots and hooks to your dungeons and dragons home campaign. if you do not feel frustrated by the predictable npc's and mish mash of random monsters then i don't know what is wrong with you. Full Review »
  2. Sep 16, 2013
    9
    The game is good but not as good as Icewind Dale 1.The sprites are smaller and the music not so hypnotizing as it was on the first game.At theThe game is good but not as good as Icewind Dale 1.The sprites are smaller and the music not so hypnotizing as it was on the first game.At the plus side it has more races and classes to choose your characters from and it has a chalenging difficulty.At most battles you must use your mind to win not blund force.The final battle is really fun. Full Review »
  3. Oct 23, 2011
    7
    More hardcore than its predecessor this game delights in placing you in very tough situations repeatedly. I got tired of the 'now get out ofMore hardcore than its predecessor this game delights in placing you in very tough situations repeatedly. I got tired of the 'now get out of that' scenario quite quickly and despite my affinity for IE games I only just mustered the motivation to finish the game. The villains I thought were unispiring as were a lot of the locations. I got quite a bit of satisfaction from winning tough battles but sadly that's where the satisfaction started and ended - nothing else about this game seems pleasurable. Worth one playthrough, more if you just like fighting for fighting's sake. Try some summons if you are struggling - they are strangely overpowered for some reason. Full Review »