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  • Summary: Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game. With the rifts closed and the magical Order dead, the War Mage finds himself suddenly thrust into a new battle against the mindless orc mob. He has a powerful, if questionable, new companion in the Sorceress, an ex-War Mage responsible for the destruction of the Order. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    The near-flawless execution on every level makes the brilliant concepts at the game's core shine through with perfect clarity. Even if you've never played or so much as heard of the original game, Orcs Must Die 2 is worth a place of honor in your collection.
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    Ultimately, it's a fun game that's well worth the 15 dollars (or 30 if you play it co-op) you'd be putting down on it. Even after the last level is over, endless mode is always there to taunt you to try harder.
  3. Jul 31, 2012
    A brilliant update to the original game. The additions improve the core values of Orcs Must Die! and makes it a bigger and better game. It has its flaws, like a poor design of some maps, but the co-op, the improved character developement and the Endless mode are fantastic improvements.
  4. Jul 30, 2012
    I'm itching to play again once I finish this. If you have someone to team up with, get it without hesitation. If you don't, hesitate slightly, then notice it's only £12 and get it anyway.
  5. Aug 31, 2012
    A clear improvement from the original game, OMD2 incorporates "deep" ideas to a shallow game concept (kill orcs/goblins/gnolls that come towards you), and does that in the best way possible. When you are done with the campaign mode (and the advanced 'nightmare' mode), there's also the endless mode, which is even more fun if you go co-op with a friend. [September 2012]
  6. Aug 1, 2012
    Even though much of Orcs Must Die! 2 feels like it's an expansion rather than a fully-fledged sequel, Robot Entertainment adds and refines just enough to get away with it. Besides, you'll be having too much fun knocking back waves and waves of all those nasty Orcs to care.
  7. 70
    There's nothing wrong with the design of the levels or the gameplay in and of themselves. It's just that OMD!2 feels more like a sizeable update complete with co-op integration. It is a good game, though, which manages to best its predecessor. Soloing veterans of that game should think very hard if the amendments are enough to buy this sequel at launch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 91
  2. Negative: 3 out of 91
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    Just play good and enjoyable. Simply an improvement on the original in everyway, only downside is a sore hand. The banter between characters is hilarious, the gameplay is smooth, solid and extremely enjoyable Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2012
    Downright enjoyable game.
    I must admit, While i enjoyed the original, I wouldn't have rated it as high as i have this one, Which obviously
    shows an improvement. Whereas a lot of the reviews i've seen comment on the co-op, I've not played ANY of it on co-op, Instead finishing it on nightmare solo, (So anyone saying it HAS to be played co-op...just do endless some more) Which brings me to another point, The replayability, You can spend so long upgrading your characters, while testing new strats, It's great.
    It runs like a dream, The banter is hilarious (Ok, The WARMAGE is hilarious, The sorc frankly terrify s me.)
    All in all, For the price, It's a solid 10.
  3. Jul 30, 2012
    cool game you can play online all the cool cool extension Tipo TAVERS defents but you can run shorter cool again is super cool weapons and magic wow cool Expand
  4. Jan 27, 2013
    A fun tower defense game that's great for playing with a friend. I enjoyed the level design and the customization of characters, allowing me to retry the same level with different builds focused on different strategies.

    An actual place to play with random strangers would have been nice, but the gameplay itself is great fun. For the low price of the game it is definitely worth the price for anyone who enjoys tower defense style game.
  5. Oct 7, 2012
    A charmy game in many ways. You can have many strategies in your gameplay, and you have to choose carefully what to bring with you to every track. The only thing bringing this game back a little tiny bit is the lack of classes and that there are few maps. But this game is still a brilliant game, and very much worth the money. Expand
  6. Sep 18, 2013
    More of the same as the original only perhaps a bit more difficult. Still fun but not much new that jumps out and pulls you in. I did not play co-op and prefer single player and that experience is perhaps a bit below the original for reasons given by others. Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2012
    such a short game, right when you start to enjoy it, its over. Well unless you are willing to dish out more money for DLC. Really leaves you feeling they chopped up their game intending to sell it to you piece by piece. I don't think we should reward this kind of nickel and dime BSery. Expand

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