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  • Summary: Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis - the world is on the brink of disaster. By the time Nina Kalenkow realizes that the recent catastrophes were caused not by nature, but by an unscrupulous secret society known as Puritas Cordis, it is almost too late. While her ex-boyfriend Max, a scientist, witnesses the brutal methods of Puritas Cordis at the excavation site of an ancient Indonesian temple complex, Nina joins forces with a priest in France to investigate the connection between the secret society's sinister prophesies and the creepy leader of an ancient order. A dramatic race against time begins. Will the protagonists be able to avert the impending apocalypse? [Deep Silver] Collapse
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  1. Secret Files 2 gives to the player 20+ hours of fun adventure gameplay and brilliant puzzles. And more than this it can introduce a few of innovative aspects to the genre that the veterans will love.
  2. Secret Files 2 is a highly-polished, enjoyable sequel that’s better than its Tunguskan predecessor in several key ways.
  3. Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis is a fun and interesting game, but unfortunately fails in several important categories. Although it’s technically sound, it loses serious points because of the same old story about the end of the world, but especially because the puzzles that defy the most elementary logic.
  4. You typical modern adventure really: none too shabby, but none too brilliant either. [July 2009, p.75]
  5. Secret Files 2 does come off to a good start when it comes to creating a likable atmosphere. Unfortunately the overall quality of the adventure is hampered by the constant swapping of environments. This leads to an all to splintered experience that fails to engage the player. The puzzles are far too often far fetches and challenging in the wrong ways. Add to this a mediocre plot and what you get is a decent game that lacks any real selling points.
  6. Lame voice cast destroys the atmosphere of this traditional adventure game. But there are some catching moments which make Puritas Cordis worth playing...pity there are only a few of those moments. [July 2009]
  7. An interesting story, but the overall package isn't engaging enough. [Issue#20, p.56]

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  1. Feb 6, 2012
    7
    If you liked the first game, I do not think you'll be disappointed with this second one either. Equally as fun (though in parts, equally as randomness with items-you-must-combine to do this), less of a contrived storyline and some nice settings. Puzzles are better, i.e. there are better hints in the game before you begin a puzzle. In both games, it would be nice to have a bit more character humour, they do their best, but needs a more fun character (e.g. George from Broken Sword). Graphics are simple, so lacking in the imagination of say Syberia settings. Overall a fun game that nicely continues the genre, and definitely worth paying if you enjoy the point-and-click games. Doesn't get higher than 7 for reasons of simple settings, dialogue needs to be better, find+combine options sometimes annoying, but the solid 7 is for nice game play, nice music, some nice puzzles, and when character dialogue goes well, it is enjoyable. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2012
    7
    A huge improvement on the first game. Voice acting is improved, as challenging as ever and of course I think you should get if you like point and click style adventure, which sadly, is a dying genre. Expand