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  • Summary: The most beautiful, perfect and deadly of the Dark Races -- the Dark Elves – are in league with the mysterious Shadows and are threatening to overrun the realms of all the races. Fighting against the sinister "Pact", players take on the role of the Avatar who was born from the blood of theThe most beautiful, perfect and deadly of the Dark Races -- the Dark Elves – are in league with the mysterious Shadows and are threatening to overrun the realms of all the races. Fighting against the sinister "Pact", players take on the role of the Avatar who was born from the blood of the last dragon and haunted by a dark secret. The Avatar must reforge old alliances in order to face the invasion and save the world of Eo – but the true battle is waged within his soul. [Aspyr Media] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Europeans already know this is the best of the best; take the plunge and see why this is the most successful series overseas. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
  2. An ambitious effort, and a definite success. Conveying an interesting story with beautiful graphics, great voice acting, a nice soundtrack, and a tight control scheme, very few flaws are to be found in SpellForce 2.
  3. SpellForce 2 is sure to satisfy action-RPG gamers.
  4. Its gameplay is genre-bending, its visuals are intense and demanding, and there’s enough content here to keep you returning for an obscene amount of time.
  5. Genre-hopping games can be notoriously difficult, but with Spellforce 2, Phenomic has hit the nail... well, not quite on the head, but certainly in its general vicinity
  6. In the end, Shadow Wars is just plain fun. [Aug 2006, p.50]
  7. For gamers who aren't particularly picky or demanding, there's still fun to be had and progression to be enjoyed in Spellforce 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Jan 19, 2014
    10
    This is masterpice........ I enjoyed every minute! I hope that Spellforce 3 will be something like this one! This game atmosphere is so good,This is masterpice........ I enjoyed every minute! I hope that Spellforce 3 will be something like this one! This game atmosphere is so good, beautiful landscape and music! Expand
  2. TK
    Sep 2, 2007
    9
    A unique blend of RTS and RPG elements with a huge campaign as well as other modes of play. There are many optional side-quests that can be A unique blend of RTS and RPG elements with a huge campaign as well as other modes of play. There are many optional side-quests that can be completed in different order or not at all. The graphics are pretty nice too. However, if one is skilled at micro-managing a small group of RPG characters, then non-hero units are almost unnecessary. If one is playing the game as a true hybrid, then it feels rather like Warcraft 3, for better or for worse. Overall, the games flaws don't really affect it's enjoyability. Expand
  3. Zadinos
    Apr 26, 2006
    9
    I must say that this game is really good. Nice graffics , sound and most of all gameplay. Its nice to have something beside Oblivion. Good I must say that this game is really good. Nice graffics , sound and most of all gameplay. Its nice to have something beside Oblivion. Good and beutiful game for those who like Diablo. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2012
    9
    I got this game free with my graphics card a few years ago. It was an awesome game, and I loved how it mixed RPG with RTS elements atI got this game free with my graphics card a few years ago. It was an awesome game, and I loved how it mixed RPG with RTS elements at different points of the game. The maps and dungeons etc were designed well and the graphics were great. I'd say its twice as good as Dungeon Siege. Expand
  5. May 28, 2014
    7
    I dig mindless hack-and-slash, and this game has it in spades. I had a fun time playing through once and will probably go back and reinstallI dig mindless hack-and-slash, and this game has it in spades. I had a fun time playing through once and will probably go back and reinstall at some point in the future. It has bugs, sure, and it's not perfect, but it's fun, and the level of character customization is very fun and rewarding. Just don't pay too much for it and you won't be disappointed. Expand
  6. StephanW.
    Jul 7, 2007
    6
    The game is quite good, but no comparison to SF1. Though it is not as bugged as SF1, the atmosphere is not as ingenious. The addon Dragon The game is quite good, but no comparison to SF1. Though it is not as bugged as SF1, the atmosphere is not as ingenious. The addon Dragon Storm is a little better. Expand
  7. BernardB.
    Aug 13, 2006
    1
    Its a shallow reflection of the first part. The RTS-part has been simplified and reduced in depth, the story is worn out, and boring and the Its a shallow reflection of the first part. The RTS-part has been simplified and reduced in depth, the story is worn out, and boring and the Diablo-skilltree is a shameful try, to draw undemanding players to this game. How someone can give better rates to a reduced version of the original game will stay a mystery to me. Expand

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