The Guild 2: Renaissance PC

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
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  1. Aug 5, 2013
    3
    Hi this is my first review, The Guild 2: Renaissance is a standalone expansion and adds many things from buildings to maps and classes such as grave digger. I would not recommend this expansion as it's very buggy sometimes game breaking. I am a huge Guild 2 fan and love the game play, sadly The Guild 2: Renaissance has so many bugs if it's not some random audio freeze it's your playerHi this is my first review, The Guild 2: Renaissance is a standalone expansion and adds many things from buildings to maps and classes such as grave digger. I would not recommend this expansion as it's very buggy sometimes game breaking. I am a huge Guild 2 fan and love the game play, sadly The Guild 2: Renaissance has so many bugs if it's not some random audio freeze it's your player ends up stuck in some hospital bed glitched and can't more, the irony, on top of that your avartar will sometimes start shouting for the guards when the event related could be on the other side of the map, other times the avartar will start trying to attack another person who is not in the area making the avartar uncontrollable, if you are looking to play online you will be disappointing to find the servers are no longer running, something that was not mentioned when i paid for the game. Expand
  2. Dec 23, 2014
    0
    Bottom line, this game should never have been released.

    It's a great idea; but the developers and programmers were/are incompetent. Even after nearly 10 years and the newest update (version 4.2, which supposedly fixed over 100 bugs), the game is crawling with gamebreaking bugs. Random crashes are still all too common, the AI management of businesses (necessary once you have more than a
    Bottom line, this game should never have been released.

    It's a great idea; but the developers and programmers were/are incompetent. Even after nearly 10 years and the newest update (version 4.2, which supposedly fixed over 100 bugs), the game is crawling with gamebreaking bugs. Random crashes are still all too common, the AI management of businesses (necessary once you have more than a few) is still incompetent, your characters will randomly lose their attributes (which are VITAL to success in the game), spending experience to increase attributes will often spend the experience but not increase the attribute, NPCs will randomly disappear (which is annoying when you are trying to interact with them) and if you play as a rogue your pickpockets will randomly run back to base for no reason and then stay there but will still indicate that they are pickpocketing.

    If you want to try the game, creatively acquire it. It's a total waste of money.
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56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. The Guild 2: Renaissance retains the good features of previous editions and includes a few improvements without justifying the existence of this new version. It is still a fun title that does not require the original version to be installed, but should only be considered if you are a true follower of the series. Otherwise, you may have to wait for a collector's edition that may include all the previous titles.
  2. "Expansions" like this one should be released as patches or included as bonus in reprints of the original game.
  3. Although far from perfect, this stand-alone add-on delivers at least a thoroughly playable The Guild 2-experience. It adds some new professions and maps to the game that fit perfectly into the system. But most of all, the young developers have managed to eradicate most of the bugs of the main game and the horrible expansion Venice. Plus, the network code now actually works! There are still typical errors like trade carts being stuck or graphical glitches. But the developers have succeeded in carving out the core game experience of The Guild 2 under all of the bugs and design flaws of recent years.