Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. If you've been jonesing for a return to a huge, open-ended roleplaying world with a ton of depth and a rousing storyline, you'll find yourself right at home in at least one of these Two Worlds. [Dec 2007, p.78]
  2. A surprisingly good RPG adventure with more content than you could shake an orc at. [Dec 2007, p.57]
  3. A decent, if uninspired fantasy RPG in the vein of the Elder Scrolls and Gothic series. Its biggest problem is the generic fantasy setting combined with general mediocrity. But in the end, it is fun to play, and there can never be too many RPGs like that. [Sept 2007]
  4. There's a lot to Two Worlds that will take you an eternity to complete. This is probably the biggest draw to the game that I can mention. It is one of those games that you can put down, wait a while, come back to it, and rekindle the enjoyment you had the first time around.
  5. Epic scale and depth of content make Two Worlds worthwhile.
  6. 75
    A well-crafted and ultimately huge slice of video gaming.
  7. 73
    There are people out there – especially the hardcore computer-RPG nuts that have been rocking Elder Scrolls since Arena – who are going to love it. These are people numb to a world of bugs and glitches who can enjoy deep role-playing at the expense of spit and polish. Other people are going to hate it.
  8. Two Worlds isn't a masterpiece, but it is entertaining. It's deep. [Nov 2007, p.78]
  9. Two Worlds is a game that has the right intentions and was headed in the right direction – it just had a few stumbling blocks en route. If you can get past some of those obstacles, you will find a very solid and entertaining RPG that will eat up a lot of hours.
  10. Two Worlds is worth a play, but only if you've exhausted the competition. And invested in ear plugs for when the characters start talking. [Aug 2007, p.88]
  11. It's a solid effort that may not bring a lot of ingenuity to the fantasy RPG genre, but still provides countless hours of entertainment.
  12. To its credit, Two Worlds dares to be less conventional than Oblivion, but it's not nearly as polished in any regard. The unbalanced difficulty makes for a frustrating first few hours, and there's little incentive to return to the game after completing the main story line.
  13. It's easy to see the thinking behind Two Worlds. Elder Scrolls has been a massive hit and it'll be years before another hits home: When opportunity knocks... [Oct 2007, p.89]
  14. 65
    Whilst not groundbreaking, Two Worlds offers some decent fantasy gaming. It's just a shame for the game that there's others out there that do the 'open world' RPG thing better.
  15. Overall, we were mostly frustrated while playing this game. Chalk it up to a poorly optimized engine, a dull and generic fantasy world, all drawn from an exceedingly overused gameplay concept.
  16. Two Worlds succeeds at what it sets out to provide – a poor man’s Oblivion and a simple, unrestrictive introduction to role playing games.
  17. If you’ve been wondering if Two Worlds is worth picking up, the answer is no. Sure, the screen shots and gameplay elements make it attractive on the outside, but once installed, the game loses all appeal.
  18. 60
    Had the developers made it about 30 percent smaller, cut the fat, and tightened its assorted good qualities, they may have realized its true potential and produced something special. As is, nothing's intrinsically bad about Two Worlds -- but neither is anything memorably good.
  19. At the moment though, the game is simply far too flawed to be recommended.
  20. Two Worlds fails to live up to any of its so-called promises and feels nothing more but a broken and blatant rip-off of Oblivion.
  21. The issue remains that the game as a whole seems unfinished, with combat that can only be described as woeful and a variety of small issues that add up rather quickly against the overall enjoyment of the title.
  22. There is one and only one good thing to say about Two Worlds: the game truly gives you the freedom to align with any faction and change the gameworld by your choices. Everything else – and I mean everything else – sucks.
  23. Think of a bug that has annoyed you at some point throughout the videogame-playing years of your life and it’s more than likely that Two Worlds has suffered from it at some stage. [Nov 2007, p.114]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 168 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 71
  2. Negative: 21 out of 71
  1. Mar 29, 2011
    This is an absolutely terrible game. However, it is also quite a lot of fun. I really don't know how else to put it. The storyline is so bad it's good. The voice acting is pure cheesiness. You'll get sick of the word "verily" after about ten minutes of play. They try to make it old English, but they messed it up. Combat is fun, character development is fun, crafting is fun, exploring is fun, and spells are fun. You really get that "I'm getting stronger" feeling the best RPGs give you as you develop. If you can get it for cheap, pick it up. I'd spend $10-20 on it. It'll amuse you for a week or two. Full Review »
  2. Dec 22, 2013
    This game isn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be, considering it's in the 6's range on metacritic. I've definitely seen worse games get a better score...

    at any rate Two Worlds is a decent game, during gameplay the graphics are just fine, it's actually the cutscenes that are the worst part of it Especially when they are talking. It's like one of those old japanese movies badly dubbed over where the people are talking with their mouths closed lol.

    That's pretty much the worst part and I don't feel it merits the bad reviews. You basically have three options as a character harassing your enemies at range with your choice of magic or bow (which are treated pretty much the same just need different stats) and kiting your enemies, Making your standard melee tank warrior, or being a sneaky thief/assassin.

    I haven't beat the game, so maybe this will change but the plot is interesting but didn't make me care about the characters most of them have ties to the first two worlds game which I never played and therefore didn't care about a lot of it.
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  3. Oct 15, 2013
    A fairly average RPG that looks pretty solid and has a lot of potential but never really quite gets there. Similar style to others like Oblivion of the time but the poor movement and average story as well as voice acting make this a more of a miss than a hit. Full Review »