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  • Summary: Master deep, tactical combat. Join up to 3 other players - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.

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  1. Positive: 71 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2018
    100
    From a great story to a difficult fight, from a beautifully created world to an excellent multiplayer, Divinity: Original Sin II is a unique game offering an unforgettable experience. Despite some mistakes, another RPG giant was born. [Issue#279]
  2. Sep 24, 2017
    100
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 is simply the pinnacle of the CRPG genre. It offers a campaign with memorable characters, interesting role-playing options, and excellent systemic combat. The environments are beautiful and the soundtrack is solid. That alone would put it at the top of the heap, but then Larian added offline and online coop, a PVP arena mode, and Game Master mode, the greatest throwback to the Dungeons & Dragons pen-and-paper games that underpin the entire genre. I might have small issues here and there, but Divinity: Original Sin 2 is one of the best in a strong year for gaming.
  3. Sep 21, 2017
    98
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 takes what the last game did, and juices it up to levels beyond what the doctor recommends. By maximizing its strengths, and finding new ways to improve on weaknesses, it knocks down barriers and locked doors alike in a power move to rush towards one of my favorite games of the year. Though it does have its flaws in the form of small technical glitches, and one really annoying one where sometimes my characters would stop moving as a party unless I manually did it myself, this is an imperfect gem that manages even in imperfection to put some of my favorite RPGs to shame. Well done Larian Studios, well done!
  4. Sep 29, 2017
    95
    No game has captured the nuance of pen-and-paper RPG quite like Divinity: Original Sin 2. Every moment is filled with meaningful choice with real consequences, and every character has a story to tell. In an RPG landscape where dialogue options are dumbed down, and quests have become package delivery to a specific map coordinate, Divinity: Original Sin 2 stands out as one of the best RPGs I’ve played in a decade...maybe even longer than that.
  5. Oct 6, 2017
    92
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 gets further than most of the RPGs nowadays. Larian Studios has created a complex narrative-driven game with intuitive and smooth gameplay.
  6. Sep 29, 2017
    90
    Divinity: Original Sin II has such a wide scope and is such a dense, feature-rich game that it's easy to lose track of time and get completely immersed in its writing, characters, and raw inventiveness. There's a never-ending draw to see one more quest to completion, to try out one new ability or tactic in one more encounter, or to explore just one more location. Divinity: Original Sin II will relentlessly test your own creativity, demand your attention, prove your abilities, force you to question your own decisions, and overall keep giving reasons to continue playing and never lets go.
  7. Oct 13, 2017
    70
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 has an abundance of things to see and do, a staggering amount of secrets to unearth and plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Yet almost every cool moment I experienced sits shoulder-to-shoulder with an equally weighted disappointment. Ambitious and impressive as it often is, it’s ultimately a collection of incredibly pretty beads that just don’t string together as well as they should.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 310
  1. Mar 1, 2020
    10
    I need this, I need Divinity 3 4 5 6. This Mans Know hou to crate RPG, Love you Larian! TNX and W8 all you new games. U Best Create RPG in World.
  2. Sep 14, 2017
    10
    A Masterpiece...

    A bold way to start a review, but think of the best RPG you have ever played, and then think of the best developers to
    A Masterpiece...

    A bold way to start a review, but think of the best RPG you have ever played, and then think of the best developers to back it up. Larian is humble, open, and inspired and they have poured those feelings and skills into this game.

    To be honest, when playing through early access the only think I felt was missing was Voice acting. I understood of course the challenge that would be required to do it right and I respected the fact that Larian had at least considered it. Without requesting more money or making excuses, they made if feasible, did it in secret, and released it as a gift.

    DOS2 has fantastic graphics, fantastic story, amazing mechanics, and challenges to the player to think through puzzles and mysteries. Its not handed on a silver platter, but each and every choice is made rewarding. You can literally play through this game billions of different ways.

    To top it off, you can play 4 player COOP. I have always wanted an amazing RPG with drop in and out coop and DOS EE was great for that. Now DOS2 has made it even better.

    In summary, props to Larian and i truly recommend you give DOS 2 a shot.
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  3. Feb 1, 2018
    10
    An amazing game from start to finish.. the amount of quest lines that are actually interesting as apposed to filler in most other RPG's isAn amazing game from start to finish.. the amount of quest lines that are actually interesting as apposed to filler in most other RPG's is crazy..

    This game is not for everyone.. it's not D3 running around destroying everything and gaining loot, it is however a methodical masterpiece in every sense of the phrase.
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  4. op8
    Sep 19, 2017
    10
    Obviously I haven't finished the game yet. (It's way to early from release date, future readers).
    I'm about 20+ hours into it. I had 1
    Obviously I haven't finished the game yet. (It's way to early from release date, future readers).
    I'm about 20+ hours into it. I had 1 restart near the beginning. So I'm clearing the place up, close to leaving the starting island.
    But judging the experience so far, as if that alone was a single game, it fully deserves a 9.5/10. From what we've been told that's about 25% of the game.
    So, in that case I feel it's justified to give this game an early user review.

    The learning curve might be steep for some new players to the genre. But really it just comes down to getting out of the prisoners rags & gearing up, speaking to everyone, and exploring/fighting/THIEVING, your way until you level. Then it kicks in and you won't wanna stop. it really feels like we are being treated to some amazingly talented stuff right now in gaming. Prey, Dishonoured 2, XCOM 2 etc. etc.
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  5. Sep 19, 2017
    10
    WATCH THAT Bioware...this is how you do great RPGs, not the pathetic excuse your games have become lately. An orgy for every RPGWATCH THAT Bioware...this is how you do great RPGs, not the pathetic excuse your games have become lately. An orgy for every RPG lover...please support the developers and don't pirate the game! Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2017
    9
    love the genre but i got bored and a little dissapointed with the releases that came these last years from the industry, so i really wasn't inlove the genre but i got bored and a little dissapointed with the releases that came these last years from the industry, so i really wasn't in the mood to play this game just because this friend of mine told me right?, "have faith!" he said..., well SURPRISE MOTHERF*****

    That being said ill point what i liked from the game, loved the story, spectacular voice acting, characters, companions, combat system, environmental advantage in combat, multiple ways to finish quests, the ambience, the music, tactics, tactics, tactics.

    Two things i didnt like though, the song sung by a certain companion at the end of its story (good song but a bit far from what id expect in that ambience/environment, oh well it wasnt that bad...)
    and some minor bugs at a few quests, those need some little tricks ;)

    Overall a good game, enjoyed it, i expect to hear more from Larian studios, they have my respect.
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  7. Apr 3, 2020
    0
    Usually different (and I mean it) dialogue branches lead to the same result
    Game skips players moves and it wasn't fixed for 3 years now.
    Usually different (and I mean it) dialogue branches lead to the same result
    Game skips players moves and it wasn't fixed for 3 years now. Either devs don't care about their customers or simply cheat with the game rules, both options show complete disrespect towards the players
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