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  • Summary: In Dungeons 2, fulfill the Dungeon Lord’s voracious quest for vengeance by recruiting fearsome new monsters from all corners of the underworld in order to undertake his evil bidding.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 28, 2015
    85
    Dungeons 2 is a colorful strategy game like Dungeon Keeper. The charming style and the mix of running ominous dungeons and raiding the world makes Dungeons 2 a solid game. The terrible jokes during the campaign however, do not do the atmosphere in this game good.
  2. Apr 20, 2015
    80
    Maybe Dungeons 2 plays a little safe by ditching some of the more intriguing aspects of the previous game (I still think the idea of using overconfident adventurers as a form of drainable resource is a fantastically twisted conceit that could have been fleshed out further) in favour of going back to the roots of the dungeon management genre, but it’s hard to criticise Realmforge too much for that when the game is this enjoyable.
  3. May 20, 2015
    80
    Dungeons 2 lack some deep in the RTS part, but compensate it with a good dungeon building section.
  4. Apr 20, 2015
    72
    The basic substance of Dungeons 2 is really good. You can tell that the developers had good ideas and have invested a lot of heart and soul into their baby.
  5. Jun 8, 2015
    70
    Dungeons 2 is a most successful RTS/management game than its lackluster predecessor, but is not yet able to approach to the same levels of Dungeon Keeper (and after all it was obvious). This Realmforge Studios hybrid works in the management part (funny and quite deep), but loses points when it tries to be Warcraft III and offers too simplistic RTS sections with little personality.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2015
    60
    An attempt to resurrect the old classic succeeds in capturing its atmosphere. The game is ruined unfortunately by its poor strategic part and (sometimes) an embarrassing humor. [Issue#253]
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 4, 2015
    50
    If you enjoy strategy games and on top of that have fond memories of Dungeon Keeper you should definitely buy Dungeons II. [07/2015, p.50]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Apr 25, 2015
    10
    This is a HUGE improvement over the first episode. It has definitively a great DK feeling. The game is very funny. I really liked the gameplayThis is a HUGE improvement over the first episode. It has definitively a great DK feeling. The game is very funny. I really liked the gameplay and the story. Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2015
    10
    10/10 would play this again x100 I love it to the hearts desire and it is very addictive it brings the DK to HD and is better to my opinion10/10 would play this again x100 I love it to the hearts desire and it is very addictive it brings the DK to HD and is better to my opinion and very funny Expand
  3. May 8, 2015
    10
    I love tinkering with my dungeons, which annoys the crap out of the narrator (which in it self is funny), and I don't mind the occasionalI love tinkering with my dungeons, which annoys the crap out of the narrator (which in it self is funny), and I don't mind the occasional visit from the heroes to test my defenses. This is a properly fun game! I love the narrator, the silly names (the naming-staff must have had a ball coming up with some of the names) and the nudges in virtually every direction to other famous games and the jokes. I found it to be a game that's both easy to learn and easy to love, but harder to master. But if you didn't have to think, and sometimes rethink, your strategies it would be rather boring. Expand
  4. May 15, 2017
    7
    La primavera toca las cálidas llanuras nuevamente, posando sus suaves rayos sobre las delicadas flores y acariciandolas dulcemente con ligerasLa primavera toca las cálidas llanuras nuevamente, posando sus suaves rayos sobre las delicadas flores y acariciandolas dulcemente con ligeras brisas mientras los unicornios pastan a sus anchas. Los reinos de la tierra media... quiero decir de este mundo de fantasía nada inspirado en otros como WoW, SDLA, entre otros... están en paz desde hace mucho tiempo. Pero Sauron, digo... el que no quiere ser nombrado... mierda, el Mal Absoluto, ha llegado para acabar con toda la asquerosa bonanza instaurada desde hace mucho en la región.

    En resumidas cuentas, esta es la historia de Dungeons 2, donde manejaremos en esta ocasión al mal para destruir el bien haya donde enviamos a nuestra horda compuesta por orcos, trolls, Nagas y Duendes. Su manera cómica de romper la cuarta pared, introduciendo un montón de coñás y guiños referentes principalmente a sagas de fantasía, son simplemente divertidisimas.

    Referente a la jugabilidad tiene dos apartados a simple vista, un """Tower Defender""", el cual será una mazmorra donde extraer recursos, reclutar unidades, entrenarlas, investigar mejoras... todo ello ampliando cual Gnomoria (lógicamente, obviando las diferencias). Los enemigos pueden llegar desde distintas entradas, y les podremos hacer caminos con trampas (de aquí lo de Tower Defender).
    Si utilizamos las entradas, nuestras tropas irán al mundo exterior, donde las manejaremos cual RTS.
    Pero tiene un fallo destacable, y es que las investigaciones, mejoras y demás tardan demasiado en hacerse, siendo que para conseguir todo/lo indispensable en una partida, vas a tardar bastante, alargando una partida más allá de la hora. Un claro ejemplo de esto son las dos últimas misiones, durando alrededor de dos horas cada una. Como dato, la campaña dura 10 horas más o menos.

    Aplaudir el doblaje al Español, me parece maravilloso y muy necesario para un juego que depende tanto de una buena narración.

    Lo único que me da pena es no haberlo conocido antes, pues, al igual que muchos otros, acabo de conocer esta saga por que HumbleBundle la ha regalado (imagino que para promocionar el próximo lanzamiento de la tercer parte).

    Por aquí han captado a un futuro comprador. No hace falta decir que recomiendo el juego sin dudarlo, ya no solo para los amantes de la estrategia, sino también para aquellos de la fantasía por todos los guiños presentes.
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  5. Apr 28, 2015
    7
    Great game, but has some serious optimization issues... it was using my 970 gtx for 8-15% at max and fps was arround 25 when a lot of thingsGreat game, but has some serious optimization issues... it was using my 970 gtx for 8-15% at max and fps was arround 25 when a lot of things were happening at the same time. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2015
    7
    Dungeons 2 has a few unique RTS elements, but is the gameplay balanced and engaging? Let's find out in the Dungeons 2 review.

    Dungeons 2
    Dungeons 2 has a few unique RTS elements, but is the gameplay balanced and engaging? Let's find out in the Dungeons 2 review.

    Dungeons 2 is both a macro and micro management real time strategy game. You start off in the underworld, building up your dungeon. You mine for gold and expansion as you actually carve out the rooms of the dungeon. In most RTS games you are using up real estate on land with your buildings. In Dungeons 2, you're excavating and the remaining space becomes your building or production facility. So you can use a lot of ingenuity when it comes to base building. The game kind of balances between a god game and an RTS as units tend to control themselves, you just put them where you want them to be. As you build up combat units you can put them into the overworld. In the overworld, the game plays more like a traditional RTS game. You'll be raiding enemy bases and following along with missions. There's not that much diversity with the units, each one has a benefit to both the overworld and underworld, but none of them significantly change the balance between you and your enemy.

    Dungeons 2 has a very detailed fantasy setting. From the voice acting to the art style and characters, the game is very charming. A rare experience, you get to be the bad guy in this game. You are the ulimate evil leading orcs from the underworld into the world to dominate the land. The narrator is very tongue in cheek and always has witty sayings. It definitely makes you smile and want to keep playing. As you take over parts of the overworld the environment changes and becomes corrupt and decrepit. Even when you forget to follow an objective or lose a crucial unit, the game just laughs at you and encourages you to carry on. Let's not forget, the primary resource for your minions is beer. The fantasy setting and presentation style is one of the highlights of playing Dungeons 2.

    The campaign mode is fairly short with only 11 missions in the game, but later missions should take you a while to complete. I wouldn't count on playing multiplayer for too long, because there aren't a ton of people on there. It doesn't even make it on Steam's top multiplayer games list.

    Dungeons 2 does have a lot of technical and logistic flaws that prevent the game from being above average. The game is not very intuitive. Certain instructions or mechanics in the game are just not easy to perform or figure out. Micro management in the overworld is missing some control details. It's not easy to select and manipulate individual units for spells or micro movement. In the underworld, it's difficult to select buildings and there's so many different types of selections between units and buildings that it's difficult to know where you are or where you need to go for an upgrade. Furthermore moving units between the overworld and the underworld gets confusing because they must enter through a portal. You also have 2 minimaps to watch and occasionally during the campaign your units will even enter a third unmapped area. All of these negative aspects can make the game cumbersome to play.

    Dungeons 2 does have a lot of charm in the campaign mode and the underworld vs overworld setting is a unique approach to real time strategy. The game retails at $40 which is more than I would expect to pay for this game. If you are a hardcore RTS fan or you want to try something a little different, you may want to give Dungeons 2 a playthrough. Dungeons 2 receives a score of 70 for it's presentation and new gameplay elements.
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  7. Apr 22, 2016
    0
    Bugs, Bugs, and more Bugs.
    If you are a gamer that likes to play a game without interruption, this is not the game.
    It is plagued with bugs,
    Bugs, Bugs, and more Bugs.
    If you are a gamer that likes to play a game without interruption, this is not the game.
    It is plagued with bugs, and their support is non-existent or incompetent.

    Pros: The game is fun, until it crashes with Microsoft Visual C++ runtime errors, or failing to initialize Threads, or just stops working.

    Cons: only expect 10 hours of game play before you have to commit $ to buying DLC.
    Crashes all the time, and my gaming rig is not to blame (MSI xpower big bang main board, i7 processor at 3.2GHz, 12GB memory, MSI GTX465 Twin Frozr ii x 2 in SLI)
    confirmation that they don't care about PC Gamers as they are releasing this title on XBONE/PS4 without first addressing the bugs for their initial investors (us PC Gamers).

    not recommended IMO, go buy Dungeon Keeper 2 (older I know) but it will entertain you for more than this game, and will not crash on you.
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