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  • Summary: The incredible adventures continue, and Van Helsing, the famous monster-hunter returns to save the day again with the help of his charming, ghostly companion, Lady Katarina. The gothic metropolis of weird science is on the brink of destruction as chaos rules the streets and a new enemy plotsThe incredible adventures continue, and Van Helsing, the famous monster-hunter returns to save the day again with the help of his charming, ghostly companion, Lady Katarina. The gothic metropolis of weird science is on the brink of destruction as chaos rules the streets and a new enemy plots revenge. It’s time to enter the dark side of Borgova and the forbidden wilderness, but beware: you are not the only one behind a mask. Expand

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II - Traveller's Guide To Borgovia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. May 28, 2014
    90
    In short, the dialogue was witty, amusing, and full of fun references. The graphics were beautiful and had a fitting art style that added to the game. And the story was interesting and made me want to play more.
  2. Jun 6, 2014
    89
    TIAOVH2 is hands down the best single-player action-RPG out there, with engaging gameplay full of discrete doses of witty humour. It shines for catering for the casual player while offering exhaustively deep gameplay elements for the hardcore player at the same time. A few optimization hiccups deprive the game of an almost perfect grade, yet I cannot wait to see the third installment of the series.
  3. May 20, 2014
    85
    Part two of the Van Helsing game is a great sequel in every aspect. There are more options for you to choose from and the expansion of the skill tree is another plus. All of this comes with a relatively low price.
  4. May 29, 2014
    80
    It solves many of the problems of the original game, and even though it's not perfect, it's a good choice if you're looking for a game of this genre.
  5. May 27, 2014
    78
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II takes the original formula and build a sequel fun and rich in contents, even if technically imperfect and a bit poor of new core gameplay mechanics.
  6. May 30, 2014
    74
    Balance issues and multiplayer bugs remain, but there's enough variety found in its tower defense scenarios and three classes to warrant donning the legendary monster hunter's hat either again or for the very first time.
  7. Jun 3, 2014
    55
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is a very weak sequel with lots of technical issues and poor choices in terms of gameplay mechanics. New adventures of Van Helsing is still funny and can show off its excellent, steampunk atmosphere, but all in all it's not a good game. The developers failed to fix mistakes from the original and added some new ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 10 out of 48
  1. May 30, 2014
    10
    Neocore, I love you. A good game at a nice price. Nothing to cry about here, and a lot to appreciate when you actually get into it. A niceNeocore, I love you. A good game at a nice price. Nothing to cry about here, and a lot to appreciate when you actually get into it. A nice evolution from the first game. People with complaints haven't bothered to play enough and find out how much there is to see in this game. Very much looking forward to the third in the series.

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  2. May 28, 2014
    10
    Great game and builds well on the previous. I hated the film so am not a van helsing fan boy! Its clever enough to enjoy and they don't labourGreat game and builds well on the previous. I hated the film so am not a van helsing fan boy! Its clever enough to enjoy and they don't labour the story too much like other dumb ass games where you have to be bored to tears to get through the cut scenes! I play co-op story with a mate and its fun and holds the attention. Bargain priced as well!!! Expand
  3. May 22, 2014
    10
    This game is an amazing arpg with an abundance of depth and beauty. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed, and for $15 it's a safe bet. IThis game is an amazing arpg with an abundance of depth and beauty. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed, and for $15 it's a safe bet. I didn't play the first one, but am loving it so far. Veteran of Titan quest, Diablo 1-3, Torchlight, PoE and backer of Grim dawn giving VH2 2 thumbs up. The lack of publicity for this game is mind boggling! Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2014
    8
    So, one year after the release of the awesome Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 1 second part ia out. Neocore has managed to improve onSo, one year after the release of the awesome Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 1 second part ia out. Neocore has managed to improve on many aspects on the game, without changing too much. Honestly, I like ARpg games although I like to play them and not grind them! I like the good story and charachets that feel alive. The game is well done, although it feels more like expansion then a second part. Story is better this time around, its more logical with better character evolution. Gameplay is much better, three classes(actually four, as the hunter class has two completely different trees) push you to level up all of them ae they are so distinct - warrior specializes in melee combat with either in and out skirmish attacks or tanking the mobs, Hunter rolls with guns and burst damage, Thaumaturge either controls the battlefield and mobs with various spells, or destroys them with wallw of fire, ice and wild energy. This class has lots of drawing, holding and fast clicking skills. The last class is the Arcane Mechanic - he uses various gadgets and can summon awesome mechanical spiders to fight for them - this changes the gameplay completely.

    Environments are different, and some of them are so beautiful and atmospheric with nice weather effects.

    Enemies range from forest creatures, to lots of mechanical and steampunk mutants and to even few undeads. Game could use more undeads actually but they probably saving it for next part. I loved the minigames - one is tower defense(totally skippable if you prefer that), and second is a resistance management game where you decide who to send on which mission. Your chimera pet also gives you choice - do you take it with you as a helper or send it on the hunts for some special items?

    Loot - there is plenty of it! Swords, axes, pistols and staves, and some more. Skills are flashy and impactful, although some of them feel not logical(I know its an ARpg) and not balanced.

    So few things for me detract from 9 or 10 - the game coukd be longer, choices could have more impact, Ui could be cleaner, more enemy types, more rounded story without such obvious sequal bait and better villain.

    So there you have it, bargain for the price - 8 out of 10 for me.

    P.s. Dont forget to check the ingame journal, its awesome
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  5. May 30, 2014
    6
    More than just a faithful adaptation of a cult TV series. It's a benchmark for translating a favourite property into a video game format,More than just a faithful adaptation of a cult TV series. It's a benchmark for translating a favourite property into a video game format, something that other licensed properties could learn from. And it's also the funniest game on the market. Expand
  6. Jan 15, 2015
    5
    Tried Van Helsing 2 never having played VH 1. The mechanics of having a spectral companion was cool, the level design seemed good, productionTried Van Helsing 2 never having played VH 1. The mechanics of having a spectral companion was cool, the level design seemed good, production values good, but for me it seemed to be aimed at spamfest fans, and that's just not my idea of interesting.
    I only played it for a few hours before being bored with hundreds/thousands of enemies and no real point other than grinding through them with the same skills. I thought the writing and voicing were ok, but repetitive even after a couple of hours. It seems like a decent clickfest if that's what you're into, but all others might want to wait for a deal. Reminded me of the old Gauntlet games. Totally boring to me personally. 5/10
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  7. Feb 28, 2015
    0
    Horrible Broken Mess that wont even start past the loading screen. Waste of money don't buy cause you are not gonna get any type of refund andHorrible Broken Mess that wont even start past the loading screen. Waste of money don't buy cause you are not gonna get any type of refund and don't try to fix it, it will make it worst Expand

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