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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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  1. Jul 14, 2016
    76
    While I struggled with the controls a bit, and the change of difficulty was a bit frustrating, I was not left disappointed by my return to Borgovia. With a great story, a quirky cast of characters, tons of quests, and awesome Easter eggs, there is much fun to be had with high replay value.
  2. Jul 22, 2016
    73
    Compared to Van Helsing’s first console adventure this is a step in the right direction. Nonetheless I still don’t understand why Neocore keeps on porting the entertaining, but faulty hack&slays one by one, while they have a Final Cut waiting in the wings.
  3. Jul 4, 2016
    70
    It’s no good having a game which does so much so well, only to keep it hidden beneath layers of obfuscation. With a little more time spent teaching the player how it all works, this could have been an awesome experience.
  4. Jul 6, 2016
    70
    This game is worthy of a purchase for both fans of the series and newcomers to it like myself. If you find Dark Souls your bread and butter, and you've been looking for a top-down experience similar to that, give this game a go. If you find yourself easily enraged by games where the difficulty is wildly unbalanced, give this one a skip.
  5. Jul 12, 2016
    70
    It is solid, entertaining, and most importantly fun, if you can get past its issues.
  6. Sep 13, 2016
    60
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II offers mildly engaging but ultimately underwhelming entertainment. Hardcore fans of the genre who simply can’t get enough of hacking and slashing through fantasy worlds will probably get their money’s worth, but the rest should wait for the game to appear under Games for Gold program like the first part.
  7. Jul 9, 2016
    50
    There’s a solid experience to be had underneath it all if you really, really want to find it, but unfortunately I feel that most people won’t have the patience nor inclination to bother. There are plenty more titles out there offering a much better experience of what Van Helsing attempts.

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  1. Aug 31, 2016
    8
    Van Helsing II is a good looking game, it's certainly no slouch in terms of graphics, but there's something that feels a little lite in termsVan Helsing II is a good looking game, it's certainly no slouch in terms of graphics, but there's something that feels a little lite in terms of the spell effects physical damage against opponents. There's not enough bang for your buck as some of my American friends would say. As previously mentioned when the special effects kick off for some of the bigger spells and abilities, things can slow down a bit, but compared to the first game it's negligible really.

    It's well animated, the voice work is on par with the first game, slightly over the top in places, but tolerable. The music is good, and the sound work is solid. I've not noticed any audio hitches or glitches at all.

    Overall it's a good game, not a great, or a fantastic one. There's a lot to see and do if you're fond of the Diablo-style gameplay of this genre of action-adventure. There's the extra layer of tactical resource management and a bunch of extra things to discover via the Lair, and the Lair Defence mini-game isn't as much of a chore in Van Helsing I.
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