Gothic II: Night of the Raven

An official expansion to the second installment in the action RPG series - Gothic. The add-on expands Piranha Bytes' work by a new story chapter, loosely tied to the events depicted in the original story. The Nameless Hero needs to help the Water Mages in their quest to defeat Raven, a magnate known from the first Gothic, who aims to lay his hands on a mighty artifact called the Claw of Beliar, hidden away in the Temple of Adanos. This time you get to visit new locations, whereas the old ones were expanded by new secret places. The developers introduced a wide array of new missions, monsters, equipment, and non-player characters – including some known from the first installment. The progression system features new options and the gameplay difficulty was raised. Apart from further engine improvements, numerous bugs found in the base game were fixed.

This is Gothic II expansion pack.

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PC / Windows
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Gothic II: Night of the Raven

Gothic II: Night of the Raven | PC

RPG, TPP, fantasy, action RPG

Companies responsible for Gothic II: Night of the Raven

Piranha Bytes | game developer

JoWooD Entertainment AG | publisher   Official website

Gothic II: Night of the Raven release date for PC:

game language:
English

22 August 2003 | Worldwide

22 August 2003 | Europe

Game mode: single player , size: 1 CD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 14121 players' votes.  

The Night of the Raven is an official expansion to one of the most popular role-playing games of 2002 – Gothic II. In difference to other expansions, which usually adds only new areas or items, the developers from Piranha Bytes went one step further – they added to the basic version a new, large story which is completely unrelated to the main plot of Gothic II. The game world was greatly modified as well (however, it doesn’t mean that the position of key locations on the map changed, they were only expanded and received many additional secrets). This forces the owners of expansion to play the whole game from the start (all saves from the basic Gothic II become useless after installing the expansion). On the other hand, the number of novelties and fixes fully compensates that inconvenience.

Gameplay

The Night of the Raven was designed in such a way so that the players would be able to complete the expansion while almost completely ignoring the plot of the basic game. The expansion adds many new locations (jungle, caves etc.) to the basic game, about 100 non-playable characters, unique items (like special amulet inhabited by a fairy that helps in finding valuable equipment), spells, abilities and monsters (such as dangerous bears). During the journey, the player can also meet characters known from first Gothic, who did not appear in part two.

There are new professions available in the game. The protagonist can become a sea pirate, leader of bandits or (something completely new) a Water Mage. The latter act in full conspiracy, without showing his powers to bystanders (unless the situation leaves no other choice), so becoming member of Water Mage society requires much effort from the player...

Technical aspects

The creators of this expansion also improved the game engine (mostly the audio-visual effects) and removed all detected bugs that could be found in the original Gothic II.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

Recommended: Pentium III 1.2 GHz, 512MB RAM, 64MB graphic card