Gothic II

A direct sequel to the 2001's bestselling RPG developed by Piranha Bytes. The sequel continues the story of the original game set in Myrtana, where good and evil forces are constantly fighting each other. This time, the Nameless Hero faces the Army of Darkness led by dragons, creatures summoned by the main antagonist of the original game, a demon known as Sleeper. In order to recover and restore his skills, the protagonist has to join one of the three main factions and find lord Hagen, a man whose help is crucial for the victory over the forces of evil. In comparison to the original game, the story in Gothic II is set in a substantially larger and more diverse environment. As for the story itself, it is less linear and features a set of additional quests given by members of different guilds. There are plenty of new weapons, equipment, and monsters to be dealt with. What is more, both the graphics and artificial intelligence of NPCs were greatly improved.

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PC / Windows
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Gothic II

Gothic II | PC

RPG, TPP, fantasy, action RPG

Companies responsible for Gothic II

Piranha Bytes | game developer

JoWooD Entertainment AG | publisher   Official website

Gothic II release date for PC:

game language:
English

29 November 2002 | Worldwide

29 November 2002 | Europe

29 November 2002 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 3 CD
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 20330 players' votes.  

Gothic II for PC / Windows is a sequel to one of the best action role-playing games - 2001's Gothic. As previously, the story in Gothic II is set in a fantasy world, and it continues the plot of the original game. Evil forces embodied by a wide set of monsters, orcs and orges, all of them led by dragons, are constantly fighting humans. In this game, the player explores more than just the Valley of the Mines isolated from the rest of the world with a magical barrier. The action takes place in a variety of diverse locations, such as the harbor town, the island of dragons, a castle besieged by orcs, libraries or farms. The players familiar with the original game will have an opportunity to revisit certain areas as well. The gameplay remains almost unchanged. However, adequate improvements were made, for example, the protagonist can now become also a henchman, a dragon hunter or a magician. There are new guilds and abilities the main character has, like brewing potions for example.

In Gothic II for PC / Windows, the protagonist can develop a set of skills, including a few standard combat techniques (single-handed and two-handed weapons, bow and crossbow) and over a dozen other skills such as sneaking, lock picking, pick pocketing, creating runes, alchemy or smithing. The player can also use more and more powerful spells contained within six magic circles. Artificial Intelligence of characters and monsters was remodeled. For instance, inhabitants of the town will alert guards when attacked, and monsters can help each other to kill the protagonist. The visuals were improved as well - the entire game world and its particular parts such as towns, houses or trees are more detailed now. There are some one hundred face textures in total.

  • A huge and multi-threaded narrative
  • About 400 NPCs; each has their own personality
  • Over 150 melee and ranged weapons
  • Over 50 kinds of monsters

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

Recommended: Pentium III 1.2 GHz, 512MB RAM, 64MB graphic card, 2.2 GB HDD