Saddle up for fun in a game that combines your passion for horses with thrills and adventure! You'll be rewarded for raising horses, training champions, and saving the ranch in Petz horsez 2. Raise horses from birth and learn to feed, clean, and take care of them Earn money to buy new horses and accessories by entering challenging...
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Mostly Positive (84 reviews) - 71% of the 84 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 13, 2007

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Saddle up for fun in a game that combines your passion for horses with thrills and adventure! You'll be rewarded for raising horses, training champions, and saving the ranch in Petz horsez 2.

  • Raise horses from birth and learn to feed, clean, and take care of them
  • Earn money to buy new horses and accessories by entering challenging competitions
  • Experience life on a horse ranch, with different story endings depending on the choices you make

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows® Vista / XP (only)
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon (2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB (1 GB recommended for XP and required for Vista)
    • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant video card (128 MB video card recommended) (see supported list*)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB
    • Peripherals: Windows keyboard and mouse only
    • *Video cards supported at time of release: Nvidia® GeForce™ 4/FX/6/7/8 series (GeForce 4 MX NOT supported) ATI® Radeon® 8000/9000/X600-X1900/HD 2400-2900 series
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319 of 386 people (83%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
At first I thought this game was wonderful, but oh how things can change. Don't be deceived by the joyful horse pictures, this is a hazardous game that should not be sold without severe warning. After countless days of raising horses, I was grazing on some nearby greens when my roommate dropped a dish on the ground. It broke and the noise of it spooked me, causing me to rear back and kick him in the head. Now he talks with a speech impediment and has a wonky eye. I haven't launched this game in 3 weeks because it will remind me of the incident. I can't face the reality of what I've done. My family won't speak to me, I have badly infected rug burn on both of my knees, and I'm malnourished from eating nothing but carrots, although my eye sight has never been better. Damn you Petz Horsez, you've ruined my life!!!!
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149 of 183 people (81%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
I tried marathoning my way through to the end of this and somewhere around 10 hours in I fell asleep. When I woke up, the game was running an endless credits loop. Apparently I beat it in my sleep, or trained my horse sufficiently, or something.

I don't know if I should be proud of, or horrified by, the fact that I apparently sleep-gamed my way to the end of Petz® Horsez® 2.
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93 of 126 people (74%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
Sad that this 2007 hidden gem of a game was overshadowed by such lesser games that came out that year, like Bioshock, Portal, The Elder Scrolls IV, and Super Mario Galaxy. It only shows how unaccepting the mainstream game consumer base is when it comes to smaller or less-marketed IPs.
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
This game. Gives me mixed feelings about my sexuality.

But enough of that. First, this game is definitely better than The Secret of the Magic Crystals (0/5 do not play). I thought that this geimu was about horses and riding but actually it is a mystery dating sim. With a slightly disturbing plot and characters. There is an autistic and mentally disabled boy who likes to count stars. And a woman who constantly tells you how aliens abducted her. Then there is this boring stuff about some stuff. You can also flirt with a man who has probably murdered someone. Also there is creepy npc who keep appearing and disappearing whenever they like. G'damn mate

The horse part of this game is pure ♥♥♥♥♥♥ry. The showjumping part is insanely irritating and HARD. Dressage is slow and boring and I didn't enjoy it to the max. Cross country is ruined by invisible walls and it nearly ruined my day. The horses flex their legs like there's no tomorrow and it makes me feel uncomfortable. Nearly every part of this game is made poorly and nobody should enjoy this game. But I did. Why? I wish I could give you an answer for that. HÖHÖÖ

If you enjoy horse games this might be the ultimate game for you. Otherwise, this is pure s'hit and hhahahahshahsa oh boy i need to get some help. pls send an adult
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
This game is the best game ever! I dont know why i bothered putting 60 hours into fallout and 400 into Civ V when all that time was wasted not playing Petz Horses 2. This game really takes you on a fun joy ride adventure were you play some girl whose stuck in france, because the deer from the begining cutscene sabatoge your car off camera. Thats the only explanation to how it happens!

This game takes your horse riding fantasies and removes all the boring things. Like father figures, realistic responsibilities, and the putrid smell of horse ♥♥♥♥. Other than the poor resolution in the cut scenes, and the failure to let me strap a flux capasitor to my horse and ride 88 miles an hour through the French country side. This game is good, in fact its the best game ever. IN FACT! Its the best game Ubisoft has ever made! Why play as a boring native american assassin in the colonial era, when you can talk to characters who personalities resemble chalk, in Petz Horses 2.

Not to mention all the people on the farm are idiots. I mean seriously how can you live on a horse farm for years, and not have a vet! Thats was a "Quest" in the begining of the game, at the end of that same "Quest" you have to walk into a barn and pet a horse with a sponge. Thats it. WAS THAT SERIOUSLY THAT HARD? I BARELY DID ANYTHING! But the horse was fine after that. The horses, now sponged foot, was magically ok and we did thousands of random jumps over strategicly placed wooden walls that were most likely left over peices of the Maginoe Line. Best game ever 200/10
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
What am I doing with my life?
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
For real though, this is one of the best horse games I have ever played. Don't let the title fool you, this game is legit. This is not your ordinary, boring af, 3-day event competition with no story horse game. This game has a real story with a cast of very interesting, well rounded characters, each with in-depth backstories you can discover. Yeah, you heard me. A horse game with actual characters that talk about actual things with an actual plot. This is the real deal. Real talk.

The plot has got some cool mystery elements, lots of scandal, social commentary, romance if you choose, and it adapts to how you play the game. There are multiple paths and multiple endings. Do you mostly care about eventing and breeding horses? You can choose not to concern yourself with solving the mystery and the focus of the plot will shift. The interesting side character backstories? You only discover them if you chose to interact with them. Very adaptive. Yes. Good. Encourages the player to interact with the in-game world. Yes. Good!

Since the the story is a mystery it can get a little intense at points and might get a little bit scary for some younger players.

This game is pretty gosh darn ugly, but fortunately, it is very easily modded. The textures, text, sounds, meshes/models, and animations are all there for you to fiddle around with. Unfortunately, if you can't mod the files yourself, you gotta deal with the ugliness because there are no mods out there for this game. It was 2007. A more innocent time. A simpler time. An uglier time. Much uglier. Very ugly. Bad. Mouths do not move, some people don't blink, the saddle clips through the horse, the girl clips through the saddle AND the horse, the chestnut horses are not chestnut and the cream horses are NOT cream. Currently trying to find a way to upload some of my mods to the steam workshop for other people that are bothered by these things.

There's lots of neat stuff in this game. You got all sorts of collectibles, sidequests, and secrets. It's got a stat system, a training system, a breeding system, a rider skill system, an affection/morale system and each of these systems effects your game in tiny ways. Very fun. Yes. good.

On foot, the controls can feel very clunky. On horseback, things are easy-peasy. You can configure the keys to your taste, but not all of them. Gotta go to the config.ini to change them if you can't handle the good ol' 2007 clunk controls. They are very bad.

Like most horse games, this has a ridiculously long grooming sequence. Unlike most horse games from the time, you can actually rotate the camera and brush the ENTIRE horse instead of just one side. The shower option was actually developed in hell itself by the devil. I have proof. I can confirm this. There is also a hoof-picking sequence in which you have to avoid hitting the frog or else the horse will scream VERY LOUDLY. AMAZING! REVOLUTIONARY! Yes. Good! Oh, and get this, GET THIS: you get emmerse yourself in an AMAZING FIRST PERSON STALL MUCKING EXPERIENCE! YES!

There is a training and trust bar you can fill up. The activities you need to do to fill them up are awful. The lunging minigame is very confusing and very difficult. Actually had to look up a tutorial. Very hard. You need a good mouse. The other minigame is just memorization based but there is a very loud buzzer noise that plays if you answer incorrectly. Very scary. Mute your volume for that. You will pee yourself. I know this.

Ugly yes, but a quality horse game with a lot of depth and character, which is saying a lot because horse games are notoriously bad. The stat system is well made, but simple and won't confuse younger players. More realistic than most horse games targeted at a younger audience, but realism fans will likely not rejoice. This game has something for every age group. Good enough that you can genuinely enjoy it, and bad enough that you can still make fun of it the whole time. Very poorly made, but that's part of what I like about it.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
i named my horse pizza
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2013
I do not recommend this. This game has one of the worst user interfaces I have ever seen in my entire life. You are required to use the arrow keys AND the mouse, for example. Even if the game allowed complete key re-mapping, it would still be clunky, hard to navigate, confusing, and unintuitive. They do not remind you how to perform actions (coming back to the game after a while? I hope you have a good memory!), the clock/time of day system is insanely confusing, navigating the world is beyond ridiculous, and the horses look like weird mutants. Get the console version instead. It's a completely different game and way, way better.
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HareKussE
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 1
i absolutly adore this game. i love the gameplay and the level up system. the whole game is just grade for 5 bucks. play it now. what are you waiting for?!!?!? mother ♥♥♥♥ing horses you cant ride!?!?!?!?! its not freaking skyrim.

lets see why this game is great and why i have this many hours put into it
story line 10/10
twin towers was an inside job 9/11
the models is pretty dope 69/0

thanks for making such great bloat... i mean software. my pc thanks you

now ill go masturbate to mlp
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Exploe
44.3 hrs
Posted: May 30
best downloading simulator ever
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Meme God
86.7 hrs
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
came for the horses....... stayed for the story
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Mr.Bill
14.0 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 14
I spent 13 hours trying to kill the damn horse. There are no consequences in this game. This warped reality will have you staring at your screen like some sort of zombie waiting for that glorious, "You horse has died, you lose. You are also a horrible monster." However, that moment will never arrive.
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snaven
29.1 hrs
Posted: February 6
doesnt work, some texture error, tried all the recommendation but nope
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horsegal5238
12.7 hrs
Posted: February 3
This is a great game very fun and it is realalistic if you don't take care of your horse they will lose training progress and trust in you as well as get sick some times. very good games i have 5 horses right now
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16johnsjes
14.3 hrs
Posted: January 3
Its really similar to its DS counterpart only with a little bit better story line and better graphics overall. The village is tedious to navigate, but overall it's not the worst horse game out there. Could fix a few things though
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Srgt. Nigglefig
0.7 hrs
Posted: November 26, 2015
As someone who is horse crazy, I thought this would be a really fun and cool game to play like the DS version, but...Not so much. The start was ok until you had to navigate Emma around to different places. It's really too complex to do. The arrow keys seemed to be reversed as well. The way the camera is faced makes it more difficult because it's hard to see where you are going. Overall, navigation is kinda sucky and when I tried to make my horse jump (hitting space as I was instructed), it wouldn't jump. I do not recommend this game as it's a bit of a waste of money and time...
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2.3 hrs
Posted: November 25, 2015
This game has ruined my life, And should be banned from steam. When i was 9 i launched the game and played it for a while and uh... I was roaming around the city at night and i saw a ghost i'm not even joking. It was really disturbing and ruined my childhood thanks! And i'm gonna delete the game if i can. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME UNLESS IF YOU DONT WANNA SLEEP TONIGHT
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