Disciples II: Gallean's Return is a compilation edition that includes the base game, Disciples II: Dark Prophecy, plus the two standalone expansions Disciples II: Guardians of the Light and Disciples II: Servants of the Dark.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Positive (382 reviews) - 71% of the 382 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 6, 2006

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Disciples II: Gallean's Return

SUMMER SALE! Offer ends July 4

-85%
$6.49
$0.97
 

About This Game

Disciples II: Gallean's Return is a compilation edition that includes the base game, Disciples II: Dark Prophecy, plus the two standalone expansions Disciples II: Guardians of the Light and Disciples II: Servants of the Dark.

Disciples II: Guardians of the Light is a stand-alone expansion that lets you dive into the fantastical world of Disciples II as either the Empire or the Mountain Clans.

The Empire is decaying from within as self-proclaimed rulers struggle for control of the now vacant throne while a cruel Inquisition sweeps across the human lands, causing rebellion and misery. Meanwhile the Clans, recovering from their near-destruction, begin to reunite their tribes. They have received divine instructions and now seek to uncover an ancient ritual that will let them communicate with their god, Wotan.

Disciples II: Servants of the Dark is a stand-alone expansion that brings you into the never-ending quest for supremacy as either the Undead Hordes or the Legions of the Damned.

On the dark side, the Legions of the Damned enact a plan to spread Bethrezen’s plague across Nevendaar. They sense the threat brought about by the rebirth of the Elven god and will stop at nothing to steal this power for their own purposes. Perhaps most pivotal to the conflict, however, is Mortis and her army of Undead Hordes. After all, the rebirth of her husband Gallean was her doing. He had rejected her for what she had become, a twisted, heartless beast. Now she would teach her mate a lesson... one that would scar his people for eternity...

Features

  • Random map generator
  • Multiple resolution support
  • High level unit AI support
  • Improved computer AI
  • Improved editor
  • Improved UI
  • Auto-Resolve Combat mode
  • Player can capture capitals
  • Direct 3D support for improved performance
  • Enhanced chat interface
  • Support for large maps, 120x120 and 144x144
  • All the updates for Disciples II: Dark Prophecy
  • 2 new high-level mini campaigns and original Disciples II campaigns
  • 16 skirmish/multiplayer maps including 10 never-before-seen maps
  • 3 new special characters
  • New capital backgrounds
  • New battle backgrounds
  • Four new music tracks
  • Exclusive portfolio containing original concept art and sketches

System Requirements

    Minimum Configuration: Windows XP, Pentium II 233 Mhz, 32 Mb RAM, 1200 MB hard disk space, DirectX 7.1, 16-bit sound card, Video Card with 8 MB RAM

    Recommended Configuration: Windows XP, Pentium II 300 Mhz, 64 MB RAM, 1400 MB hard disk space, DirectX 7.1, 16-bit sound card, Video Card with 16 MB RAM

Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Overall:
Mostly Positive (382 reviews)
Recently Posted
King George
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Very good storyline, gameplay, and features.
I give 5 stars for this masterpiece. Bravo !!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
duratta_ss
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Love the story, the effects, the music, and the options. The artwork is excellent. Worth my time again. Save often =)
Helpful? Yes No Funny
halloman;wf
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Old school game,love it! :)
Helpful? Yes No Funny
yosi7371
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Can't even play it! If you like to buy this game , you better know that you have No chance to play this with your Window 7/8/10... Many users seem to find out temporary solution for this problem but I'm not! I needed to figure out how to lanuch this game in full-screen for hours... DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!! GET SOME PIZZA SLICES!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Hroft
( 65.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Greatest. Game. Ever.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
chiefyko
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Best game ever!!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Wungle
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This game installed but couldn't get it to progress beoyond the menu.

Good game when I played it from the disks.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ryksa
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
IMO, Disciples II's world is more appealing to me as of Heroes'.

+ Atmosphere - the old-school, dark & gritty, renessaince-like fantasy atmosphere is so good on this one.

+ Combat & Creatures - really like, that there is no 10k skellies/30 angels or whatever: you can have 5 creatures (+your hero) and battling through various enemies like demons, undead, dwarves, elves, nagas...you name it. Also you can build your little army, many ways to develop your creatures i.e. there are 4-5 "evolution" for a human warrior to finally have a Paladin or a Defender of Faith (each of evolution have different advantages/stats etc.).

+ Random Map Generator - yeah, it has a random map generator tool as map editor: occasional dead ends on random maps here and there, but thats okay.

+ Resources - I absolutely fell in love with those crystals and how to get them. Placing a rod near a mine or any other location will turn the world from the abandoned look to your faction's, the same for your Capitcal City and smaller towns.

- Support: no proper widescreen 16:9 support

Helpful? Yes No Funny
Thano
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Loved this game bought it back in 2001, but lost my discs. I cannot give this a thumbs up as I could never get it running from when I bought it again from steam. I followed all the thinks they said to do and still never works, then on top of it Steam will not issue a refund and so for the last year and a half I have sent a weekly refund. But if you can get it to run on you pc this is gem of a game. If not then hopfully steam will back up the items they sell and refund your money as they will not give me my money back
Helpful? Yes No Funny
The MattMan
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
After a little bother trying to get this to work I have managed to clock in a few hours on this underrated gem of a game. I played this game a number of years ago and simply needed to play it again.

A solid and yet simple blend of startegy and turn based RPG combat, highly recommended to anyone vaguely interested in those genres to pick it up and give it a go.

Nostalgia clouds my judgement but even so, 10/10!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Very good storyline, gameplay, and features.
I give 5 stars for this masterpiece. Bravo !!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
109 of 126 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Still the best alternative to Heroes of Might and Magic and Kings Bounty.

PS: If this game don't work properly on 64-bit win7 - just find .exe icon and set winXP sp2 compatibility mode
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
127.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
After trying countless methods to get this game work,I gave up.That was on the Windows 8 days.Now I have Windows 10 so I reinstalled it and still I had like 5 fps.However I found a guide:

First set configeditor.exe and discipl2.exe files in both catalogues Dark Prophecy/ and Rise of Elves/ to run as administrator. Then change both config files to use resolution1024x768 and thick "Use Direct3D", "Strech to full", "Compability mode". Unthick "Play intro when game starts".

I couldn't ♥♥♥♥in' believe it. It worked!!!!! I don't know if it will work for you,but give it a try.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Greatest strategy ever, amazing plot, sweet graphic. I have spent hour playing that game. The races are unique, every race has their own special units, that make your gamepley different everytime you play another race. The campaign is awesome. I have heard that there is problem running that game on Windows 7, though I have managed to start it.
Please try this:

1. In the Steam game library, right click the game
2. Select "Properties"
3. Select the "Local Files" tab
4. Click "Verify integrity of game cache"

This has been known to easily fix the "Failed to find steam" error. If the issue persists then it is recommended you try these steps:

1. Open the Start Menu, right click "Computer", and select "Properties".
2. From the column on the left of the new panel, select "Advanced System Settings".
3. From the new dialogue, press "Environment Variables..." (at the bottom of the "Advanced" panel, just above "OK", "Cancel", and "Apply").
4. In the top half of the newly opened dialogue (User variables) if there is:
a - no existing entry for PATH, use "New..." to add it (Variable Name: PATH, Variable Value: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam -- i.e. wherever you have Steam installed).
b - already an entry for PATH, use "Edit..." to add ;C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam (or wherever your Steam is installed) at the end of the existing value. (Note the semi-colon to separate the value that was already there from the new bit with the Steam path.)
5. Press "OK"
6. Log off and log on again. You should now be able to run the Steam titles without problems.
If you have further issues I suggest you contact Steam Support as there may be issues with your Steam Client.

After that the game will start, but it can be really slow ( about 1 FPS), try than setting at highest possible graphic settings and check box called 'User Direct3D'. It starts on fullscrean, but it is slightly smaller than your whole monitor, so it should allow you to run it and enjoy that great game!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Turn based strategy, with dark gothic climate, you can feel evil evrywhere, especially that good side (elves, imperium, dwarves) is loosing a lot in wars with demons and undead. Also the game has a good hero development alongside with artefacts and etc.
Music in Disciples is magnificent, check it in youtube ^^
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
Bought it and played it for 8 hours straight. Great stuff, similar to HOMM III. (Starting it in the 1024x768 resolution gets rid of the "Can't initialize" error. I had no other issues with the game and I can certainly say that it is not a broken version like some of the users said about it.) The only downside is that much like HOMM III, the gameplay is a huge timesink so prepare to notice a couple of hours flying by if you start playing it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 4, 2013
Что я могу сказать про эту замечательную игру? Игра прекрасна! И пусть многим больше пришлась по душе серия "Heroes", я все таки выделяю Disciples 2. Игра скрасила огромное количество часов в моей жизни! И радует по сий день! За что разработчикам огромное спасибо! Если ты ценитель пошаговых стратегий, то пройти мимо данной игры можно смело считать преступлением! Поиграй в неё, но не трогай 3-ю часть, она лишь испортит картинку... (10 из 10)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2014
Great game. Very similar to HoMM3 but your parties consist of a more traditional hero setup as opposed to numbers of troops. Playing it on windows 8.1 I managed to get it to work perfectly. If you get "failed to initialize" set it to XP service pack 2 in compatibility and reduce the resolution in configuration. If you have lag then turn on D3D.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2015
An old game. If you like turn based strategy games like Heroes series, try it out. It has darker atmosphere, a sense of hopelessness and not as colorful as Heroes 3.

If you have any problems, disable steam overlay and/or run it with win xp compatibility.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2015
To anyone who is concerned by the reviews claiming that this is unplayable; do not listen. I am on windows 7 and managed to get the game working in about five minutes by running it in compatability mode and tweaking the game settings. There are a number of reviews and posts in the hub that give clear instruction on how to get it running. You may have to fool around with different settings to make it run well but don't over look ths classic 4x especially not with such a low price.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny