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Pirates, Vikings and Knights II pits three teams against each other in a struggle for wealth, power and total domination. The game features many different game modes including Territory, where players fight to control key locations in the map; Holy Grail, where players seek to hold the holy trinket and use its powers against the other...
Release Date: Feb 12, 2010
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This game requires that you own a Source engine game such as Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2, or Day of Defeat: Source. Click here for a full list of games that meet this requirement. Please note that Portal: First Slice and the bundled Half-Life 2: Deathmatch do not fulfill this requirement.

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"The rampant silliness and absurd title hide a remarkably robust and satisfying melee game." - PC Gamer

About the Game

Pirates, Vikings and Knights II pits three teams against each other in a struggle for wealth, power and total domination. The game features many different game modes including Territory, where players fight to control key locations in the map; Holy Grail, where players seek to hold the holy trinket and use its powers against the other teams; Booty, where players fight to capture and hold chests of treasure; and more.
Play as the Pirate Captain with a peg leg and attack parrot, the Heavy Knight with a full set of armor and a powerful great sword, or the Viking Berserker whose lust for battle sometimes turns him into an unstoppable killing machine. Other classes included in the game are the Skirmisher, Huscarl, Gestir and Archer with future classes including the Sniper, Assassin, Swashbuckler, Bondi, Man-at-Arms, Cleric, Seio-Kona and 'Ealer.
Whether using the Keg of Gunpowder to clear out a territory full of enemies or the Javelin to pin your dead foes to a wall, you'll find this game to be both hilarious and exhilarating.
Helpful customer reviews
97 of 107 people (91%) found this review helpful
218 products in account
1 review
245.4 hrs on record
Surprisingly fun Source engine mod. FPS melee-based combat takes some time to learn, but once you do it's a medieval brawl! Small community can only grow with more members! And it's free, so why not give it a go?
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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76 of 84 people (90%) found this review helpful
23 products in account
1 review
1,180.4 hrs on record
If you count the time before it's Steam release, I think I've been playing this game for a couple thousand hours.

First of all: The game is still called a "Beta", because the developers plan to add even more content in the future and don't want to call it a "full" game, yet. It is not some bug-haunted piece of software without any content to it, if you are afraid about that.

Secondly: You don't need to own any Source engine game to play PVKII. Just go to the Steam Store and start downloading it!

And as a third point: Some negative reviews criticized the unrealistic damage displayed for some attacks. The damage display is a plugin for "SourceMod" and has nothing to do with the PVKII base game. It is known that this plugin is not optimized for PVKII and sometimes displays improper damage. Therefore, most people use it only as a "hit detector" on certain servers.

Speaking of the game itself: It has so much love in it, you can see it everywhere: The voice acting is one of the best I've seen in a game - even retail ones. The voices and the beautifully crafted, slightly comic-styled models give each class a real "personality". The design of the stock maps fits the game's theme perfectly and the community has created a lot of good custom maps so far.

I have to admit that the population in the game is not the biggest, but it is always possible to find a full server or fill one quickly. The learning curve is steep and you will encounter many good players with hundreds or thousands of hours play time. While this could be frustrating for new players, it keeps the fights always challenging. In the end, the game is all about team play and even good players might not be able to win a game against a team working together really well.

The last thing I want to mention here is the rate of updates: There aren't as many updates as in other games, but it already takes quite some time to get into the game. You have to practice with each class for a while to be good with it. Creating classes and doing other major updates takes time. Especially since classes are not random models, but - as I mentioned before - real personalities and have a lot of references to literature and movies. There is also a lot of actual play testing by experienced beta testers involved before a release. This means that none of the updates has brought any balance problems with it so far. It always became better and each new class has been integrated really well.

I can only recommend to try out this game and want to thank everyone for reading my review!
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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47 of 54 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 products in account
1 review
16.7 hrs on record
Amazing game once you get the hang of it. Great combat system and beautiful maps. 10/10 would reccomend this to anyone.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
28 products in account
188 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
Another game I just recently discovered, PVK2 is a fun medieval fighter, not very balanced though so if your looking for something to play more competitively go for chivalry medieval warfare. The game has a pretty big funfactor though and on most maps where its pirates vs vikings vs knights, its just a blast, you should try it. Take note though the game has a pretty low population so you might not be able to immediately find a game.
Posted: November 4th, 2013
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30 of 46 people (65%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
38 reviews
4.3 hrs on record
This mod reichs of epicness.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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