Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II pits three teams against each other in a struggle for wealth, power and total domination. Whether using the Gunpowder Keg to clear out a territory full of enemies, or the Javelin to pin your dead foes to a wall, you'll find this game both hilarious and exhilarating.
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Very Positive (3,423 reviews) - 88% of the 3,423 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 12, 2010

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April 7


Notice: Applications for the Beta Testing team are now open until further notice. Your application will always be under consideration for when a spot opens up. However, this does not guarantee you will be selected to join the team because it is not a first come first serve process. This is to create an archive and waiting list.

The Pirates, Vikings and Knights II team is always on the lookout for trustworthy and dedicated Beta Testers. If you feel you meet the requirements below, follow the application instructions at the bottom of this post.

Test Times and Requirements

  • We currently host two tests per week.
  • Sundays at 13:30 EST / GMT -5 and Wednesdays at 13:30 EST / GMT -5
  • Attend at least 4 tests per month and try to attend one test a week, for at least one hour.
  • Beta Testers are also expected to spend time outside of the scheduled tests, checking for bugs and improvement possibilities.
  • Only apply If you can make at least one of these days and times on a regular basis.
  • We have clear rules to go over with you upon joining the team. We want to have an expected and consistent, minimum number of testers at each test. Not following the rules will result in us starting our 3 strike process. Don't take it personally, we have to respect our team and development.

  • Our final requirement: Sworn Secrecy. Any Beta Tester who leaks private beta content, and/or information to the public will be removed from the tester team. You may also find yourself banned from future PVKII releases and, in some cases, removal from this plane of existence. Only apply if you can keep information private and cherish your existence in this world.

If you've made it this far, you can make both our scheduled tests on a regular basis and can keep a secret. In that case, we're glad to take your application.

To apply, send an email to:
  • octosharkrecruitment[AT]gmail[DOT]com
  • Subject: "[FORUM NICKNAME] Beta Team Application"
Your email must be written by you so we may know your fluency with the English language. We do not accept translated application emails.

In the email, include the following:
  • Forum nickname
  • Age
  • Location
  • Steam Community Page
  • In-Game nickname
  • Ability to participate in the two test days on regular basis
  • Experience with pvk2
  • Any testing experience
  • The reason you want to be a tester

Thank you, we look forward to your application!

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April 3


On January 1st of this year, PVKII turned 10 years old! The giveaway contest is over but you can still celebrate with us by posting in this thread. Congratulations to LittleBirdy, winner of the 10 Years of PVKII $50 Steambucks giveaway! More exciting things for celebrating 10 Years of PVKII are coming.

Our coders and artists have been hard at work getting dismemberment and gibbing in-game for you. Only texture work is left. We will work hard to get this feature in a near future patch.

Check out this video of us testing insta-gib feature (with one hit kill and team kill options on for fun)


View more of Lord B's first person Bondi animations here.


In order to have character voice commands that fit any future game mode we've asked our voice actors to do more commands like "get the objective" or creative approaches like "hand me that there thing-a-ma-bobber." Take a listen to PJIII and tFg's recordings below:

Sharpshooter (PJIII)

Captain (tFg)

Heavy Knight (tFg)

Felis "Server Rulesets"

Hurtcules "Source Pipeline"

Lord B "Bondi Animations"

Corvalho "Buccaneer Progress"

Applications for the Beta Testing team are now open until further notice. Application emails will create an archive and waiting list. Your application will always be under consideration for when a spot opens up. However, this does not guarantee you will be selected to join the team. If you think you have what it takes and have time to help us out, head on over and apply!

Follow us on Trello for the latest development buzz, and as always, follow us on Facebook Twitter Youtube and Mod DB for more updates. Also, follow the latest in the community at our official Steam Group!

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"The rampant silliness and absurd title hide a remarkable robust and satisfying melee game..."

"The graphics still look amazing. The maps are the best I have seen on the Source engine..."

"One of the greatest Half-Life 2 mods to date."
- Mod DB

"I did have sexual relations with that game."
- Bill Clinton

About This Game

Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II boasts a unique three-team symmetry and a myriad of colorful characters to promote exciting, strategic, and fun gameplay. It features several game modes, each requiring its own special brand of cunning to master. Do battle on a tropical island for control of bountiful treasure. Appease your gods by spilling the blood of your enemies deep within a Mayan temple. Conquer your foes by taking control of precious badlands territory. But most importantly, have FUN!

Features & Accolades

  • Three teams with 9 unique player classes
  • Fun, skill-based combat
  • Swords, axes, guns, and explosives
  • Unique voice acting for every character
  • A variety of gorgeous levels
  • Whimsical and challenging achievements
  • Command-able attack parrots
  • 100% FREE!


  • Skirmisher: A light-footed scallywag who can blow enemies away with his gunpowder-packed keg.
  • Captain: Brandishes a peg-leg, hook, and an attack parrot, which will seek out enemies and peck them to death!
  • Sharpshooter: A Spanish sweet-talker who snipes his enemies from a safe distance, or cuts them to pieces with his butter knife.


  • Berserker: A shirtless and battle-crazed warrior capable of mowing enemies down with his dual-wielded weapons and giant axe.
  • Huscarl: Throwing axes, a two-handed battle axe, and sword/shield combo allow this warrior to take on the toughest enemies.
  • Gestir: A well-seasoned master of the spear and javelins who has no problem skewering his enemies either up close or from a distance.


  • Heavy Knights: Wearing a full suit of armor, this battle tank can cut his foes in half with his great sword.
  • Archer: There is no match for a skilled archer with a quiver full of arrows. He sometimes reigns fire down upon his enemies.
  • Man-at-Arms: A Frenchman with a sense of humor. He brandishes a halberd, mace & buckler, and his fart special will leave enemies dazed and confused.

Game Modes


Booty is a unique version of Capture the Flag. Players fight each other for treasure chests filled with gold and jewels. Bring chests back to your base and hold onto them to win the game.


Territory is a king of the hill style game mode, where teams fight for territories throughout the map. Hold onto the territories for as long as you can to win the game.

Trinket Wars

Trinket Wars is the caffeinated version of Team Deathmatch. Teams must gain control of their trinkets, and then use the power of their trinket to destroy their enemies.

Last Team Standing

Last Team Standing is exactly what the name suggests - all three teams square off, fighting to the death. The last team alive wins the round.

Objective Push

This game mode can range from a simple break-in and destroy your opponents' bases, to a more advanced sequence of map-specific objectives. The only limit is the mapper's imagination!

Team Deathmatch

Team Deathmatch is a fight for dominance. Teams square off against one another to see who can rack up the most kills. Like the other game modes, you should stick together to achieve victory!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
    • Processor: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8 and above
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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