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Very Positive (101 reviews) - 92% of the 101 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (10,912 reviews) - 96% of the 10,912 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 22, 2012

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IGN: 9/10 - Editors Choice - "A qualified triumph for veterans of the first game and newcomers alike."

Gamespy: 4.5/5 - Editors Choice - "Just as a good sequel should be, Orcs Must Die! 2 is everything I love about the original and more: great art and personality, clever puzzles and green meat-grinding traps, and now with the added bonus of easy-to-use, Steam-powered co-op."

Destructoid: 9.0 - "A year ago, I couldn’t imagine another game mixing tower defense and third-person action as well as Orcs Must Die! Clearly, I was wrong."

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Modify and share your own Spellbook items like traps, trinkets, weapons, and character costumes. Create custom waves of enemies for Orcs Must Die! 2 fortresses.

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Unlock 10 co-op classic levels in Orcs Must Die! 2 by purchasing the original Orcs Must Die! on Steam!

About This Game

You’ve tossed, burned and sliced them by the thousands – now orcs must die more than ever before! Grab a friend and slay orcs in untold numbers in this sequel to the 2011 AIAS Strategy Game of the Year from Robot Entertainment.

Leap back into the fray as a powerful War Mage or crafty Sorceress. Defend new fortresses and dwarven mines, laying waste to thousands of orcs and other monsters with a dizzying array of weapons, spells, guardians, traps, and trinkets. Play co-op with a friend and continue the battle in a brand new campaign mode, or fight to stay alive in the challenging new Endless Mode!

Unlock new defenses and old favorites, upgrade them like never before, and unleash them on the nearest pile of slobbering orcs!

Key Features:

  • Co-Op! - Play as the War Mage, the headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more strategic Sorceress who keeps the mob at bay with mind-control and magic.
  • Story-based Campaign – Pick up where the original game left off with a brand new story-based campaign that you can play in Single-Player or Co-Op!
  • New Endless Mode - Play alone or join a friend to put your skills to the test against endless waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
  • Classic Mode - Steam players who own the original Orcs Must Die! will automatically unlock co-op versions of 10 levels from the original game featuring new enemies!
  • Over 20 Deadly Enemies - Face an army of vile new creatures like Earth Elementals, Trolls, and Bile Bats. And they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
  • More than 50 Traps, Weapons, and Guardians – Choose from an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets.
  • Massive Upgrade System – With more than 225 persistent trap and weapon upgrades to unlock, you can build an arsenal perfectly suited to your slaying style.
  • Extensive Replayability – Multiple game modes, “Nightmare” difficulty, and an enormous skull-ranking system provide hours of replayability
  • Scoring System and Leaderboard – Compete with your friends for supremacy on single-player and co-op leaderboards!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon x1950 or better with 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:9 GB HD space
    • Additional:Broadband Internet connection recommended for co-op play.
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Broadband Internet connection recommended for co-op play.
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Very Positive (101 reviews)
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( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
its k
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( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Best tower defense game. Also fun when playing with a friend. A must play fun game.
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( 50.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's amazing, specially with a friend.
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( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A really awesome game. I love that it has multiplayer option cause I rather not play these kindof games alone, more fun with friends. This may be similar to other rpg tower defense games but it is defently not the same. The gamestyle is unique in Orcs must Die with their traps and the chaos of orcs that keeps on coming as you can't really block them out with barricades instead you need to be on your toes all the time to make it through and can't rely just on your building and "towers" like in maybe other similar games. If you like tower defense style games, try this game out, it's awesome! Lets kill some orcs!
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( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I... LOVE... THIS... GAME... Similar to Sanctum & Sanctum 2, but this game allows you to set traps on the floor, on the walls and even on the ceiling. Each trap can be upgraded to cater your play-style. Positioning traps will create a 3D outline depicting its range to allow you to see which areas will trigger the trap (very helpful!). The types of traps, the game modes, and the varying trap perks greatly sets it apart from Sanctum; (my favorite) the teleport trap teleports monster back to the beginning - very handy if you're playing solo or if your traps and/or weapon don't deal enough damage on the first pass! Still on the early stages of playing this game, but so far, it's an epic addition to my library - for those who love the Sanctum-series, you'll definitely want to add this game to your library - whether it be on sale or not, it's definitely worth every penny.
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( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great game for lonely man.
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( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I love this game! What is better than a good tower defense? One with a witty hero! An over the shoulder tower defense where its skill + strategy because you get to move around the levels to help kill the orcs and other monsters.
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Glory Maelstrom
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
well its good for killing time and has good replay value.

10/10 would butcher another orcs
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( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
this game is better then the first now it has co-op 10/10
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( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Sick game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
1-sentence review :
Perfect mix between a 3rd Person Shooter and a Tower Defense Game !

Pros :
- Challenging without being too difficult
- A bunch of really different "towers"
- A ton of enemies
- Varied & interesting Levels
- Funny main character
- Coop
- Challenge Mode

Cons :
- Although it's globally better than the 1st OMD, it felt like it offers a bit less variety in the level design in term of gameplay (probably coz all levels now must be playable in coop and thus have some kind of symmetry)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
My favourite tower defense game in my library. difficulty curve is not too steep, new mechanics are introduced at a good rate, the levels do not get repetitive and even gave me incentive to grind a few levels for gold.

Great game to play coop with friends. Perfect game to scratch that "tower-defense-itch".

Score: 8.5/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I love co op games especially arcade style wave based co op shooters.

For me there are allways 2 types of co op games - 4 players co op and 2 players co op.

Orks must die 2 is a 2 player co op wave based tower defence 3rd person shooter with RPG elements.

The game is pure awesomeness. The levels are usually mirrored but thats great for 2 player co op. It's amaizingly done with a lot of things to level up.

I am giving it a thumbs up because of all the fun I had playing with my flatmate.

HOWEVER the game has one flaw that has to be mentioned - all traps are useless except the first you start with. I have beaten all levels and gotten to impossible waves of endless by using only the spike trap and the wall spike trap with only trinkets for more money and revive of archers or paladins that my flatmate used to put everywhere. I have over 300 sculls that I don't need to spend anywhere because all the most usefull traps and trinkets are allready maxed and everything else is just bad or there if you like to challenge yourself and play with the crappy and expensive traps that are not needed.

Except that the modding community is doing great things with the game so if you are looking for a great co op experience with someone you know in my case my flatmate this is the game to go to.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
1.Kill Orcs
3.kill more orcs
4.die again
5.Kill more orcs
6.die agian realise you have been playing for 10 years
8.kill more orcs
11/10 would kill more orcs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Orcs are way more fun and varried than zombies.

The cartoonish style make the game light and humorous while at the same time provided balance between the rushed shooter survival game and a strategic tower defence game.

I reccommend to anyone who is interested enough to be reading reviews
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Why not put orcs and wolves and other beings with a random dude with magical powers
It impressed me because I was enjoying playing this tower defense game , it's not unique but there are not many games like this.

I got really excited to play it , and after I completed all the levels , I finished them on the hardest difficulty
After that , i bought the dlcs and finished them as well,.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Great game for lonely man.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
957 of 1,077 people (89%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
Award yourself 1pt for each yes, 0pts for each no:

Like Tower Defense games?
Like 3rd Person Shooter games?
Like killing Orcs?

0 - this game is not for you
1 - you may or may not like this game
2 - you probably will like this game
3 - you need this game in your life
4+ - stop cheating, this is why we can't have nice things!
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307 of 349 people (88%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
Orcs Must Die! 2 is the follow up to Orcs Must Die 1, and is a third person tower defence game, developed by Robot Entertainment. The game was released on PC July 2012.

The main difference with Orcs Must Die 2 is the addition of co-op gameplay. Everything else is virtually the same. You play either as a War Mage or sorceress in the story mode. You have to defend at one or more rifts which open at the start of the level. Each level has a varying amount of waves of enemies continuously spawning in order to reach said rift. Your aim is to stop them by building traps whilst also using your own character to kill them as well. Before each level you choose your load out of traps that you want to use. You start out by only being able to take 4 or 5, but work your way up to being able to take 10 traps on a stage with you. Before jumping into each level too, you can upgrade your traps to do more damage, have a lower cool down time, or some other ability such as slowing the enemy if they are hit by it for example. You'll notice from the very beginning that there are a few traps that you'll always want to take with you, such as the slowing trap - but included in your loadout, is your characters weapon, so you have to choose carefully.

You are given an infinite amount of time to build your traps at the start of each level, and you are also given a healthy amount of time between waves to allow you to build more. You are granted extra coins after each wave, and for killing enemies, and you use these coins to purchase more traps. Whilst you can also place traps when enemies are spawning, this isn't always a good idea as your main focus should be on killing enemies then. A large portion of this game is actually you spamming your left mouse button using your main weapon, whilst you aren't able to destroy everything with this weapon; it is more used as filler for your time as most of the damage will come from the traps. There is a huge variety of traps as well, and you probably won't even use them all even by the end of the game, leaving you plenty of chances to experiment.

The graphics in Orcs Must Die 2 are really nice. They are in the cartoon style that many of us really enjoy, but they aren't so childish that they can't portray the maturity of the title. There are some really nice special effects, such as the lava and ice traps, they all look marvellous. Everything is perfectly animated too, whilst a lot of the enemies are copy/pasted, that is to be expected from a game of this type.

Orcs Must Die 2 has a very catchy sound track too; the song is played constantly and it will be driven into your head and you'll be whistling it without realising it. Other than the soundtrack, the rest of the game's audio is brilliant too. The game is narrated in the cut scenes by the male character; it would have been nice to get voice acting on the female though.

This game has varying levels of difficulty, the regular easy, medium and hard mode. You only unlock hard mode after you have beaten the game. There is one other form of difficulty, and that is endless mode. This will pit you against an endless stream of enemies, meaning you have to constantly upgrade your traps and the enemies will not stop until they either kill you or destroy your rift. This mode will really test your metal but is extremely fun to play in. Most players should really be playing this game on the Medium skill level, the easy mode is too easy and will not really offer any challenge to any tower defence veteran.

All of the levels in Orcs Must Die 2 are so well designed; I cannot find any faults with them at all. The early stages of the game are a tutorial stage really, allowing you to test out your traps to work out how they are best used, so the levels are pretty simple, but once you reach the end levels, you'll really be putting your trap building skills to the test, as you have to defend multiple rifts from multiple entry points of enemies. Some of the bigger levels offer a bit of support in getting around quickly in the form of teleporters, these will teleport you to the other side of the map once stepping in them.

I have been playing Orcs Must Die 2 for almost thirty hours, this is because there is absolutely tons of content in this game, not only is the single player story mode eight hours of gameplay, you also have the added replay ability of playing the story again as the other hero (with different skills and abilities), and then you also can replay the whole game again on co-op which adds a whole another level of content as the enemies are all scaled up to match you and your friend - and finally, we have the endless mode, this is the part of the game that I have spent the majority of my time and I am absolutely hooked on it. As you play the story mode, once you reach the final waves of a level, you'll often feel like you wish you could carry on and see how far you get, you can do that in endless mode; you just keep building traps, and facing more and more enemies as they just keep coming. This mode alone has given me about fifteen hours of gameplay.

Orcs Must Die 2 can be played on all resolutions. I played on 4k with everything on max settings and was able to get 60 FPS constantly. I did however have a few crashes, this mainly happened when you minimize the game too many times, and it gives you a message something regarding DirectX. Although this was annoying, I only had it when minimizing and not whilst in the midst of gameplay. The game can be played with a controller, but as it has elements of aiming with a crosshairs, the game is highly recommended to be played with a keyboard/mouse - it just works so much better on them.

This game is an absolute must play for any tower defence fan, if you had any sort of enjoyment out of the first, you'll get more of the same out of this, and the added edition of co-op makes it even more appealing to a wider audience. Not to mention the hours and hours of content on offer in this game. The regular price tag of £10, 99 is fairly marked and should be considered a must play for me.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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