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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (7,457 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 30, 2012

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"A 3rd person "trap defence" game in which you must slay many orcs with your weapons, magic and a devious set of traps. Best played co-op."
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Reviews

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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Steam Exclusive Offer

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

    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Broadband Internet connection recommended for co-op play.
Helpful customer reviews
123 of 132 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
MINI REVIEW – ORCS MUST DIE! 2

Details
Developer: Robot Entertainment
Engine: Trinigy's Vision Engine
Genre: Action / Tower defense
Mode: Single-player / Co-op
Release year: 2012

The Good
☺Ability to play with a friend is just so much fun
☺A lot of new maps with new environments
☺Even more traps, weapons, spells, enemies, and more!
☺Survival mode and every week new 'weekly challenges'!
☺The humor still holds up
☺A huge replayability

The Bad
☹Graphics still haven't really changed
☹Feels more like an expansion than a whole new game
☹Levels are not that fun to play in single player as they're clearly designed for two people

The Verdict: "Worth playing"

"I think it's fair to say that this game is better than its predecessor almost in every possible way. Get it now!"


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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
111.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Awesome combination of action and tower defence gameplay. Highly recommended.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Updated review:

Orcs Must Die 2! is a 3rd person game that involves the many slaying of orcs, while either working with a friend or just by yourself along with the aid of the many traps and weapons this game provides.

The levels are unique in every way possible some levels are small and simple while others are huge in terms of how many entry points and also how many different routes the orcs must take.

This game also supports Mods however there is this bug that makes the game null and void so if you try to play it once after hours and hours of using a modded version of the game, sadly all of that will be gone in an instant. I think there is a fix for it but i wouldn't risk it.

The modes that are offered in this game is nothing but plain super awesome, you will lose hours and hours playing with game with either a friend or by yourself.

I recommend such a game if you like killing orcs and seeing orcs getting killed by traps or by the hands of your co-op partner and you.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
92.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Nice game to play, easy when you start, but harder when you near the end. All the weapons are good balanced, no overpowered weapons. Sometimes when your playing you hear a charater saying something about a weapon or trap, most of the time something funny. I really like this game, funny and easy gameplay. You can't be serious playing, you are most of the time trying something stupid, also when you are playing with someone else.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
458.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
The best third person tower defense on steam. Quality game well worth the price of purchase.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
One of the must have co-op games - 9/10.
A new twist on the tower defence genre. Set your traps and ready your weapons! Waves of creatures will come at you and you better be prepared for everything. Very strategic, challenging and loads of fun with a mate! I didn't play single player so this review relates purely to co-op.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
There was this guy at work who randomly stood up from his desk and said "Orcs Must Die!." and I stood up and said"I think Orcs Must Die 2."
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
you can turn into shrek
10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Do you like Tower-Defence? Then this is the game for you.

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It's a very fun and versatile game, although it seemed to get a little bit boring after you've completed the game, and done the Endless mode.

You can't unlock all of the achievements either without having the original game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Like castle-defense? Enjoy using fling traps to throw orcs off the map? Love stomping orc scum off the face of the Earth? I recommend this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
92.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
This game has very easy gameplay (you need to kill orcs-small or bigger). Has a lot of great maps, places for traps. It's very funny to play with friends, but it's harder and challenging to play on your own. Game has many many traps, weapons or some tools to kill orcs.
It's a great and interesting tower defense game with good music effects and levels that you need to pass.
All in all everyone who loves tower defense or massive killing games must try this Orc torture. It's worth every penny.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This game is hella tight
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Sweet.

Awesome Game with a really fun style. Can get a bit repetitive at times but you will always keep coming back the next day to play. Really satisfying when you kill those Orcs, which is good. Worth the money, although I would reccomend waiting untill it is on sale.

7.9/10

Would Reccomend
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Orcs.. traps.. spells.. EXPLOSIONS. What is not to love? I do however recommend this more as a CO-OP game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Orc brain-splittingly, trap-smashingly fun. Just like the original, but filled with even more over-the-top awesome. And with co-op, which makes this a total blast to play. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
191.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Very good game, great gameplay, great game with friends. The only thing that I dislike is that if the connection fails during a game on Steam server your game is canceled and you can start over what will please especially when you play 40 or higher attack =)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Set a spring trap and watch an ogre flies like a bird.

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Opening caveat: I am not traditionally a person that plays Tower Defense games. This is in fact my first one.

To get right to the point of it...I loved the game. If the name wasn't a dead giveaway, the game has a silly, lighthearted tone to most of it that, when combined with the creative ways you can inflict mass orc genocide (some favorites being hurling them by the packs into bottomless chasms with a well timed gust of wind and launching them ragdoll-style for their afternoon lava bath), leads to plenty of destructive catharsis.

While you can play all the missions single player...the game is at its best (IMO) when played with a friend. Many a map benefits heavily from having a second mind on hand to help combat the games challenges, and with co-op your individual action bar is halved so it emphasizes working and planning together.

The missions also reward player skill with the main currency of the game, skulls. Doing things like beating a mission within a certain time limit...not letting anyone through your defenses...and even "hidden" bonuses like not using mana or not taking damage all reward you with additional skulls after the level. If however you're not that great at pulling things off that way, levels can be farmed repeatedly for unlimited skulls so you aren't punished harshly.

In conclusion...recommended. Get a friend...get some chips...and get killing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
624.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Fantastic game. Great play, good design, runs smooth.

(And reminds me more of WC2 than WOW does, which is
partially why I finally cancelled my WOW account to play
more of this game.)

Just check the "Number of Hours played" on this review.
Then check it on other reviews and compare to some other
games.

It's a great value that can hold your interest for quite a while.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
This game is really good in many aspects.

You can use a lot of creativity in which way you choose to demolish those large hoards of orcs. Compared to the predecessor there are some improvements. You can reassign your upgrades and play with friends, for example.

The graphics aren't the best possible but the top notch gameplay is enough to keep you satisfied for a long time.
Levels are so versatile that you need to consider many different factors and constantly adjust your way of playing. That's what I like the most in this game.
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