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Release Date: Jul 30, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"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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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.

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
57 of 60 people (95%) found this review helpful
63.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
MINI REVIEW – ORCS MUST DIE! 2

Details
Developer: Robot Entertainment
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
Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 8/10

"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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61 of 92 people (66%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
If you aren't going to play this game Co-Op with a friend, don't bother with this game. Orcs Must Die! was a great game and could be played alone. When you play Orcs Must Die! 2 alone, you notice something almost immediately; the design of the new levels is clearly built for Co-Op action with a friend. The early levels are easy regardless, and there are some fun new mechanics that you can play with (funneling the orcs along minecart paths) which is a nice change from the first game, where you just look for the best place to place your Swinging Maces. Sadly, once you get about midway through the game some of the interesting levels seem to have already passed. Most of the time through barricades or planning you could get 3 or 4 doors worth of orcs to run through one setup of traps, which is about what was needed to clear the levels on War Mage difficulty. Sadly, about midway through OMD!2, it seems someone decided to make a whole pile of symmetrical levels in which there is no common area to filter all of the orcs through. Fair enough, it must still be possible to do it alone right?

If you've played the first game, you can picture what I am going to describe now: Imagine a 6 square wide path. There is only a buildable wall on one side. The other side of the path has a few blocks of lava, which cannot be used because if you try to throw them into it they just fly clear of the lava river onto the symmetrical path on the other side (past the point where your traps would be). There is a small section with a ceiling on which to build ceiling traps but Swinging Mace now basically does no damage and just throws the orcs away from your other traps. If you spend all of your money on one side of the level, you might get lucky with a setup that can stop the first 2 waves using all of the right traps in the limited possible building areas, but what do you do on the other side? Fight the whole waves yourself with no trap assistance? Goodluck, it works for a few levels and then you just get completely overwhelmed, You never end up with enough money to defend both sides, and you need to spend what you get to build up your untrapped side, and the original side that you built to start is leaking orcs (a lot of them) every level.

There are a few levels like this in a row probably about 75% of the way through the game. You clearly need 2 players, so each can play their own separate game on their own side of the level. How is that fun?

The first game was great. This one, not so much. I've had enough.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Hmmm....Where to start. This game is so simple and easy to play. I love how I can just pick it up for a quick round anytime or spend a few hours. Co op is great and alot of fun with the right person. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a good Defense game. Nothing like building a giant killroom and watching hundreds of orcs get torn to shreds.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
A highly addictive tower defense game (or more like trap defense game) that - this time - puts a lot of emphasis on cooperative gameplay. Now, our protagonist guy gains a lady assistant in the form of a sorceress. The two battle orcs together, but - of course - the game can be completed just by picking one of the two characters.

A new game mode appears which gives us endless waves - if you thought the story mode was not difficult enough than this is for you. Oh, the name of the mode is endless waves, naturally! Other than that the concept of the sequel remains the same - but now more traps, more enemies and more upgrades to the weapons and traps. This is the usual formula a sequel should follow and as Orc Must Die is an indie game it is commendable.

If you own the first episode you get extra levels in the sequel so it's best to look for a discount and purchase them in one pack. Long-lasting gaming experience and good riddance to thousands of orcs are guaranteed!

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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
111.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Awesome combination of action and tower defence gameplay. Highly recommended.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
81.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Very nice game!

Similar to their first game, you control as one of 2 characters, laying traps and fighting orcs to defend your base. The 2 characters have very little but noticable difference in starting setup.

All the traps and weapons have different effect and usage, and there are many ways of completing each stages using different approach. You can invest heavily on weapons and trinkets so you can kill the orcs yourself, or you can spend your upgrades on traps and let them do the job for you.

Coop WILL make a lot of stages so much easier because you will have 2 more extra total slots to start with (6 slots each instead of 10 slots solo), double the attention from players, and double the amount of upgrades you can use! Even the hardest game mode is a piece of cake if both players have enough skulls to upgrade their traps.

You can refund your upgrades infinitely, so you can plan your upgrades every wave. I only wish that the upgrades can be done BEFORE the stage start instead of after the stage end.

The story/plot is unimportant nor adds any value to the gameplay, but it has some funny conversation on the beginning of every stages. This makes me look forward to starting the next stage on my first playthrough.

To complete 100% achievement, you will need 2 things: the first game Orcs Must Die (for the Classic mode DLC), and a coop buddy. If you meet the requirement, all the achievements are quite doable.

One thing I'd like this game to have is a way to save progress on co-op game. My personal experience, the game crashed on me on wave 39 of the endless mode coop, wasted almost 90 minutes of our time. Another time, my friend got disconnected from the internet for about 30 seconds and we lost 42 waves of endless mode time. Because of this, we don't really play endless mode online anymore because of the fear for the risk.

My score: 9/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
If it moves, kill it!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Fun Game you can play alone or with friends.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Orcs must Die 2 is the sequel that fans of the first game (which I also recommend that you play first) were waiting for. It keeps all of the fun aspects of the previous game while adding plenty of new things as well as addressing the criticisms of the original, the largest of which was lack of multiplayer. The game now has full Co-Op, as well as a new character in the form of the Sorceress. The game adds new levels new enemies, and an arsenal of new weapons and traps to massacre the hordes of orcs with, all while keeping the theme of the original, including the FANTASTIC soundtrack. I would say this feels more like an expansion pack than a sequel, but then you also have to take into account that both this game and the original were very cheap in price on release, and both have been on sale countless times since then. A great deal of fun, and if you like the idea of slaughtering huge hordes of orcs with hilarious trap combinations, you NEED to buy this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
99.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Been playing this game hard for two days! Cant get enough right now. Im sure at some point there is the burnout factor. Must play a co-op with a friend, it makes all the difference.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
I like it. It's great fun to play co-op, but quickly gets too hard to enjoy.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Genocide is fun
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
440.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
The greatest tower defense game I have ever played. Real fun solo and even better in co-op. The combo scoring system makes it a great way to high score. Some of my scores are still in top 10. One of my favorite games. Get it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
131.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Challenging and very entertaining. Great co op fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
326.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
One of the best games I have ever played. Beating and perfecting your defense in this game is really challenging and really rewarding. Not only do you need to survive the levels, but you can five skull them, survive Nightmare, Five skull Nightmare and High score both difficulties. There are plenty of options with Endless involved as well. Fantastic game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This game is an excellent addition to the franchise - worth hours and hours of fun. The cartoonish graphics and funny dialogue add to the in-game feel, but it is really about killing orcs, and the new traps and weapons make for much fun in that regard.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
453.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
The best third person tower defense on steam. Quality game well worth the price of purchase.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Very nice Tower Defence game mixed with First Person Shooter
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Much more than a typical tower defense game. The third person action matches up nicely with the traditional TD vibe. The array of traps is astounding and brings back fond memories of Dungeon Keeper and Temco's Deception series (especially Trapt). The skulls awarded for each level keep you playing and the amount of content to unlock is staggering. It's brilliant in co-op too!
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