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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (6,020 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."

Craft Your Own Spellbook


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
11 of 11 people (100%) 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
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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
86.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Orc Must Die 2 is a very fun game. Good graphics and entertaining levels.
Even the so simple story is funny to watch.
The 2 players mode makes it even more enjoyable, you may spend countless hours fighting Orcs and playing the same level several times to make the best score or find a new way to kill them all at once.

Sadly the commercial politic of this game is despicable. Every greedy technics we are use to see in the selling of video games are used there :
- Countless DLC at high price with little content
- DLC's weapons are more efficient
- you have to buy the First one to play his missions (and unlock the achievment linked)
- they even sell the music of the game as a DLC

The game itself is not updated anymore, however the weekly challenge is still updated.

Don't buy this game unless you find it in an interesting bundle with all the DLC. I got it on HumbleBundle that way.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
338.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
great game, it's a must have !
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This is a very interesting game alone, but especially when playing with the kids. We enjoy this togeter I have 2 copies of it we play here and there and very much enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
117.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Orcs Must Die 2 is a tower defense game. Unlike most tower defense games it has a story, co-op mode, strong enemies, and depending on the difficuilty can either be challenging or easy. The game can last for as long as you let it releasing weekly challenges and with a bunch of DLC. And, um, that's it I find the game fun, I think you will to.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It has workshop... that is all. I didn't realize that I had 3 more games to redeem on my humble bundle purchase and come to find out this was one of the games that was not redeemed. As soon as I did, I couldn't stop playing (well to eat at least). It's a very enjoyable game, and hoping I have friends that have this game also, so we can bug out together.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This is one of the best FPS/TD games I've ever played. Granted, I've only ever played two franchises, but meh.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Addictive game, but difficult to find co-op partner and there is a lot of connection issues that could have been avoided had the developer chosen to host some official servers instead of giving the players to host their own game, or at least giving the option to play on servers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Great Game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Surprisingly amusing. I picked this up for pretty cheap in a bundle and didn't expect much out of it. Ended up playing it for hours and I think its great!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
It's a pretty neat game. A lot of clicking tho.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
nice game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
87.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This is the best tower defense/third person shooter I've ever played, and it works well single OR multiplayer.

The graphics are crisp, the dungeons are clever (and promote cleverness), and the wide range of abilities and weapons really let you customize your orc killing to your personal tastes.

The extra game modes add more to the game beyond the rather fun storyline, and the weekly challenges are a nice touch.

Really, Orcs Must Die 2 is a fantastic game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Great adaptation of the movie
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
69.2 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
In the OMD games tower defense is combined with a more active, immersed hero, who can swing a warhammer to defend breaches himself. The best addition to the first game is a co-op mode which is a lot of fun with a friend. Maybe I am the wrong audience for such a game, but somehow I'm disappointed. I got the impression that the game didn't live up to its own potential.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
GOOD GAME
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Fun game but after a while it gets boring and repetitive
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