Are We There Yeti? is now available! Get your mittens out of storage because the War Mage and Sorceress are headed to protect the fortresses of the great white north!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (102 reviews) - 94% of the 102 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (11,128 reviews) - 96% of the 11,128 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 22, 2012

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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.
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (102 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (11,128 reviews)
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Longsam
45.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
It is a really good game
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Marty
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
Good, harmless fun.
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Ishvii
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
Great improvement over the first game built on the same engine. Added online co-op for two people which is a blast. Fixed annoyances in the first game with the interface, all round improvement and more fun flinging the orc horde off cliffs!
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RedReign
51.8 hrs
Posted: August 21
Really fun game if you are bored enough. Just big giant wave modes of orcs and monsters. Get more money and buy more traps. Pretty simple.
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KarliN
12.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
+) All personal and other upgrades have become masteries you can get before the game, as long as you have skulls for them. You don't have to choose one of them and dump the others like in the first series.
+) Aiming got even better.
+) Your choice of traps and items from spellbook are fixed on your hotkeys so you don't have to click 'B' and select them all over again in every new game like in the first series.
+) Weapons, rings and such stay where you appointed them on the slot. They don't push them selves forward to 1 or 2 like in the first series. You put them at 9, they stay at 9.
+) Graphics have become a little clearer: better. There was no problem in the graphics in previous series but it just got better and that's a good thing.

-) The number of campaign missions have decreased. I would prefer the length of first series.
-) In Campaign mode I keep hearing the beautiful sexy lady's voice but she's not actually in the game. It would've been amazing if she follows you around and fight with you as a NPC.
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Captain Rex
31.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
Play in coop or don't play
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Hellzone
10.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
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IIronGiant
15.5 hrs
Posted: August 18
Really fun game, had a blast with m8s
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Teddymoo
6.8 hrs
Posted: August 17
why must they die?
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MaxusCorkus
32.0 hrs
Posted: August 16
Was good, yeah why not :D
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
I didn't do a review for OMD2? I'll keep it short then..

It should be great for anyone that likes to play tower defense games. Just like in OMD1, you feel rewarded while progressing through the game. There is co-op too, which makes it even better.

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Damn those flying ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s back to hell!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Great game.
But as of Auguest 9th after a Windows 10 update. I can no longer play the game, I will bring out my OLD laptop to play this game. So warning to all those who have Windows 10, this game may not work.
Untill there is a fix, I cannot vote "yes" just because I know people will get super upset and mad if they cannot enjoy and eperience this great game.

(update) the game is now working. The game works 100% of the time on my laptop that doesn't have windows 10. And some times I can't play on my windows 10 computer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Orcs must die 2 is a tower defence liek game. You can play as 2 characters. They both have special weapons.

Story: there isn't much of a story in this game.

gameplay: It's great. You can use a wide variaty of traps and weapons. You have to use a lot of tactics (in the higher missions). Coop is really fun in this game.

graphics: They are okay.

verdict: i would recommend this to everyopne who like tower defence games.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
966 of 1,087 people (89%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
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?

Score:
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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313 of 358 people (87%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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101 of 112 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
85.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
A coop sequel, this game takes the first and ramps it up. Some of the traps you used to love suck now, as they've actually been balanced to not be god-tier. (I'm looking at you swinging mace a.k.a. roof pendulum of win.) Each character gets their own unique trap and weapon, but beyond that they have the same access to traps, weapons, and spells.

It's a funny and fun tower defense game with a lot of shooter elements that allow you to solve missions in a number of ways, with some great survival challenge maps to have a blast with. Best experienced coop, but still enjoyable single player.
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278 of 363 people (77%) found this review helpful
521 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2015
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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120 of 142 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
With the exception of the clunky CoOp, this game was absolute perfection for those of us who like FPS/Tower Defense Hybrids. The game does not take itself too seriously, offers casual and serious gameplay at different difficulties, and gives players of all skill levels a run for their money.

This is an absolute must-have for any avid gamer.
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102 of 117 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
80.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
With its fast-paced multiplayer, completely redesigned spellbook, and extensive replayability, I'd say if you enjoyed the original Orcs Must Die! then I'd highly recommend Orcs Must Die! 2. However, OMD2 is shorter than OMD in terms of the campaign and only seems to expand on the original rather than offer a new innovative experience for tower defense fans.There's nothing wrong with the design of the levels or the gameplay in and of themselves. It's just that OMD!2 feels more like a sizeable update complete with co-op integration. It is a good game, though, which manages to live up to its predecessor. Soloing veterans of that game should think very hard if the amendments are enough to buy this sequel at launch.The absence of new levels, no in-game editor, and too close a resemblance with the original title make Orcs Must Die! 2 look more like an expansion pack than a fulfilling sequel.However it's still a thoroughly enjoyable experience that will charm newcomers as well as veterans of the first game.
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